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Re: Ohlins, Wilbers and Works, Oh my!

You may just got tired.  I ride 12 hours a day on my trips to Montreal - Los Angeles (and not more than half on slab) and I am OK.
Bob Silas
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Andrew Johnson 
  To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, March 19, 2005 7:12 PM
  Subject: 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.

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