I contacted Ohlins and spoke for about 20 mins with their top guy. He too was not sure about the mounting issue with the preload adjuster. At his request, I reversed the bracket, ground some off for the line to fit, and that apparently, did not work either. Ohlin's stated their label should be on top (which it is not), and the line pointed towards the rear of the bike, which it does not fit like that on this install.
It does not match the diagram offered by Ohlins. I removed a number of wiring harness ties. Ground off the corners of the aluminum mount. Anyone else mounted this on a 99 or used the BM 851 shock, appreciate any pics.
Ohlin's preload pics / Motolight wire goes ?
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After completing this adventure, I noticed one wire from the Motolight switch was not attached. This came from the on/off switch with a B&W, to a connector, which had two black wires. One went to what I believe is a relay, the other I would guess should be a ground. I saw nothing at all where the wire was routed. Anyone knows, I would appreciate the confirmation before I hook it to ground.
There is also a hole in the right side luggage. Any reason this should be there?
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I do not have any tools as shown in the Clymer's manual to torque the top of the front shock. From the information I was given, I was told to apply the loctite to the threads, and I am assuming I tighten this to the approximate distance as the shock that was removed, which was 8mm of thread showing. If this is not correct, I would appreciate other suggestions.
Is there an after market electrical buss bar (or some other alternative), to connect 5-8 wire ends to, and then one to the battery. I have at least five connections on each terminal, and it is very tight.
I would also appreciate a link for the metal QD fuel disconnects, anyone has that please.