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Old Jun 23rd 2014, 04:10 PM   #1
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DIY on Replacing Base Sachs Rear Spring?

My new Ohlins spring arrived today (thanks Jarel) and I was wondering how hard it would be to replace it myself. It LOOKS like it would be easy but...

After the plan is to take it to the dealer to set sag.

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To DIY you'll need a spring compressor of some sort; something simple along the lines of this:

Motorcycle Shock Coil Spring Compressor Tool Zinc Plated Heat Treated Universal | eBay

will do the job. Conversely you can just put the bike on jackstands, remove the shock and take it to your dealer and let them swap it out for you. With the tools they have, it's a five minute job once the shock's off. Throw 10mm of sping preload (vs free length) on it to start with and then get your sag set from there. If you need a lot more or less preload than that to get good sag numbers, you likely got the wrong spring.
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Old Jan 12th 2017, 11:47 AM   #3
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My new Ohlins spring arrived today (thanks Jarel) and I was wondering how hard it would be to replace it myself. It LOOKS like it would be easy but...

After the plan is to take it to the dealer to set sag.

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Bump from the dead. I've got a Sachs shock from an 1199 base, trying to put it on my 899.

Did the Ohlins spring work on the Sachs shock? I was under the impression the spring is smaller on the Sachs.

I can't run the stock 90Nm spring, that's for 210lb and I'm like 170lbs!

(FWIW, I'm not really "upgrading" so much as replacing the entire suspension with cheap 1,000 mile take offs instead of having mine rebuilt @60k miles)

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Bump from the dead. I've got a Sachs shock from an 1199 base, trying to put it on my 899.

Did the Ohlins spring work on the Sachs shock? I was under the impression the spring is smaller on the Sachs.

I can't run the stock 90Nm spring, that's for 210lb and I'm like 170lbs!

(FWIW, I'm not really "upgrading" so much as replacing the entire suspension with cheap 1,000 mile take offs instead of having mine rebuilt @60k miles)

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Jessica
I put a ohlins spring on my 899 shock (90nm) which I ended up getting some collars made up so it would fit correctly.

Ive since changed shock out to a 1299 base sachs which has had some work done to it, but the OEM spring.

I'll post up photo when I get home
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