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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old May 25th, 2008, 6:53 pm Thread Starter
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Question Ohlins Question

Just had new Ohlins put on my 2002 KRS.

Just a quick question to those that own or have worked on the BM701 front shock.

When the front preload adjuster nuts are tightened or loosed the threaded part of the shock body wants to turn in either direction unless you hold it by wrapping your hand around the spring body.

This seems like unusual behavior. Has anybody seen this, and let me know if something might be wrong.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old May 27th, 2008, 4:48 pm Thread Starter
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Ohlins update

Ok, since none of you have any input on this (hoped you would so we could do some riding this last weekend), I thought I would pass along what I learned from Ohlins.

Loctite holds on the threaded section of the BM-701 front shock to the cylinder underneath. Odds are too little or none was used, and Ohlins has requested that I send the unit back for warranty inspection and re-application of said loctite.

In the meantime, as I'm supposed to be a Miller this weekend for WSB, they suggested that I just mark my front pre-load setting so as to ensure it's not moving with hard usage
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