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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-02-2016, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Question: Adjustment Range

What is the Max Preload, Rebound, and Compression TURNS/CLICKS to FULL IN?
So, I've been playing around with suspension settings all day and this question crossed my mind, being reluctant to just simply turn all the knobs and count, I was more curious if anybody knew what these numbers were?
More specifically, for : OEM forks & Ohlins HO204 shock?

And, if not, how do I safely/reliably reach FULL IN or FULL OUT?

I'm reluctant to turn the knobs FULL IN and cause damage. The forks were serviced with new fluid, seals, and valves (Ohlins/Kyle Racing), and the shock has been replaced with an Ohlins HO204, sprung for my weight, from Dan Kyle. My curiosity is where my settings fall in the range of adjustment.

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Was somewhat surprised this does not seem to be addressed in the owner's manual (at least for the OEM forks)...

Some quick "Google' work came across an article that states the following as regards the factory fork: "Standard settings for the forks are 6 clicks out rebound (15 max) and 11 clicks out compression (23 max)."

As long as you use a light touch, turning the adjusters to full in (lightly seated) should not cause a problem.

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Very cool, I appreciate the input, the numbers you quoted are from a UK SP1 site. I glanced at those, but I'm such a little brat when it comes to specifics. Assuming, there wasn't a change in the forks, this gives me a better idea where the middle of the damping settings reside. I suppose I'll just turn the dials full in on the shock, and go from there. I've got a better balance between the front and the rear now. My only question in the back of my mind is why I didn't replace the springs when the forks were serviced. Oh well, Ohlins R&T springs aren't that expensive. I used SportRider suggested settings as a base for the forks +1/2 turn of preload and Ohlins recommended setup +7 turns on the hydraulic preload. Front /rear sag numbers are almost where I would prefer. Gonna feel out my current settings and go from there.
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