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Sometimes guys are worried about how much work it will take to swap out a shock.

So today, we are going to show how quick and easy it is to swap out a rear shock.

As most everyone knows the Stock Shock is pretty bad.

For some of you….. You may not realize it until you try someone’s Grom that already has swapped out with an upgraded Rear Shock.
Then you will feel the difference.

Ohlins has a long history of making some of the best suspension on the planet.
From World Superbike Champions, AMA Champions, to MotoGP Champions. Nearly all Factory racers and teams use Ohlins.
Don’t be fooled, thinking it’s because they are sponsored. Even the best MotoGP Riders (Lorenzo, Marquez, Pedrosa, Rossi…) They all PAY for their suspension, as Ohlins does not give away Free Product. Period.

So Ohlins can make amazing shocks for the best racers in the world, just imagine what they can do for our GROM.

Custom setup for your rider weight.


Here is the video to show you how easy it is.

Hopefully it will help you in your future endeavors.





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Nice video,

BrianS on this board also said the main problem was the swing arm and the non-bearing setup and he is making a mod to cure that problem first before the rear shocks are installed.

There were talk about the sleeves/rubber unit that was used instead of bearings on the swing arm was a major problem for serious track/racing and canyon carving.

http://www.gromforum.com/forum/grom...num-swingarms-rubber-bushings.html#post307025
 

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thanks for taking the time to shoot a DIY!!

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfHqhe4qeec[/ame]

shes got some skills :D
 

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sweet! more DIYs! someone sticky this!
 

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Wow great high quality DIY video, this will help a lot of people. Please keep more of these coming :D
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Thanks GG.

We have many more to come.

Just take a LOT of time, to clip them all together, edit them, convert them, upload them to Youtube.. then write everything out.. add some photos.....etc.. :)

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Thanks for the video, i wish i had seen it before i installed the Ohlins this summer. It has been such a relief compared to the stock shock absorber.

BTW i would suggest to be very careful when handling the side panel. It's all plastic and can brake easily.

May i ask a question regarding the Ohlins adjustments? I understand how the dial softens or hardens the shock compression, but i'm not sure when i should play with the spring preload...

Being short and light i dialed 14 click instead of the factory 12 and unloaded the spring about a half inch. So far so good... but a friend of mine pointed out that unloading the spring resulted in a shorter course. How does this work?
 

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Thanks for the video, i wish i had seen it before i installed the Ohlins this summer. It has been such a relief compared to the stock shock absorber.

BTW i would suggest to be very careful when handling the side panel. It's all plastic and can brake easily.

May i ask a question regarding the Ohlins adjustments? I understand how the dial softens or hardens the shock compression, but i'm not sure when i should play with the spring preload...

Being short and light i dialed 14 click instead of the factory 12 and unloaded the spring about a half inch. So far so good... but a friend of mine pointed out that unloading the spring resulted in a shorter course. How does this work?
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Spring Pre-load is directly linked to your Sag measurements.

Adjusting it only if neccessary.


Have you measured your sag ?







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Got some more Heavier Rate Ohlins Shock Springs in today, for those who are needing them.

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Correct. The springs are a heavier rate made for heavier riders.

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Approx. 225-275

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