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Re: Garmin MetroGuide Canada v4

Everyone has their opinion on shocks.  But here is one way to look at 
it.  If you like a BMW or Audi type firm ride, then you will like the 
after market shocks.  If you like a GM or Ford ride, then stick with 
the stock stuff.  I got the Ohlins, but would go with a USA vendor next 
time, just to have the ability to talk with them about spring rate and 
any issues after the sale.  Remember that Ohlins is in Europe, and 
getting any changes or adjustments is a major hassle after the initial 
purchase is done.  Thus, I recommend the Works or Fox.  Local people, 
they speak English, and they are an easy UPS Ground shipment away.

Bob Hadden '98RS

On Tuesday, December 2, 2003, at 07:20 AM, Steve Makohin wrote:
> I'm still running stock shocks, but the plan is to get Ohlins when the
> wallet permits. At your mileage, if you replace your current shocks 
> with
> stock parts you will feel a significant improvement. My understanding 
> of
> Ohlins is that they work extremely well, but they are very pricey. 
> Budget
> around CAD$2.2K for a front and rear mono-shock (I don't know what you
> ride). I also understand that Works and Fox shocks are very good, and
> considerably less coin. I have not done any research outside of Ohlins.
> Good luck.
> -Steve
>  Oakville, Ontario, Canada
>  2000 R1100S/ABS, Mandarin