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Re: Ohlins Rebuild


Thanks for the heads-up about PPS.

This thread about Ohlin rebuilds begs the more fundamental question of does
the replacement of BMW stock shocks with Ohlins change/improve the ride of
the bike enough to warrant the outlay of what-- $1300+ for a front and rear?
That's a lot of motel rooms, beer, whatever.

I've never had the opportunity to ride someone's RT or RS with Ohlins
installed so I remain one of the riders curious, but, lacking personal
hands-on experience,  reluctant  to mail out a big check and see what comes
on the UPS truck.

I see comments on the list that Ohlins improved someone's ride, but I harbor
the dark thought that someone who has just spent $1000+ for a piece of
motorcycle equipment might be reluctant to admit that it produces little
significant change in the operation of the motorcycle. Then too I wonder if
the Ohlin riders out there comprise a small group of hard core gadget nuts.

Then there is the problem of from whom to make the purchase.  And so on.



96 R1100RT

95 R1100RS

- ----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Brown" <tbrown@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "BMW Oilhead List" <oilheads@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2003 5:11 AM
Subject: Ohlins Rebuild

> Tandy:
> I can't for the life of me figure out why PPS gets the recommendation
> everytime someone asks.   I had a miserable experience with them and know
> several others who have too.  Although Stig does work for the real racers
> and knows a lot about racing and shocks, this is a family business and
> don't take very good care of their more pedestrian clients very well.   I
> never got to talk to Stig.  He never touched my shocks.  My order was lost
> for 3 months.  I had to call long distance and ask after my shocks or
> still have them today (this was 2 years ago.  A nice lady explained that
> some guy they hired must have lost my order and that I'd get them in a
> Three weeks later they arrived packed in styro-foam peanuts without the
> original Ohlins box that I'd sent them in.  I called about that and they
> mailed the empty box seperately.  When I put the shocks on the bike, they
> were worse than before the rebuild.
> The lister who recommended PPS simply bought a pair of shocks from them
> has never got a rebuild from them.   I won't be going back there ever.
> This time I went to SHY racing in Murfreesboro, TN.  They do a lot of
> and Penske work for dirt bikes and ATVs.   The guy, Jerry Link, is a
> soft-spoken great guy.   For around $300, he not only rebuild my shocks,
> converted them to R1150 RT shocks.   This involves some extensive changes
> and he did a great job for me.
> -TB