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post #41 of 59 Old 01-25-2019, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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scored a new hanger on ebay for about $20 shipped which made me pretty happy considering an akra carbon hanger is $130. out with the old:






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post #42 of 59 Old 01-28-2019, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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The springs on the bike weren't enough for my big ass so rather than get the stock shock resprung, I got a little upgrade from DKR:





My buddy Chris Columbo was right, "gold is a treasure":

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out with the old....








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me wonders if ohlins makes a special tool that goes around the outside of these adjuster knobs!?!? I'm sure one of the bits in my el cheapo harbor freight security bit set would probably work on it...but I wouldn't dare try that garbage on this bling. Also had hex on the inside of the knobs but I'd rather use a dedicated tool rather than my cheap hex wrenches...


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Can you just use an allen wrench on the inside? That would be the best bet to avoid scratching them.
yeah, i could but they are very small and I'm an cheapass and refuse to invest in quality hex set from snapon or the like...lol. that's why I figured I'd see if there was a special tool for it. On my old honda, I was used to improvising but I figure I better grow up with this new beast and invest in the right tools. I guess I could start with a hex set from snapon but I know if I do, I'll open a snapon card and that's a slippery slope because I've also been eyeing up a new toolbox...lol
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me wonders if ohlins makes a special tool that goes around the outside of these adjuster knobs!?!? I'm sure one of the bits in my el cheapo harbor freight security bit set would probably work on it...but I wouldn't dare try that garbage on this bling. Also had hex on the inside of the knobs but I'd rather use a dedicated tool rather than my cheap hex wrenches...


@LDH, what sayeth ye!?!?!

Nope, the whole intent of that design is to be able to get your fingers on the adjuster when you aren't able to use a 3mm ball end allen key (that every Ohlins suspension tuner already has in their pocket)

I suggest WERA or Stahlwille
This long one is the shiznit for a lot of hard to reach shock adjusters!
https://www.kctoolco.com/stahlwille-...x-screwdriver/

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yeah, i could but they are very small and I'm an cheapass and refuse to invest in quality hex set from snapon or the like...lol. that's why I figured I'd see if there was a special tool for it. On my old honda, I was used to improvising but I figure I better grow up with this new beast and invest in the right tools. I guess I could start with a hex set from snapon but I know if I do, I'll open a snapon card and that's a slippery slope because I've also been eyeing up a new toolbox...lol
You're too quick. I deleted my message because I overlooked that you had already mentioned it. Those dials should turn with very little effort so I don't think you need a top quality tool.
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Nope, the whole intent of that design is to be able to get your fingers on the adjuster when you aren't able to use a 3mm ball end allen key (that every Ohlins suspension tuner already has in their pocket)

I suggest WERA or Stahlwille
This long one is the shiznit for a lot of hard to reach shock adjusters!
https://www.kctoolco.com/stahlwille-...x-screwdriver/

I was just so damn excited to get the shock installed I honestly didn't even test out the adjusters... just tried them for the first time after last night and realized that they are indeed easy enough to turn with fingers alone...but I do like that stahlwhille so I may grab that.



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You're too quick. I deleted my message because I overlooked that you had already mentioned it. Those dials should turn with very little effort so I don't think you need a top quality tool.
ha. whoops. my account is too new to let me delete posts or even edit yet...my bad...

...but yeah, they are easy enough to adjust now that I actually tried them out. Just figured ohlins would have some fancy pantsy tool for it...lol.
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the green rimtape on the wheels looks a little out of place with the red, white, and blue fairings...some powder should cure that. I also hate the stupid ignition mount hole on the upper triple clamp so that deserves some attention with the dremmel and file ... and then some powder:





Popped the bearings out of the wheels and the wheels and upper clamp will get some color...

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the wheels and clamp all coated up with a two stage powder coat... I tried out Prismatic Powders "Illusion Gold" which requires the PPS Clear Vision top coat that, depending on how heavy you lay it on the object, can really change the color of the base (like any multi-stage paint job)...

I didn't do a "let down" panel on some spare metal...the stuff is like $50/lbs and I needed a pound of material for the whole job...so I just risked it and it turned out decent.

Under artificial light, it almost looks like it has a little green in it (fitting, eh?) but under natural light it is a really nice shiny gold. I kinda wanted to try anodizing to see if I could get it close to the ohlins gold but I figured that would be a near impossibly task so....here's the result:







finishing touches with the file:

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