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Re: Questions about Ohlins Shock Installation

I decided to bust out the wallet and have Dan Kyle redo my forks and buy an Ohlins shock. For those of you who have an Ohlins rear on your 929, where did you locate the remote preload adjuster? I've removed my passenger pegs long ago and have a Devil hi-mount exhaust so mounting it to the peg bracket is out. Can you mount it on either side of the bike (preferably to the subframe)? Anybody have pics of their shock?

According to the factory manual, removing the stock shock looks easy enough, but is there anything I should look out for? I figure I'll use some tiedowns to suspend the bike from the rafters, just have to figure out where to attach them to the bike.

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Re: Questions about Ohlins Shock Installation

This should help for the removal of the stock-shock:

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Re: Questions about Ohlins Shock Installation

Here is a pic of how I mounted my remote adjuster on the 'wrong' side:

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Re: Questions about Ohlins Shock Installation

Naw, you had it on the 'right' side abtech.

Red, I like it in this location because it looks less vulnerable to crash damage. Not to mention, I think it looks better.








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Thanks ab, that's where I was hoping I could mount it. Is that a custom bracket you used or did it come with the shock? I agree with LTL, it looks like the safest place to mount it and keep it protected.

ER, thanks for the great link! Is it necessary to remove the exhaust or rear tire?

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Re: Questions about Ohlins Shock Installation

It's not necessary to remove either. I removed the exhaust because I wanted to use the chassis underneath the pipe to jack up the rear-end of the bike. I left the back wheel on.
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Red Rider : Quote (abtech @ June 11 2003, 12:20pm)Here is a pic of how I mounted my remote adjuster on the 'wrong' side:
Thanks ab, that's where I was hoping I could mount it. *Is that a custom bracket you used or did it come with the shock? *I agree with LTL, it looks like the safest place to mount it and keep it protected.

ER, thanks for the great link! *Is it necessary to remove the exhaust or rear tire?
The bracket comes with the shock.
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Re: Questions about Ohlins Shock Installation

Hey Red Rider,

I took a different way with the adjuster on my bike. If you
carefully route the adjuster cable straight up through the
frame and follow the main wiring harness back to the trunk,
you can drill a hole through the sidewall plastic and mount
it in there.
Reason for mounting it there is to keep passers by from
messing around with the settings.

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Re: Questions about Ohlins Shock Installation

It took me less than 1/2 hour to do the job. As long as you have the proper tools, it is very simple job.
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dano : Hey Red Rider,

I took a different way with the adjuster on my bike. *If you
carefully route the adjuster cable straight up through the
frame and follow the main wiring harness back to the trunk,
you can drill a hole through the sidewall plastic and mount
it in there.
Reason for mounting it there is to keep passers by from
messing around with the settings.

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Great idea, Dano. Hopefully, that's not going to be a problem for me since I'm pretty much only ride on the track anymore. Got any pics of your setup?

SLODUCK...drooling over your full Ohlins setup. Abs, too!

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Re: Questions about Ohlins Shock Installation

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Here is a pic of how I mounted my remote adjuster on the 'wrong' side:

Thanks ab, that's where I was hoping I could mount it. *Is that a custom bracket you used or did it come with the shock? *I agree with LTL, it looks like the safest place to mount it and keep it protected.

ER, thanks for the great link! *Is it necessary to remove the exhaust or rear tire?


The bracket comes with the shock.


I have mine mounted the same way. *The bracket comes with the shock, but if I remember correctly you will have to reverse the mounting of the bracket to get the adjuster the correct way (Ohlins sticker outwards, and umbraco bolts hidden) if you place it on the left side. *That's what I did anyway...



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Re: Questions about Ohlins Shock Installation

Got the forks and shock off last night...piece of cake, thanks for the help. *I did notice one thing when I pulled the lower fairings...good thing I'm getting the suspension upgraded! *



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Re: Questions about Ohlins Shock Installation

Woohoo...UPS man just delivered my new Ohlins shock! Talked to Dan and my forks should ship out tomorrow...anticipation is driving me nuts!

Off to the garage to do some wrenchin'...

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Re: Questions about Ohlins Shock Installation

Hey Red, I did it the same way as abtech and mounted the preload adjuster on the left passenger peg area. That is the side that slammed to the ground in my recent high-side. Although the bodywork in that area was fairly torn up and my subframe was tweaked, the preload adjuster did just fine. It is underneath enough that unless you crash into a bike or a tall curbing on that side then it isn't going to take any damage.

Also, don't worry much about that rash on the right lower. I have decided it is just the way things are with the 929. My stock bodywork would touch down there. Even my race bodywork has a nice hole there where I was touching it down repeatedly at Mid-Ohio, and this after I added some height to both the rear end and the front end, and had the suspension set up for me (preload, compression, and rebound).
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Re: Questions about Ohlins Shock Installation

Installed the shock last night and all went well. Took about an hour but you have to factor in the time spent running to the fridge for beer! I mounted the remote preload on the left side (same as abtech, lfg, etc.) and it definitely looks more protected than the right side. I routed the hose(cable?) along the crossmember on the subframe and ziptied it in place. Is that how you guys routed it? I wasn't sure if the bends would affect the operation of the adjuster (it does feel a little stiff to turn).

Definitely looks nice...can't wait to try it out with the re-worked forks.

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