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Old 10-22-2005, 01:55 PM   #1
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New Ohlins on my R100GS, what is the correct ride height?

It's on and I love it... problem is I am confused about setting the correct ride height. Got it from Ohlins USA who did the initial set up with the correct spring.

Here's what I have currently:

Free Sag 30.2mm (this is what the MX/Offroad spec says it should be)

Ride Height 60.3mm MX is spec'd at 100mm +/- 5, and offroad is spec'd at 30% of the total stroke. My manual says the total stroke in 80mm, so 30% would be 27mm, which is less than the free sag?????


HELP!!!!!! what is the correct (or what works for you) in the free sag and ride height department??????????????????


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Old 10-22-2005, 04:37 PM   #2
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Could you be confusing shock stroke and wheel travel?

The shock "stroke" may be 80mm butt your wheel travel over the same

80mm may be 275-280mm due to the angle of the shock mounting.

Just a thought.

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I set my weighted sag a bit less than 4". Prolly 3 1/2" 'coz I like a bit stiffer

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Old 10-23-2005, 02:01 PM   #3
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Thanks DS,


point well noted about wheel travel versus shock travel, hence my confusion.... guess I'll call Ohlins in the morning.
My weighted sag is 60mm which is ~2.4 inches... your 4 inch sag works out to be 101.9mm (25.4 mm's per inch) which is what Ohlins suggests for an MX shock.

I'll post what Ohlins says.

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SL

Could you be confusing shock stroke and wheel travel?

The shock "stroke" may be 80mm butt your wheel travel over the same

80mm may be 275-280mm due to the angle of the shock mounting.

Just a thought.

deerslayR

PS

I set my weighted sag a bit less than 4". Prolly 3 1/2" 'coz I like a bit stiffer

ride.
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