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post #1 of 8 Old 12-22-2016, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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I just installed an Ohlins rear shock on the 919. Come Spring (pun intended), I will need to get it setup for sag and comfort. Does anyone know of a suspension shop in the NW Chicago area that can get that done? Or have a step by step? For some reason this suspension stuff is like greek to me.

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The beauty of Ohlins is that all the set-up work is done for you by a HUGE team of engineers and test riders with a MASSIVE pool of resources.

Bolt the shock into the bike, set the rider sag to around 30mm and leave the damping settings set to the factory recommendations. It's that simple and you do not need a suspension tuner, like myself, to do that for you. Put that money towards a delicious cheeseburger from Red Robin or some Hot Wings etc and enjoy both your food and your compliant ride.

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The beauty of Ohlins is that all the set-up work is done for you by a HUGE team of engineers and test riders with a MASSIVE pool of resources.

Bolt the shock into the bike, set the rider sag to around 30mm and leave the damping settings set to the factory recommendations. It's that simple and you do not need a suspension tuner, like myself, to do that for you. Put that money towards a delicious cheeseburger from Red Robin or some Hot Wings etc and enjoy both your food and your compliant ride.
I was hoping that you would chime in. Thanks! I know this is a basic question, but how do you set the sag? Not the measuring part, but on the sock itself? There are 2 dials; 1 on the reservoir and 1 on the "remote". What dial does what? I tried to search here and on their site, but could not find anything.

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The big black knob on the long hose is for your hydraulic preload adjuster. As you screw that knob in it will extend the slave collar and compress the spring.

The small black knob on the nitrogen canister is compression

The black ring on the bottom of the shock near the clevis is rebound.

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The big black knob on the long hose is for your hydraulic preload adjuster. As you screw that knob in it will extend the slave collar and compress the spring.

The small black knob on the nitrogen canister is compression

The black ring on the bottom of the shock near the clevis is rebound.
THANK YOU! This helps so much.

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If you have any further questions or need a manual or spec sheet for that shock just ask.

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If you have any further questions or need a manual or spec sheet for that shock just ask.
A manual would be awesome! my email address is my username at gmail dot com. I really appreciate it, LDH.

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