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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 2007, 9:28 am Thread Starter
 
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Ohlins setup

How are most people setting up their new Ohlins suspension....extremely firm or very plush or somewhere in between?
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Mine are set on the firm side of half-way. There are a few road surfaces that are a bit of a challenge, but not enough to have me rebuild them softer.



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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 2007, 1:22 pm
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0n my 02 k12rs (ohlins) the front is set at 8mm pre-load,rear pre-load solo 4 truns from soft,2 up add 1 1/4 more turns other setting are at half-way
,works good for my on all roads.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 2007, 5:50 pm Thread Starter
 
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Cool. Thanks for your replies. I'm considering going a bit more plush on my next set of tires. It is kind of a pain to adjust the front...that tiny wrench hurts my hands. It's difficult to get to as well if you are hamfisted like me.
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I set mine up both ways, that's the beauty of having them.

When I know that I'll be on the Hwy, I have the rear shock adjusted so it's soft making for a very plush ride while I'm traveling towards the twisties.

If I know that I'm going to be in the Mt's, I dial up the compression knob 5 or 6 clicks and the rebound knob 2 clicks to stiffen them up. I back them off again when I know I'll be doing the slabs for awhile afterwards.

I leave the pre-load alone unless my bags are full and need to compensate for the extra weight.

No shock is perfect for both types of roads, unless you adjust them. What works well on a slab is not going to work as well in the twisties.

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In that case, I'm going to have to unwind the front since it's cranked up almost all the way!
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In that case, I'm going to have to unwind the front since it's cranked up almost all the way!
You mean ....... unload the pre-load? Unfortunately, that's all I can do with my front one. It's not more than an expensive car shock, in that reguard.

I took my bike to a suspension guy and had him help me set the pre load (Sag) and I make the finer adjustments on the compression and rebound as needed.

FYI: Lindermannn Engineering is usually out a Willow Springs for the club races every third weekend of the month and they can help you with this for a small charge, since your in SoCal anyway.

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