Featured Ohlins Rear Shocks On My Speed Twin

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  1. adrian knight

    adrian knight Well-Known Member

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    I have just fitted some Thruxton R Ohlins Rear shocks to my Speed Twin.
    picked them up on Fleabay at a decent price.
    Fitted straight with no problems.
    Any Suggestions on settings anyone ?
    i haven't been out for a decent ride yet but it seems to rides much better.
    i guess it would look better with black springs.

    cheers Ady

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  2. Sprinter

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    Put them back to standard ( Thruxton) settings. I cant imagine much real difference, Set preload to your weight maybe.
     
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  3. Tosgha

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    Where's the grab rail from?
     
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  4. adrian knight

    adrian knight Well-Known Member

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  5. adrian knight

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    i have set just a little softer than standard at present , will have a play about :)
     
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  6. Jet City

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    Personally I like the yellow springs; adds a splash of color.

    Looking forward to making this upgrade on my black Speedy
     
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  7. Duckadiledundee

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    I agree with jet city.. bike looks ducking awesome with those springs and I usually hate the colour yellow but in this case it works really well..
     
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  8. Jet City

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    Just ordered up some Thruxton R rears for my Speedy. Thanks for the inspiration Ady!
     
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  9. adrian knight

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    Nice one i had a good ride out today , the bike is so much better , going out two up tomorrow so lets see what its like. I am now on standard settings.
    Next to sort the front end out
     
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  10. Jet City

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    Ohlins are supposed to come next week. I’ll post pics when they are on!
     
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  11. Wessa

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    They look stunning Ady.... It looks like my bank account is going to be a little lighter next month when I get back from holiday....
     
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  12. Eldon

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    What's the front end plan to compliment this?
    Looks good so far :p
     
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  13. adrian knight

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    thanks :) have a look on Ebay there is often some on there for sale
     
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  14. adrian knight

    adrian knight Well-Known Member

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    Probably going for Ohlins spring cartridges but still doing some research
     
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  15. Lessaint

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    I pick my speed twin up early next year from Webb's, it will the first bike since 1999 that ive had that does not have Ohlins as standard (Mille Tuono & Triple "R" ). I will ride it for a few months and make a decision wether to upgrade or not, it felt a good set up when i had my test ride.
     
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  16. Jet City

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    Ohlins rear shocks obtained and installed!

    I’ve set them up for “comfort” (20 clicks compression, 40 clicks rebound) and the least amount of preload.

    I weigh about 160 lb; ride is much better than stock with this setup. Even a hack like me can feel it.

    And there’s a nice splash of yellow color on the black bike.

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  17. adrian knight

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    Looking good any plans on modifying the front forks i must agree the ride is much improved
     
  18. Carl556

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    Can you tell me if you used the nuts and bolts from the original shock or any additional hardware please? I’ve just bought a set from an 2018 thruxton so waiting on them to be delivered
     
  19. adrian knight

    adrian knight Well-Known Member

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    Yes a straight fit using all the original fasteners, a fairly easy task
     
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  20. Carl556

    Carl556 New Member

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    Sweet. Thanks for that. Very excited I think it looks so much better with the ohlins
     
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