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I removed my stock front shock and replaced it with the Ohlins, Part #3 didn't seem to fit with the ohlins.So I left it out. It has been bothering me since. Should I have removed it? or did I screw up?
 

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wooooops...shoulda put that spacer in.....

sanjaun2 said:
I removed my stock front shock and replaced it with the Ohlins, Part #3 didn't seem to fit with the ohlins.So I left it out. It has been bothering me since. Should I have removed it? or did I screw up?
G'day Sanjaun2,
Yeppppp methinks you shoulda put that spacer back in there from whence it came....I installed a Wilbur front on Beryl not too long ago....had the same sort of "why doesn't this fit" routine with this spacer.....but it eventually slotted into place and at the right depth which allowed me to install the top donut etc etc.

The spacer ensures you do not crimp up those donuts by torquing the top nut by the look of it. I'm would suspect that you have completely flattened both of them without part "spacer".

I spose you have put all the tupperware and stuff back on board...hmmmmmmmm what a PITA...shoulda asked the question beforehand....

cheers
 

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Yup, the spacer is designed so there is a specific amount of compression preload on the rubber flanges, and gives the stem nut something to tighten against. ( Not just the rubber collar resistance from getting crushed )

IMHO, back in you go :(
 

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sanjaun2 said:
I removed my stock front shock and replaced it with the Ohlins, Part #3 didn't seem to fit with the ohlins.So I left it out. It has been bothering me since. Should I have removed it? or did I screw up?
Contrary to the rest of the posts I can tell you that the spacer is not going o work with your new Ohlins. The Ohlins have a shaft that is the same size as the original with the spacer. You would not have been able to fit the spacer over the threads of the shock shaft if you tried. Once the shock it installed in the rubber grommets you just had to tighten it and you are off to the races.

Enjoy the ride my friend. :D
 

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ErnieA said:
Contrary to the rest of the posts I can tell you that the spacer is not going o work with your new Ohlins. The Ohlins have a shaft that is the same size as the original with the spacer. You would not have been able to fit the spacer over the threads of the shock shaft if you tried. Once the shock it installed in the rubber grommets you just had to tighten it and you are off to the races.

Enjoy the ride my friend. :D
What a coincidence?!?! :D I wuz cleaning out Toad's locker this afternoon and found this leetle metal bushing thang that Ed Zachery matches the description of the spacer! While my anti-CRS pill of early this morning wuz nearly wearing off, I began to realize just what that thang wuz and sure enough, it came off of Toad when we installed the Ohlins shocks. Thanks, Ernie; you're right, and thanks to this thread. Guess I oughta hold onto the thang in case we ever need to put OEMs back on while waiting for an Ohlins restore. ;)
 

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If that is the case .. I WAS WRONG :eek: and sorry for saying anything.

Wilbers do however use the stock sleeve in question.
 

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Thanks Ernie and everyone else who took the time to post. It bothered me because I never read a post saying to remove it. The Ohlin instructions say to reinstall the stock hardware. I to have CRS and though I might be loopy as well! Dick, Thanks for reminding me that I need to keep the sleeve in case I need to reinstall stock shocks temp. As soon as the attic temp drops about 30 degrees I will put it in the box with the shocks.
 

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Ian,
I hate them, Ever since I put them on the cars drive slower, My tires wear all the way up to the sidewall, could go on...... Actually I keep thinking I am absolutely crazy for spending that much money on them, Until I go for a ride.They are amazing in the twisties and it feels like a new bike. I can actually feel good about waiting to see what the next generation LT will be like.
 

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good

Now if you can part the cars like moses I would buy them in a heart beat!
Remind me to pull off the windshield to beat the heat......geez!
 

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Dick said:
What a coincidence?!?! :D Thanks, Ernie; you're right, and thanks to this thread. Guess I oughta hold onto the thang in case we ever need to put OEMs back on while waiting for an Ohlins restore. ;)
My pleasure...:)
 

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motorhead said:
If that is the case .. I WAS WRONG :eek: and sorry for saying anything.

Wilbers do however use the stock sleeve in question.
No need to be sorry on this board. I haven't tried the Wilbers. Do you like them? Have you ever tried the Ohlins?
 

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ihbond said:
Now if you can part the cars like moses I would buy them in a heart beat!
Remind me to pull off the windshield to beat the heat......geez!
I'd be wearin' hip waders if it wasn't so darn hot. It's gettin' a little deep here!;)
 

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Actually I can part cars, but not like Moses. Just have the HID and Hella's on and people seem to get out of my way!!! Even in daytime.
 

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Wilbers I just LOVE :abduct:

Had Ohlins on dirt bikes with no issues .... What sold me on Wilbers for the LT, was that the front shock has ADJUSTABLE rebound damping, the Ohlins DO-NOT adjust :eek:
 

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ErnieA said:
I haven't tried the Wilbers. Do you like them? Have you ever tried the Ohlins?
what a bummer,........my humble apologies oh Sanjaun2 for not giving the correct info...never gave it a thought that the ohlins front shock shaft would be a different diameter than OEM/Wilburs.....yep...I would say that trying to get that spacer onto a shaft of OD = spacer ID would be somewhat frustrating .....hmmmmmmmmmm can't say I have seen this anywhere else in the "replace ohlins" cattledog......

My new shock seems to be a bit like the 140,000kms OEM one at the mo.....which is a bit over the top....but am tweaking the rebound adjuster one/two clicks at a time to get a better feel....the supplier set the rebound at 13 clicks I think, but seems too hard.

well there yer go....never to old to learn new things....
 

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No harm, no foul. You did have me worried for a minute though!
 
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