Re: Fireblade Rear Shock Interchangeability? (Ohlins)
I find communicating with manufacturers regarding discontinued products gets nowhere. When they don't see a possible sale, no support exists. I have reached out to Ohlins, we'll see how it goes.
They do have 3 different part numbers for SC28 and SC33. One for SC28, one for 96-97 SC33, another for 98-99 SC33. Your dimensions probably check out.
Don't know why I didn't consider the body adjust ability of the shock, thought it might have just been pre-load.
Either way, it's always best to maximise travel, so if lowering a SC28, 98-99 SC33 shock might be best. Of course, given there are no adverse affects from valving or fitment of the shock. Springs can always be changed.
I'm positive Ohlins manufactured each shock to be able to have factory ride height, otherwise front to rear rake would not be standard when installing their aftermarket shock.
Doing some research on lowering now, even though everything I've skimmed in the past says not to do it. I feel I would really benefit from it.
Last edited by dualheadlamps; 08-30-2019 at 8:13 AM.