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Old 12-05-2012, 02:17 PM   #2
Dan Kyle OP
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Oddometer: 473
Ok now for some additional information on the Ohlins shocks.

Ohlins uses a series of letters and number to tell us what features each shock has, this is the information on that coding.

These Letter/Numbers are listed on the Link with the pricing next to the Shock Part Number.

Examples of Ohlins Codes:






Shock Absorbers - Types and Adjustments

Start by finding out which shock absorber fits your bike. Then identify which kind of shock absorber it is and which adjustment features.

S, T
Single or Twin tube design

36,39,44,46 or 50 mm
Piston diameter

E - Emulsion type
D - Monotube high pressure gas type with internal reservoir in main body
P - Montotube high pressure gas type with external "piggy back" reservoir
H - Monotube high pressure gas type, hose mounted external reservoir
K - Emulsion type for cruiser bikes
Q1 - Progressive damping with two pistons
W - Delivered without spring

Adjustment features

C1 - Adjustable compression damping. Adjuster on reservoir
C2 - Adjustable high & low speed compression damping.
C4 - Electronically controlled (EC) compression damping
R1 - Adjustable rebound damping. Adjuster wheel on end-eye
R1 - Adjustable rebound with adjuster on the reservoir
R4 - Electronically controlled (EC) rebound damping adjuster
S - Hose mounted hydraulic spring preload adjuster
S1 - Electronically controlled (EC) hydraulic preload adjuster
B - Integrated hydraulic spring preload adjuster.
L - Adjustable length
Mechanical spring preload adjuster

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