Boxxer Stanchions

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  1. top_dog

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    I was wondering if it would be safe to get a current model boxxer stanchion on the lathe, and take 1mm or so out of the ID?

    I had a look at some Sherman Slider stanchions, which are a lot, thinner in section, but are also 32mm OD, and I don't think I've ever heard of any of them breaking. Was Rock Shox playing it safe?
     
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    Hell no it wont be safe!:disgust1:

    Unless you really like plastic surgery and buying your Dentist a new Merc!

    They are that thick for a reason, and Rockshox arent renowned for playing it that safe!
     
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    wont you take the slick coating off too...let alone make them unsafe to ride!!!! ;-)
     
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    i think i (or we) have found the ultimate weight weenie.

    :busted::clapping::pirate2::lighten::monkeydance:
     
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    YEA GO FOR IT, then do like a 40 foot to flat :lighten:
     
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    I should have mentioned its not for weight.

    I want to try and get a TPC compression piston from a Sherman Slider into it, but it doesn't quite fit.

    So with that in mind, and the fact that the drilled out area would only be ~8" down (mostly between the crowns) I think it'd be alright.

    That said it may be easier to take a bit off the OD of the piston and put a seal from a Boxxer rebound piston on it.
     
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    WHy are you trying to put a TPC valve in a boxxer?
     
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    Someting to try. May be better, may be worse.

    But at least I'll be able to get the LSC where I want it, unlike a MoCo Boxxer. And also TPC is very nice, smooth and supple, doesn't spike, and much more tunable.

    Just an experiment really.
     
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    it would be better to mill down the piston. then you keep the coating and strength of the stanchions.
    Maybe even make the piston yourself completely?
     
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    hold on, i have to go die of laughing real quick
     
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    seen the blackbox speedstack tuning thread? you can make your moco boxxer compression cart work in any way you want. if low speed compression tuning range is you main issue, you can machine your own adjuster, should be easier than anything mentioned before.
     
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    What kind of lathe do you have and how long have you been machining for?
     
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    Excellent question!
    If someone was to do what he said, it should be done by someone who knows what they are doing, not Bob from down the road with the 100 year old lathe in his garage!:lighten:
     
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    Uh wow, every instance I have heard about TPC has completly contradicted that statement. But if you wanna run TPC, be ready to give up full travel, gain serious spikes, annoying knocking noises,poor dampening, and anysort of actual suspension....enjoy

    If your Boxxer is spiking, fire the mechanic, I mean monkey you use to work on your bike
     
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    Call up RockShox & see what they say ! lol:popcorn:
     
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    I've decided not to bother with it because the Sherman Top Cap has a different thread diameter to the Boxxer Stanchion.

    I was only going to do it if it was quick and easy (almost drop in) which it won't be.

    Don't know what's up with you TPC haters. Every TPC Dorado or Sherman I've felt has been superb. You can have a lot of LSC without the fork getting skittish on flat rough turns like a MoCo boxxer will. You're not getting mixed up with SPV are you?
     
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    I'll refer you to Socket's post RE: A possible protrusion from your forehead.
     
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    its a matter of stats....the number of dorados that blew up compared to the number that road well. same with shermans
     
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    Got those stats on hand?

    And how exactly do you ""blow"" a dorado tpc cartridge, hhmmm?

    Everyone you have ""heard"" of, as in you have no first hand experience??

    :plthumbsdown:

    Yeh, its not like the xvert carbon and dorado were THE best and (in the case of the xvert carbon) lightest DH forks and won a **** load of races and left the boxxers for dead.......

    My dorado and xvert was as flexy as a noodle but the damper worked flawlessly if you took the time and knew how to bleed the sealed cartridge properly.
     
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    Why not just buy an 03/4 TPC Dorado? Assuming you can get the seals and springs, and don't mind the flex, i reckon the dampening would be better than the majority of the forks going at the moment. From experience a TPC dorado, with the Evil Genius seals, run on Torco, feels brilliant. Bearing in mind that they need a monthly rebuild.