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Old 06-08-2012, 07:05 PM   #17
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Location: Kanadia
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Finally got back from travelling and am taking this installation more seriously. I've never done anything like this... so I'm being fairly cautious. Where to begin?

First off these new internals are not Ohlins. They're made by Andreani, as you can see by the inside of the box. Earlier I thought they were made by Ohlins and that confusion seems to have propagated this far into the thread.

Next, put suspend the bike so there's no load on the front wheel. Remove wheel.

Rather than let the front brake hang, we'll tie it off.

At this stage the front forks unbolt and slide off...

Then take them inside, lay them on your carpet, clean them and stare at them...

It's around this time I notice what everyone else has noticed. The right fork leg acts like a proper shock. The left fork leg has a spring in it, but no damping.

Also noticed the front brake caliper was put on with blue loctite. That scared me a little when taking it off. My previous bike (1150GS) never had loctite on the caliper bolts.
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