OHLINS SHOCK UPGRADE - Yamaha FJR Forum : Yamaha FJR Owners Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-25-2006, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
Trainee Sport Tourer
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 41
OHLINS SHOCK UPGRADE

Wow what a difference, I have a 2002 FJR. If you are having trouble with handling (i.e) to soft , not enough adjustment, rebound etc. grabb a Ohlins Handling improved 10 fold, and beleive it or not, track day is actually fun. Nothing like a great big blue tourer pretending to be a fazer!!!. Needless to say for those who are the racing type, the old girl can make a few of the racing inclined bikes think twice, now she is not sagging around corners and hanging her backside out, in, etc . Oh and touring is a lot better also. And no the old shock was not buggered, only 20,000km!!. Theres no doubt, the standard shock is not the best! happy riding .
Weta is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-25-2006, 06:56 AM
Senior Member
High-G FJR Junkie!
 
woody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Birmingham UK
Posts: 2,841
Garage
Yet anouther convert to a better rear shock congrats Weta.




FJR gone sorry chaps.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
woody is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-26-2006, 03:16 AM
Senior Member
Farkle Trainee
 
Shakey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Norwich, UK
Posts: 247
Re: OHLINS SHOCK UPGRADE

Quote:
Originally Posted by Weta
Wow what a difference, I have a 2002 FJR. If you are having trouble with handling (i.e) to soft , not enough adjustment, rebound etc. grabb a Ohlins Handling improved 10 fold, and beleive it or not, track day is actually fun. Nothing like a great big blue tourer pretending to be a fazer!!!. Needless to say for those who are the racing type, the old girl can make a few of the racing inclined bikes think twice, now she is not sagging around corners and hanging her backside out, in, etc . Oh and touring is a lot better also. And no the old shock was not buggered, only 20,000km!!. Theres no doubt, the standard shock is not the best! happy riding .
+1 Weta. I love my Ohlins (now to see to the front end)

pas d'elle yeux Rhone que nous!
Shakey is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-24-2006, 01:52 PM
Junior Member
Training wheels fitted!
 
quicksilver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Indy
Posts: 17
Would anyone mind sharing the cost of their Ohlins rear shock (with model #)?

I've searched without success.
quicksilver is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-25-2006, 07:16 AM
Senior Member
Farkle Trainee
 
Shakey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Norwich, UK
Posts: 247
I would If I could remember - I bought mine second hand.

pas d'elle yeux Rhone que nous!
Shakey is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-15-2009, 03:02 AM Thread Starter
Trainee Sport Tourer
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 41
Ohlins/Metzler combo 30,000miles

Just a up date, the Ohlins is still going well, have found that tire life is anything beween 10,000miles, thats 16000km here in NZ. and 6000miles depending on speed,road conditions and rider habits .

Metzler Z6's are the best by along shot here (NZ), good in the wet and great in the dry. I run them at 42 rare 40 front.

Happy riding
Weta is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-15-2009, 10:15 PM
Senior Member
Farkle Trainee
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 426
I'm with quicksilver....anyone have a price? I'm tired of putting up with stock....they work but I'm ready to move on
fjrville is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-16-2009, 09:21 PM
Senior Member
Farkle Trainee
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 609
Which Ohlins models do folk have on their FJR's ?

Is the change over procedure fairly straight forward ?

Are the plethora of available adjustments easy to access once the shock is installed ?

MTIA.
gainsi is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-17-2009, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
Trainee Sport Tourer
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 41
Price and type/settings Ohlins

$1600 NZ fitted (if thats any help, u guys are usually cheaper), will check model no next time I make time to check. If I can get the setting details will forward. The Ohlins guys have a basic guide for rebound, pre compression etc. Fitting it is straight forward, you just end up with an adjustable knob, (that you can adjust on the run!!!!, the lever becomes redundant. You will just need to attach it close to where the lever was.

All the best,
Weta is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Yamaha FJR Forum : Yamaha FJR Owners Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome