Ohlins Sale

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Dan Kyle, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Dan Kyle

    Dan Kyle Been here awhile

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    Talked on the phone, thanks, Dan
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  2. Dan Kyle

    Dan Kyle Been here awhile

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    Talked on the phone, thanks. Dan
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  3. madpuma13

    madpuma13 Been here awhile

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    I hope I didnt catch this thread too late! Im not very knowledgeable about the suspension system so must rely on suggestion.

    I have an 08 gs that is ridden about 85% on road and 15% off road mostly farm roads but sometimes random backwoods trails I find that can become quite jarring sometimes. The serious trail riding is pretty rare like less than 2% of all riding but I dont want to break the shock when I find myself out there and not have the right one.

    95% of all riding is done solo me weighing in at around 190 with gear on. The bike will usually have full cases installed. I wouldnt mind if the bike was lowered an inch or thereabouts but not higher. I barely touch the tiptoes of my feet if i dual foot and while I do use one foot most of the time, backing out of a slight incline in a parking space with the balls of your feet is a little annoying.

    What would you suggest for my bike? Will an occasional two-up ride be an issue? If it's not too much, let me know the worst all the way through to the absolute best option (besides ESA as I am not about to convert my bike for that).

    Thanks a bunch !!:deal
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  4. wmfleet2

    wmfleet2 Long timer

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    stock front and rear ,,,need info on what you can do for it ?? 225 lb rider,mostly back roads in Pa ,WV .
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  5. Dan Kyle

    Dan Kyle Been here awhile

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    The Ohlins rear shock for the CBR929 is no longer available.

    We do have Ohlins springs and 20 MM Ohlins valves for the CBR929 front forks.

    The springs are $140 a set, the 20 MM Valve kit, all 4 valves preassembled is $259, and the Ohlins fork oil is $26.

    Or we install all of it with labor it is $675.

    Thanks, Dan
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  6. Dan Kyle

    Dan Kyle Been here awhile

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    The best option are the New Ohlins TTX shocks, the BM676 and BM677.

    These are very good for ride quality, very good for both on road and off road, and do have a Hydraulic spring preload adjuster for adding luiggage or a passenger.

    The Next best are the Ohlins BM543 and BM437. The BM543 can be used both on and off road, it Uses a progressive damping system with twin pistons like the BM542 listed in post 35.

    The next pair are the BM436 and BM437, these are meant for road use only

    All the shocks above are the same length as the stock shocks, and are not going to be any lower than the stock shocks. And on the BM543 rear and BM437, a little higher.

    Ohlins does make a shorter set of shocks for the R1200GS, they are the BM508 and BM509, these are the same as the BM436 and BM437 with a reduced stroke, less rear wheel travel, these are abouut the same ride height as the stock shocks.

    Thanks, Dan
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  7. madpuma13

    madpuma13 Been here awhile

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    Pm'd
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  8. Dan Kyle

    Dan Kyle Been here awhile

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    PM answered, Thanks. Dan
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  9. Ironwood

    Ironwood Friday Harbor, WA

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    What is available to the G650X Challenge, front and rear? Joe
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  10. Dan Kyle

    Dan Kyle Been here awhile

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    I do not have anythng for the front.

    For the rear Ohlins makes the BM636


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  11. shashankmittal

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    Hi Dan

    I am 5'6", 155lbs and my riding is 80/20 street/dirt. Couple questions for you regarding my 2013 F800GS (factory lowered):

    1. Is the Ohlins USA/Sweden fork cartridge compatible with the lowered F800GS? I am not sure whether the fork tubes on the lowered GS are the same as standard GS. The BMW parts fische doesn't list the fork tube part numbers, so I cannot confirm.

    2. In combination with the S46DR1B shock, will there be any height increase? I am not looking to increase the height as the current seat height of 32.3" is more than what I can handle. In fact, lowering it further by an inch or less would be better.

    Thanks,
    Shanks
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  12. Dan Kyle

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    1. Is the Ohlins USA/Sweden fork cartridge compatible with the lowered F800GS? I am not sure whether the fork tubes on the lowered GS are the same as standard GS. The BMW parts fische doesn't list the fork tube part numbers, so I cannot confirm.

    I do not know either.

    If they are shorter we should be able to shorten the Ohlins USA cart kit.

    2. In combination with the S46DR1B shock, will there be any height increase? I am not looking to increase the height as the current seat height of 32.3" is more than what I can handle. In fact, lowering it further by an inch or less would be better.

    The Ohlins shock is the same eye to eye measurement as the Stock shock on the Standard height bike, so yes it will be much taller.

    Plus These bikes stock have a huge amount of both static and rider sag making the bike even lower. This also uses up a lot of the rear wheel travel.

    The Ohlins shock will not have as much sag also raising the ride height of the bike.

    Dan
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  13. Dan Kyle

    Dan Kyle Been here awhile

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    Just a quick note, as there were many Holidays and Ohlins was late telling us about the 5% price increase they have agreed to go until Jan 4 (Friday) on the old prices.

    Thanks, dan
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  14. icebox

    icebox Long timer

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    Went through the whole thread looking for F650GS possibilities. The SO has both a twin, new, and single,old. The single is really ready for a new shock, and seems to sit a bit to low on the rear. Could also use fork springs. Can the back be raised a bit and what are the possibilites? The single is much easier for her to handle on dirt, and cuses less hand wringing when dropped.
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  15. Dan Kyle

    Dan Kyle Been here awhile

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    Ohlins does make a rear shock for the F650GS Dakar 2000-2007, in fact they make 2 one for the ABS version (BM750) and one for the Non ABS (BM048)

    They are both the same price, click here for pricing or send me a PM or email (dan@kyleusa.com)

    http://www.bmws1000rr.net/pics/advforum.pdf

    Ohlins does not offer any fork springs for this model.

    Dan
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  16. CalGSer

    CalGSer Robust Adventurer

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    Hi Dan,

    Thanks for the group buy opportunity, looks like I missed the cutoff to avoid the price increase. Looking to replace the rear on my 2001 1150GS. I ride 50/50 road/off road and always solo. For weight, 215 lbs in gear, and another 40-50 lbs in equip off road.

    It seems that the BM542 is the model to use for my purposes from what I've seen on this thread. Do you know how much this raises the height of the bike or additional ground clearance? At 6'5" this isn't a worry and there will be a benefit as it could provide some additional ground clearance.

    Can you pm a price please.

    Thanks!
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  17. Dan Kyle

    Dan Kyle Been here awhile

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    PM sent.

    Thanks, Dan
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  18. craigv

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    Hi Dan,
    Could you send me a price on a set BM678 & BM679, shipped to NJ.
    I'm 208lbs fully geared, quite a bit of off road w side cases - add'l 65lbs
    rest of time, topcase only commuting
    Thanks, Craig
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  19. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Dan, did Ohlins ever release their fork kit for the Tiger 800 Roadie?
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  20. Dan Kyle

    Dan Kyle Been here awhile

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    PM sent

    Thanks, Dan
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