|01-12-2008, 11:46 AM||#1|
Joined: Aug 2006
Location: Boulder CO
Which Ohlins for 1200 GS
Does anybody know which Ohlns I should buy for my 05 12gs?
The shop is recommending a reg in front and a heavy in rear. I was thinking of getting short but they said I will bottom out. I am short 5-8 29 inch inseam and weigh 165. I ride 65% with full gear for touring and like my bike on the stiff side. I do little offroad and mostly just rough dirt roads. Any help would be most appreciated.
|01-12-2008, 02:03 PM||#2|
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Sunny Tucson AZ
You should just ask the pit guys on your F1 team.....
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|01-12-2008, 03:12 PM||#4|
Old Guy nOOb
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Santa Barbara
I got BM508/509 from Kyle Racing for my 05 R1200GS. It lowered the seat about an inch, but I got heavier springs on the shocks so it better suited for my normal use, which is 2-up loaded touring. This change iin ride height required shortening both the center stand and side stand.
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|01-12-2008, 05:18 PM||#5|
Joined: May 2005
Location: Way out West
Talk to these folks,they will get you set up properly.
There was a group buy thru them a few months ago.
Also consider the popular alternatives:Wilbers,Hyperpro,Elka,Works.
|01-12-2008, 05:27 PM||#6|
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: North Rim of the Poudre
Consider how much off road riding you do on the big GS and types of roads. With the short ones you might bottom occasionally if loaded to the max and hard trails.
And consider how much more stable you might be with the lower shocks if inseamed challenged.
Give a call if you like next week and can tell you about some other options.
Beemers & more
Fort Collins, CO
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