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Old 02-09-2011, 06:32 PM   #31
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Real easy install I think I took less than 45 min
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:53 PM   #32
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Nice work Griz, I look forward to hearing how it works for you.


Do you have the IndyUnlimited kit for it? Not saying you'll have an issue since you ride so slow and all (), just wondering.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:09 PM   #33
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Nice work Griz, I look forward to hearing how it works for you.
I am stoked to install it. I will definitely report back after I get a ride or two in with it. However, as we chat it is -1 F with a wind chill of -15 F.

It'll be a while before I can do that.


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Do you have the IndyUnlimited kit for it? Not saying you'll have an issue since you ride so slow and all (), just wondering.
I'm not slow! ....No, I don't have the Indy kit. Just the Ralle Moto brace. I PM'd Indy and asked about it though. I can't decide if I need to go that far or not. I'd like to, but I worry about my skills and ability to properly install his kit.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:12 PM   #34
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Mine was easy, no problem at all with a regular socket wrench.


Good choice, you'll like the Ohlins.... enjoy!



I have about 25,000 miles on my Ohlins right now, last time I checked there was no damage to my frame, and when I checked the top bolt at around 13,000 miles on the shock it was still straight.
Not sure what this means, but I've seen no problems without any braces or whatnot.
I've rode Death VAlley 2up with bags, on top of many miles of rough or washboard roads with no issues at all.

BTW, I haven't changed a thing on the Ohlins besides preload, the settings from the factory for me were just right. I play with my Ohlins on my R all the time for different riding, and have tried a few clicks up and down, but am content with the feel on the GS as it was set originally.

Enjoy the Ohlins Griz!
Thanks ChiTown! I can't wait to ride with an Ohlins! Kind of been a dream of mine actually. Is it truly a night and day difference over stock?

The guys I ordered from asked me what my weight is, my height, my riding style, and if and how often I ride with luggage. They're putting a spring on and supposedly valving it to my needs.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:14 PM   #35
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Thanks for the input guys. I think I'll try and attack removing that bottom bolt myself again. I have a breaker bar.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:56 PM   #36
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I am ordering one too...

You will probably notice a difference. I put one on my last bike, a single F650GS, and it made a HUGE difference.

Happy riding. Look forward to your feedback.
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:29 AM   #37
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I'm leaning towards the Ohlins shock as well. Does anyone have pics of either the install or, more importantly, pics of Indy's shock mod? I'm still a bit confused: is it true that the RalleMoto brace will NOT work with the Ohlins shock? Thanks for a great thread, as always!
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:22 PM   #38
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I'm leaning towards the Ohlins shock as well. Does anyone have pics of either the install or, more importantly, pics of Indy's shock mod? I'm still a bit confused: is it true that the RalleMoto brace will NOT work with the Ohlins shock? Thanks for a great thread, as always!
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:53 PM   #39
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I have been informed that the Ohlins shock works and fits fine with the Ralle Moto brace. I'm crossing my fingers, since I have the Ralle Moto brace and an Ohlins on the way!

Now, when it comes to the Ralle Moto brace living up to reputation for supporting the upper bolt, we'll see.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:40 PM   #40
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Has anyone put a Ohlins rear shock on there bike yet ? I just did the Ohlins front fork springs now looking to do the rear shock.
I went from a Showa rear to a Ohlins rear + racetech front on my old monster. Night and day difference. Of course, Im of powerful build, so people in a "normal" BMI might not feel the same.

What I can't for the life of me figure out is why some posters here would claim the Ohlins is only a marginal difference.

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Old 02-14-2011, 11:32 AM   #41
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I went from a Showa rear to a Ohlins rear + racetech front on my old monster. Night and day difference. Of course, Im of powerful build, so people in a "normal" BMI might not feel the same.

What I can't for the life of me figure out is why some posters here would claim the Ohlins is only a marginal difference.
JoeDuck - Did you just replace the front springs and oil or did you replace the cartridges, too? I'd LOVE to replace the cartridges but the price difference between new springs and new cartridges is HUGE, and perhaps prohibitive... For me at least. I'm on the fence...
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:17 PM   #42
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I have had an Ohlins for about 16,000km. It was big improvement over the Sachs. However, the Sachs unit felt like it was close to the end of it's life. It was really soft and bouncy but my gear and I were likely out of the weight range it was probably intended to be used with. Also, it's probably not fair to compare a stocker with 40,000km to a brand new unit that's sprung and valved for me.

I bent the upper bolt while running the Sachs last trip (no brace). I have as much junk with me this trip and have ridden just as hard with the Ohlins and Ralle Moto brace and have no bent bolt.
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:46 PM   #43
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Thanks for the info Oso!
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JoeDuck - Did you just replace the front springs and oil or did you replace the cartridges, too? I'd LOVE to replace the cartridges but the price difference between new springs and new cartridges is HUGE, and perhaps prohibitive... For me at least. I'm on the fence...
It was just the springs up front.
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:41 PM   #45
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My Ohlins BM802 is here! Will be installing tonight!



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