After searching around so search around i found 12 model pikes peak with electronic ohlins. Why did the only do it for 2 years? Just curios before i make serious offer. It the right price with luggage for me.
They "upgraded" to the Skyhook semi active stuff later.After searching around so search around i found 12 model pikes peak with electronic ohlins. Why did the only do it for 2 years? Just curios before i make serious offer. It the right price with luggage for me.
You know that fork oil is at most an annual change item. My local Ohlins slinger recommends every 10,000km (yeah, for ¥50,000) for the rebuild. He good, but he aint cheap....and he's smoking dope :grin2: He also said that my oil was gunked as well, which is interesting as that bike basically sat for a year before I bought it. Maybe 2,000km since its last desmo service and, and 7-8000 when I took it in to get that seal un-fubard^^^This, Ohlins wouldn't fit a rising rate springs, (progressive springs) and the cost, Ohlins wouldn't budge on their cost. I also heard from my local Ohlins rep, that Ohlins had actually made forks shock and matching SCU for the next series of bikes (2013 onwards) but got caught out by not getting the contract, thats possibly why the SCU was sold from out lets other than Ducati franchises. The early Sachs Sky hook had its problems, but in the later years the Sachs got pretty dam good, but longevity with tell, weather Sachs lasts the test of time, My Ohlins has travelled over 70,000Ks, seals and oil done at 48,000Ks, the guys said the oil was gunky and passed its service by date, but the internals showed no wear, TTX is a quality product.
My Ohlins rep, recommended every 24,000Ks, but if you ride in the rain (as i do) regularly, it needs changing earlier. Cost me $380nz for the service and seals. but it transformed the front end, the famous ducati front end feel returned.
A mate of mine did 76,000Ks on his Street Fighter over 4 years, he never ever did the seals or the oil, no actual service was performed on his SF. he just sold the bike and started again, i think he's now done 40K on his Beemer 9T, still no fork service, i think he hates spending money in that direction. Im the opposite, I've spent a fortune on bikes suspension, My last V4 T, was the worst bike id ever owned for suspension, (Sachs-shit) i fitted racetec springs and valves, and a TTX shock to that bike, transformed it into an incredible handling motorcycle. Suspension is my main criteria on a bike, nothing beats a great handling bike. Ducati got it right with the early TTX Multi's, if only they had come out with the 1Kn spring. still it was an easy fix.Right.
Like I said I usually do it annually. Historically its usually recommended every 15,000 miles (24,000km). That doesn't always work since the oil is hydroscopic much like brake fluid. So yeah, when it starts feeling floaty....or every spring whichever comes first.
Still not paying dude $500 USD every 10,000km, I'd be in there 3 times a year.
The first Ohlins Multis had a .85Kn rear spring kdehkordi, it was marginal at best for a 75kg rider, but 2up it was hopeless, it would bottom out, and scrape on a modest bend. then Ohlins brought out a 1kn spring as an up grade especially for the Ohlins Multistrada. And thats what i fitted, and it transformed the rear of the bike, no more squatting exiting corners, the bike is still soft in its action, but it feels far more stable in fast corners. Its how the bike should have left the factory, along with the 42 tooth rear sprocket.What was your solution?
Weren't they supposed to release the one for 13-14 models separately as well? I always wondered why the 10-12 Ohlins active suspension would not work on the 13-14 -- ECU?I was probabaly one of the first to take delivery of the Öhlins SCU, got it an hour after the pallet arrived at Öhlins, and I´ve ridden it in 1:1 semiactive mode since then. Its magic. The thing is that when I got the SCU I also had Öhlins as a customer at the Company I worked at and got to chat with the guys that actually programmed it.
The SCU contains the exact same algorithims and programming as the SCU that Öhlins ran with in WSBK Before it got banned for being too good. The only diffrence is that the WSBK boys also has GPS input so the bike could see where on the track it was.
But compression/rebound and HP/tractioncontrol as exactly the same in the SCU on offer to the public as it was on the WSBK bikes, regardless of make, if they ran Öhlins.
The unit actually has only has 3 modes. its handled by powermode only in semiactive, so its sort of like having "Sport, Road and Offroad" settings is how they explained it to me. 150High is optimized for really hard riding, racetrack hard in fact. 150Low is optimized for the road. A compromise between handling and comfort. 100 isnt actually optimized for urban at all. Its optimized as offroad where the guys at Öhlins programming it went and talked to the guys in the offroad department that hand the big offroad racers like Paris/dakar bikes and so on. That knowledge then Went into the scu for all us gravelroadriders (like .5% of all MTS owners). The funny thing is that offroad settings are soft and comfortable, so it kinda works well as a "rain" mode, which is what the alternate name for the mode was going to be.
Exactly my experience.The first Ohlins Multis had a .85Kn rear spring kdehkordi, it was marginal at best for a 75kg rider, but 2up it was hopeless, it would bottom out, and scrape on a modest bend. then Ohlins brought out a 1kn spring as an up grade especially for the Ohlins Multistrada. And thats what i fitted, and it transformed the rear of the bike, no more squatting exiting corners, the bike is still soft in its action, but it feels far more stable in fast corners. Its how the bike should have left the factory, along with the 42 tooth rear sprocket.
Ohlins build to a price, theres Ohlins and theres Ohlins. TTX is there good quality stuff for road bikes i guess. then theres the standard range that comes factory fitted to some models. but its probably mostly only a few $ away from upgrading to a reasonable standard. (Checkout Moto GP bikes, Super Bikes, Super sport bikes Moto2 and Moto3) 90% Ohlins, Why? investment-quality.Ohlins must be one of the most overrated brands in the world. Making their stuff gold was the best marketing move they ever made.
They're decent shocks, but one twist of the adjusters and you can tell it's manufacturing quality is mediocre.