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so does anyone know anything about ars-fx like do they make a swingarm or steering stem
 

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A-arms simply provide a force on the shock over a certain distance. The only thing that differs is lower shock mount placement, and the length of the lever Arm. there is no Reason that Elka PEP or Works for that matter couldnt make shocks for these A-arms. I have taken 3 years of marketing, and this smells like a marketing tactic. I dont think Axis can legally reserve the right to use Custom Axis specifically. once they are in your posession anyhow.

Does Custom axis have more R&D time with that front end? Probly

Are they good A-arms? From what I have seen Yes. They seem to be up there.

Does this have any Relevance to your post? Not really
but I thought I would share my thoughts on the ARS-FX setup

You can probly find some cost effecient alternatives to these though.
 

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Originally posted by Rico'450R@Aug 18 2004, 09:30 AM
I'd rather have Elka's!
I had Elka's and basically got tired of haveing to revalve them, send them back or even trying to get them dialed in.

Yes Elka's may cost a few bucks cheaper. I switched to Custon Axis and will never go back to Elka shocks. Some may want to argue, but I don't really care. I have the best shocks right know.

I also have ARS-FX a-arms and love them for the ground clearance, ease of maintaince not having to press or grease bearings like others.

Mike Hallock started Custom Axis and sold it to Penske and stayed on board as the chief designer and owns ARX/FX and has turned over the marketing and sales over to some one else.
 

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Is it just me or does ARS -FX sound like a sci-fi movie with a lot of AS* in it
:D j/k
 

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after talking with alot off people i hear the same crap about the elkas. i had them on order for my R, but cancelled them and i will be getting axis.
 

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Why would you have to revalved them. I had mine setup for a pro that way I would brake them in to my riding style. I had a set of TCS that someone else had setup for me and I needed to revalve them to. But, since I had my Elka's setup more for an advance rider they have been perfect for me.

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How long do you ride on them until you needed to revalve them?
 

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Originally posted by Rico'450R@Aug 24 2004, 11:03 AM
POPO
How long do you ride on them until you needed to revalve them?
About 2 hours of riding on them. Some get lucky with Elka's others not.

Just got fed up with the performance of Elka's LT shock and spent the extra $200.00 for Custom Axis.

And have been happy as a puppy with a new peter.
 

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I'm having the same issues with Elka. If your not constantly tweaking and making them right, they are a bear at low speeds. Sometimes you can't go fast and then the Elkas make you pay by hitting you with a large jolt.

I'm keeping mine since I got a good deal already, but Elkas aren't all they are cracked up to be...good customer service though.

I had Axis shocks on my 400EX and they were rough riding too. TCS not enough quality for me (had some too). Works, please (had some as well). :ph34r:
 

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I was told that the TCS shocks were derived from Elka components!
I really like my Elka's though. But I had them setup for a pro, so I set mine up at one full turn (these shocks have 4 full turns on them) on the compression and they work realy well for me.(Save me a couple of times)! Very happy with them!!! :D
 

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Elkas are a little more Harsh because you can get faster lap times with a more agressive suspension setup. It may hit you a little more at low speeds, but as soon as you turn the wick up they work beautifully. Like PEP in my experience.

I much rather prefer a little stiff setup, to take those big hits when you gotta try something new in the whoops or overjump a tad. they will keep you super flat in the corners. Plus valving is valving. You can always have them changed a little bit.

I dont understand why somone would need to Revalve a shock every 2 hours of riding. Unless you just couldnt make up your mind on what you liked.

About the suspension being harsh. Just go a little faster, get in a little better shape, and Hold on the gas.
 

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Originally posted by liveformx64@Aug 25 2004, 03:07 PM
Elkas are a little more Harsh because you can get faster lap times with a more agressive suspension setup. It may hit you a little more at low speeds, but as soon as you turn the wick up they work beautifully. Like PEP in my experience.

I much rather prefer a little stiff setup, to take those big hits when you gotta try something new in the whoops or overjump a tad. they will keep you super flat in the corners. Plus valving is valving. You can always have them changed a little bit.

I dont understand why somone would need to Revalve a shock every 2 hours of riding. Unless you just couldnt make up your mind on what you liked. 

About the suspension being harsh. Just go a little faster, get in a little better shape, and Hold on the gas.
I feel the same way. I don't putt very much and my shocks feel the much better when going fast. In fact the faster I go the better they feel!!! B)
 
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