My Öhlins is mounted right side up. I much prefer how it looks that way. Just a personal preference. It does rub on the rear hugger. I put a small piece of electrical tape on the shock where it touches the plastic. It is right behind the eyelet. That way it can never hurt the finish on the Öhlins.I see you don't have a rear hugger installed, I have pondered removing mine since I bought the bike. What type of chain lube do you use and how messy does it get? My hugger actually bumps my rear ohlins sometimes.
I run Maxima Chain Wax too. Seems pretty good.I use Maxima Chain Wax (dirt bike version) not messy at all nor does it sling off.
I never did anything above the shock. I guess it is ok. I don’t see any evidence of it touching.What made you decide to flip your shock over? How much did you clearance the top side originally?
If my wife and I rent a house again at Blue Mountain Beach, maybe I could bring the Grom and go for a ride with you guys.The ride will probly be slow paced since we will be cruising Hwy98 with that many bikes traffic tourist and the route is a 65mile straight line lol.
Ha! You guys have me all curious about my shock clearance. I just went out to the garage to check it out. It looks like my reservoir has touched the hugger. There is a mark in the center of the hugger, right on the edge. It is only a few millimeters across. I never even thought about it hitting there. I always read that the Ohlins piggyback reservoir shock worked fine on the Grom SF. If I eventually have to, I will cut a hole or something.Flipped it cause whenever I ride 2up the dial would make contact at the top and the bottom of the shock would make contact with the hugger.
Hahaha Blue Mountain Bch havent been that way since Nextel push to talk phones were a thing (BeepBeep).If my wife and I rent a house again at Blue Mountain Beach, maybe I could bring the Grom and go for a ride with you guys.
dubSolo, are you going to mount the shock right side up now that you cut that hole?
My bad @Upgrayedd just now seeing this, No did not cut tray or anything under the seat.•Edit to add some more questions.•
Was your hitting really badly? How bad was the compression clicker hitting the underside of the battery tray thingy? Did you cut a hole in the tray too?
Do you feel like you are running too soft of a spring for your weight or is that only when you a riding 2up?My bad @Upgrayedd just now seeing this, No did not cut tray or anything under the seat.
The compression knob just barely sits at that little recess under the seat / battery tray, I noticed the knob and the recess area has scaring from where its making contact.
Whenever I re-center it,,, after riding its usaully right back pressed against rubbing that area... Ill try to take a picture of the marks and post later
I do have my Ohlins at max spring pre-load of 19mm and compression set to just 3clicks dialing back out from max compression. It has helped but still just barely kisses the hugger,,, so hole cut mod was put in affect lol
Just me on the grom it sits in that pocket and rest against the wall slowly rubbing it away...Do you feel like you are running too soft of a spring for your weight or is that only when you a riding 2up?
Neat. That is a lot of bikes. I’ve never done a big group ride like that on motorcycles.2:30 in... Squad!
I didn't even think of that lol, he was doing that 62 on our way to p-cola which is a good 40 miles and he stayed at the back of the pack so no one to really push him but definitely able to get sucked in I guess....You kind of get sucked along. Maybe that helped the Kawasaki Z125 Pro a little bit too.
I worked at that Jetty East for 2 summers, Destin has grown really fast. I left the area for 4yrs came back, seem to have grown twice its size.I’ve been to that Destin Commons shopping center several times over the years. There is a Bass Pro Shops there, I remember.
We would stay at Jetty East. Nowadays, it’s 30A...Blue Mountain, Seaside, Seagrove. I must be getting older...lol. When we were there in 2018, I couldn’t believe how busy Destin had become, especially compared to 20 years ago.
Dude took out the person filming. I would be pissed! lol! Stuntn is cool, but you can definitely get caught up in a crash when on a group ride.Stuntn is cool,,, buuuuuut...
Small world. I remember everyone loved Destin compared to Panama City, because it wasn’t as busy. Those days are over with. Ha.I worked at that Jetty East for 2 summers, Destin has grown really fast. I left the area for 4yrs came back, seem to have grown twice its size.
Definitley sucks being taken out by someone else, Those two are buddys, their use to it lol...Dude took out the person filming. I would be pissed! lol!
Small world. I remember everyone loved Destin compared to Panama City, because it wasn’t as busy. Those days are over with. Ha.
You said you work at Eglin. So I guess you are either in the military or a civilian employee.
I understand. I’ve seen that movie.Definitley sucks being taken out by someone else, Those two are buddys, their use to it lol...
Yeah I work out on Eglin for a private government contractor present in 5 countries,,, Small scale compared to some Private contractors
The movie War Dog is the best way to explain it believe it or not,,, but without all the Treachery 😂