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RE: Ohlins Question
- Subject: RE: Ohlins Question
- From: "Davis Eichelberger" <davis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 19:19:07 -0500
I can't imagine anybody not asking the right questions to get the spring you
need. Generally it goes something like this.
You:I need shocks for my R1100RT
Vendor: Want adj preload?
Vendor: Adj High & Low comp damping?
Vendor: What do you weigh in full riding gear?
Vendor: Do you mostly ride solo or two up?
Vendor: Much luggage?
You: Nope, usually less than 20lbs, occasional cross country trip with 50lbs of
Vendor: Would you consider yourself more sport or touring oriented?
You: Both sides of my fairing lowers have scrapes.
Vendor: Okay, 4 week delivery.
But to answer your question, if they don't ask about your weight run away.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve Makohin
> Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 6:58 PM
> To: Oilheads list server
> Subject: Re: Ohlins Question
> On 12/16/03 3:57 PM, Greg gregpt@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> >steve, right on. the performance shock builder here in pdx talked
> >about spring rates during one of the workshops i attended.
> 175# rider
> >is the norm for the stock springs. ordering is no big deal.
> tell them
> >how much you weight or how much you are carrying if two up.
> they may
> >charge you a nominal amount, but they will supply the correct spring
> >with your new shock. this, after all, is not rocket science,
> so speak
> >up when you place your order. BTW, i know folks who ordered
> from win
> >krom and had them deliver the correct spring rate, no biggie.
> How does one determine the "correct" spring rate? Being
> ignernt 'bout all
> this, I'd tell the prospective vendor which bike I had, and ask if he
> needs to know anything else to get the right part. If he asks
> my weight,
> then bingo, we're on the right track. If he says nope, and I
> ask him if
> my weight matters, and he says "if you wanna lose some weigh,
> have you
> tried the Scarsdale diet?", then I know I should shop for
> another vendor.
> Does anyone have any pointers for separating the "box pushers" from
> knowledgeable folks? I'd hate to have to do all the homework
> myself and
> then give someone the right part numbers because they add
> zero value to
> the sales process. Thanks in advance.
> Oakville, Ontario, Canada
> 2000 R1100S/ABS, Mandarin