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Old 03-23-2010, 01:52 PM   #376
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:10 PM   #377
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:06 AM   #378
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:15 PM   #379
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Ohlin vs Omega

Solo and guys sorry for the hijack.

Question: limited resources, what would you add first to my 84 R80GS? New Ohlin or New Omega Charging System. Recommendations please. Thanks.
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:18 PM   #380
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Solo and guys sorry for the hijack.

Question: limited resources, what would you add first to my 84 R80GS? New Ohlin or New Omega Charging System. Recommendations please. Thanks.
Unless you are riding around with extra lights, heated vest and gloves running all the time I would say Ohlins.... I (for one) am not going to upgrade the stock electrical system as my bike shows over 13 volts at anything above idle with my heated vest running full blast... I simply don't require move juice.

The Ohlins is a really great adition to the bike, the only downside is that it will highlight that the front needs work!

Dany Kyle Racing is running an on-going discount program for Ohlins in the vendor forum here, and sets up the shock for your weight...
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:30 PM   #381
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I humbly disagree. The most failure prone component on the G/S is the alternator. I ride less anxious now that I've got an Enduralast.

I blew my stock shock and got an Ohlins. It's better but frankly the rear suspension on a monolever is never going to be that great in comparison to most other bikes. When you're gassing it over rough terrain the shaft is fighting against your suspension.
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:59 PM   #382
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I humbly disagree. The most failure prone component on the G/S is the alternator. I ride less anxious now that I've got an Enduralast.

I blew my stock shock and got an Ohlins. It's better but frankly the rear suspension on a monolever is never going to be that great in comparison to most other bikes. When you're gassing it over rough terrain the shaft is fighting against your suspension.
After owning six airheads I have only had one rotor fail.... and I replaced that with a $99 reman'd unit from ME... problem solved! I do like the alternate diodeless diode boards....

Brad, there's gotta be something wrong with your Ohlins set up if all you can say is that it is that it is "better".... Don't compare it to other bikes, compare the stocker with the Ohlins!
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:41 PM   #383
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My stock shocks seem to work adequately for the tarmac and gravel.
first thing I installed was the enduralast alternator after push starting the bike in minus 10 temps. the battery went below critical after a couple of days of stop and go riding downtown. No fun at all.

now can ride worry free with heated vest, pants, gloves, insoles and grips
... and probably enough to spare to run a microwave oven

ohlins and progressive springs are next though
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:23 PM   #384
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don't get the progressive springs, get the race tech emulators, money well spent. They are adjustable for dampening too.
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:16 PM   #385
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don't get the progressive springs, get the race tech emulators, money well spent. They are adjustable for dampening too.
I agree. The progressive springs are WAY too stiff.
An Ohlins is wasted on the flexy BMW frame. Oh sure, its a great shock, but
if a PO hadn't mounted the Ohlins, I'd have gone with a Works, YSS or Ikon on mine.
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:55 AM   #386
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:18 AM   #387
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I agree. The progressive springs are WAY too stiff.
An Ohlins is wasted on the flexy BMW frame. Oh sure, its a great shock, but
if a PO hadn't mounted the Ohlins, I'd have gone with a Works, YSS or Ikon on mine.
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I'd have to disagree.... I've had a Works and compared to Ohlins it was a clear second place shock... IMHO Ohlins just works better.. the ability to tune the shock for rebound and compression (in the very fine amounts that Ohlins allows) give the rider the ability to tune the shock to the bike, what's bad or overkill about that?

Saying you don't think a shock is worth $650 is fine, but saying an good shock is overkill (if you mean performance) would be what I am disagreeing with here...
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:40 AM   #388
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I don't use the Ohlins as well as I should. I bet if I cranked the compression damping down 5 or 6 turns whenever I took it offroad I'd love it. On the fly adjustability is a big benefit that I haven't been taking advantage of.
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:10 PM   #389
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Solo and guys sorry for the hijack.

Question: limited resources, what would you add first to my 84 R80GS? New Ohlin or New Omega Charging System. Recommendations please. Thanks.
For me G/S charging system is OK...
Ohlins, if you've got one, you can ask for a rebuild
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:07 PM   #390
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The following link is a great source of data. Scroll down to the 'R80 G/S' rows for details. Based on that page, a 1987 R80G/S would be a very, very rare find !

http://bmbikes.co.uk/chassispages/enginechassis800.htm

Doug...

Here's 3352, the last G/S made for the US.

This photo was taken last summer when I bought it. The P.O beat on it pretty good. It had taken a hit hard enough to break off the steering stop and crack the left cylinder, thence chewing a piston crown.

I thought this particular bike deserved a little love, so I've since taken it down for a major refresh, if short of a frame off.

Anton installed a new piston and jug, plus the circlip mod and 1-5 gear swap. I did the Omega kit and ND starter. Put an Ohlins on there, and the forks are off for a Racetech Gold Valve job. Subframe, pannier racks, rear rack, handlebars and various bits are at the powdercoaters now. Painted parts are at my ace custom shop, where all the OEM decals will be replicated in paint under clear coat. That'll include the original tank you see here plus a PD tank. Also sourced a solo seat/rack and an OEM windscreen. A full stainless exhaust system just arrived from Motobins.

It's going to be great to see this old gal emerge again, and I hope she can hold her own as a little bit of history, alongside the fine looking G/S's I've seen here.

To be continued...

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