Ohlins Rear Shock for HONDA CRF 300L & Rally 2021-2023
Ohlins STX46 Shock for 2021-2023 HONDA CRF 300L and 300L Rally The single biggest complaint from CRF 300l and Rally owners is that the suspension is sprung way too light and the damping is inadequate. The bike seems to be set up for a 100-pound beginner rider- Here's how to fix that. A heavier spring or adjusting the pre-loadwill not resolve the issue.
The shock comeswith a 95Nm spring best suited for riders 175-220 lbs and offers an additional 130 lbs capacity with pre load adjustment for gear or passenger.
Kit includes the shock with remote reservoir, reservoir mounting bracket that locates the reservoir on the top of the left engine case, just like the 250L. (this is shown in the video below)
PS- If you are installing the kit yourself, PLEASE NOTE!
We recently installed the kits on our Rally’s and noted 3 things that are sort of glossed over in the instructions.
1- When installing the rear shock, the remote reservoir line at the top of the shock must be oriented so the line is positioned towards the rear of the bike and the line routed around the left side of the shock towards the front of the bike where the reservoir mounts on the left side of the engine.
2-Removing the top shock bolt isn’t too hard, but re-installation takes 2 people. One to operate a ratchet installing the top shock bolt from the right side of the bike and a second person to position the nut in place from the left side of the bike using a magnetic pickup
tool or by taping the nut to the end of a screwdriver. The airbox/battery bracket is what’s in the way-
3- To remove the fork spring, you need to remove a steel retaining clip located inside the fork tube at the top of the spring. It takes 2 people to do this. One to use a flat blade screwdriver or similar tool to depress the spring a bit while the other person uses a dental pick or similar tool to pull the retainer clip out of the groove. There's not a lot of preload on the spring, so it's not dangerous, it's just a tight space that requires 3- 4 hands! :-)
The video below is for the 250 L & Rally, but the 300's are pretty much the same process.
OHLINS INSTALLATION VIDEO
* Note: SRC MOTO is located in Oregon which is one of the few US states without a general sales tax, so none is charged. However, when shipping outside the USA, import tax, duties, and other local taxes may still be charged by the destination government or municipality.