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post #11 of 18 Old 02-24-2017, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Without really knowing too much about your bike, geometry numbers, pace, tracks etc I can only tell you that Bitubo shocks out of the box work pretty damn well. Short of messing with preload to get the bike balanced I really don't have to touch damping settings. In case you're lazy here are the stock specs.

Reb - 15 clicks out
Comp - 14 clicks out
HS Comp - 12 clicks out
Length - 307.5 mm
10kg spring at 12mm of preload.
Excellent stuff...I shall apply those settings and see how I get on.

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When I bought my stock gen4, the first mod was Ohlins shock installed at stock length (309, no shim) and spring 110.
It ran wide everywhere. 5mm shim made holding line much better.
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When I bought my stock gen4, the first mod was Ohlins shock installed at stock length (309, no shim) and spring 110.
It ran wide everywhere. 5mm shim made holding line much better.
Just my 0.02.
That's good info...I heard about the shim trick. 8mm some people use.

Will check how I go and then try as an option maybe.
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I'm setting up the geometry on a stock 2011 today, I'll post up actual measurements and where we go and why.
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Hi evallarta1,

I am looking for a user manual for my Bitubo XXF31V2 shock, and was wondering if you knew how I could get hold of a PDF copy.

If not can you help me understand what all the controls in the picture are for.

Would appreciate any help.

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So Carlos was correct about the fitment.

The shock doesn't fit the standard linkage.

I believe the seller has supplied the wrong bushes (I think that's what they're called) for the stock linkage.

I will order the correct ones from the UK distributor this week

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Errmmm....Don't try to install a shock upside down.

In my defense, the Bitubo sticker is upside down when the shock is installed correctly

Thanks for the service manual evallarta1
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