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Old Jul 9th 2014, 07:44 PM   #11
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I have had the Ohlins off my Tricolore revalved to the latest Ohlins race specs. They radically decrease compression damping in the high speed circuits, and significantly in the hi speed rebound as well. Stock values have the hi speed compression at approx 2600 Nm, and they re-valve closer to 1400 Nm. Along with the 3 steps softer spring I am running (Ohlins recommends 1 to 2 steps softer for someone my weight - 185#, for track use), the ride is finally reasonable on the flat link position. Well worth the time and effort. I had the forks softened as well.
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Old Jul 9th 2014, 08:07 PM   #12
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that's odd, i would figure the OEM ohlins on the tri would have more street friendly damping to begin with.

question, with the lower spring rate, how much rider sag are you getting in the rear suspension? i have ttx2 in the rear, and it's kicking my ass
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Old Jul 9th 2014, 08:42 PM   #13
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This was discussed in an earlier thread:

http://ducati1199.com/ducati-1199/18...on-option.html

Another name to throw in the ring for stock suspension component rebuilding is RG3 Suspension:

RG3 Suspension - Street Revalve

User Kx450fsm was deciding between them and Race Tech to re-do his OEM suspension. RG3 quoted $880 for both shock and fork revalve and respring. Race Tech was $1270.66 for same with their parts. Merits of both were discussed in above thread.
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Originally Posted by jarelj View Post
Unless you have all of the specific suspension tools to rebuild a rear shock, you can't install the gold valve kit yourself. Most people should never try to disassemble a rear shock, it's an advanced maintenance project that is best left to the pros with the right tools.
Totally. Its probably and option for shops that do shock service. Id just have them do it.

Where are the ohlins shocks for a grand? Link plz.
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Old Jul 9th 2014, 11:46 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by JeffD View Post
This was discussed in an earlier thread:

http://ducati1199.com/ducati-1199/18...on-option.html

Another name to throw in the ring for stock suspension component rebuilding is RG3 Suspension:

RG3 Suspension - Street Revalve

User Kx450fsm was deciding between them and Race Tech to re-do his OEM suspension. RG3 quoted $880 for both shock and fork revalve and respring. Race Tech was $1270.66 for same with their parts. Merits of both were discussed in above thread.
Well damn there ya go.
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Old Jul 10th 2014, 03:35 AM   #16
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Well if you're looking for options and you don't already have a local suspension shop you work with, there's also a Ducati racing/suspension shop that is both an Ohlins Service Center as well as a Race-Tech authorized center who can get you any of these products as well as do the rebuild/revalve on any Ducati suspension. This shop is one of the only ones in the country with the actual Ohlins vacuum bleeding machine for servicing TTX components correctly (it's $3500, which is why virtually no one has one), and has all of the tools to do the work on any suspension on a Ducati. This shop also builds a lot of Ducati race/track bikes and has a lot of experience with what suspension setups actually work on a Ducati in practice, not just in theory. And I happen to know if you ever see any product they sell listed for a lower price by another authorized dealer, they'll match that price! Now if you only knew how to contact someone at that shop you'd be in business! Ha ha!

BUT - I would highly encourage, if you have the option to have a competent LOCAL shop do the work who can actually have the bike in their hands, and set it up with you on it, that's always the best option.
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Old Jul 10th 2014, 10:30 AM   #17
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jyli19, the sag is correct still at 40mm front, 30mm rear. The Tri has the identical stiff damping as the S model. According to the AMA Superbike team director (works closely and constantly with Ohlins) who did my work, they are set up extremely stiff for liability reasons. They have no idea how heavy a rider and passenger might be on the bike (up to the load limits, but that doesn't eliminate all liability for Ducati), and they have to insure the suspension does not reach the stops causing a potential loss of control. Hence the insane compression and spring rate specs.

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understanable, they do offer 2 up options on the stock suspension, means it'll have to sustain 300lbs combined rider weight.
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Just wondering when does the rear shock need replacing oil and nitrogen?

Can’t find anything in the maintenance schedule.
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Just wondering when does the rear shock need replacing oil and nitrogen?

Canít find anything in the maintenance schedule.
General rule of thumb on a street bike is 36 months or 15000 miles. For track use, we say annually. Never hurts to do it more often, by the time you notice a decrease in ride quality the oil is probably already water.
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