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  • #62536

    beemerkat
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    not sure what the old one looked like “Bracket” but this one has been a solid performer no signs of failure and doesn’t appear to look questionable.

    #62537

    beemerkat
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    I looked at Wilburs But whiles researching a Nevada BMW shop gave me a deal I couldn’t pass up, I am very impressed with Ohlins I did Instal myself I did Have to replace spring with a slightly beefier one due to my two up riding.
    What I noticed right out the gate was awesome handling in and out of turn they really put the control back into your hands along with the perfect balance of road info to heighten your riding senses, The bike feels more secure into corners and tracks like a slot car while riding through country roads eliminating road imperfections through the travel and reaction of the suspension while allowing you to focus on your line and exit!
    In short I will never ride another motor bike with stock suspension.
    I also had my Ohlins dialed in by a professional suspension and chassis mechanic, let me say out the box install with basic knowledge of suspensionawesome product, dialed in by the hands of a skilled and trained suspension guru…..Out of this world and stellar!

    #62538

    Glenfiddich
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    [QUOTE=AntonLargiader »]Let us know what your impressions are. I have bought Wilbers for a few bikes but I think I will try Ohlins next time around.[/QUOTE]

    I have Ohlins on my 07 GS and while they claimed they were set up for my weight it was a very harsh, jittery ride. When it came time to put new shocks on my 07 GS sidecar rig I contacted Ted Porter at Beemershop. He had me take some measurements unladen and with me in the saddle. Turned out the Ohlins had been set up for a much heavier rider. So I transferred them to the sidecar rig (the additional weight of the hack turned out to be perfect for them) and ordered Wilbers for the other GS. Much nicer ride on both bikes now!

    Goes to show the value of having the shocks correctly matched to your weight, no matter which brand you end up with.

    Pete

    #60514

    jenunn
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    I ride an ’02 GS that I switched out stock sa’s for Ohlins. It was like riding a new bike, far more responsive and roadworthy. I do a lot of two up riding and my wife also noticed a huge difference. Ohlins were a great investment for me and I’m sure you’ll feel the same way.

    #60518

    beemerkat
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    did they custom the shock for your weight w/gear or both you and your pillion?

    #62568

    Roy Jackson
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    I ran the Olins on my 94-RS and found them much superior to stock. I will be switching out the stock shocks my 04-RT sooner or later.

    #60523

    ANTON LARGIADER
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    Let us know what your impressions are. I have bought Wilbers for a few bikes but I think I will try Ohlins next time around.

    #60532

    beemerkat
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    [QUOTE=AntonLargiader »]Let us know what your impressions are. I have bought Wilbers for a few bikes but I think I will try Ohlins next time around.[/QUOTE]

    i pondered wilburs because they didnt have the ohlins for the rear but they found six comin out of switzerland ant hooked one for me, those guys are good at sierra bmw

    i will let you know when they are installed:D

    #60575

    beemerkat
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    beemerkat
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    #60587

    CRAIG MCKAY
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    Unless Ohlins has reengineered the aluminum bracket that secures the preload adjuster to the frame, it will break; maybe sooner, maybe later, but break it will. You can wait for this to happen or you can take preemptive action. In my case (after mine broke), I used the Al+3 bracket as a template for one I cut out of mild steel. After a good priming with phosphoric acid & painting (black) I mounted it up. 36K mile later it still looks good and will never fracture.

    #62673

    STOKES PETER
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    I just installed Ohlins on my 2004 R1150RT replacing the old ones with 64k miles. I installed them my self and have maybe 250 miles on them. We have a tech day here in Cleveland this Saturday and I plan to tweak them with the help of the club.

    I was informed Ohlins tend to factory set on the sporty side and will probably soften the rear slightly. But as of now the bike is very stable.

    #58604

    beemerkat
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    alright i just dropped $1600 on a set of Ohlin’s shock absorbers for my r1100sa, BM205 and BM842, i am excited from what i was told these babys are a far cry better than the stock ones i have with 42000 miles on them. any one else have experience with Ohlins?

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