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Old 05-21-2015, 06:52 PM   #1
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"R" racing suspension Ohlins for GasGas?

I have seen the Lewisport ad for the Ohlins remote reservoir shock for the GasGas.

Does anyone have first hand knowledge of this modification?

Looks like it increases oil capacity and travel.

Thanks for the help
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:22 PM   #2
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Sure it`s pretty and works. But reality is in your ability and timing. If you do not have the skills, it does nothing. Mostly the up and coming have them for the adjustability for the light weight of the small riders. The rear end movement is all about technique.
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Sure it`s pretty and works. But reality is in your ability and timing. If you do not have the skills, it does nothing. Mostly the up and coming have them for the adjustability for the light weight of the small riders. The rear end movement is all about technique.


I saw a few at the nationals on various bikes, but I don't remember seeing any of the top dawgs running them.

Ray Peters can either hold pressure on a knarly up or un-load with the best of them running stock shocks.

However if money was no object, I'd try one just to see. (like about a million other things)
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I have seen the Lewisport ad for the Ohlins remote reservoir shock for the GasGas.

Does anyone have first hand knowledge of this modification?

Looks like it increases oil capacity and travel.

Thanks for the help
Terry
It's something Randall or Randy Lewis is doing. I reported on that in another thread. A little more travel. Looks quite plush. The remote reservoir will draw the eye. The only major difference is going to be oil capacity, and that's a good thing on an Ohlins because they use piston-type accumulators, which take up a bunch of room inside a shock body. Some of the Ohlins shocks on GasGas in the past have had reliability problems from too low an oil volume.

Lewis has strong opinions of how to valve and spring trials shocks. Those who use his shocks say good things.
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Hi Motobene, Thanks for the info, I tried searching initially for "Lewisport Ohlins"and didn't see the thread.
I did find the info searching under "Randy Ohlins" in the forum.

Thanks again
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He has a used one listed on ebay.
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