New 696/1100 rear shock information
After having no luck with all of the US manufacturers and suppliers (or from Ohlins themselves because of their "arrangement" with Ducati) I contacted a few European shops since they have had an extra year to figure this out, for information about an alternative to the DP Ohlins rear shock unit.
I heard back from a major Swedish suspension shop and they recommend the Ohlins S46DR1 as the stock replacement. While only having preload and compression adjustments like the stock unit it is about half the price. But the good news is that this shock cross references for all years on the Honda 919, the Kawasaki ER-6, and the 2003 to 2007 non ABS SV-650. All of these bikes have applications listed with the US suppliers and builders.
Keeping in mind that the specs look right, they still need absolute confirmation. This may be progress.
Also Traxxion has confirmed that they have a cartridge kit for the forks that can include new caps for full external adjustments. Nobody else has been willing to help, not even being able to confirm if the Ohlins cartridge retrofit for the Showa forks will work ?
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] M696 Currently under construction