R100GS oem shock rebuild?

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  1. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    I apologize. I even used the google search but can't find the info.

    Does anyone rebuild/mod the OEM R100GS rear shock and is it worthwhile to have done?

    I have a WORKS on the bike currently which is getting spongy and before I send it for rebuild...

    I have an OEM leaker in very nice condition that was given to me but if it's not all it's cracked up to be, or if nobody does it anymore, I'll just stick with my WORKS.
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  2. P B G

    P B G Long timer

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    I'd try pming sashquatch, I believe he's in the oem suspension rebuilding business.
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  3. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    He did Stephen's (I think) but won't do another.

    They guy you may be thinking of is Bruno is Canada...

    http://www.brunos.us/

    I'd bet having the works rebuilt may be less $$ than a Bruno stocker rebuild...
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  4. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    Thx Gage.
    I already sent Bruno an email but haven't heard back yet.

    Memory tells me that some folks used to rebuild them, some would modify them, but most don't do it anymore. Just would like to find out before I pitch the stocker or tear it up and make it into a tool or something.
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  5. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    if ya find a place let me know my r100r 's leaking to
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  6. B.Curvin

    B.Curvin Feral Chia Tamer

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    http://motocd.com/

    Rick may do them, but I don't know for certain. A bonus is he's in your back yard.
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  7. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Bruno will rebuild a stock shock.

    He's probably busier than a one-armed paper hanger this time of year, though.

    :deal
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  8. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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    i have been told that the shocks are"sealed for life" and not rebuildable.I must point out that this person also sells aftermarket shocks.
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  9. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    Any personal experience in this Lornce? (not the paper hanging bit)
    Would love some feedback from someone who's had this repair/mod done and tested.
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  10. Stagehand

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    They are torn down and modified to be rebuilt, as I recall, much like un-peening the cardan out of a sealed-for-life OEM driveshaft.

    Last I heard it was running about $500 or so to do... Meanwhile my Wilbers brand new was not much more than that, and its a much better shock, AND FINALLY a Wilbers rebuild is less than $200, 20K miles from now.

    Dat, I'm sitting on a used-up OEM GS shock, too. Maybe we could get them together and make little baby carb springs or something :lol3
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  11. facetjoint

    facetjoint TONKA

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    Does anyone have a parts schematic break down of this Beemer O.E. rear shock? I'd like to see the pic. if if is available? I have done two O.E. rears on KLR-650's and have a 3rd one on my work bench to put back together. Noted the rebuilds were for my own KLR. I know that doesn't mean a whole lot As I am sure the B.M.W. shock is more techno. advanced than the KLR unit. But then O.E. KLR rear shock is supposed to be a throw non-rebuildable also.

    It may be worth a shot. If I can see the parts blow up. I might want to take a shot at it if you are game?
    Bill in Phx.
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  12. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    I know he does it. He'll open them up, replace the rubber bits and any worn hard parts, recharge the gas and close them back up again. But they're easier to reopen next time they're worn.

    Last time I talked to him he mentioned modding damping rates to suit customer needs/tastes and etc. I have no idea about his pricing, but I know he stands behind everything he does and works to a pretty high standard.

    I like the guy. There's no hyperbole about the man. Just knowledge and intelligent, informed opinion.

    He's Old School European.
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  13. Stagehand

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    Straight from Max's site
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  14. boxermoose

    boxermoose Now fully goosed

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    When I talked to Bruno about a year ago I think it was about $375 including an heavier spring

    he can be hard to get a hold of - phone may be better then e-mail
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  15. Lornce

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    :nod

    I don't think he answers a lot of e-mail. Not during the riding season, anyway.
    He does a fair amount of riding in addition to his repair work.

    :ricky
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  16. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    Cool. Thanks guys.

    Lornce, I think we better start on baby toys. Looks like no cost basis for saving them.
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  17. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    anybody know good or bad about yss shocks?
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  18. walkingbear

    walkingbear Lets Play Chicken!

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    Just had my Works rebuilt ..$235 complete included an upgraded spring.
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  19. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    Cool. THx for the $ info. Is this for your R100GS? Did you get the remote reservoir? What spring? How do you like it?
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  20. walkingbear

    walkingbear Lets Play Chicken!

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    It was done for a R100RT. Very much alike....... 900lb spring.
    I had them add the reservoir.. for another $100 well worth it.

    New shock cost over $500 .. so this is a bargin.
    It will take 4-5 weeks. Mine have been there since July22
    will have it by next week.
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