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Offline labran46

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Ohlins front fork suspension
on: November 18, 2018, 07:50:40 PM
Good evening folks, recently i upgraded my shock absorber on my Crossrunner (2015) model. I spoke with my local dealer and I bought the one that ohlins makes for the 2011-2012 model.
It fits exactly.
The problem now is that i want to upgrade my front fork springs but ohlins doesn’t give a specific code for the 2015 model.The dealer suggested that I should open my forks and take the springs there so he will find wich model suits the bike
My question is has anyone put ohlins front fork springs and knows which model suits the bike?
I should say that i live in Greece and there is only one official dealer here so i have no other options unless you can help me suggessting me qn alternative.
Thank you in advance for any information guys.
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Re: Ohlins front fork suspension
Reply #1 on: November 19, 2018, 06:39:21 AM
Hi the right spring will depend on your weight if you get the number from the spring that's installed it will give you weight range,  with that info ohlins should be able to supply the correct springs to suit your needs.
 

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Re: Ohlins front fork suspension
Reply #2 on: November 19, 2018, 12:34:39 PM
Thank you for your answer but i think the weight is irrelevant with the specific code, i mean if you visit the ohlins site there is a certain code for the front springs but this regards the previous model not ours.
I really can not understand why ohlins hasn’t released a code regarding the latest model, i mean if you check for a different bike like Tracer you have lots of options.
To be honest here in Greece not many Crossrunners are sold but i think in general there are many than enough sold around the globe so ohlins could go on and produce a product for out bike.
There is a wilbers option but I don’t want to go there.
Is there any other friend who has had his front fork upgraded¿

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Re: Ohlins front fork suspension
Reply #3 on: November 19, 2018, 04:52:40 PM
What's wrong with Wilber's? I have a rear shock of theirs on my 1200 and it is excellent. If ohlins can't supply what you want, you may have little other choice.
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: Ohlins front fork suspension
Reply #4 on: November 19, 2018, 08:04:32 PM
No don’t get me wrong.There is nothing wrong about Wilbers i just would prefer to have the same brand front and back as i think it would work better

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Re: Ohlins front fork suspension
Reply #5 on: November 19, 2018, 10:12:30 PM
*Originally Posted by labran46 [+]
No don’t get me wrong.There is nothing wrong about Wilbers i just would prefer to have the same brand front and back as i think it would work better

I went to a specialist suspension shop to get my VFR1200F upgraded front & rear. The rear you know about, the front was their own new inners plus a set of WP springs. The bike handles superbly.

YMMV
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: Ohlins front fork suspension
Reply #6 on: November 20, 2018, 07:01:58 AM
Try Andreani they do a kit for both models and have very close ties with Ohlins.
Good luck 

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Re: Ohlins front fork suspension
Reply #7 on: November 20, 2018, 08:45:40 AM
Thank you for your answer i will have a look in Adriani

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Re: Ohlins front fork suspension
Reply #8 on: December 02, 2018, 12:01:05 PM
*Originally Posted by Skids [+]
I went to a specialist suspension shop to get my VFR1200F upgraded front & rear.
Likewise for my 800X.. forks re-valved and re-sprung using Racetech parts, shock re-valved with Racetech too. Handles beautifully, and all of my complaints about the front end's harshness under high speed compression are resolved.  :028:

I don't think that matched brands of spring will make the slightest difference. Most important is the correct weight of spring (and oil), to suit your riding style. My TDM has Racetech up front and Nitron at the rear, and handles very nicely indeed.
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