That bike appears to have been modified with a hydraulic preload adjuster. Ohlins will do it to the stock rear "Ohlins" shock for around $250.00USD.Jedi Knight said:Wow, nice bike.
However, I must ask, why is the adjustment for the Ohlins rear relocated?
SHADOWCHASER said:That bike appears to have been modified with a hydraulic preload adjuster. Ohlins will do it to the stock rear "Ohlins" shock for around $250.00USD.
I had considered it on Maya but was unsure just how much additional hardware was going to have to be strapped to the frame. :-\
Seeing this bike answers my question, and I'll stick with my manualy adjustable preload.
I generally only ride Maya single and with her new heavier 250lb/aggressive springs front and rear (coincidentally also $250.00 for the springs, installation, and fork oil.) the sag is perfect for me. [thumbsup] Changing riding conditions can be compensated for with changes to the compression and rebound damping.
It would be a great mod for someone that was constantly needing to compensate for riding two up or heavy luggage. [thumbsup] [clap] [thumbsup] The stock preload compression rings can be a pregnant dog to get to.
Thanx Amigo, although I'm definitely no authority on the matter. :-[johnsk6 said:OMG! U really know what ur talking about SIR! Well, we do it because its BLING! Nobody know or cares about preload, weight carrying, etc. And its worth much more than the 250 u mentioned. Here is the same set-up but different bike :
SHADOWCHASER said:Thanx Amigo, although I'm definitely no authority on the matter. :-[
I was actually wondering why the gas canister had to be mounted separately as opposed to the piggyback mount on the stock Ohlins piece.?. :-\
[Blushing now]johnsk6 said:of course im very familiar with ur bike, i researched ur posts when i was thinking of a S4RS. U are a great help in this community and ur love of bikes and especially ducs was really helpful to me.
Anyway, back to the shock, it is a whole higher line nitrogen shock with a remote canister. Very pricy and super bling, i think i would buy a monster solely for adding this part, it is stunning in person. Although i never rode one with a stock ohlins, riding this one was extremely comfortable and never placed a foot wrong. I do not remeber the part# from ohlins but it was also a popular S4R mod here, but funny i never see it on any States people though, im sure price was the main issue. im sure no one will ever feel the difference, but it looks so nice on the bike!!!
Thanx for the part #'s Chupa! (Now time for a little self education on rear shock design.) It looks much better to my eye tucked away up under the tail. BTW; Absolutely Stunningly beautiful R you've got there! [Big Thumbsup]Chupa said:The shock is an Ohlins type 46HRCS part number DU333.
It features a remote reservoir and remote preload adjuster.
The mounting positions are as 'supplied' by Ohlins complete with a couple of hose clamps!!!
Not for me. I mounted mine on the subframe under the seat.
SHADOWCHASER said:Thanx for the part #'s Chupa! (Now time for a little self education on rear shock design.) It looks much better to my eye tucked away up under the tail. BTW; Absolutely Stunningly beautiful R you've got there! [Big Thumbsup]