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Ohlins install this weekend

Got a set of HD 772s in the garage that I'm going to put on this weekend. The main reason I'm posting this before the install is I'm kind of skeptical that they are going to make as much difference as I always read about.

I don't hate the OE stuff on the bike as much as everyone else apparently does. Matter of fact I never really think much about it at all. I always figured the cats bitching about the suspension being so bad were just kind of soft...LOL

So once I get them on and set up I'll come back and post my thoughts.

I'm hoping to be as impressed as everyone else.
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It you have a Rushmore model you will notice a big difference.

Are those the adjustable length? Make sure to set the sag. It will make a difference. Also, it will take a couple hundred miles for them to settle in.

FYI..if you like the rears you'll end up changing out the fronts too.
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If you are not aware, eye to eye is a different length on each side by a small amount. When you lift the rear of the bike to install the shocks, install the top bolt of each shock first then lift the bike to where the left side eyelet is aligned perfectly with the bolt hole on the swing arm so that you could install the bolt by hand freely. Then break the locknut loose at the bottom of the right shock to adjust the length so that you may now insert that bolt by hand freely without having to move the position of the bike up or down. Then lock the locknut back into place. This will help ensure that you will get them same adjustment on both sides instead of one shock being compressed a little more than the other.
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Setting them up correctly is 90 percent of what you will "feel". If you bought them from Smarty follow his directions.

It is better to have a second person to help set the static sag correctly.


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It you have a Rushmore model you will notice a big difference.

Are those the adjustable length? Make sure to set the sag. It will make a difference. Also, it will take a couple hundred miles for them to settle in.

FYI..if you like the rears you'll end up changing out the fronts too.
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If you are not aware, eye to eye is a different length on each side by a small amount. When you lift the rear of the bike to install the shocks, install the top bolt of each shock first then lift the bike to where the left side eyelet is aligned perfectly with the bolt hole on the swing arm so that you could install the bolt by hand freely. Then break the locknut loose at the bottom of the right shock to adjust the length so that you may now insert that bolt by hand freely without having to move the position of the bike up or down. Then lock the locknut back into place. This will help ensure that you will get them same adjustment on both sides instead of one shock being compressed a little more than the other.
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Setting them up correctly is 90 percent of what you will "feel". If you bought them from Smarty follow his directions.

It is better to have a second person to help set the static sag correctly.
I did in fact get them from Smarty. I'll be calling him so he can walk me through it.
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I bet you’re going to notice a nice difference.I was looking at those too.The stock hand adjustable shocks just rode to stiff.Its nice to have some bounce.

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I bet you’re going to notice a nice difference.I was looking at those too.The stock hand adjustable shocks just rode to stiff.Its nice to have some bounce.
That's what I'm hoping for.

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I'm guessing it's ok to run the eye all the way in to make the shock as short as possible right?

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I'm guessing it's ok to run the eye all the way in to make the shock as short as possible right?
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I'm guessing it's ok to run the eye all the way in to make the shock as short as possible right?

Yes on the short side but then you will want to run the other side out a couple of threads to make it line up with that hole. The objective is to not have one shock more compressed even by a little.

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