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Fox Float Rp2 Shock Manual



weight0.45 lbs./205 g(6.50" x 1.50" No reducers)features/adjustmentshigh volume standard air sleeve, lightweight chassis, DOHC ProPedal Technology that provides pedaling efficiency as well as control and sensitivity for big and small hits. with 2 positions, air spring pressure, rebound adjustspringairintended usefreeride A style of riding that is defined by short course technical acrobatics and athletes that defy gravity. Generally, the bikes and components required for freeriding are stronger and heavier than their lightweight cross-country brethren. Combine the aerial pyrotechnics of freeriding with some longer trails and courses, as is typical of cross-country riding, and now you're looking at all-mountain riding., all-mountain A style of bicycle riding that melds the stamina and conditioning required of cross-country with the technical abilities of freeriding., cross-country A style of bicycle riding that is defined by long rides, lightweight bicycles and stamina.Installing Your ShockIf you are installing your shock on a bike in which the shock is not original equipment:




Fox Float Rp2 Shock Manual



There may be a small amount of air sleeve lubricant residue on the body. This is normal. If this residual air sleeve lubricant is not present, this is an indication that the air sleeve should be re-lubricated. Some other things to consider for all shock models:


Inspect entire exterior of shock for damage. The shock should not be used if any of the exterior parts appear to be damaged. Please contact your local dealer or FOX Racing Shox for further inspection and repair.


To set sag Amount a shock or fork compresses with the rider sitting on the bike in a normal riding position. Best measured with an assistant holding your bike up and with the rider in full riding gear. On a fork, it is helpful to place a ZIP tie around one of the upper tubes.:


Rebound controls the rate at which your shock returns after it has been compressed. The proper rebound setting is a personal preference, and changes with rider weight, riding style and conditions. A rule of thumb is that rebound should be as fast as possible without kicking back and pushing the rider off the saddle.


The Dual Rate Control Valve (DRCV) deploys a dual air chamber system, in which a secondary air chamber opens at a specific point during shock travel. The DRCV system combines the efficiency of a smaller air volume ride with the plush response of a large air volume shock deeper into its travel stroke.


