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Old 25 Jun 2001
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ohlins

ohlins,yes or no, should I put them on my 1150gs ? do you think it is money well spent?
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Old 29 Jun 2001
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I'm running an Ohlins on my Cagiva Elefant, its bloody beautiful, multi-adjustable, easy to adjust if going two-up or unloading luggage for city blasting.
Expensive though. Quality doesnt come for free.
I once snapped a stock beemer rear shock in outback australia on a R100GS P/D, but I abused the living hell out of it.
Decision is yours, hope this helps- Dingofish
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I broke the shaft of an Ohlins on corrugations with only about 10kg luggage. The spring then wore a chunk out of the crankcase before I got to "civilisation". It cost UKĀ£250 to repair and was apparently a fault with the shock. Don't believe the hype. The bike was a KTM.
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Im with jack on this one...I was disapointed in them on my 1100 gs.
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to late boys, I put a ohlin on the front last fall, rode the Denali hwy (west to east this time)90%dirt road for 100+ miles.went back to the dealer and order the rear.Got the rear shock this spring (after six months).put 3700 miles on it in eight days riding two up and loved it . the shocks work... Big test july,will ride from anchorage to inuvik back to anchorage in 4 days, need to get back to work. anyone like to go, should be about 450 miles a day on 55% dirt roads.lots of sunlight and no rain, you think.so far the shocks work well,a lot better then stock ones
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