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Ohlins rear shock

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I am looking for a service manual for a Ohlins rear shock. I can get the owners manual off there website but I need to service the shock..

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Good luck...you'd have a better chance of having your blind-folded drunk monkey hack into the Pentagon on the first crack, than finding ANY Ohlins shock rebuilding info.

Not gonnna happen!:lol::applause:

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Can I ask why? I just picked up a gasgas with the ohlins shock, and would like some information on changing fluid and maintenance. It seems you can find this for every other manufacturer.

Thanks in advance.

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If I've done KYB and Showa, is the Ohlins a big jump? I am not as interested in valving as I am routine maintenance. I am just after clean oil and a fresh N2 charge.

Thanks again. I appreciate all of your insight. I've learned a great deal from you.

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The only problem would be the reservior piston height. I think the general rule of thumb is 80% of reservior length?

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The only problem would be the reservior piston height. I think the general rule of thumb is 80% of reservior length?

This is what I set any shock with a floating piston to. My Sherco has a Paoili shock that is very very similar in construction layout to an Ohlins.

Ohlins are very very simple to work on, IME, and easy to bleed too. I overhauled/revalved the shock on my girlfreind's GasGas EC200 myself, with no manual and only old Ohlins twin shock experience.

The only specialy tool I needed were a shock needle to recharge.

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push the reservior piston all the way in then back out 8mm, then you have the right amount of oil

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I woud like to do a full strip down and reassemble but I guess I will stick to oil change and recharge with nitrogen. Why not measure the amount of oil that comes out and then refill with same amount, maybe little extra?

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thats not accurate enough, get it wrong and you have serious problems.

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It`s very hard to put a measured amount back in the shock . you got to bleed the air out and its usually messy, how much of the oil got to your workbench?

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I still think it will be more accurate than guessing 80% of the resevoir length?? Somewhere this info must be available??

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I still think it will be more accurate than guessing 80% of the resevoir length?? Somewhere this info must be available??

Have you ever done a shock with a piston style reservioir? :applause:

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Have you ever done a shock with a piston style reservioir? :applause:

The only shock that I have ever serviced is my showa shock..

I will hopefully get around to trying it this weekend.

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