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- Subject: Re: Shocks
- From: Robert Silas <robert.silas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 13:54:17 -0500
You are right by saying that the shocks settle down. I am short and I
realized that now I can reach the ground easier than I did 5 years ago,
however I also noticed that my shocks bottom out easier then 5 years ago.
Since you have half of the km. I have on the bike, I may have passed your
situation and now shocks are just getting worse.
In every bad thing there is something good, and "vice versa"(?).
Thanks for pointing this out.
> Bob, you wrote:
> "BTW, do you have better shocks on your bike??? I am on the OEM shocks at
> 135,000 km."
> I'm glad to hear about the OEM shocks, especially the distance travelled.
> Like the rest of the bike the OEM shocks, IMO, seem to settle down and
> perform quite well for a long time. My R850R at just under 70000km is
> giving a nicer ride now than I can remember when new (when it was a bit
> harsh on rough roads). The RT, at 40000km, is also starting to glide
> with mainly the movement of the front forks indicating a deterioration of
> the road surface.
> It may be that I do not habitually load the bikes heavily - well not
> counting a few grocery runs every week... Amazing, the mass in dog food,
> sugar, tinned stuff and the likes!
> Clive Liddell
> South Africa
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Robert Silas <robert.silas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <oilheads@xxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 6:57 AM
> Subject: Re: Garmin MetroGuide Canada v4
> > Hello Steve,
> > Thanks a lot for the comprehensive write-up, I did not expect that much
> > input, so thanks again.
> > I will check out both sites and will see a dealer in Montreal too. I
> > to study the subject well, not just jump into it. As for now, I am a
> > rookie on the subject.
> > I'll let you know about my purchase, when I come to it.
> > BTW, do you have better shocks on your bike??? I am on the OEM shocks
> > 135,000 km.
> > Bob Silas
> > '94 R1100RS, ABS and many modifications