89 R100GS ebay shock

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Biebs, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. Biebs

    Biebs BMW Airhead

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    Ok my stock shock was done after 50k when pushing on the back a whoosh sound and no spring control.





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    bought an Ebay stock replacement kinda NOS I hope

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    Installed - a controlled spring is a good thing


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    Take your chances on Ebay - I cleaned this up from years of sitting on a shelf mounting eyes looked good for a $165 shipped to my house I am happy - not a $700 Ohlins but will do!!!! Another one available on Ebay measure your current lenght this one was 19.25. :D
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  2. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA

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    No expert here but it looks like you maybe down a bit on travel with the e bay one ?
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  3. Biebs

    Biebs BMW Airhead

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    Both shocks measured the same length - I believe the angle of the pictures makes it look like I lost some travel.:eek1


    Ok did some dirt roads nice windy paved roads and what a difference - This is very nice back end is solid - old shock made the back end feel loose. Very happy even a static test in the garage shows how this new shock dampens / controls the spring.:lol3
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