are shermans good for anything???

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by DTLogic, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. DTLogic

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    I have an 2 old sherman breakout forks. one is the 7 inch travel with spv and the other is the 6inch travel with the tpc. they both suck! is there any i can due to them like change or upgrade the internals to make them worth keeping? thanks for any advise
     

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  3. Lollapalooza

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    TPC actually isn't bad once you dial it. As for the SPV, if it has Mg lowers, it might look cool on fire.
     
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    Sorry dude, completely a waste of time and $$$ to upgrade.
    But hey, its almost 08 and lots of 07's and older can be had cheep.

    I have 2 buddies who tried everything with those forks and at the end of day i felt so bad b\c at DH speed they are dangerous when they don't work.
    I ended up giving the guy an old Boxxer out of pity.

    Good luck.
     
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    ill buy one from you
     
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    I hear they make nice paperweights
     
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    You can make a cool lamp post out of them or atleast throw the lowers into a bonfire for some amusement
     
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    Sorry guy but painting them pink won't help them work better.
     
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    actually depending what you are looking for SPV is not that bad of a damping system. i actually would like to see the gold label using it
     
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    Yeah, cause god forbid those crazy 80 mms of travel should get out of hand. I mean, whole villages could be wiped out!

    :D
     
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    post of the year? :clapping:
     
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    This was a good way to get rid of mine...

     
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    Looks flexy
     
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    Agreed
     
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    Yeah, just make sure you know how to change the oil, and remember to do so every other ride!!!!
     
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    2 boat anchors...
     
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    TPC Shermies aren't bad at all. Refresh the fork with some new oil and maybe bushings...should ride nicely.
     
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    try experimenting with them, pee in them, see how they feel
     
  19. deadatbirth

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    well theres your problem. it looks like a seal is bad.
    and you have a nasty floor
     
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    i think we may have ourselves thread of the year... or at least what remains.

    here's a thought for your shermans... go dumpster dive a bike. install the fork, but first remove the internals and leave the top caps off. fill the stanchions with gasoline, get a light, and go for a one of a kind night ride.
     
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    I've got a modded Sherman and I actually like it - lots. Disable the SPV and the whole thing changes. Easy, easy mod too. Yes, you have to change the oil every now and then. The TPC should be good with seals and oil.
     
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    no, no, no, the real problem is, if you flip it over, you'll notice that the sticker that says "sherman" on the front, is still intact, and clearly the stickers were too stiff.
     
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    Send them to CR1 for a resurrection.
     
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    btw i have ridden and owned 2 different spv forks as well as 3 spv rear shocks. are they a little harsh at the beginning of the stroke yes but they to pedal amazingly well. also if you set it up right the harshness at the beginning of the stroke almost disappears but most people were not willing to go through the setup process. also i have had a seal blowout or had any of the items leak oil. the seal and oil leaking is normally due to people not cleaning their forks after they get them all muddy or not putting seals back in right when rebuilding the fork (the latter happens alot). also for all those people who have never ridden or owned a SPV fork you might not want to be posting.

    also in reference to the gold label you can use the one bad characteristic of spv to make it a better fork. the initial stiffness can be used to help bunny hopping and just about any nose move.
     
  26. deadatbirth

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    yeah a medium sticker set should make it nice and plush
     
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    shermans make a nice breaker bar when you can't get your caliper bolts out...that is all i know

     
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    If you have a Slider with a long steerer tube, I'm interested. Sell it reaaaaal cheap before the innernet forum elves find out you own one and e-nail you on the e-cross. I have an 02 Boxxer to trade for your Slider too and for your salvation.
     
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    thats not the ass of a 944 is it?
     
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    looks like i picked the wrong time to stop sniffing glue
     
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    i have a SPV on my '05 Session77. It hasnt had problems yet. I am the second owner too...

    if it aint broke, dont fix it. but when it goes, i'm getting a 66!!!
     
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    Combine the left side internals of the 7" version with the TPC right side and try which lowers give you the smoothest feeling.
    Use a suspension grease like Prep-M and a high viscosity oil for lubrication.
    Crooked lowers and misaligned bushings were responsible for the sticky feeling of most past-'03 Shermans. That second thing can be fixed by a good mechanic with the right tools.

    If it works, you get a nice fork with a good damping system.

    I used a 7" TPC+ Sherman Slider for dh-racing. It wasn't smooth like a Fox 40 or my new Boxxer but it worked better than my old Marzocchi Z1 or a '03 Boxxer.
    Now it's my spare fork, just in case my Boxxer breaks. :biggrin:
     
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    you might be able to put some flex straws on those.
     
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    Or trade it with my Boxxer so when your Boxxer biffs it, you have another one. :biggrin:
     
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    He's comin right at us!!!


    *on topic, sell them and buy my 7" Travis, case SOLVED.
     
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    good choice, Only problem is, how do you know if its broken or not, when they come factory broken? Just kidding, honestly though, I have seen some really poor quality control coming from Manitou, some work great for years, some are terible right off the floor, and it seems its a crapp shoot as to what you get, All I know is I have never, NEVER had trouble with any of my Zokes