Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
You need to call the guys at Kyle Racing. My kit didnt come with a Ohlins Top cap, the stock one is the one they use. I thought they might have been trying to short change me so I called Ohlins USA up to see if that was case, and they said yes for my bike they use the stock top cap, but if I wanted I could buy the Ohlins top caps. They said that the stock top caps are just as good so they arent needed. If you want the top cap tool you can buy it from Kyle Racing they said it was 53 dollars but since this kit uses the stock cap it wasnt needed. They did send me the Ohlins Cartridge installation tool and the spring run up tool those are needed to do the job and they cost about 200 for the tools and the oil needed. Yeah I did the job myself took about a 1.5 hours per fork tube thats removing them from the bike to ready to ride. The stock cartridges are a PITA if you dont have the spring compressor I just ended up cutting the plastic spring spacer off to get access to the nut to remove the top cap, but with simple hand tools this mod can be done with ease. Hope this helps let me know if you have other questions.