You need a spring compressor for the rear which most of us don't have. Virtually impossible to do without one or creating something homemade. Haven't done front springs on this one but have on others and it's a "no sweat" job.Wondering if anyone in here has changed out the rear shock spring and/or front fork springs on their own? Curious to know how long it took you, any pitfalls to look out for, hard-learned tips, etc.
Thanks Johnny....I also added preload which can be done manually by 3mm.
You could not add 5mm even if the shock was 5mm shorter because there is none. I have 2 threads left on the preload, going 5mm would have seen the adjuster come off the thread.
Yes you have 3mm that can be added manually.Thanks Johnny.
Does this imply there's a tad of "pre-preload" (i.e. a base preload) that can be applied to the stock electronic Ohlins?
No mate I have a spring compresser, my mate who is a Fitter made it for me. Have changed suspension on all my bikes.Johnny - Cool to hear you did the job yourself. How did you get the spring off? Did you build a spring compressor as in the motorcycle info pages write-up?
Yes you have 3mm that can be added manually.
It only leaves you with 2 threads left, I wouldn't go any further.
2 threads left holding the collar, the preload is maxed out!I give kudos. Glad you made out ok.
2 threads will give 2mm. You are talking about 2 threads below the pre-load collar correct?
Or, you have only 2mm of threads holding the collar?
I thought that's what you meant last night so I did go and do that and it is 6.5 to 7 exposed above the collar. Have you the upgrade spring in?If you will, count the individual threads exposed on the shock assembly that are above the pre-load collar. it will give an exact measurement of how far your collar is wound compared to mine.
Each turn of the pre-load collar = 1mm.
I usually count the high point of threads.