02-05-2005, 12:01 PM
I bought an ohlins rear shock for my 04 from Lindemann, great deals by the way, but the spring was not for my weight, tried to go with a titanium spring but the stock spring is 1 cm shorter than the older model R1s. So he put in a manual preload collar and took off the preload adjuster. Now I have a brand new preload adjuster that is going to collect dust. Will sell shipped to anyone in the lower 48 for 200 bucks.
02-05-2005, 12:08 PM
You mean the hydraulic preload adjuster right? Why can't it be used, just because the spring is shorter? I believe it sits against the threaded preload ring, which you could just move further down onto the shock body. Or, you could make (or have made) a spacer.
Unless you just prefer it without the hydraulic adjuster? Which is understandable.
02-05-2005, 12:41 PM
The new titanium spring is longer than the stock ohlins. There isn't enough room on the shock unit The only way to make the ti spring to work was the removal of the preload as it took about 2 inches of the thread.
02-05-2005, 06:49 PM
Oh I see, I thought the new spring was shorter. Ohlins also has a different lower spring holder that is flat, allowing for a longer spring.
02-06-2005, 07:39 AM
had to give you a BUMP just because my penske triple adjust is being built for me this week and all this suspension talk makes me warm and fuzzy inside:lol
02-07-2005, 08:58 AM
i'll post a pic of the shock unit and without the preload. The total weight is less than 5 pounds now.