View Full Version : Ohlins shock adjustment - assistance please
06-17-2003, 08:00 AM
Okay, so I downloaded the Ohlins PDF, and I have the original book - accept it is in German and Italian.
I would like to know what are the adjustments I can make to the forks, and where they are. I know that the rebound is the tiny allen screw on top and the compression is the little allen on the bottom of the fork. Where is the other adjustment? and same for the back. TIA.
Jimbob Cruisin the Hotlantabahn.
That page has two PDF's, are these what you downloaded?
06-17-2003, 09:53 AM
yeah, I went back and checked that link again. I guess RTFM applies here. I had missed the part about the 12mm wrench. I will give it a try tonight. I sure could have used it this past weekend at the track. Felt that I was bottoming out, but even at full soft, the shock still did an admirable job of keeping me out of the litter.
Jimbob Cruisin the Hotlantabahn..
06-11-2008, 07:11 PM
Bringing this back from the dead....
I have the Ohlins with remote preload adjuster but the range it offers just isn't enough so I need to move the collar down further on the shock.
Is the only way to do this is to remove the shock, compress the spring with a spring compressor to get it below what looks like a locking pin, and adjust it?
I was reading the manual and looking at the shock and noticed it said "have it done by authorized Ohlins personnel" and that's what I figured the reason was.
I've never had an Ohlins shock before, so I thought I would ask. I'm still waiting on email replies to see if the spring I have is even the correct weight, but in case it is I'm trying to figure out how much of a PITA it'll be.
Edit: Geezus! 2003! :D
06-11-2008, 11:07 PM
I've never had my hands on one and don't know anything about a lock pin but I think those shocks still have two locking collars/nuts like the normal shocks. They just happen to get covered up by the hydraulic unit so you need to remove the spring and move the unit to get your wrenches on the nuts. There is a guide pin on the unit that engages with the nuts. I guess it is to keep the unit from moving around while in use.
Ed / AF1 Racing
06-11-2008, 11:17 PM
to move the remote pre-load collar down, you have to first pull the spring, then move the collar (with pin) down, then put the spring back on.
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