morning, I figured I'd give a 10k km update on my Ohlins forks. Bought on ebay, as there was no stock locally, or in the US. Got fed up with the flex, and the 2018 eventual coating wear. Richard follow suit shortly there after. Forks are stiff, no flex to speak of. Valving..tasty. Springs that came with were 7.2 if memory serves. For me, perfect. 1st problem: The fork clunks on full extension. Hopping off curbs, wheelies, putting the bike on the center stand. Root of problem? Ohlins built half the fork, then went for lunch, and forgot to build a top out spring for it. The janitor found it by fluke and installed a rubber stopper in the springs place. Fail. Richard noticed the same on his Ohlins, and went to work, sorting out a solution. He fabbed up a spring holder, and after much re-search, and test rides, found the right spring that will not eat up too much travel. We lost about half an inch. see thumbs. oh and I lost $300 to fix it. Cheap considering the R and D that went into it. 2nd problem: Lack of bleeder screw. Richard blew out both his fork seals recently on a very spirited off road ride. Granted, it's asking a lot of the fork when a 230lb dude is beating on it. Again, he went to town, drilled and tapped, and installed bleeder screws. I will do this this winter...another $100 gone. 3rd problem: Coating wear. Yep...you read that right. I have not checked my forks ,but Richards ohlins have the exact same wear as the OEM forks, same spot. My oil was quite dirty last time, so I will likely face the same issue. Fix?? fuck it and ride it. what else can you do? To sum up...would I buy them again? Nope. Expectations were huge, due to the price. The design is flawed, and the coating wearing off (i'll strip my forks at the end of season and report back)...ya. After talking to a smarter dude than me, I decided to just go with it. He told me that all coating will eventually wear, even the ATAS. Don't mean to be a hater..just saying. I don't see any viable and financially sound choices just this minute. All good! So if you got $4k CDN, or $3K US burning a hole in your shorts...give it some thought 1st. UPDATE October 2019, 26.3K KM: 16 K KM of use on the Ohlins. Oil less then 5 or 6K. It's filthy for the mileage. Likely two culprits. Bits from the coating, and my neoprene socks, turning dirt into fine paste, and feeding it into the oil. I'm waiting on some SKF seals (oil and dust) for my BETA 300RR. Forks are 48mm, so might fit the Oh's. If they do, I'm doing away with the neoprene socks, and possibly might do a re-coat on the tubes. Wear is in the usual spot. Lower triple. Lowers are torqued to 18 Nm.