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Old 04-22-2012, 09:40 PM   #22
eastbloc
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Originally Posted by sdpc2 View Post
who rode two up on an R1100GS? The blew out 2 or 3 Ohlins, 2 Wilbers, and finally after very similar discussions went with Hyper Pro's. The HP's were the only shock that held up to the real world abuse that they were dishing out. Those are the shocks that i am going to go with, my mine are done.


YMMV
My Ohlins lasted 20,000 miles solo and another 8,000 miles in sidecar duty before I had it rebuilt into a much stiffer form. At the time, the only problem it had (aside from being sprung for solo duty) was a frayed remote cable.

Maybe that's not a lot, but I ride it hard and the roads around here really suck. The rebuilt shock is absolutely perfect and improved manners greatly on and off road.

As for Wilber's, I've had one for the tub on order from Klaus since Feb 1st now and it's still not done, so as much as I'd like to be able to comment on that I cannot
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