Cool, thanks, pm just sent
Even the 0.80s seem a little stiff, so personally I'd recommend against the 0.90, but it depends how stiff you want them.
You should measure sag under your riding weight to get more info related to spring selection.
Ok guys, so I drove down to Pisgah National forest for a long weekend of mountain bike riding. After calling Ohlins, I find out they are headquartered right outside of where we are riding/staying and Jerry invites me to bring the Tuono shock in, take a look at it, go over the shock, and set me up with a spring....I also got a nice tour and got to see some sweet stuff while i was in there! While i do not remember near the amount of numbers and things they went over while I was there, the basics are I weigh 192lbs, and I walked out with 1092-49/130 spring mounted to my shock ready to go. He did say this rate was a step or two below what I would get if I purchased an Ohlins shock from them according to my weight, but it is the best fit for the shock that I will be running, with my weight on the bike.....those guys seemed to know what they were doing, so I am going to believe him, haha, he may have sold me on a setup for my fz09 while I was in there too.
They were nice enough to mount it all up, use their fancy spring compressor, and give me the full tour......it gets mounted up tomorrow, and ride report as soon as the snow leaves the roads around here.
Shock installed today, everything went well, even taking the bodywork off was not a big deal. Had to run to work for a bit, but hope to have sag setup tomorrow, along with a test ride. Getting the shock in with the washers was a bit tough, i tried grease on the washers, and i wasent smooth enough to get them in without having them fall off, haha. So i just used a bit of closed cell foam i had laying around, wedged it in there, put the shock in place and pushed the foam out with the incoming bolt, worked like a charm.
Very nice! Just curious where you ended up with preload/sag? Also, how you like the ride with that spring and the sachs?
Greetings from Croatia,
I read this thread before messing with the rear shock on my NC700X 2012. Information found here were very helpful. To contribute to this thread - I've done a swap to Aprilia RSV4 2014 Sachs shock and confirm the gas container fits as well. It is a tight fit and gas container touches lightly on the plastic above. The plastic above is just a protection of some electronic components but it is flexible and does not put almost any pressure on the gas container. I put a paper around the gas container to protect it from scratches while installing, but later I took the paper off and it went down easily. So there is not a very tight contact between the gas container and the plastic. I took the advice to use the stronger Ohlins spring 1095-44/120 and I think it is perfect fit. It would be better if it is a bit shorter, but this fits as well but without much room for further preload. Ohlins has a shorter spring, but it is not 120 NM. Any shorter Ohlins would be too soft for me. I am 75 kg but mostly ride 2-up and with a lot of luggage. The preload is spot on. I just had to try several rebound and compression combinations. This setup did miracle for the comfort. Depending on the setup, it can be very bouncy or hard. But the combination I have now is perfect. Still not the comfort of BMW R1200RT I had before, but somehow reminds me of it. It is a big improvement over the stock setup. I already have Racetech valves in front and 1" risers. The original shock was not in a good shape after 50 tkm and the last year trip to Central Asia where we did 14 tkm 2-up, with a lot of luggage and few thousand kms of really bad roads and off-road. I am happy I did the swap to Sachs and not fitting the original rear shock as a replacement.
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Do you have any follow up information on your rear shock? How is it working for you after some time? Have there been any issues with the clearance on the canister?
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