Has anyone done the rp23 mod??
Been over on the MTBR site reading up n the mod people have been doing on the rp23 shocks fitted to thier 5 spot to stop it blowing through the travel.
Has anyone on here done it and if so was it easy enough to do and did you get good results.
The issues I have is that I am blowing through the travel on my 5 spot just going off a high kerb even with the sag running less than recommended?
Apparently this mod takes up a bit of the space in the high volume bit of the rp23 and adds a little ramp up to the end stroke of the shock?Posted 4 years agojivehoneyjiveMember
Although I don’t ride a 5 spot, I’ve done the same mod on my DHX air using some detergent bottle for the shim (bit thicker than plastic milk carton) and can sing it’s praises~ the shock remains supple for the small stuff, yet provides good support and ramps up nicely~ given the problems you’re having, I’d heartily recommend it.Posted 4 years agob45herMember
or you could just buy the kit and do the job properly.Posted 4 years agosuperfliMember
Yes I have done it to my RP23 on Heckler. After only a couple of weeks of riding the standard RP23 that although it was nice and plush travel, it was getting through it far too easily whilst on correct sag and relatively tame trail riding.
Cut a CD spindle case up and made a shim. Very easy to fit, although I had taken the shock off, you dont need to. Sorted the shock out brilliantly. Ramps up nicely now and only bottoms out when expected to. Still reacts very well to smaller bumps.
Highly recommended 8)Posted 4 years ago
Tried it on my 2009 spot with the pushed RP23 fitted, helped in not blowing through the travel, but ended up fitting a Van RC with a Ti coil, as I prefer coil to air. Matches the coil Sectors on the front.Posted 4 years ago
Shock has been transferred to my 2011 spot and still rides well!robinlaidlawMember
Another one here. I’ve done this to the RP23 on my 5 Spot with a piece of CD spindle case and it makes a huge difference. You can run a little less pressure and let it sit slightly lower in the travel without it bottoming except on really big hits. Easy to do as well.Posted 4 years ago
JUst done this mod and been playing around on the bike at work now.
does exactly what its meant to do and has changed the shock quite a bit for the better.
Its now got a nice ramp up towards the end and Im also running less air pressure than before.
well worth doing in my opinion !!
StevePosted 4 years agoschnorSubscriberneiloxfordMember
Ha Ha actually I was selling it as I got offered a very good deal on a 2012 5 spot which has the bigger head tube so if i ever wanted to change the forks I wouldnt be limited to 1 1/8th forks !!
I wasnt arsed if this one sold or not though to be honest as Ive got it dialled now to how I want it and someone else has managed to come up with the cash before me so this one is here to stay !
@mactheknife… you are right it is the best bike I could ever own !!
cheers to neiloxford…….. 🙄Posted 4 years agodaver27Member
important to note you can only do this mod on the XV sized cans, the smaller can models would require the proper fox reducing kit.
i did it on an RFX i had, made an awesome difference, but swapped the whole can out for an LV one. which was even better.
about to do the same to my new bike (the shim mod) as i have to run it “Just” too firm to stop bottoming.
if memory serves, the shim i made was around 22mm wide, altering the width adjusts the volume reduction, but you need to make sure you don’t cover the holes in the inner can.
can’t recommend doing it enoughPosted 4 years ago
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