Re: Ohlins shock on TBS?
- What do you mean by "hydraulic preload adjuster"???
Mike S. '98 TBS
> I wonder if there is anyone at this forum who has tried out the
> Ohlins rear shock on TBS?
> I want the hydraulic preload adjuster on my bike as I often ride
> passenger. Does anyone has an opinion on this shock?
- I concur! Huge difference. If you only do one mod on the bike,
this is the one to do. Worth more in the extra mph round corners
than any engine mod.
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> I have the Ohlins shock on my '99 T'bird. It made a huge positiveis,
> difference to the handling of my bike. The best money I have spent
> on it really. However, I don't know how good the stock TBS shock
> so I can't say if you will get as big an improvement as I did.From my experience I would say that the stock shock on the TBS is a
much better shock than the stock one on the Legend (and I assume '99+
Tbirds as well). That having been said, I've never so much as heard
of anybody who didn't absolutely love the Ohlins.
- I agree with Peter. The stock TBS shock is damn good. I can find
nothing to complain about, street or even track use.
I'm sure the Ohlins is probably even better though.
Mike S. '98 TBS
--- In email@example.com, petermholmes
>> From my experience I would say that the stock shock on the TBS isa
> much better shock than the stock one on the Legend (and Iassume '99+
> Tbirds as well). That having been said, I've never so much asheard
> of anybody who didn't absolutely love the Ohlins.
- It's a wonderful invention - the old Speed Triple's, Daytona's etc
have a hydraulic preload adjuster on the stock shocks. It means you
don't need C-spanners to adjust the rear-spring pre-load/ride height -
you just turn a dial and a hydraulic ram automatically compresses or
releases the spring.
I really miss the hydraulic preload on the TBS - apart from the
obvious advantage carrying a pillion/luggage, it really helps squeeze
an extra 2000 miles out of a set of tyres: Before, I'ld change the
tyres when the handling went off even though there was still enough
grip and water-displacing tread to last longer. With a hydraulic
dial, I can just keep cranking the pre-load up until the tyres are
genuinely worn enough to replace.
...an ohlin's is also on my 'wish list' because after 20000 miles my
bike 'weaves' much more than it used too when I'm 'on a mission' in
had it 2 years and I love it more each ride... a keeper.
'00 Quantum Xtreme
http://www.quantumcars.co.uk/index2.htm an honary motorbike..
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, tbirdsp
> What do you mean by "hydraulic preload adjuster"???
> Mike S. '98 TBS