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Re: Ohlins, Wilbers and Works, Oh my!

At 6:53 PM -0500 3/19/05, Robert Silas wrote:
>I wonder where do people ride, on what kind of terrain, gravel, or 
>asphalted roads only???  How a stock shock becomes insufficient 
>after 20 - 25,000 miles???
>What do you do to those shocks???  Can we assume that BMW sells a 
>bike for $20 -27,000 (Can.) and install such lousy shocks???  They 
>fabricate bikes which last for 125-150,000 miles easily, but not, 
>they put shocks on, which are good only for 1/6 -th of the life time 
>of all other parts (or most of those)???

My stock shocks on the Y2K GS were fine if I didn't ride more than 
three hours. After that, they had given up much damping and made 
riding on bumpy roads a real chore. The Ohlins hold their damping 
behavior all day long.

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- - andrew, Berkeley, '00 R1150GS
- - "Moto per Mangiare, Mangiare per Moto"