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Old 03-11-2019, 02:41 PM   #1
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Default For those waiting on the SBK to arrive in the US

Go ahead and pick one up from this eBay seller.

I placed my order on the 6th. It shipped out of Taiwan on the 7th and arrived on my doorstep on the 11th. I have ordered things from RPP that have taken longer to show up.

The only caveat is that it required a signature. If you order one, make sure to send it somewhere there will be someone to sign for it.
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:55 AM   #2
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Bugger. They don't ship to Canada.
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:23 PM   #3
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That's strange. I wonder what the reason is.
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:18 PM   #4
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Bugger. They don't ship to Canada.

It's Canada

Seriously that is strange I would say if you know someone in the states have it shipped there and then have them ship to you it's the long way around but it would be worth it
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:45 AM   #5
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That's strange. I wonder what the reason is.
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It's Canada

Seriously that is strange I would say if you know someone in the states have it shipped there and then have them ship to you it's the long way around but it would be worth it
Lol, I don't know what their deal is but I've been messaging them and they've said they'll ship to Canada. They just haven't given me a method to actually buy it from them since the ebay listing won't let me. I'm hoping to get it all worked out today/tonight..

I did think about having it sent my dad in NYC but by the time I pay the extra for shipping from Eastern US to Western Canada, it makes the kit more expensive than I'm willing to pay. I also considered using a shipping depot that's about 2 hours south of me, but the time, the gas, the border tax and the hassle make doing that a bit of a pain..

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Just to add I received my SBK pre-order from Amain (US distributor) yesterday. I have a feeling they had limited stock though.
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Just to add I received my SBK pre-order from Amain (US distributor) yesterday. I have a feeling they had limited stock though.
hopefully that means ill get mine today or tomorrow.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:40 AM   #8
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I guess everbody is busy reading the manual or gone straight into building their SBK.
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:26 PM   #9
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I actually haven't touched mine at all yet. Hopefully I'll get sometime this weekend to start on it.
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Old 03-15-2019, 01:44 PM   #10
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Just to add I received my SBK pre-order from Amain (US distributor) yesterday. I have a feeling they had limited stock though.


Odd. Ive been looking at AMain and they never had shown a stock just preorder with no date.
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Odd. Ive been looking at AMain and they never had shown a stock just preorder with no date.
Yeah I even went back to check when I got my shipping notice and it still said preorder. Maybe the pre-order was fully sold so they couldn't show it in stock.

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I guess everbody is busy reading the manual or gone straight into building their SBK.
Yep between this and another build I dont have much time to twiddle my thumbs anymore

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Old 03-15-2019, 06:31 PM   #12
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Been busy this week. I have looked at it some. Still figuring out how I want to do things also. Shox are going to be the first things I build. I am very curious about them
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I really like the shocks, I just put them together last night. The O rings that they use are really stiff rubber which isnt what I'm used to seeing but I get the idea. Theres less of a need to squish the O ring for a good seal at least I assume. Anyway they feel buttery smooth without springs, I cant feel resistance at the rings which is how I like it, let the oil do the work not friction.
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I really like the shocks, I just put them together last night. The O rings that they use are really stiff rubber which isnt what I'm used to seeing but I get the idea. Theres less of a need to squish the O ring for a good seal at least I assume. Anyway they feel buttery smooth without springs, I cant feel resistance at the rings which is how I like it, let the oil do the work not friction.

Thanks for the info

I am kinda of a shox nut. I am even more curious now about the o rings. I still will treat them to a bath in my favorite o ring lubricant.
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Yep I greased up mine with Green Slime. On some other shocks even after the slime I'll feel sticky O rings, Definitely not these though.
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Yeah, the shocks are nice to build. I also used green slime. I was going to put some of my favorite Gmade shocks on, but the stock ones are good enough quality to keep. I wonder if different rate springs are available?
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They work with SCX10 and Ascender springs, though the Venture's are closer to 16mm compared to 15mm. I just test fitted them and they do fit though.
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Been busy this week. I have looked at it some. Still figuring out how I want to do things also. Shox are going to be the first things I build. I am very curious about them

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I really like the shocks, I just put them together last night. The O rings that they use are really stiff rubber which isnt what I'm used to seeing but I get the idea. Theres less of a need to squish the O ring for a good seal at least I assume. Anyway they feel buttery smooth without springs, I cant feel resistance at the rings which is how I like it, let the oil do the work not friction.
I built mine quite late on. Nice shocks as I was considering using some of my favorite Gmade shocks, but these are good quality, so didn't even bother. Also used Green Slime.

I'm wondering if different rate springs are available? I haven;t looked on HPI's site though.
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Yep I greased up mine with Green Slime. On some other shocks even after the slime I'll feel sticky O rings, Definitely not these though.


I used to use Green Slime but have been hooked on the Avid Slop for a couple of years now. Comes in I nice little container with screw on lid. Once you run out you have a nice little container for small parts after you clean it out.



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Interesting. I only use Green Slime because it's all I have heard of. I found some thin grease at work meant to help electrical cables slde through grommets as fixing. I wonder how good that would work. Theres a possibility that it might dry out over time though.
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