Tools\nShock pump\nTe\ufb02on grease\nAllen keys\nBOA strap wrench\nIsopropyl alcohol or brake cleaner\nFox air can seal kit, including Fox Float Fluid \nBlunt pick\nEasy-out stud extractor\nLint-free cloths\/ paper towel \nLatex gloves\n Safety glasses\nStep 1 \nCheck to see if the shock is stuck down or shorter than normal. Do this by measuring from the distance between the mounting bolts (eye-to-eye length) and check it matches the manufacturer\u2019s specification. If all is good, remove the air valve cap and check the pressure with a shock pump. Make a note of this pressure for later, then deflate it completely.\n\n Step 1: step 1 Bikeradar\nStep 2\nWarning! If the shock is \u2018stuck down\u2019, or shorter than normal, do not attempt to disassemble it. This will cause the shock to explode, firing apart like a rocket, and can cause serious injury. If this is the case, the shock will need to be sent to a dedicated service centre for repair. If in doubt, take your bike to your local shop for them to check it for you.\n\n Step 2: step 2 Bikeradar\nStep 3\nUse the frame as an anchor for the shock and unscrew the air can. Grab the larger diameter section of the shock and unscrew it a few threads by hand, not all the way. If it won\u2019t budge you will need to use a Boa strap wrench, but please note \u2013 if it\u2019s really hard to unscrew, double-check that it is fully deflated. It can be dangerous to disassemble the air can with air pressure still in the shock.\n\n Step 3: step 3 Bikeradar\nStep 4\nRemove the shock from the bike. Measure the width of the mounting hardware on the shaft (brown or gold) end of the shock. If it is more than 20mm then you will need to remove it. Clamp an easy-out stud remover into a vice. Wind the shock anti-clockwise onto the remover until it grabs the reducer, then pull up while continuing to turn the shock anti-clockwise to pop the mount hardware out.\n\n Step 4: step 4 Bikeradar\nStep 5\nUnscrew the air can completely and slide it all the way off the end of the shaft. Do this over a bowl or rag, because the oil inside the shock will drip out. Thoroughly clean inside the air can and the main shaft with isopropyl alcohol or brake cleaner and a lint-free cloth or workshop paper towel.\n\n Step 5: step 5 Bikeradar\nStep 6 \nInspect the air can and shock body for wear or discolouring. If they\u2019re worn, air loss will occur quickly. These parts will need to be replaced at a dedicated service centre. If you simply reassemble the shock with the worn parts, you\u2019ll be wasting the money you spent on the service kit, because it won\u2019t cure the problem.\n\n Step 6: step 6 Bikeradar\nStep 7\nNow remove the O-ring located inside the air can eyelet. The O-ring is small and thin and you will need a blunt pick to hook it out. Be very careful not to mark the seal bed because this will affect its ability to reseal. Grab a new matching O-ring from your seal kit, coat it with Fox Float Fluid and drop it into place. Ensure that it is evenly seated all the way round.\n\n Step 7: step 7 Bikeradar\nStep 8\nThe quad-lip seal on the shaft head needs replacing every time the shock is dismantled. Hook the rubber seal out using your blunt pick. Remove both of the white, split plastic back-up rings too. Again, be very careful not to mark the seal bed. \n\n Step 8: step 8 Bikeradar\nStep 9\nGrab a new matching quad-lip seal and two white back-up rings from your seal kit, coat them with Fox Float Fluid. Fit a white back-up ring first, then the quad-lip seal, then the final back-up ring. Smear a very thin coating of Teflon grease onto the quad-lip seal.\n\n Step 9: step 9 Bikeradar\nStep 10\nNow to replace the air cans guts! To remove the wiper seal in the end of the air can, grab the lip firmly and pull it towards the centre. This will release it from its tightly fitting seat.\n\n Step 10: step 10 Bikeradar\nStep 11\nWith the wiper seal removed you can now remove a white glide-ring, then the rubber, quad-lip seal then a final glide ring. As you remove them lay them out in the order and orientation in which they come out of the shock. Again, be careful not to mark inside the air can.\n\n Step 11: step 11 Bikeradar\nStep 12\nMatch up the new replacement parts from your seal kit and lay them out in the same order and orientation as the removed parts. Lightly coat the new parts with Fox Float Fluid. Replace the parts in reverse to removal. You\u2019ll need to squeeze the white glide rings into taco shapes to get them in. Give the quad-lip seal, glide rings and wiper seal a thin coating of Teflon grease.\n\n Step 12: step 12 Bikeradar\nStep 13\nSlide the air can back over the shaft but don\u2019t screw it onto the threads at this point. Drip a little Fox Float Fluid (about 2ml) on the shaft on both sides of the quad-lip seal. Do not put an excessive amount of this fluid on the shaft, because it will hinder the action of the shock.\n\n Step 13a: step 13a Bikeradar\n\n Step 13b: step 13b Bikeradar\nStep 14\nRefit the eyelet mount hardware back into the shock. Ideally you should do this by pressing them into place with a bench vice. If you don\u2019t have a bench vice, they can be knocked into place with a plastic mallet. Now refit the shock to the bike. Torque the mounting bolts according to the bike manufacturer\u2019s specification.\n\n Step 14: step 14 Bikeradar\nStep 15\nIt may be necessary to push the bike down to compress the shock to aid reassembly. If you are having trouble getting the air can to start on the threads, it helps to rotate it anti-clockwise when compressed to locate the start of the threads. You will hear a little click as it drops off the thread, then you are all clear to tighten it on.\n\n Step 15: step 15 Bikeradar\nStep 16\nUsing your shock pump, re-inflate to the pressure you noted down in Step 1. It is best to check you have the sag set correctly. If the shock was particularly sticky before its service you may well need more pressure in the shock.\n\n Step 16: step 16 Bikeradar\nTop tips\nIf you have a frame design where the rear shock is directly in the firing line of muck from the rear tyre, it is a good idea to shield it. Small mudguards are available, or you can make your own from an old bottle and zip-ties. Just make sure that your guard doesn\u2019t foul the shock or the frame at any point in the bike\u2019s travel. \nAfter muddy or dusty rides, spray a little light oil or silicon spray onto the shock shaft up to the wiper seal. Compress the shock a few times and the dirt will be drawn out of the seal. Make sure you wipe the shaft and shock clean afterwards, because the oil will attract and trap more dirt.","image":"@type":"ImageObject","url":"https:\/\/images.immediate.co.uk\/production\/volatile\/sites\/21\/2019\/03\/1271086273057-15hs8k8mw78zo-f25f324.jpg?quality=45&resize=768,574","width":768,"height":574,"headline":"Workshop: Fox RP shock service","author":["@type":"Person","name":"Ian Collins"],"publisher":"@type":"Organization","name":"BikeRadar","url":"https:\/\/www.bikeradar.com","logo":"@type":"ImageObject","url":"https:\/\/images.immediate.co.uk\/production\/volatile\/sites\/21\/2019\/03\/cropped-White-Orange-da60b0b-04d8ff9.png?quality=90&resize=265,53","width":182,"height":60,"speakable":"@type":"SpeakableSpecification","xpath":["\/html\/head\/title","\/html\/head\/meta[@name='description']\/@content"],"url":"https:\/\/www.bikeradar.com\/advice\/workshop\/workshop-fox-rp-shock-service\/","datePublished":"2010-04-14T09:00:00+00:00","dateModified":"2019-04-10T14:31:34+00:00"}] Workshop: Fox RP shock service 16-step guide to keeping your air can running smoothly 350c69d7ab


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