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  • Question about Ohlin Rear Shock and Spring

    I'm considering an Ohlins Rear Shock for my 2000 TL1000S, which doesn't come with a spring. Am I supposed to just use the stock spring or is there a better spring that I should purchase?

    Thanks,
    Frank

  • #2
    As far as I know Ohlins only makes a damper for the TLS (replaces just the stock rotary damper).
    You still use the stock shock assembly.

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    • #3
      You should be able to get a spring from Lindeman Engineering.

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      • #4
        Uses the stock spring which should do fine unless you are on the heavy side
        Everyone dies but not everyone lives

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        • #5
          Hmmm...so why wouldn't I just get a rear shock and dampner from someone else? Everyone seems to rave about Ohlins (except for the price), should I consider something else?

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          • #6
            BTW, is changing just the damper going to make a difference in handling? I'm on a mission to improve the handling of my TLS.

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            • #7
              the ohlins rear damper uses good old oil (like a regular shock) where the stock unit uses something similar to clutch plates. the plates dont react as quickly to an oil unit and doesnt seem to be as fine tunable. i was sold after riding a freinds tls with it swapped out. have you worked on the front suspension yet? might want to work on the front 1st (new springs for your weight and valves) then work the rear

              there are also some free options that go a long way. like dropping the tubes in the triple clamps a little bit and making sure your sag is set correctly and you suspension is adjusted correctly for your weight/riding style. you can also swap out the thick oil in the steering damper to 2.5 weight (this is next on my list). the stock suspension has served me pretty well so far, but it is about time to start upgrading it
              Last edited by kevh; 08-18-2003, 06:54 PM.

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              • #8
                The stocker uses oil like most dampers / shocks. No friction plates in it. It has vanes on a rotating hub rather than seals on a piston.

                Full of oil and valves and a nitrogen charge.
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                • #9
                  I was curious about a combo unit for my TL1000S so I looked around....
                  Bitubo makes a unit ($599.00) from www.maxmoto.com but, I don't know any one that runs one of these so I went with the Ohlins/stock spring setup.
                  Try ebay, www.motowheels.com or www.EMA.com and you should be able to find a brand new Ohlins for $600-$675 with shipping
                  Just a few mods:

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                  On the inside - HID type bulbs, K&N filter, Iridium ix plugs, 16T front sprocket, Coerce billet sprocket cover, Yosh re-map +5, +5, +5 11 o'clock, Scorpio SE-i500 system from my GB and an ATRE.

                  On the outside - TLR forks, front carbon fender, 5/8th master brake cylinder, black SS brake lines (frnt & rear), braking waves all around with Ti bolts, Brembo gold front calipers & a busa gold rear caliper, flush mount signals (frnt & rear), ZG DB scr

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                  • #10
                    damn, and all this time i thought it was a friction plate setup...doh

                    sorry about the misinformation

                    2000 tillis plus stuff with some polished stuff and some carbon fiber stuff and a little bit of tlr stuff and some gsxr stuff

                    CLICK HERE to donate a couple dollars/rubles/won/yen/euro/pounds/francs/etc to the greatest forum on the web!
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                    • #11
                      The Bitubo shock for the TLS is sweet. A few guys from the board have them. $485 from www.herdan.com. He has them in stock also. I'm looking at one for this winter.

                      "If they want it, Engineers will design it."

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                      • #12
                        rotating damper just moves far less oil then normal unit. Also the amount of oil in the damper is really small. So it heats up quickly.

                        Good rear shock must be the most important part in bikes handling. You can get away even with little primitive frame, if the shock is good and working.

                        One track day one dude comes to me and saids do I notice the track is really bouncy. I said I didn't noticed any bumps. Then I go to check his suspension(FZR1000), so dampening at all.

                        not good...

                        Stock TL damper is good in one point, at least it is stiff. on smooth tracks it work guite ok..

                        T:JarkkoT.
                        I take no liability if someone burns up his/her TL with Jarkko/Sparkko/plus mod It's safe if it's done right....

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