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post #1 of 9 Old Feb 17th, 2008, 12:20 pm Thread Starter
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Help Needed with Ohlin pre load adjuster

Installing a set of Ohlins on the 05 KLT . I having trouble with mounting the preload adjuster for the rear shock . It seems too long and hits the fram. It will not lay all the way down which causes a problem with the riders seat ,hits the botom of the seat. Maybe some pictures would help .
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post #2 of 9 Old Feb 17th, 2008, 12:51 pm
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Re: Help Needed with Ohlin pre load adjuster

I don't have pics but you'll need to turn the L shaped mount sideways. It seems a little strange but it will fold in just right.

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I will try that
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post #4 of 9 Old Feb 17th, 2008, 2:33 pm
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Re: Help Needed with Ohlin pre load adjuster

I had the same problem.

Will check the bike tomorrow and let you know how I ended up fitting it.

It goes, but not how Ohlins say it should.
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I got it thanks..........
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post #6 of 9 Old Feb 17th, 2008, 5:27 pm
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Re: Help Needed with Ohlin pre load adjuster

I fussed with this too.
Here's what mine ended up looking like:
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Re: Help Needed with Ohlin pre load adjuster

Havenīt checked my bike but I would say that is also the way mine looks.

Regarding this, the instructions are not at all clear, and I wonder if they were written for the pre 05 models.

Let us know how you enjoy the new shocks.
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Re: Help Needed with Ohlin pre load adjuster

Thanks Charlie . I did end up turning mine a little to make it fit . How do you like your Ohlins ?
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Re: Help Needed with Ohlin pre load adjuster

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Thanks Charlie . I did end up turning mine a little to make it fit . How do you like your Ohlins ?
Mike
I'm very happy with the Ohlins. Unlike many, I didn't notice a "night and day" difference between them and the OEM shocks. What did disappear was the hard jolt that occured when hitting a bump with the OEMs. But the change didn't make the LT "butter smooth" like some had reported but certainly there was all round improvement. I changed the OEMs out at about 40K if I recall correctly.
I also had experienced some wallowing when hard in corners, but that was fixed with a couple of clicks of the rear shock rebound damper. Very easy to adjust BTW, just reach up and turn the rebound adjuster, no disassembly required.
I'm sure you'll love the upgrade, it is a definite improvement.
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