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Re: New Shocks for R1100RS
- Subject: Re: New Shocks for R1100RS
- From: "James H. Nazarian, Ph. D." <microdoc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 11:48:11 -0500
I've been riding Beemers since I bought my first R75/5 in 1971. Come to
think of it, the only one of these remarkable bikes that ever needed a
replacement shock was a 1987 K75 on which the DPO had installed an Ohlins or
Yamaha shock, or some such thing. In my opinion, folks who pop for $1200
worth of aftermarket shocks on a scooter have earned the right to have 'em
rebuilt every12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. In fact, to
help remember, it might be a good idea to switch to synthetic engine oil,
and have the shocks rebuilt at every other oil change. =8^o
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Kent Christensen" <lkchris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 18, 2005 10:59 AM
Subject: Re: New Shocks for R1100RS
> re: Q: Do all aftermarket shocks require 12,000 mile rebuilds? A: I
> figure that 25K is about the norm. (Bill)
> Gee, the Konis on my '84 RS have been on there since 1985 and certainly
> don't require rebuilding. It's at 76K miles now.
> My friend has run his R1100RT with OE shock from 10K to 35K miles, most
> 2-up, in the past few years and that shock's not a leaker either.
> While 25K might be a ballpark figure for Chevies, it's certainly not for
> the likes of BMW and Mercedes in the cage world.
> What gives? One would think the price paid for aftermarket motorcycle
> shocks would ensure longer life. It certainly isn't the weight of the
> vehicle, so ... ?
> Kent Christensen