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On the back ohlins, do you feel a "click" when you turn the preload adjuster. I could swear I used to but after rebuild, I don't feel it any more. Rebuilder says it should'nt have a click to it. :confused:
 

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On the back ohlins, do you feel a "click" when you turn the preload adjuster. I could swear I used to but after rebuild, I don't feel it any more. Rebuilder says it should'nt have a click to it. :confused:
have had Ohlins for years, The only "clicks" are the compression and rebound damping. The preload is smooth like twelve year old scotch.

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OK, tell me which is the rebound and which is the cmpression and which is the rebound. I've know what the rebound dampner is, I've allways called the other knob the preload. Am I wrong? Is the preload the loader on the bottom of the shock?
 

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bhaynnes said:
OK, tell me which is the rebound and which is the cmpression and which is the rebound. I've know what the rebound dampner is, I've allways called the other knob the preload. Am I wrong? Is the preload the loader on the bottom of the shock?
Compression dampening and preload both come off the top of the shock. Rebound dampening is the wheel on the bottom of the shock. I could take a photo if it would help. BTW, who did your rebuild?
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Supershocks in Mountain View. The knob on the left side of the bike is what? I call it the preload. Is that correct?
 

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Supershocks in Mountain View. The knob on the left side of the bike is what? I call it the preload. Is that correct?
Yes. Preload is the smaller of the two external cylinders. Compr is the larger. I suppose either could be mounted on either side of the bike so I describe by size here.
 

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Supershocks in Mountain View. The knob on the left side of the bike is what? I call it the preload. Is that correct?
Bill, AfterShocks in Palo Alto? It's right on the border of Mountain View and Palo Alto, just off of San Antonio Rd.
Phil Douglas runs that one, which is on Commercial St.

Bring the bike to Ducati Days in La Honda Sunday (Oct. 23rd) if you can make it out. $20.00, and they'll set it up for you if needed.



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set it up

Yes, it was aftershocks. I've never been happy with the rebuild job. It felt to me just like it did when I dropped it off.

Nah, don't need it set up I don't think. I tinker with the settings all the time. I usually get it where it feels right.
 

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Does anyone know of a good resource to help explain the fine tuning of the ohlin suspension system. I was reading the manual and information provided, but I wasn't too positive how all the adjustments effect each other. The bike slipped out on a turn this morning... an erie feeling, I'm not used to sliding the rear end around.

I was setting the sag and I'm still kinda unsure how this setting effects the ride performance. The ohlins literature was informative regarding the low/high speed compression effects with bumps and turns.

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Does anyone know of a good resource to help explain the fine tuning of the ohlin suspension system. I was reading the manual and information provided, but I wasn't too positive how all the adjustments effect each other. The bike slipped out on a turn this morning... an erie feeling, I'm not used to sliding the rear end around.

I was setting the sag and I'm still kinda unsure how this setting effects the ride performance. The ohlins literature was informative regarding the low/high speed compression effects with bumps and turns.

Thanks-
Mark
Just so you know, the rider sag on the rear sets up the shock to operate at 1/3 into the travel of the shock from the completely unloaded position. That's where the other settings for the shock are set up to work (rebound, compression). It also sets the front suspension caster to some degree. Raising it up decreases the caster, lowering increases it. You might be hard pressed to tell the difference, but having the pre-load cranked all the way in will cause the bike to turn in slightly quicker.



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