Fox Shox Blues

Discussion in 'Rear Shocks' started by Mikie, May 9, 2018.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Maaaaaan! I JUST blew my rear shock! Oil everywhere. Looks like its coming out of the blue damping adjuster lever. Details and pics when I get home.
     
  2. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    What happened? Were you descending with it locked out?
     
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  3. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    Negative. Just got home and pulled the shock. Was out at P12 on Monday just spinning pedals and took a swig from my water bottle and it tasted ....oily. Thought it weird and rode on. Got home that night and saw oil on the bike. I thought it was so hot in Palmdale in the job parking lot, that I thought it may have heated up some grease on the pivots and it leaked a bit. Took it for a ride tonight and it just drained oil out of the Open Mode Adjust lever. I usually ride in the medium setting. I do Remember moving to the Open setting and it felt a little funny. I’m thinking maybe an O Ring?
    I’m not sure it’s something I can do myself?
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  4. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Sorry to hear. If you were down here, I could send you to shop who would fix it lickety split. Hopefully, it won't keep you off the bike long. I know you haven't had any time to ride recently.

    Do you have a spare shock? Maybe I'm the only one who always has a spare fork and shock for my bike, without actually having a backup bike. Very little down time that way.
     
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  5. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    It's still under warranty.....Fox will fix it.
     
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  6. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    From Vince at JRA:

    If it's leaking fluid from the blue or red damper levers, it has to go back to Fox. About a $145 repair and their turn around time is slow right now. Probably 10 days in house.

    Maybe @herzalot can hook you up?
     
  7. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    My suggestion would be call Fadi and see what he says. Wouldn’t be surprised if he can fix it. My other suggestion would be to borrow the shock off your buddy’s mango Hightower and make him ride his Ripley while your shock is being repaired.
     
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  8. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Awwww, that's so sweet!
     
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  9. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Hmmmm, Hightower shock is 200mm length by 51mm stroke. My shocks are 200mm by 57mm stroke. If the eye-to-eye is the same, does the stroke matter? I guess the HT would bottom out against the frame with too much stroke. Paging Varaxis!

    If someone can confirm the fit, @Mikie could borrow my freshly rebuilt DVO Topaz or my freshly rebuilt Cane Creek DB IL while he awaits a warranty repair.
     
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  10. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Pick one, got a few
    Hey now let’s not get all warm & fuzzy about this:confused:. Now that I think about it I’ll just go steal the shock off the “hijacked Hightower” or maybe just take the whole damn bike and show it some more love.
     
  11. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Sorry to hear about the misfortune @Mikie. Clearly it's a warranty issue but if you can get it fixed quick by somebody here in So Cal, it might be worth paying for it unless the repairman can do Fox's warranty work for them. Kinda sorta what the guys here have already said here but all combined. :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Y'all are forgetting he has a back up bike. Just needs to charge the battery up!
     
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  13. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    I’m surprised no one yet suggested a new Bike!

    ...but seriously, though.
     
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  14. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Some people have a spare shock or suspension fork, I keep a spare bike around.
    That's how I ended up riding hard tails again. I had to keep 2 rear shocks in rotation just to keep my Yeti 575 on the trails. The hard tail was intended as a back-up.
    The hard tail took over.

    Good luck!
     
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  15. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Too bad we can't keep spare clavicles in the closet because those seem to get broken a lot by us cyclists.
     
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  16. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    I totally forgot about that, LOL!!!
     
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  17. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    Sounds like the only real and permanent fix for his predicament is to buy a Chameleon.
     
  18. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    It would be awesome if he shows up on a ProFlex for the next group ride.
     
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  19. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Yeti ASR5c, SC Hightower
    You all are silly men! :p
    ...And a huge thanks to all the offers. Sincerely!
    I do have a back up bike and NO it does :mad: NOT have a battery. I have my Ole Yeti that I love dearly. As well, I think the shock on it will fit the Hightower. Gonna check tonight. Plan is to text Fadi as soon as I get out of my no cell work zone and see if he can get it warrantied.

    In addition, HUGE Kudos to Santa Cruz for making the shock removal a (2) bolts with (1) Allen Key (even the same size Allen key) process! Off the bike in less than 3 minutes!!!

    OBTW...
    My new position with NGC is AWESOME! I'm going to get some serious ride time in this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (<--Repeat exclamation points in your own minds as long as you want... :thumbsup: )
     
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  20. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    OUTSTANDING!!! :thumbsup:
     
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  21. Grego

    Grego Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    Whoa, that didn't last long. Mikie = hardcore.
     
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  22. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
    Someone ring a bell!
     
  23. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    Got you D!!
     
  24. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Well earned! Stoked for you, my friend! :thumbsup::)
     
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