fix for rear shock rebound dampening reservoir
I also just had rear ohlins installed. I had the dealer do it while they were fixing a leaking output shaft seal on the transmission. My shock also had the angled bango joint on the line coming out of the shock body. There was no way to install the body panels. The solution was to send it back to ohlins usa where they replaced the coupling with a 90 degree one and then it will fit. ohlins did this under warranty and have admitted that this is a known issue but have not really told anyone about it. i think this is a very poor position for a company such as ohlins. in addition, the reservoir could not be mounted to the seat frame rail as shown by ohlins due to the brake fluid reservoir (mine is a '04 K12RS). This was not a problem with the pre-servo brake models. The solution provided by ohlins was to remove the charcoal canister under the seat and mount the rebound dampening reservoir in it's place. This was a very bid pain in the a## but I really do like the improved suspension so perhaps it was worth it.