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 Post subject: damper shims
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:57 am 
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Ok, so I've got a Fox DHX air shock. I want to play with the compression valving. I'm having a bit of trouble finding a reputable source that sells a more consumer friendly amount of shims. They are larger ID than the RP23 shims I have on the shelf. Anyone know where I could get some without having to buy a dealer service kit? Possibly make some? Honestly wouldn't mind making some, if the tooling wasn't to crazy


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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:02 am 
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If you can find the material, you can etch shims, like you etch a PCB.
Alternatively you can have them lasered, but that's not half as much fun.

If you just want to buy some, go ask the guys in your local moto-x club. They either sell them, or knows somebody who does.

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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:38 am 
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Therein lies my issue. I've talked to a few moto shops. Apparently, the compression shims for the DHX have a pretty odd ID. The ones I'm finding are either too big or too small.

So how about this etching them? What material are they made from? Some kind of spring steel I'd assume


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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:58 pm 
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Spring steel it is, yes. You can get that as small sheets in a machine workshop, or a shop that supplies them, depending if you prefer to pay in beer or money.

You can etch them in ferrochloride.
Have a sign shop cut adhesive foil in the size you'd like the shims. Mask both sides. Throw them in the ferrochloride bath for a few minutes, and presto!
You've got shims.


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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:18 pm 
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Awesome.... That sounds pretty easy. Done my share of etching so should be cake! Thanx Magura!


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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
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If you are able to deal with the toner transfer method, which it sounds like you're familiar with, that is the really easy solution.

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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:40 pm 
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Nice. Yeah I've got plenty of supplies for that lying around


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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:20 pm 
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Then you're on easy street.

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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:14 pm 
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I want to see moar custom shimz! :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:24 pm 
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Care for some raw material?

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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:51 pm 
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I would love some, if you have some I.could take of your hands.... How much????


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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:32 am 
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I'll happily send you some for free, but it's going out with the regular mail.
I can't be bothered to start running around for whatever other services that may be faster, easier, etc..
As I recall I have two dimensions.
I'll check up on it tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
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Awesome. Let me know. I'll gladly send some monies via PayPal


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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:27 pm 
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I have 0.203mm and 0.152mm.

Would you like any of those dimensions?


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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:58 pm 
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Both if possible!


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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:03 pm 
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ok

Please PM me your snail mail addy.

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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
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Check your inbox.

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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
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I have asked the Mrs. to send it today, as I am now on my way to my place in Switzerland.

On a different note, I noticed that the material is in fact stainless spring steel, so you may have to find another etchant than ferrochloride, as I'm not sure it will do the trick.
The material is the same as Öhlins is using by the way.


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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:23 pm 
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Mmmmmm ohlins........

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
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You're welcome.
The Mrs. has just confirmed that the material is in the mail.
It should reach you in a week, if it doesn't get stuck on the border, so you should have some entertainment for the Christmas holidays.


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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:57 pm 
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Thanks again. I''ll definitely need the entertainment with being around the in-laws and all. Lol


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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
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Have you received the material yet?


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 Post subject: Re: damper shims
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:39 am 
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Negative sir. Definitely waiting anxiously....


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