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post #1 of 15 Old 03-17-2010, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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here it is, my new-old 919 shock

started as 07 shock with rebound adjustment:

revalved, new bigger reservoir with 23 clicks of compression adjustment, new Ohlins fluid, Ohlins spring.

next to the original '03 unit ('03 came without rebound adj)





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Jeez, and I don't even really know how to adjust my stock '03 suspension.

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Jeez, and I don't even really know how to adjust my stock '03 suspension.
because it isn't...except for pre-load in the rear.

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because it isn't...except for pre-load in the rear.
Yes, I am aware of that. I haven't even messed with the preload though. Hell, I even have the fabled Honda tool kit. I should mess with that a bit.

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Good Job. I think you're the first.

Do you know how much for just a respring, revalve and fluid on an 04?

Where you going to put that big ol resivoir?

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Good Job. I think you're the first.

Do you know how much for just a respring, revalve and fluid on an 04?

Where you going to put that big ol resivoir?
Yeah, how much $$$ are we talking here?

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$200 by an authorized Ohlins service shop. //////PRO PILOT SUSPENSION ,OHLINS ,OHLINS SUSPENSION,FORKS,SHOCKS,STEERING DAMPERS///////

yes, I got nice discount from Jim and he threw in the reservoir for free. Very nice guy, he didn't mind me hanging around his shop here and there and tought me a few things. Thanks to him, I actually tackled revalve/respring/rebuilt job on my f4i forks all by myself.
I think it normally will be around $200 for revalve/oil change + Ohlins spring is $97. Not sure about reservoir, didn't want to ask Don't quote me on this though, give them a call. They also offer free valving update for life that can go to the next owner.

Sniper, the reservoir fits into stock location with some modifications to the plastic cowl base (some of it will be pushed where the tool bag is located)
I took the reservoir home one day while he was rebuilding the shock and test fit it.
I will let you know how it rides after I set it up.

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So it is a stock Honda 919 shock that has been re-valved & re-sprung with the Big O stuff?

Hows it preform prepared to the original?

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So it is a stock Honda 919 shock that has been re-valved & re-sprung with the Big O stuff?

Hows it preform prepared to the original?
yeap, it is oem shock. I will let you know after I log in some miles on her

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I had to do a bit of Drmel-ing to get the Ohlins res to fit. Pics can be decieving but your res looks to be even bigger. That's whay I asked.

At any rate, I hope everything works. If so, alot of guys should have done this years ago.

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your res looks to be even bigger.
that what she said. It is huge but nothing that hole saw can't fix. Sorry for crappy pic, it was dark. It looks in the pic like reservoir touches pipe, id doesn't, it's maybe 1/4" closer to it that stock unit was


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that what she said. It is huge but nothing that hole saw can't fix. Sorry for crappy pic, it was dark. It looks in the pic like reservoir touches pipe, id doesn't, it's maybe 1/4" closer to it that stock unit was

I ended up putting DEI header wrap on the entire Y piece and some DEI heat reflective tape on the reservoir on the area facing the reservoir. While I was at it, I also put on the inside of the triangular heat shields ahead of the actual cans themselves. All combined, it cut down on the amount of hot air coming out at stoplights etc. I also found the shock performance to be more consistent at the track from "cold shock, warm bike" to warm shock, hot exhaust". The hot air is only part of it, there is much heat radiated in the form of infrared energy from the Y tube. If you are doing track days, and I think you are, your Y pipe and the leads into the cans will run way hotter than you can ever get them on the street.

Had chance to ride it yet ?

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hey zaq, how does it handle?

...curious 'cause I'm considering doing the same thing.

let me know

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sorry I completely forgot about this thread. Log-in about 1k miles on it so far.
Yes it is definite improvement over stock. Ohlins spring is very predictable and keeps its rate through the strokes unlike progressive stock one.
23 clicker is the best addition, so nice to actually have a control and change setting based on the riding you are doing or road condition: You can crank it in for very stiff shock for spirited riding/cornering and than back it out for plush relaxed cruising on the way back.
I also installed new springs for my weight and revalved it - it's a different bike now.

If anyone needs a set of springs I got them here: https://wristtwisters.com/classifieds...tml#post394569

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