Regular effective maintenance is the key to maintaining the optimum function and performance of your Öhlins suspension forks and rear suspension units. Maintaining box-fresh performance can be ensured by following our regular service intervals, based on hours of riding time. Servicing is always best carried out by those with the right tools and experience so if you are in any doubt contact your local Öhlins authorised service centre, these can be found here.
However recent developments in the product range, with the procedures to maintain the units being made more straightforward, means that Öhlins products are now easier to home service for most riders with just intermediate mechanical skills, using commonly owned tools. Öhlins riders can now safely maintain and service their own forks and rear shocks using our simple step by step video guides or PDF manuals; supported by easily available spare parts kits with everything they need to keep their ride smooth.
Service parts are also simplified into kits by service level or interval. Kits are available for 100-hour services and are available to purchase via your local Öhlins distributor or dealer.
You can also purchase these parts online via Ohlins.eu / Ohlinsusa.com.
Specialist Service Tools
In addition to the standard tools required for most service applications (detailed further down on this page), Öhlins offers a small range of specialist tools to aid safe and efficient servicing. It is incredibly important to use the correct tools and service parts as they are key to ensuring suspension performance and a long product life span. Our range of tools is available to purchase via your local Öhlins distributor or dealer. You can also purchase these parts online via Ohlins.eu / Ohlinsusa.com.
TTX Air End Eye Tool
Part Number: 19861-01
Specific clamp designed to hold the end-eye securely, without damage when adjusting stroke or performing a 100-hour service on any TTX Air family rear shock.
Using the correct viscosity and synthetic mix of oil and grease in your shock or fork makes a huge difference to its function. For seamless performance every time, we recommend using the below genuine Öhlins lubricants when performing any routine interval service. Our range of lubricants are available to purchase via your local Öhlins distributor or dealer. You can also purchase these parts online via Ohlins.eu / Ohlinsusa.com.
Öhlins Renep CGLP 68 Fork Lube
Part Number: 01336-01
Lower leg fluid to reduce friction and get the best possible lubrication of bushings. Needed when doing 50-hour lower leg service and 100-hour air spring service.
Öhlins Renep CGLP 220 Air Spring Lube
Part Number: 01337-06
Air spring lubrication to get the air spring working as smoothly as possible. Needed when doing 100-hour air spring service on the RXF36, RXF38, DH38 and TTXAir
Home Service Manuals & Videos
With the right service kits, some specialist tools, lubricants and just a few common workshop tools home servicing your front and rear Öhlins shocks is easy. We outline all the required steps for each interval service in both our manuals and with easy to follow service videos available from our YouTube channel. The common workshop tools that will help you are listed here:
- 28mm socket (for coil and older air forks only)
- Shimano style cassette tool
- 10mm / 14mm / 19mm spanners
- 20mm spanner for the coil kit tool
- 12mm / 14mm sockets
- Torque wrench
- Soft hammer / mallet
- 2.5mm / 4mm / 5mm / 6mm – Hex / Allen Keys
- A bench mounted vice with soft jaws
Service manuals for all our products are available as downloadable PDFs as well as being supplied within the packaging of all products.
You can access the latest PDF versions by clicking this link.
SERVICE INTERVAL VIDEOS
RXF36 m.2 Air
RXF36 m.2 Coil
OTHER TECH VIDEOS
- How to install the floating front axle on Öhlins MTB forks
- How to convert an RXF36 m.2 fork from air to coil
- How to install volume spacer in a TTXAir rear shock
- How to change stroke on a TTXAir rear shock