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RE: Ohlins Rebuild
- Subject: RE: Ohlins Rebuild
- From: "Davis Eichelberger" <davis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2003 11:33:51 -0500
Actually, the money works out a lot less than you think. Stock shocks are shot
after say 30 to 40k, so you could spend $750 on replacement stockers every 30k
or $1300 on good aftermarket shocks and then only spend $200 on rebuilds every
30k. Is it worth it? Only you can answer that question. Are they
significantly better than stock, definitely!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tandy Bozeman
> Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2003 10:44 AM
> To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: 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
> > 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