Ohlins 436 question

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Kingsized, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Kingsized

    Kingsized Kingsized Adventurer

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    I installed these Ohlins about a month ago and today had my seat off working on something else. I noticed a pin sticking up from the top of the shock about a half inch near where the remote pre-load adjuster is located. Can anyone who has a GS and this shock run out the garage and tell me if theirs is sticking up like this? I tried to press it down but it seems pretty solid.
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  2. Jazz62

    Jazz62 Long timer

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    Different bike and shock but the Ohlins rear shock I put on my '07 Multistrada 1100 had the same. Maybe 1mm shorter but that's it.
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  3. erkmania

    erkmania Last of the red hot left pipers

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    That pin is necessary for the hydraulic preloader slave to function correctly and not change its clocked position. As you crank the preload knob watch the pin descend to a nearly flush position with the spring seat.

    It's completely normal.

    As a sidenote - I noticed that the bolt socket-head was rounded somewhat. Next time you remove the shock, loosen the nut first before cranking on the ratchet. That will save you from damaging the socket head further.
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  4. Kingsized

    Kingsized Kingsized Adventurer

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    Cool, thank you both. Amazing what little I know sometimes. :cry

    And, yes, I had some great help with the install but heavy handed. I didn't install the rear. I was putting the front back together and my friends worked on the rear and I saw the same thing. When I take it off for rebuild in the future, I'll probably order a replacement bolt.

    Than you again!
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