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post #1 of 4 Old 08-24-2015, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Stock Ohlins spring rate

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Could one of you with an Ohlins at the back tell me what your spring rate is? I've read conflicting information. I know Penske guys seem to shoot for 1100-1200#, but I have also read that Ohlins use a *softer* spring than stock...? (Don't know if that's softer than only 02-03, or softer than all.). Just want to make sure I'm in the ballpark with that F3 shock.

Windmill is chatting with Dan Kyle now about this, but just want to corroborate. Windmill has a 180 n/mm spring in stock he used on his ninja 650 (unlinked suspension also), which amounts to roughly 1030#. He also believes he might have a 190 n/mm, but has to check.

I'm 215 pounds, so I'd guess 225 in gear. Prefer a compliant ride that can be sportingly firm when needed, but emphasis is more on comfort.

Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-24-2015, 06:24 PM
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there is no "stock sprung" ohlins as far as i know... they are ordered with specific springs based on weight.

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The HO201 comes from the production line with a 180Nm spring. We custom fit the new spring to the riders weight as needed.

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post #4 of 4 Old 08-25-2015, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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LDH,

Thanks much for that, it's appreciated.

I PM'd but then figured this info might benefit others in the future, so should be shared. Is that 180 n/mm spring linear or progressive?

(Other questions in PM, but they're really only specific to my case.)

2006 Honda 919
2003 Honda RC51 (sold)
1989 Yamaha FZR400 w/ stock, YZF600, and 661cc engines (661 = YZF600 bottom end, FZR600 top end) (sold)
1986 Yamaha TZR250 (sold)
1989 Yamaha RZ350 (sold)
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