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post #1 of 26 Old 12-15-2012, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Direct replacement rear shock for an '02 919

Hey guys Ive done some searching but haven't really found a decent direct bolt on or no/low mod replacement for my 02 rear shock. I really just want to see what are my options here?

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Very limited: custom, Penske(also custom for 919) or Ohlins

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Could you please elaborate a bit man. Or a link would help too. Thanks

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At the bargain basement end of the scale, I found a YSS shock to fit my '03 that's been performing fine for me....

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I dont trust that website. It's weird, halfway down they never say ohlins just ~hlins. And that price? Sounds fishy to me. Just PM LDH. He'll take care of you. This upgrade is by far the best for the 919

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I dont trust that website. It's weird, halfway down they never say ohlins just ~hlins. And that price? Sounds fishy to me. Just PM LDH. He'll take care of you. This upgrade is by far the best for the 919
Not sure about that site, however that price is for a different version of Ohlins. It's cheaper than the one ldh sells due to the lack of remote preload adjuster and reservoir. PS. Googled that site and it has pretty good reviews

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If you want to go all out and get top of the line Ohlins for your 9er, ldh has cheapest price hands down

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Thanks for the replies boys. Ill look into these and let you know what I went with.

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That looks like my Ohlins rear shock. As far as I know they were discontinued and the only ones left were the remote reservoir/preload ones LDH sells.

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IIRC, Someone posted here a while back that an Ohlins dealer (don't remember where) was assembling the "cheaper" version from parts and selling them for around that price. IMO, if you ride 2 up at all, the remote preload adjuster is a nice feature to have.

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If you plan on keeping the 919 for any extent of time, think of it like this, 9 years, only $100 a year. not bad. Keep the stock shock, and if you deciede to sell the 919 (I have NO idea why ) sell the shock for good money. They certainly retain much of their value

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I do plan on keeping the 919. As I've said I absolutely LOVE this bike moreso than any others I've owned. This one "just feels right" when I ride. I dunno. I have to save up for a bit to get it with Xmas here and all I can't spend the money right now but I may just go big on this one.

Can anyone report who has one of these and let me know if it's worth it or what was improved after install please.

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Can anyone report who has one of these and let me know if it's worth it or what was improved after install please.
I have one and all I can say is, DO IT! DO NOT HESITATE!!!

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Which one do you have bud?

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I do plan on keeping the 919. As I've said I absolutely LOVE this bike moreso than any others I've owned. This one "just feels right" when I ride. I dunno. I have to save up for a bit to get it with Xmas here and all I can't spend the money right now but I may just go big on this one.

Can anyone report who has one of these and let me know if it's worth it or what was improved after install please.
It will be worth the investment to add the Ohlins shock. When I installed mine, it totally transformed the ride, no more jumping over expansion joints/cracks, much more planted in the corners, smooth as silk.

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It will be worth the investment to add the Ohlins shock. When I installed mine, it totally transformed the ride, no more jumping over expansion joints/cracks, much more planted in the corners, smooth as silk.
This is exactly how I feel about mine. It really improved the handling of the bike. Be careful though, it improved mine some much it got me thinking about other parts to upgrade!! Next thing I know my front forks are sent to Dan Kyle for full Ohlins internals, lol. We'll help you spend your money.

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This is exactly how I feel about mine. It really improved the handling of the bike. Be careful though, it improved mine some much it got me thinking about other parts to upgrade!! Next thing I know my front forks are sent to Dan Kyle for full Ohlins internals, lol. We'll help you spend your money.
+1 this is exactly what I did. Shock first...then the following year I sent my
forks to Dan Kyle Racing for the works. I am not disappointed.

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Oh my wife's gonna be pisses at you guys. Yeah after Xmas dies down I'll get the Shock. What does the "works" from Dan Kyle run, ballpark?

I'm pretty much a DIY guy so have any of you installed your own? I've installed my own shocks on a few bikes but never a monoshock. Looks like half the work to me but I figured I'd ask how bad a job it is?

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Shock swap is not a big deal. If you get the ohlins with remote resevoir
you have to make the opening in the plastic bigger to accommodate it.
Also you have to find a suitable mounting location for the preload adjuster.
The "works" for the forks from Dan Kyle cost $650 plus shipping. This includes
springs, oil, seals, and they polish the tubes.

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I was trying to find pictures of mount locations for the adjuster last night. couldn't find much as far as a 9191 goes though. I've got a month or two to figure it out before i can actually pick this gem up.

$650? Whats so special bout them there springs? I've rebuilt fronts ends before, a few times. Swapped out for progressive springs and done oil and seals without a hitch. Evan shortened a fork before once. Also i know a guy who polishes tubes for about $150.

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A good Samaritan [not me, I'm more a long-winded adamant-horned road owner, apparently] posted this a while ago, and I saved it for future ref:

"You do not have to take off the rear wheel.

Removing the rear wheel is a waste of time, pure added work that just adds time to the job.

1. Be it a centre stand or blocks or axle stands, get the bike up so there is at least 3 inches from the tire to the floor.

2. Remove the left side foot bracket, with the gearshift linkage left intact. (this makes the subsequent work much easier, especially re the use of 1/2 inch drive extensions to allow ratchet or flex handle to be outboard of the swing arm re the lower shock cross bolt)

3. Remove the chain guard/rear hugger.

4. Loosen the remote reservoir clamping band.

5. Remove the little black electrical box that bolts to the frame just below the rear tank clamping arrangement. Just let it dangle so it is not later in the way re manipulating the remote reservoir out and down along the path of the shock body.

6. Remove the lower shock cross bolt.

7. Remove the upper shock cross bolt.

8. With one hand, draw the shock down and out, while using the other hand to manipulate the remote reservoir out along needed path.

It is a piece of cake, and I've done it a number of times.

Do not worry about replacing the special locking nuts for the upper and lower cross bolts - which is what the factory manual tells you to do. Instead, use some Loctite Blue (Medium Strength # 242) or equivalent.

Voila !"

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$650? Whats so special bout them there springs? I've rebuilt fronts ends before, a few times. Swapped out for progressive springs and done oil and seals without a hitch. Evan shortened a fork before once. Also i know a guy who polishes tubes for about $150.
They replace all the internals with Ohlins parts. The springs, shim pack and oil plus polishing the fork tubes. I believe you might be able to buy everything as a package and do it yourself now but you would have to check with LDH.

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They replace all the internals with Ohlins parts. The springs, shim pack and oil plus polishing the fork tubes. I believe you might be able to buy everything as a package and do it yourself now but you would have to check with LDH.
I bought the parts from LDH, springs, valves, and oil. It was around $400 IIRC.

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