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Offline BSV

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Lowering, front, rear and ohlins install.
on: March 01, 2021, 01:00:55 AM
I've had my ohlins sitting around unused for years. I purchased it for $1600.00 usd.
I measured it up and its a direct fit for the zh2!
Front end is now dropped 1" thru the trees, i cut the stock dog bones, set my rear wheel height 1" higher than before, now i gotta make a couple of new dog bones with the custom center to center holes established earlier.
Then i mount the reservoir and adjuster.




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Re: Lowering, front, rear and ohlins install.
Reply #1 on: March 01, 2021, 04:34:59 PM
Very nice! What model was the ohlins meant for? Is it the same height as their KA465 meant for the z h2? What sag numbers are you looking for?

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Re: Lowering, front, rear and ohlins install.
Reply #2 on: March 02, 2021, 12:51:15 AM
I had this shock custom made for my 550lb turbo bandit.
I had used it for only 2 weeks.  It seems to be exactly the same as the shock i removed from the zh2. I'm gonna fab up a pair of dogbones to sit the rear end an inch lower than stock. I will post pics when its done.

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Re: Lowering, front, rear and ohlins install.
Reply #3 on: March 03, 2021, 07:49:05 PM
Finally got around to making the dog bones. I decides to make several ride heights available. I will probably install them on friday. If theres no snoe, i will pull the bike outside and post a pic.

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Re: Lowering, front, rear and ohlins install.
Reply #4 on: March 03, 2021, 07:51:56 PM

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Re: Lowering, front, rear and ohlins install.
Reply #5 on: March 03, 2021, 11:15:39 PM
Installed!



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Re: Lowering, front, rear and ohlins install.
Reply #6 on: March 04, 2021, 10:45:12 PM
I had to cut and reweld the kickstand, Just need to make a bracket for the nitrogen canister.
Pretty much done.


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Re: Lowering, front, rear and ohlins install.
Reply #7 on: March 05, 2021, 11:07:19 AM
Looks fantastic. Wish I had you around when it came time for the lowering links! I like where you mounted the shock reservoir, don't think mine was long enough to reach there, put it on the exhaust hanger. Great job!!

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Re: Lowering, front, rear and ohlins install.
Reply #8 on: March 19, 2021, 12:27:14 PM
Any thoughts on the difference in ride quality?
ZH2
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Re: Lowering, front, rear and ohlins install.
Reply #9 on: March 21, 2021, 11:48:13 PM
Ride quality has been drastically improved. Bumps are no longer a cringe worthy event. I would lift my ass everytime any significant pavement imperfection was to be ran over before.
The new shock now takes care of business.
Kawasaki should seriously consider equipping this bike with an ohlins from the factory.

 



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