New Ohlins on my R100GS, what is the correct ride height?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Solo Lobo, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    It's on and I love it... problem is I am confused about setting the correct ride height. Got it from Ohlins USA who did the initial set up with the correct spring.

    Here's what I have currently:

    Free Sag 30.2mm (this is what the MX/Offroad spec says it should be)

    Ride Height 60.3mm MX is spec'd at 100mm +/- 5, and offroad is spec'd at 30% of the total stroke. My manual says the total stroke in 80mm, so 30% would be 27mm, which is less than the free sag?????


    HELP!!!!!! what is the correct (or what works for you) in the free sag and ride height department??????????????????


    Thanks!

    SL
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  2. deerslayR

    deerslayR Spodely Adventurer

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    SL

    Could you be confusing shock stroke and wheel travel?

    The shock "stroke" may be 80mm butt your wheel travel over the same

    80mm may be 275-280mm due to the angle of the shock mounting.

    Just a thought.

    deerslayR

    PS

    I set my weighted sag a bit less than 4". Prolly 3 1/2" 'coz I like a bit stiffer

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  3. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Thanks DS,


    point well noted about wheel travel versus shock travel, hence my confusion.... guess I'll call Ohlins in the morning.
    My weighted sag is 60mm which is ~2.4 inches... your 4 inch sag works out to be 101.9mm (25.4 mm's per inch) which is what Ohlins suggests for an MX shock.

    I'll post what Ohlins says.

    SL

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