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Old 02-19-2011, 12:41 PM   #16
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Got nothing really significant to add, but wanted to just say:

With torque and horsepower, once you have it, it's hard to ever give it up.

Same goes with suspension, once you ride a bike that has been tailored to you (suspension speaking), it's hard to imagine life before.

It's funny how people spend thousands of $$$$ to literally chase 3-5 hp/5-8lbs of torque (which 90% will never properly utilize anyway), when the money can be better used in brakes/suspension that will not only improve their comfort, but it can make you a better, more confident and safer rider.

Man, I so wish my bike didn't have the ESA option.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:05 PM   #17
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Man, I so wish my bike didn't have the ESA option.
Thought I heard Wilbers will do a rebuild on your stock ESA shocks??
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:45 PM   #18
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I have Wilbers on my RS & Ohlins on my GS. Both are awesome.

Neither was sprung or built for my size/weight/requirements, as both bikes already had upgraded suspensions when I bought them.

You can't go wrong with either.

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Old 02-19-2011, 11:45 PM   #19
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Thought I heard Wilbers will do a rebuild on your stock ESA shocks??
You can get Wilbers to replace your ESA-shocks with ESA-enabled Wilbers shocks.
That might get you the best of both worlds.

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Old 02-21-2011, 10:58 AM   #20
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You can get Wilbers to replace your ESA-shocks with ESA-enabled Wilbers shocks.
That might get you the best of both worlds.

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Thanks, I will look into this.

Still wish I didn't have ESA. I'm old-school.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:05 AM   #21
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You send Wilbers (and HyperPro too) your stock shocks, they remove the esa servo motor and mount it on their shock and send it back.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:11 AM   #22
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Still wish I didn't have ESA. I'm old-school.
If you like, you can have my Wilbers-enabled 1150 and I'll make do with your ESA-enabled plastic thing.


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Old 02-21-2011, 11:57 AM   #23
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Jinks, it all comes down to how close the service center is to where you live as to whether you get Ohlins or Wilbers. I ride with Ghostrider1964 and he has both, Wilbers on one GSA and Ohlins on the other GSA, I have Ohlins on my GSA and they were built for me, longer because I'm 6'8" with a 40" inseam and a heavier spring and valving because I'm 325lbs. So it all come down to the service for the shock, what's closer?
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:11 PM   #24
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Don't know when they will be out, but Race Tech (United States) is working on shocks for the BMW bikes.

I was planning on upgrading shocks next winter, so hopefully they will have them out by then for GS.
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:27 PM   #25
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IIRC, the Ohlins is a standard body and the spring is selected for your weight when you order the shock. Individual shops may elect to adjust the valving on the Ohlins but that is not a factory option.

The Wilbers shock is built to order and so the valving can be adjusted during the factory assembly of the shock. Whether that actually happens or they just throw in a standard shim stack, I do not know.

I have had both and both are quality units. I did wait several weeks longer to get the Wilbers unit as they come from Europe and the Ohlins was stocked in the US.
I don't know what you mean by 'factory option'? You can't buy Ohlins from the Ohlins USA website, it's dealers.

The quality Ohlins vendors, like Pro-pilot in New Jersey or the inmates vendors who sell Ohlins talk to you and sell you a shock based on riding style, weight, and whatever else you care to tell them.

I suppose you could just order from touratech and adjust your spring rate but why? So, yes, go with a quality vendor. Pro-Pilot will also rebuild your shock for about 90 dollars plus any parts in about 2 days.

But, like I said, if you're in Oregon or South Carolina there's an Ohlin dealer ready to help should you have issues.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:47 AM   #26
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Jinx, just went through the same thing myself. The biggest deciding factor was ease of rebuild. I could have the Ohlins done at the shop I take my bike to and not have to ship them back. Both are great quality, both have great reputation, and the difference from OEM is amazing. In the long run it will come down to personal preference. Dan here in the vendor section gives prices on Ohlins that cant be beat. Good luck on your decision.
Did you mean DEAN at www.Burke-Motorsports.Com? That is the only vendor I currently see that is selling Ohlins at a discount for ADV members. ???
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:01 AM   #27
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Here ya go....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=846354&page=4

I think your better off doing a google search for Dan Kyle racing, or calling him his # is in post #60
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:35 AM   #28
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Much obliged Ghostryder!

I'm hoping to find a good outfit that could sell and then install them for me at the BMW MOA Rally in Salem, OR coming up next week.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:18 PM   #29
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I believe most aftermarket shocks comes with a standard shim stack. In most cases,only e springs are tailored to your weight. Over in Singapore, most Ohlins shock comes with e 140 rear spring by factory unless u request for a different one. Whatever aftermarket shocks we have or own, it will only behave like one when u have it dialled in or set up correctly. Most riders only know how to ride and say it feels good cos of e branding when it's actually not set up properly. I was also told that Ohlins required shorter service intervals compared to the other brands. Wonder how true is that? I'm riding an 01 R1150GS with both Ohlins level 2 shocks front & rear. Just had it rebuilt last week and it feels uber plush now. I had it set up myself and so far, it has performed way better than I expected. Hope that helps...

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Old 07-11-2013, 11:19 PM   #30
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I got hyperpro shocks andIm very glad with my decision....
Search about them and compare...
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