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Need Advice On A Shock Replacement

Discussion in 'SideWinder Mountain Talk' started by Boston RX1, Feb 23, 2021 at 3:39 AM.


  1. Boston RX1

    Boston RX1 TY 4 Stroke Master

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    I have a 2017 BTX with the fox air shock in the rear. It cushions to bumps, but bottoms out on small to mid sized bumps. It feels almost like I am on a pogo stick. Am I dating myself? I have significantly increased the air in both chambers. It does not ride anywhere near my 2018 LTX with the QS3's. Any ideas as to what shock package I should move to? I ride mostly trails, but love the ability to play off trail. I love the 1.75" track and the way it hooks up.
     
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  3. razor_220

    razor_220 Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Hey Boston! I have pretty well same issue. I just went and purchased hygear suspension dual pressure system for me rear fox shock.
    Hopefully it makes it better! I don't think it can make it worse.
    I also have 2017 BTX sidewinder.
     
  4. Boston RX1

    Boston RX1 TY 4 Stroke Master

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    That sounds great. I called Hygear as well today, just waiting for a call back. When will you install this shock?
     
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  5. razor_220

    razor_220 Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Yamaha Nytro X-TX(sold)
    Yamaha SRViper X-TX(sold)
    Yamaha sidewinder B-TX
    Just ordered!! Hopefully within 2 weeks, I'm in Canada so hopefully shipping goes smooth!!
     
  6. Boston RX1

    Boston RX1 TY 4 Stroke Master

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    Will you have that installed and ridden before the season is over?
     
  7. razor_220

    razor_220 Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
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    Yamaha Nytro X-TX(sold)
    Yamaha SRViper X-TX(sold)
    Yamaha sidewinder B-TX
    I'm thinking and hoping i will, Just have to hope no issues with shipping, this covid seems to effect that kinda stuff up here.
     
  8. Boston RX1

    Boston RX1 TY 4 Stroke Master

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    What is the name of the shock you purchased? I will wait to hear how you make out. What was the cost of the shock?
     
  9. razor_220

    razor_220 Lifetime Member Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Location:
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    Country:
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    Snowmobile:
    Yamaha Nytro X-TX(sold)
    Yamaha SRViper X-TX(sold)
    Yamaha sidewinder B-TX
    It’s not a shock. It’s a hygear suspension dual pressure system. It’s like installing a piggy back onto our fox float 3 that is already in there. More air volume for the shock hopefully less overheating.
     

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