|08-08-2001, 07:40 AM||#1|
Joined: Aug 2001
Location: San Antonio, TX
Well I finally got those suckers. Stig at PPS is everything I've read about him. Colonel I used your name there; but not in vain. Thanks for all of your intelligent posts on the subject; I followed your advice on stiffer springs and Stig went two steps up on them and did a revalve also.
1) Are tire pressures adjusted differently to compliment the new suspension?
2) What adjustments do I make for off road? Preload & Damping
Note: I am not as experienced a rider as many of you on this list are. Frankly the new Ohlins are overkill for me as my abilities never really taxed the stock suspension anyway. My riding style is pretty relaxed; even so, I can feel the difference and I like it. The bike feels more like my Porsche now. The GS is a big tonka toy project for me and a lot of fun. Got blown into the weeds by a GS rider coming through (San Antonio) from Oregon. Trully amazing to me how fast and gracefully this bike can be ridden by someone who knows how.
Now Colonel; get the gear sets ready!
1,2 & 3 = Gelande
4,5 & 6 = Strasse
Don't care if there is a crater between 3 & 4
|08-08-2001, 10:59 PM||#2|
Joined: Jul 2001
Location: Gold Country
2) whatever you need to make.
sorry for being so vague, but we have no idea where you like your preload and damping set. Perhaps you will like it really soft and floaty on the street, then decide to be a McGrath clone offroad and want it full stiff.
part of the fun of owning ohlins is learning what the adjustments do. set everything to nominal according to the manual, then go from there. pay attention to the damping change increments.
In general...you want it as stiff and tight as possible, while still being able to keep your wheels in contact with the ground and not jar your teeth out of your mouth. Soften up for slabbing, tighten up for twisties and offroad. At least that's my theory, and I'm sticking to it.
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