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post #1 of 10 Old 04-22-2018, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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now i know i cant be the only one who has had this problem.... my gen 5 with stock tire and stock ohlins it feels like that crappy ohlins doesnt ever get the job done....suggestions?
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post #2 of 10 Old 04-23-2018, 08:51 AM
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My suggestion is clearly explain your problem to get people's advice and troubleshooting.
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I assume you're talking about the damper... yes the damper is straight up garbage. I get wobble all the time, even with the ABS (or wheelie control) on higher settings. This creates a lot of issues when coming out of corners at punching it. The damper does the job of preventing you from tank slapping to oblivion but my CBR1000RR had all around better damping than this "Ohlins" knock off. I would review this video on how to remove the OEM damper valve. This will prevent throwing any codes. Hide the valve in the bike somewhere, and then install a TOBY racing damper for like $530. Or, as another person recommended to me, purchase an older 2015 damper and have it rebuilt to race spec. I'm sure there's a thread somewhere with a guy on here who can rebuild the older damper for you. $530 for a damper sounds pretty steep but you could easily resell it for $300+ (in like new condition) in a couple years if you ever sell the bike.

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you can revalve any ohlins old gen damper for 110 usd or get a fixed needle (a guy here sells it) and be done with it...

whooble has to do with geometry also...
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Find a stock "ohlins" damper from a 06-10 model and have it revalved. You will be into the whole thing for $175 or less. Unhook the stock 16+ damper, tuck the harness under the top tank cover, zip tie or tape it down also. Install the revalved damper. Problem solved. Or spend $450+ on a new Ohlins damper. Also, those Chinese knock off dampers are actually not bad at all. If you can find one that will fit the stock brackets.

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not sure if they have the ohlins race scu for gen 5 but after installing it on my gen 4 i've had no issues with the ohlins electronic damper.
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not sure if they have the ohlins race scu for gen 5 but after installing it on my gen 4 i've had no issues with the ohlins electronic damper.
They do have it. I "think" it's the same module 11-18. I opted for old school. I bet the price break is close either way.

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i was actually thinking about doing the race scu since i work for a powersports i do get it on discount, just wasnt to sure if it would actually get the job done.... im usually pretty good tech and mechanics but thats where i draw my blank with the damper
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What conditions and what exactly is going on.
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