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marke75
02-01-2010, 02:31 AM
Just wondering if anyone has adjusted the rear ride height on their ohlins rear shock to max height. I want the arse end of my bike to look higher. Did it make the bike handle much differently and will i have to drop the front forks or adjust them to compensate.

LONDON
02-01-2010, 03:28 AM
why dont you over inflate your rear tyre, then let all the air out of the front

twin4me
02-01-2010, 08:48 AM
Drop the front, it's easier

pbas
02-03-2010, 05:18 PM
Don't!

I've tried +3mm on the shock length and pushed the forks up to 4 rings showing.
On the track it was brilliant but after going to a 55-profile rear tyre it became
a bit too nervous for my liking.
After backing off to +1 mm in the rear she's good as gold.

I imagine going all the way with rear ride height would render the bike pretty
much unrideable.
Just 3mm changes the bike geometry quite a bit...

wsmc99
02-03-2010, 11:37 PM
If you have a Factory you can extend the rear shock and lower the front end to 4 lines showing. If you have a Showa front end then it's not going to take a that much ride height/lowering.
This is all assuming you have the correct springs for your weight on it.