Starting a stand-alone thread on this. There is a related thread with similar name here: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/sherco-ohlins-prototype-shock.1207385/ ...but the subject matter is different. Same brand of shock for Sherco application, but this thread regards increasing the travel and performance of the OE Ohlins with internal gas reservoir that comes on many trials bikes. Randy Lewis of R Racing has a modified non-remote-reservoir OEM Ohlins shock on its way for testing and evaluation. The Ohlins shock for Sherco Factory models has been around many years. It's a solid, reliable shock that tends to be a bit harsh during break-in, then works fairly well. The modification push resulted from discussions we have had. While Randy's R Racing longer travel remote reservoir shock, I was hoping for a tweaked and improved version of the internal-reservoir shock, based on some of the same principles employed in the long-travel remote reservoir shock, which are: - Added negative travel - Added positive travel - Shim-stack tweaks (re valving) - Softer spring When I get the shock, I will take pix and do direct comparison rides to report on here. If the modded shock proves out, one could improve on the Factory Ohlins without buying a whole new shock. While it may not work quite as well as the long travel R Racing shock with remote reservoir and compression adjuster, the modified shock could result in a noticeable improvement over the standard-issue Ohlins without having to buy a whole new shock.