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Re: Suspension Dampers

Yeah, from Montreal, I have to do a 1000 km to get down to the Blue Ridge Parkway.  It's a long day and an extra night in the motel. Of course coming home is the same again.
Bob Silas
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Clive Liddell 
  To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 11:09 AM
  Subject: RE: Suspension Dampers

  Well 160k.km may be pushing it but I think mine may get there too :)   My
  M-B car is at 198k.km with OEM dampers still in place - no leaks but when
  loaded I can feel a bit of floating at the rear...

  re Tyre Wear: Never been on a "track" but where I stay and the roads I ride
  on are either going up hills or down mountains and thus I have to really
  rack my (remaining) brains to think of a stretch of back road that is
  straight for more than 500 meters.   This area is a popular Sunday
  "playground" for local riders as well as bike clubs and groups from Durban
  (about 3/4 hour down the road from here).   Truth be told we are rather
  spoilt for choice here when I read of some US riders having to ride HOURS to
  get to the twisties!

  Even the 2/3 lane roads (which I shun unless forced to use them) actually
  have some "challenging" bends.   Last Sunday I needed to hurry back after a
  run and used the "freeway" at pace and was surprised to see the lines of
  worn (or torn) rubber up to the edge - musta been going faster than I
  thought :|

  Clive Liddell
  Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  '96 R850R ~77kkm
  '01 R1100RT ~57kkm

  > -----Original Message-----
  > From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx]On
  > Behalf Of Robert Silas
  > Sent: 22 March, 2005 14:40
  > To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
  > Subject: Re: Suspension Dampers
  > Clive,
  > Accordingly, is it possible that some life still remained in my
  > shocks, after 160,000 km???
  > BTW, are you running the "tracks" or are there an awful  lot of
  > curved roads in South Africa???
  > Bob Silas
  > My OEM dampers are only now "breaking in" and my bikes are
  > feeling just as I
  > like - smooooth.  R is at 77000km and RT is at 57000km.  Oh, and I wear my
  > tires out on the sides before the middle on both bikes with no handling
  > problems (or any leaks so far).
  > Regards
  > Clive Liddell
  > Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  > '96 R850R ~77kkm
  > '01 R1100RT ~57kkm