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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Grass Lake, Mi, USA
Ohlins forks on S4RS very stiff
I love my S4RS but itís beating me to death on my local roads. I could find no adjustment settings on the forks that alleviated this. The forks started leaking so I replaced the seals last winter, verified that the spring rate was correct for me, and replaced the fluid with the documented volume from the top of the tube. I did not bother measuring the amount that came out as it wouldnít have been correct anyway due to leaking profusely on both sides for a while. Also , the forks were so harsh I wasnít sure they werenít overfilled to begin with. I used 5w synthetic fork oil, Spectro , IIRC. Nothing was found wrong internally, and the forks were thoroughly cleaned.
What Iíd like to know is , if youíre happy with the forks, what fluid you are using ? What was the fluid height you set ? What compression and rebound adjustment are you happy with ? Please do not give me the ď everybodyís different ď speech. Iíve heard it all. If youíre not going to give me some baseline settings, please donít respond at all. The suspension on this bike is downright punishing. Before I send them to someone for professional work Iíd like to exhaust all options.
'96 Ducati SS900CR, '07 S4RS, '06 Busa, '77 Bonny,
'00 Superglide, '85 Sportster, '78 SR500