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Responding to Kane

triples are all 54mm so they'll work either way. The neck post and bearings..? I ain't positive but why would they be different? Overall length of the Ohlins is 20 - 23 mm longer than the early front legs. You'll just have to run them up into the clamps a bit to maintain the same geometry. All the post '01 bike forks are longer to accommodate the new frame specs and allow for the new style clip-on. I'm still of the opinion that the later frame was designed primarily for the addition of the LeMans to the expanding line.

The axle, I do not know but the correct axle and spacer should come with the forks. Front wheel and bearing 'should' be the same

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Those forks should bolt up. You will have to change your front wheel bearings to accept that axle.

thats the Ducati style hollow axle...same size bearings on both sides.

There are no more new rear Ohlins. Docc got the last one of those. There are other rears available

that work quite well...but then there not Ohlins.

sorry    I did not look at your location. if you are an eastern guy, there is a great shop in Henderson NC that does 

Ohlins. I would have them serviced with fresh oil, new seals, and have them set up for your weight

Andy:race:

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1 hour ago, andy york said:

Those forks should bolt up. You will have to change your front wheel bearings to accept that axle.

thats the Ducati style hollow axle...same size bearings on both sides.

There are no more new rear Ohlins. Docc got the last one of those. There are other rears available

that work quite well...but then there not Ohlins.

sorry    I did not look at your location. if you are an eastern guy, there is a great shop in Henderson NC that does 

Ohlins. I would have them serviced with fresh oil, new seals, and have them set up for your weight

Andy:race:

No, there're better.

Ciao 

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On 2/17/2021 at 5:27 PM, docc said:

@TeddyG's buddy likely has a V11 Ballabio, then. I do not believe there is room for a piggy back reservoir on a V11 . . .

A piggyback can be fitted. I have one on my Scura. There's room behind the airbox and above the shock under the seat. If it's thenstandard Scura/Corsa stuff it'll go right on.. 

The problem is the Ohlins front. It'll bolt up straight but the front fender won't. The front fenders for the Marzocchi to the Ohlins are completely different. He'd have to use the Aprilia fender and just paint it. Screw finding a Scura/Corsa front fender. Almost unobtainium and if found (  a huge IF) people want a fortune for them. 

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23 minutes ago, Rox Lemans said:

A piggyback can be fitted. I have one on my Scura. There's room behind the airbox and above the shock under the seat. If it's thenstandard Scura/Corsa stuff it'll go right on.. 

The problem is the Ohlins front. It'll bolt up straight but the front fender won't. The front fenders for the Marzocchi to the Ohlins are completely different. He'd have to use the Aprilia fender and just paint it. Screw finding a Scura/Corsa front fender. Almost unobtainium and if found (  a huge IF) people want a fortune for them. 

Love to see some images of that shock set-up. buddy! :pic: How does it miss the battery tray?

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4 hours ago, footgoose said:

......I'm still of the opinion that the later frame was designed primarily for the addition of the LeMans to the expanding line....

How so? Could not a LeMans do with the shorter frame?

I thought the V11 was basically a naked LeMans?
 

btw, thanks all for the encouraging info on an Ohlins / red frame marriage. I’ve not ridden a long frame bike, but I find my short red frame bike stable enough and fairly nimble considering her weight. The suspension feels a bit harsh at times, and I am sure that when I finally get around to sorting out what ever it needs it will perform better. But perhaps an Ohlins equipped red frame V11 would be a grand thing!

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On 2/23/2021 at 10:50 PM, Kane said:

How so? Could not a LeMans do with the shorter frame?

I thought the V11 was basically a naked LeMans?
 

btw, thanks all for the encouraging info on an Ohlins / red frame marriage. I’ve not ridden a long frame bike, but I find my short red frame bike stable enough and fairly nimble considering her weight. The suspension feels a bit harsh at times, and I am sure that when I finally get around to sorting out what ever it needs it will perform better. But perhaps an Ohlins equipped red frame V11 would be a grand thing!

I could have worded that differently. They had other reasons for the subtle frame changes. The LM fairing is what I speculate pushed them to pull the trigger on the new frame. Not likely an easy decision considering cost. The early frame surely needed braced but as you said, it could have handled the LM fairing. The real question in my mind is why the 1100 Sport was not designated a LeMans. Makes no sense.

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