Note! Install the spring to the shock absorber before installing the shock absorber on the vehicle. 1 Measure the free length of the spring (A).
Spring platform clamp
Loosen the screw on the spring platform clamp so that you can move the spring platform as far up as needed to install the spring.
Yamaha YZ 250 F
Rider’s weight: Rider wearing all riding equipment.
Install the shock absorber to the vehicle according to the procedure in this folder. Check sag and ride height (see the Owner’s Manual) and adjust the spring preload again if necessary.
Note! Tighten the screw on the spring platform clamp before riding the motorcycle.
Put the shock absorber up-side-down in a vice so that you can install the spring and the spring clip.
Note! The spring platform and spring are press fitted. Push hard to install the spring.
Measure the spring length. Adjust the spring preload to the recommended setting, see section Adjustments and Set-up data in this folder.
Warning! It is advisable to have an Öhlins dealer install the shock absorber.
When installing, consult your Vehicle Service Manual.
Put the motorcycle on a workstand so that the rear wheel barely touches the ground.
Warning! Make sure the vehicle is securely supported so that it will not tip.
2 Remove the seat.
Remove the number plate. Loosen the silencer from the sub frame, leave it attached to the exhaust pipe.
Remove the sub frame and the air box from the carburetor.
Loosen the upper and the lower attachments of the original shock absorber and remove it.
How to install
Note! Before installing the Öhlins shock absorber clean the vehicle thoroughly.
Install the Öhlins shock absorber in the same way as the original unit. Use the original attachment screws.
Put the air box, sub frame and seat back in position and fasten them. Make sure that all removed parts are installed in the same way as they were before the installation.
Note! Lower the motorcycle so that the shock absorber is sligthly compressed, before tightening the screws.
Caution! Make sure that all screws are tightened to the correct torque and that nothing fouls or restricts movement of the shock absorber when the suspension is fully compressed or extended.