Is oem Ohlins better than Oem Showa?
Posted 24 January 2011 - 10:23 PM
Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:01 PM
Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:17 AM
Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:17 PM
I have it on my bike and no complains, I really don't play with it, it was set up for my weight and that's it.
works like a charm.
Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:37 PM
Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:51 PM
if you switch tracks, it'll be recommended you change settings. i have settings in sears point that is just wayyyyyy to stiff for thunderhill, and i need to have all the absorption possible in thunderhill before it was repaved.
of course, when i say change, i'm referring to the local track tuner or whomever does your suspension (and calling him/her). i usually prefer to have at least preload, sag, compression and rebound set when the suspension is on the bike. cuz if not, you'll be starting with some kind of baseline and have to call your tuner to let them know what is going on during the day and make the changes yourself at the track.
Posted 25 January 2011 - 10:09 PM
Posted 26 January 2011 - 02:42 AM
- The Showa units on my 848 were rubbish. Forks were acceptable after respring and re-valve (Race-Tech) but the rear shock was little better.
- The Stock Ohlins rear shock from my SF was swapped onto the 848 and was a huge improvement, but
- The TTX36 (used on both my 848 and SF) is better again across all different riding conditions (road/track)
It's true that the stock Ohlins is far lower spec than the "factory-spec" units (I've heard that the stock Ohlins is Chinese-build, compared to Swedish-built for the TTX/etc - anyone??)
If you're not going to use the bike frequently for the track then the TTX is probably overkill. You could try to respring/revalve your existing Showa, but from my experience save yourself the bother and just upgrade to the stock Ohlins....the difference in ride/handling is worth it.
Posted 26 January 2011 - 02:47 AM
I'll sell you a new DU515 for a good price if you need one.
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