Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

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Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby murphc13 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:49 am

First off I haven't!!Secondly I'm looking into it....not actively but passively lol
Right here's the titty gritty!!!
If one bought a set of Ohlins from a 675,Ducati Pan or Aprilia RSV4 or whatever how would one
•ensure the abs sensor is located properly
•ensure the correct triple clamps are used

Would you just buy the t-clamps from whatever bike you bought the Ohlins from?
But the stem would have to be the correct diameter for our headstock right?

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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby Twisted_Nudist » Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:47 am

Why not just buy the WP competition cartridge kit for the stock forks?
That's the least amount of labour, complications and headaches, no?
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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby Dukem » Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:35 am

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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby murphc13 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:44 am

Twisted_Nudist wrote:Why not just buy the WP competition cartridge kit for the stock forks?
That's the least amount of labour, complications and headaches, no?

I already know this.....but my question was regarding Ohlins buddy
It's something I'll keep on the radar if it's not too complicated to get done

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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby mac900 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:49 am

Does Ohlins even make forks for the SD1290? For the fun of it I was looking last week and could only find a rear shock for it.

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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby murphc13 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:51 am

mac900 wrote:Does Ohlins even make forks for the SD1290? For the fun of it I was looking last week and could only find a rear shock for it.

No they don't....that's why I'm asking how it might be done

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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby Scuba1290r » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:13 pm

I'm not sure on ohlins, but I'm having traxxion dynamics install their AK-gas for cartridge kit my 1290r forks right now. I'm sure a good suspension shop should be able to retro fit a ohlins 30mil kit in them also.


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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby wsmc99 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:26 pm

You need the same (or nearly same) physical dimensions and look at where the ABS sensor mounts in relation to the axle.
If the fork OD and length are the same, then it's only complicated. If not, it's much more complex.

Have the stock valving reworked for a fraction of the cost/hassle and spend money on good tyres! :D

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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby mac900 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:47 pm

murphc13 wrote:
mac900 wrote:Does Ohlins even make forks for the SD1290? For the fun of it I was looking last week and could only find a rear shock for it.

No they don't....that's why I'm asking how it might be done


With a fair amount of difficulty and likely won't be Ohlins either. The racers are finding ways. GP Suspension, I think, has something going on and like others have posted, Traxxion Dynamics. I've no experience with either at this point.

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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby murphc13 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:14 pm

wsmc99 wrote:You need the same (or nearly same) physical dimensions and look at where the ABS sensor mounts in relation to the axle.
If the fork OD and length are the same, then it's only complicated. If not, it's much more complex.

Have the stock valving reworked for a fraction of the cost/hassle and spend money on good tyres! :D

If the OD is different then one could just buy the triple clamps for whatever bike the Ohlins are for.
Not 100% sure if the bottom clamp stem would fit but that could be found out

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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby wsmc99 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:41 pm

murphc13 wrote:
wsmc99 wrote:You need the same (or nearly same) physical dimensions and look at where the ABS sensor mounts in relation to the axle.
If the fork OD and length are the same, then it's only complicated. If not, it's much more complex.

Have the stock valving reworked for a fraction of the cost/hassle and spend money on good tyres! :D

If the OD is different then one could just buy the triple clamps for whatever bike the Ohlins are for.
Not 100% sure if the bottom clamp stem would fit but that could be found out


Well the stem, stops and offset all need to be considered.
Seriously not worth the trouble.

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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby Tripped1 » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:52 pm

wsmc99 wrote:
murphc13 wrote:
wsmc99 wrote:You need the same (or nearly same) physical dimensions and look at where the ABS sensor mounts in relation to the axle.
If the fork OD and length are the same, then it's only complicated. If not, it's much more complex.

Have the stock valving reworked for a fraction of the cost/hassle and spend money on good tyres! :D

If the OD is different then one could just buy the triple clamps for whatever bike the Ohlins are for.
Not 100% sure if the bottom clamp stem would fit but that could be found out


Well the stem, stops and offset all need to be considered.
Seriously not worth the trouble.


Just a matter of matching specs, people have been throwing older GSX-R forks at things forever, I have a set (with AK-20s) waiting to go on my Speed Triple as we speak. For that it was a matter of making an axel spacer and buying a different top-bearing for the triple clamp. Even mounts the stock style damper from a 2005 GSXR.

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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby murphc13 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:57 am

Just a matter of matching specs, people have been throwing older GSX-R forks at things forever, I have a set (with AK-20s) waiting to go on my Speed Triple as we speak. For that it was a matter of making an axel spacer and buying a different top-bearing for the triple clamp. Even mounts the stock style damper from a 2005 GSXR.[/quote]
Might be one for the future....I only have good experience with ohlins forks!!
I'm sure it's doable.....maybe after the GP season is over and the weather gets bad I might tackle it!!
Thanks for the reply

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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby wsmc99 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:46 pm

Yes some conversions are easier than others.
The GSXR front end on my SV is cake.

GSXR forks can be made to work as good as Ohlins, with K-Tech kits they are fantastic!

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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby Growler48 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:53 pm

Scuba1290r wrote:I'm not sure on ohlins, but I'm having traxxion dynamics install their AK-gas for cartridge kit my 1290r forks right now. I'm sure a good suspension shop should be able to retro fit a ohlins 30mil kit in them also.


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Where are you getting this done? Can you provide any feedback yet?
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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby Scuba1290r » Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:43 pm

Growler48 wrote:
Where are you getting this done? Can you provide any feedback yet?


I sent them to traxxion dynamics directly in Georgia. Hopefully they get them done this week and shipped back to me. I'll post up when I get them back and installed. They are also re-valving/ correct spring for the stock rear shock.

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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby xtremewlr » Sun May 22, 2016 9:24 pm

Scuba1290r, any feedback on the Traxxion cartridge kit? Was it the AK-20 kit or the AK-Gas kit?

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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby Scuba1290r » Wed May 25, 2016 2:56 am

I got the Ak gas, I haven't had much track time to really test them yet, but they definitely make the bike feel more stable. The ride is stiffer now but there is no more diving front end during hard braking. :). I am 250lbs, so the stock springs were way to soft.


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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby Scuba1290r » Wed May 25, 2016 2:57 am

The rear shock, I had them put the correct spring and revalve.


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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby xtremewlr » Wed May 25, 2016 4:22 am

Cool, thanks for the info. I'm 230lbs, so I probably need to have similar springs. The bike does feel way to soft for me and I have noticed the front end diving a fair amount under hard-ish braking.

What was the cost on the whole package if you don't mind me asking?

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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby crikks11 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:55 am

Wouldn't rc8r forks work and online makes them?
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Re: Changing forks to OHLINS!!!

Postby Aphex » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:45 pm

crikks11 wrote:Wouldn't rc8r forks work and online makes them?


Gonna run into issues with the calipers/rotors me thinks.
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