Enthusiast - KI6CDF
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Rancho Mirage, CA, USA
Re: Assistance with Front Shock Install
Actually the Ohlins install went relatively well. About the only real hangup I had was with the front shock. The top connection to the frame has a sleeve on it to limit tightening. When I went to remove the sleeve and the rubber "donut" the sleeve would not come out. At first I thought it was a threaded sleeve. To get the sleeve out I had to push the shock up as far as possible into the top frame hole, grab the sleeve with vise grips and with a couple of whacks with a rubber mallet the sleeve came loose. It was hung up on a big ole wad of loctite.
The Ohlins are installed but the patient is still in surgery. I've got a number of things that need to be done with all the skins off. Though, I am not going to do the clutch slave without having some "experts" around.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
2003 Titan Silver LTE "Cantabile"
2001 Black R 1150 GS
IBA (SS1000, B2B-36)