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Offline TimTyler

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TFX 141 3-way Shock Installed
« on: Jun 12, 2019, 03:16 AM »
Installed a TFX-141 3-way rear shock today.

It's got rebound as well separate high/low speed compression adjustments. They're still all at the default middle position. I adjusted the pre-load to achieve correct sag.

I'm a little concerned about the reservoir hose, which has a shorter reach than I expected and is hardly flexible. The connection on the reservoir side pivots though. I'll keep an eye on wear. I might aim a GoPro at it and hit some potholes to see what's going on in worse-case-scenarios. You might also notice i reversed the direction of the lower shock bolt - that allows me to remove the bolt in the future without dismantling the right footrest / brake pedal assembly.

Took it for a 2-hour ride through the local twisties and then into Capitol Forest where they'd just laid down fresh gravel. My favorite!  :012:

It definitely smooths out the bumps better than the OEM shock both on and off-road. The bike feels more planted in corners. I'll report back after I get some more miles on it.












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« Last Edit: Jun 12, 2019, 03:18 AM by TimTyler »
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Re: TFX 141 3-way Shock Installed
« Reply #1 on: Jun 12, 2019, 12:54 PM »


 Looks good, Tim. Like your stability blocks too  :2:.

 +1 to reversing the lower shock bolt too. I do that as part of the pdi when I get them home.

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Re: TFX 141 3-way Shock Installed
« Reply #2 on: Jun 12, 2019, 01:34 PM »
Good luck with the new shock. Don't think there will be much movement to worry about the flexi hose.

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Re: TFX 141 3-way Shock Installed
« Reply #3 on: Jun 12, 2019, 03:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by uralrob [+]
Like your stability blocks too

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Re: TFX 141 3-way Shock Installed
« Reply #4 on: Jun 12, 2019, 07:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by TimTyler [+]
Is that for your core settings.  :notsure:

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Re: TFX 141 3-way Shock Installed
« Reply #5 on: Jun 12, 2019, 10:37 PM »


 Or to stop it peeling over on it's side  :notsure:

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Re: TFX 141 3-way Shock Installed
« Reply #6 on: Jun 13, 2019, 04:04 AM »
Can't the shock be mounted the other way around to allow reservoir and hose end of the shock to be mounted on the same non moving part? As in you maybe could mount the shock upside down and attach the reservoir to the subframe?

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Re: TFX 141 3-way Shock Installed
« Reply #7 on: Jun 13, 2019, 04:06 AM »
Maybe, but I mounted it as illustrated by the instructions that came in the box.
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Re: TFX 141 3-way Shock Installed
« Reply #8 on: Jul 22, 2019, 04:35 PM »
I was going to say the same thing as Ibraz, Tim.  It looks like it's mounted upside down.



The hose they provided is way too short.  Even if they really intended it to be mounted like that (which in reality, may make no difference, it's not an emulsion shock), you need to make sure you are not stressing that hose at full compression.  Maybe move it a little closer to the shock's body to give it some extra slack.

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Re: TFX 141 3-way Shock Installed
« Reply #9 on: Jul 23, 2019, 12:51 AM »
A longer hose certainly wouldn't hurt.

The fitting that connects the hose to the canister pivots, so in theory, as long as the hose can pivot smoothly, it should be OK.
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