No issues at all. Did few thousands already. 2-up and with the luggage. Works flawlessly. It's not a magic carpet feel like R1200RT, but not far either. But it is not just plug-in and ride. It took some time of trying different settings for compression and rebound. What works for me alone, does not 2-up and luggage. It was not an issue before as original shock did not have any settings and now apparent - it covered wider area of usage. It sucked all of it but the difference on different weights was not so apparent. Now it is. What works for me alone, in 2-up ride was too soft and wobbly. Few clicks and it is ready for 2-up. Too firm if I ride alone the same setting. So the only issue with it is you have to adjust the settings, but guess a positive remark as well. You can tune it to different scenarios. In general, the feel is not special. Just a normal comfortable ride how it should be from the beginning. I have a railroad crossing close to my place and the most obvious proof it works much better now, is crossing the rail. Just go over it and no hard kicks to the spine. Like flying over it. Perfect. This was not expensive add-on. I would recommend to go directly to RSV external reservoir shock. Just be aware it is a bit less room for the spring then regular Tuono shock. 120NM spring is a must for all riders above 75 kg and it fits just on the edge. You will need professional tools to compress it and install on the shock. 115NM Ohlins spring is a bit shorter and will leave room for preoad adjustments, but I guess it will be too soft for most of people. For me, no regrets, time invested and money.mali_r,
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?
Did you have them do the forks also?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.
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Thank you for sharing! From which year RSV is your shock? It seems there was a change in RSV chassis length after 2014 or 2016 ..So, my shock arrived,I put it on last night just to see what it was like. I got about an inch of sag with just the bike weight and another 1.125 with me on it (54mm total for you metric guys) even with almost all the preload adjustment used up. I rode it around the block, it was interesting to feel the rear end squat under acceleration.
I have a line on some 7" 800 lb/in (177 mm and 14.4 kg/mm) I think the longer spring will work, but I am not sure. Again, I think I remember reading that some folks were using 170mm length springs. I will likely give it a shot. I will just start with the preload backed all the way off and see what i need to do from there.
Mine said it was from a 2012, I am not sure others will fit, but for what it's worth mine was also length adjustable, it just happened to be the right length out of the box.Thank you for sharing! From which year RSV is your shock? It seems there was a change in RSV chassis length after 2014 or 2016 ..
I have 2014 RSV V4 Sachs shock (with external container). So 2014 V4 fits. If they introduced new model in 2016, I can not confirm it fits as well.Thank you for sharing! From which year RSV is your shock? It seems there was a change in RSV chassis length after 2014 or 2016 ..
I am about 190lbs and carried way too much stuff on my recent Utah trip. I went with the same length you did and 140 n/mm. You may be a little soft. If it squats during acceleration, you ARE too soft, other than that it is all about what feels good to you and your riding style.I just did mine Friday night. Mine is from a 2016. I tried getting with a recommended local suspension shop but couldn't get them to return a call or email. Racetech lists their springs online and they have a 178mm x 114nm so that's what I ordered (I'm 165 pounds w/o gear) hoping it was close enough.
The resevoir does press on the plastic under the fender. Enough that a bolt on the left side plastic won't go in. I doubt it'll cause any issues but it's worth mentioning.
As far as which shock is best? I wouldn't know, this is my first time doing anything to the suspension beyond swapping fork springs...
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