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Offline Bristlyridge

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Street triple R, ohlins rear shock swap?
« on: March 08, 2019, 03:08:10 PM »
I have a 2018 street triple r, and was wondering if the rear ohlins shock from the RS model(2017 onwards) would be a straight swap or would other things need to be changed?
From what I can tell looking at part numbers, the rear suspension linkages appear to be the same, but some reviews Ive seen show the travel as being different for both models of shock, but dont know if this is just due to the sportier intentions of the RS rather than the geometry being different.
Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: Street triple R, ohlins rear shock swap?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2019, 03:41:32 PM »
i asked this question a while back, sounded like it was not a straight swap, but keen to hear if its possible
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Re: Street triple R, ohlins rear shock swap?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 07:31:11 PM »
Mine was a straight swap.

Be interested to hear any problems by doing this.

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Re: Street triple R, ohlins rear shock swap?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2019, 08:58:39 PM »
Whats wrong with the R rear shock?

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Re: Street triple R, ohlins rear shock swap?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2019, 11:38:49 AM »
*Originally Posted by shaun [+]
Whats wrong with the R rear shock?

nothing really but the Ohlins is much better unit

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Re: Street triple R, ohlins rear shock swap?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2019, 11:39:49 AM »
*Originally Posted by shaun [+]
Whats wrong with the R rear shock?

Theres nothing wrong with the R shock, its just I may have the opportunity to buy an ohlins one at a good price.
Its yellow and blingy basically!

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Re: Street triple R, ohlins rear shock swap?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2019, 12:41:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by Bristlyridge [+]
Theres nothing wrong with the R shock, its just I may have the opportunity to buy an ohlins one at a good price.
Its yellow and blingy basically!

I thought with a few of you changing them that  maybe its a poor shock, nothing wrong with a bit of bling 👍.

 


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