Boxxer R2C2 Compression Issue -- Shim Stack Question

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Nixxk, May 24, 2012.

  1. Nixxk

    Nixxk Chimp

    0 / 2
    Jun 11, 2006

    This is the Shim Stack i found on my 2011 Boxxer.
    I changed for a lighter spring and notice that the compression nobs did not make a lot of difference...

    Anybody took their fork apart that can comment on this ?

    Anyways i will put the little guy where i think it should go...
    Hopefully it will make a difference..

    Oil height and weight is good.

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  2. William42

    William42 fork ways

    17 / 280
    Jul 31, 2007
    double the number of shims. MOOOOAAAAARRR.

    but actually, seriously for real, doubling down works pretty well. Udi has a better guide with more specific shims, but if you can get ahold of another compression damper that works pretty well.
  3. Udi

    Udi RM Chief Ornithologist: “I Brake for Birds”

    93 / 785
    Mar 14, 2005
    As above, doubling some of the shims will probably work well for a start - or better yet if you have access to purchasing shims, replace some of the large shims with ones 2x the thickness. Like you said the adjusters do not make a lot of difference with stock valving, it is very light. Once you valve it heavier, the adjusters will make a more noticeable difference.

    You can remove the crossover shim (small shim between larger shims) as it is a bit silly to have a dual stage stack when the HS adjuster is compressing the 'gap' that is created by a crossover shim. Removing it will simplify tuning in this case.

    All the information you want and more is in this thread, there are some good posts by 'nybike1971' and others.