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For those of you with external shock reservoirs, I'd be interested in hearing where you mounted them and whether that location works well in day to day use. Mine's attached to the grab rail, but I'm sure there are other options.
 

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michael,

you may want to mount it on the inside of the frame but most people mount it on the outside since it's accessible while riding. if you don't plan on changing the settings while riding, mounting on the inside is better since it's protected in a crash. I spoke to Martin @ Motowheels and he told me the way the remote reservoirs are mounted on the outside of the trellis, it usually rolls in a crash. Best to email him about it.

mounting it on the grab rails will preclude you from using the Monstrack passenger backrest, as it bolts onto the grabrails.

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I opted for the Velocity Products clamp ( http://velocity-products.com/Main.htm ) and put the resv. on the frame in front of the verticle timing belt cover.

Another board member (I can't recall whom), used the Velocity clamp, cut a notch in the plastic under-seat splash guard and attached clamp and resv. to the rear frame rail. Very clean out-of-the-way install.
 

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Under the seat, out of the way is a good idea. I was looking for a way to not have it hang off the side. But the velocity clamp isn't really necessary to mount it that way, is it?
 
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Under the seat, out of the way is a good idea. I was looking for a way to not have it hang off the side. But the velocity clamp isn't really necessary to mount it that way, is it?
nope, I suppose you can use the hose clamps, the Velo only uses 1 fixing point rather than 2 hose clamps so it might provide a bit more latitude in where you can position it on the frame tube to play around with the slack of the reservoir hose/line.
 

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Hmmm. Good point. I'll keep that in mind as I look around.
 
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unfortunately the fellow DMList member sent me some great jpg-phots of his mounting set-up but I'll be damned if I can find them....I'll keep looking and will forward if I can find
MR
 

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So what does the shock resevior do for you? I feel like I'm out of the loop on this one... ;)
 

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Well, that's how the Ohlins come. ;D

Actually I'm no expert, but as I understand it, the reservoir holds additional oil and provides additional expansion space, which prevents overheating due to larger volumes.

All I really know is the old worn out shock was scary on washboard roads and rough corners, and the new one is, as Mike Myers might say, "like buttah".
 
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The external reservoir adjusts compression damping. As Michael said it helps in fluid cooling.
There is a click knob to adjust. The resevoir holds oil under nitrogen gas pressure, separated by a floating piston.
 

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If you've removed the emissions, couldn't you use one of those tabs to mount the resevior?
 

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If you've removed the emissions, couldn't you use one of those tabs to mount the resevior?
I suppose you could mount it to that aluminum cover, but my goal is to make it less visible, and the aluminum cover was a big reason I got rid of the emissions stuff. It is mounted to the frame by the grab rail now, so it isn't bad, but as Daffe pointed out it will interfere with my Monstrack backrest testing.
 
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I found the photos of the remote using the Velo mount on my work PC and just forwarded over to you...hope they help
 

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I've got the Rizoma billet suspension loop and it has a large (M8?) threaed hole on the engind side. Looks like it's meant for clamping a resevoir.

Don't have the Ohlins yet, so I can't tell ya how it's work. Almost seems too close to the shock. That hose is pretty long :p

Anyone out there with the loop and shock resevoir.
 
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