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#41 randy

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 07:43 PM

Fox makes a nice shock as well also check out race tech for the front fork setup.





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Posted 13 January 2017 - 10:23 PM

I've looked into the Fox, K-Tech, and Maxton setups.  I even tried to find a used set of the NLA Showa suspension setup.  But everywhere I turn, everybody swears by Ohlins.  Makes sense...after all they are the official suspension contractor for MotoGP, WorldSBK, Formula One, and FIA.

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 11:21 AM

ok great to hear was just another option for you.

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 12:01 PM

View Postrandy, on 14 January 2017 - 11:21 AM, said:

ok great to hear was just another option for you.

I like Fox...I ran their setup way back when I did motocross.  Just not a fan of their asphalt setups...not enough dampening.

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:30 PM

Finally decided to get serious about my accessories and doled out the money for a pit bull rear stand.  Since I was going to try to knock out a few items at once, I figured why not?

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:33 PM

Item number one: new tires.  Again, I'm getting a lot more serious with my equipment now that I'm going to be spending some semi-regular track time.  Opted for the Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsas.  A bit more pricey, but excellent on the track and still good on the street.  They take longer to warm up, but when they do, they bite.

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:36 PM

I've never performed any of the work I planned to do, but I knew the pit bull was going to be my trusty helper keeping the bike stable in the air...

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:37 PM

Getting the caliper, wheel/tire, and chain off are easier than you might think...pretty much standard tools needed, with the exception of the 32mm socket I needed for the rear axle nut.

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:39 PM

Here's the rear off the bike...

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:40 PM

Pulled the rear sprocket and cush drives and set them aside until later.

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:42 PM

Didn't take a whole of pics of the tire removal, primarily because I was busy creating new cuss words since I had run out of cuss words about five minutes in.  But in all honesty, now that I've done it, it will be a lot easier next time...several lessons learned.

Here's the rear wheel and new Pirelli...

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:48 PM

The rim shields and bead breaker kit from Motion Pro worked pretty well...

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:58 PM

New tire mounted...

Once you reinstall the valve core and pressurize the new tire be ready to jump out of your shorts...when the beads set it sounds like a shotgun going off.

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:04 AM

Since I don't have motorcycle side stands (yet), I had to improvise.  While the bike was in the air via the rear stand, I put some large 3/8 shaft screwdrivers in the left and right opening of the swing arm pivot, then slowly lowered the bike down on them.  This way I could remove the rear stand to get access, as well as provide movement of the swing arm itself.  I was going to need that movement because item #2 was the Ohlins rear suspension swap.

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:07 AM

Then I began breaking the nuts on the lower link bolts and the upper strut bolt, and eventually removed them.

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:09 AM

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:10 AM

Here's the old unit...

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:10 AM

Side by side with the Ohlins...

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:12 AM

Ohlins unit drawn up.  Going to modify the bracket for the remote preload adjuster so that it mounts via the same bolt as the splatter shield.

You can also see that I went ahead and took care of item number 3, chain cleaning and lube.  Man that thing was dirty.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:17 AM

It got late and I forgot to take pics until this morning of the project completed.  Balanced the tire on my Bikemaster wheel balancer to within a gram...very nice.  Reinstalled everything, re-greased the axle, and used my digital calipers to do the alignment before locking everything down.  The pics below you can see how I modified the bracket for the remote adjuster that I mentioned before.

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