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Old 02-02-2012, 07:12 AM   #46
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What fork upgrade is this u speak of for the x challenge?

Pricey tube .
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:11 PM   #47
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Are you saying you got gold Olhin full forks for the x challenge and not just inserts , progressive springs,stacks emulators, special mystery fluid etc...in the stock tubes?
Didn't know forks are available off the shelf for this bike. How much, 2 grand? Do you have them yet? Bloochdog I'm drooling, don't fuk wit me.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:52 AM   #48
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Are you saying you got gold Olhin full forks for the x challenge and not just inserts , progressive springs,stacks emulators, special mystery fluid etc...in the stock tubes?
Didn't know forks are available off the shelf for this bike. How much, 2 grand? Do you have them yet? Bloochdog I'm drooling, don't fuk wit me.
Nooooo! I am saying that I will get the forks beefed up with heavier springs and valves. The cartridge conversion is too pricey right now. I will drop the money into the hp2.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:54 AM   #49
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Oh ok, now I see. I may want this setup to. Gonna call your guy.
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:47 PM   #50
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:24 PM   #51
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Just ordered a front/rear set-up for the GS. Saved about $400 off retail . . . Thanks, Blooch! (At least until SweetBird sees the credit card bill)!
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:39 PM   #52
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HP2 stuff on order

Thanks Blooch for setting this up!! I just got done ordering my shock and fork inserts for the HP2..this should make it less than scary on the road.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:45 PM   #53
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Ok. Some creative funding in place. I'll be following up the initial communication with David and placing the order on Monday or Tuesday.
Thanks again for setting this up. I will save quite a bit, seat of the pants guess is about 33%.

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Old 02-18-2012, 03:30 PM   #54
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Thanks for setting this up!

Ordered a set for my GSA Wednesday, got them Friday! Put them on this morning and rode this afternoon!!!!

I must say dealing with David was was great. He answered ( very patiently and in detail ) all my questions and made some recommendations.

I was hesitent to order shocks over the phone but they were set up perfectly for me and my bike.

Very happy!

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Old 02-19-2012, 03:25 PM   #55
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Wink Had a rear-end affair this afternoon . . . .

Well, that was quite a lead-in, huh? Well the off-color innuendo's aint' done yet . . .

Everyone has raved about Dave's service--and for good reason. I got the shocks for the GS about 3 days after I talked to Dave on the phone. Here they are in all their glory.



Thought I'd mount the rear this afternoon.



Finally in!



Those brackets are tighter than a nuns . . . well, pretty snug. Had to tap the old OEM Showa shock out with a rubber hammer and a tire iron. The Ohlins tapped in OK on top, added a touch of lube . . I mean grease. Bottom was an SOB, just because I couldn't see the hole that I was trying to enter . . . I mean the bolt hole where I was trying to slip the lower shock bolt in . . . it was a real pri*k too! Ended up using a dental mirror to guess where things were lined up and was able to wiggle the darn bolt in. There was just enough room between the swingarm and the muffler to insert--not even room for a ratchet--had to use an 8mm allen key and an 18" cheater . . .

Will try the front later--maybe tomorrow, we'll see. The tank is really full and it has to be moved several inches aft to access the top shock bolt. Maybe I should go for a 200 mile ride first!
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:18 PM   #56
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Front on . . . .



All buttoned up. Much easier than the rear. Though I did have to move the aftermarket horn to get the old shock out.



First "shock" was how much taller the bike was . . . and both shocks were the same dimensions as the stock Showa's. Guess Bob Henig and all the Beemer pundits were right--durn things were wore out at 35K miles. Only problem is the hypoxia I get when I get on the ladder to climb into the saddle now . . . .
But they sure work well. Much less axle tramp on washboards, and positively orgasmic on rough pavement.

Thanks, Blooch!
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:33 PM   #57
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Great Service!!!

I ordered shocks for my '05 1200 GS today, Dave was great to deal with as he took all the time to answer my questions and he made sure we were on the same page with the setup. I hope to get them by Friday. Thanks again Dave and Bloochdog!!!
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:22 PM   #58
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Rear shock on the way for my F800 GS

Thanks to Dave's great service and help!

Can't wait!
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:41 AM   #59
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GS-ADV riders...what models did u get (BM60/607)? I cant decide if I want the piggyback reservoir for the rear or not. Dave has been great to deal with.
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:04 PM   #60
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GS-ADV riders...what models did u get (BM60/607)? I cant decide if I want the piggyback reservoir for the rear or not. Dave has been great to deal with.

Dave is good at cutting it down to what you really need.. I would have a sit down and ask him... Simple is better in my opinion.. Less I can fiddle with , the less I can screw up!
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