Ohlins Shock--Who has one on their bike ?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by kkug, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. kkug

    kkug Been here awhile

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    I am just wondering how many are out in the field ?

    What is your experience with them, the good -bad -ugly
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  2. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    I have one. I've had to tweak it a bit, but it works well.
    The first spring was too stiff, it seems. Ohlins is still learning about this bike.
    They have been more than fair w/ me.
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  3. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    If you get one, make sure and get the Ralle-Moto brace at minimum, if not Indy Unlimited's upper shock bolt bushing setup. :deal

    These aftermarket shock manufacturers are all using the same 3-piece design, which weakens the structural integrity of the upper shock mount on this bike. The mount system is designed for the stock shock, which is one solid piece and not three. If you get an aftermarket shock, this upper shock mount will most definitely need support.

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    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=486251
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  4. kkug

    kkug Been here awhile

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    I got the Indy set up.Looks good . Yes my bolt was starting to bend. I think they have soft bolts in the bikes. I wounder if we will see a change from BMW in a few years ?
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  5. johnparjr

    johnparjr Been here awhile

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    Ive had mine for about a month now all is good no bending bolts
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  6. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    The Indy fix will cost $100 for both the top and bottom.
    The spacer/bushings Ohlins use are pretty prone to getting damaged by bent bolts.

    If you have the funds, I'd consider contacting him. (Indy)
    I know he was only making a limited amount, but you never know.
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  7. Indy Unlimited

    Indy Unlimited Long timer

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    Yes looks like I am making more kits so they will be available.
    Just PM me for details. JohnparJr
    above is also using my fix.
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  8. johnparjr

    johnparjr Been here awhile

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    Remember Indy I sent it back
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  9. Indy Unlimited

    Indy Unlimited Long timer

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    Sorry John out of the 60 kits I sent out worldwide you were the only one that sent it back because it was for a stock shock. I remember now. My bad. I need to know the shock brand to make the kit correctly.
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  10. -W-

    -W- Flying Finn

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    Does anybody know much "internal" preload Öhlins has (or recomend to have) when the preload knob itself is set to mininum..?
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  11. johnparjr

    johnparjr Been here awhile

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    I would suggest having it done by someone who knows what their doing. In my neck of the woods Im fortunate that I have Suspension Guru Dave Moss local so I had him adjust mine for me.
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  12. johnparjr

    johnparjr Been here awhile

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    No Problems Indy.
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  13. -W-

    -W- Flying Finn

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    Yes, but still I would like to know what Öhlins recommends/has as stock. I would like compare that to what original Sachs has (which seem to have a bit too much internal preload for linkless swing arm) and what KTM's Adventure & Superenduro has. Trying to learn new things myself you know...:evil
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