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Old 01-01-2009, 07:12 AM   #76
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36 PRCLB for sportster ??

Dan,
Could you obtain a set of Ohlins for an 01 HD Sportster? I think the type number is 36 PRCLB for a fully adjustable unit. Also, what is the longest shock available? I was hoping to get something close to 15 inches. Thanks.
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:37 PM   #77
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Ordered mine on Tuesday. Can't wait.....
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:29 AM   #78
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When everyone who wanted shocks has them.
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:32 AM   #79
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Dan,
Could you obtain a set of Ohlins for an 01 HD Sportster? I think the type number is 36 PRCLB for a fully adjustable unit. Also, what is the longest shock available? I was hoping to get something close to 15 inches. Thanks.
Yes there are a couple that are close to 15 inches. (14.57")
Best to give me a call on this one.

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Old 01-08-2009, 04:09 PM   #80
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could you PM or email me (alcontrast@gmail.com) with a price on a shock for a 2007 BMW F650GS? I think it would be this:

BM 344
S46ER1S

but when using the ohlins site nothing comes up for the 2007 model. That info is for the 2006 which I believe will be the same and it's also the info I had seen on f650.com's faqs.

My bike is factory lowered and I think I'm going try raising it to standard height with standard height shock and some new components in the forks.. Good winter project..
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:54 AM   #81
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BMW650Xc shocks

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We have some new special pricing on X Challenge shocks.

$575.
As a result of age and having trouble getting my leg over (in a number of situations) I'm very interested in your $575 offer , can you advise what the freight cost will be and would it be adjustable from my weight 78kgs to 108kgs with baggage ?
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:32 AM   #82
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could you PM or email me (alcontrast@gmail.com) with a price on a shock for a 2007 BMW F650GS? I think it would be this:

BM 344
S46ER1S

but when using the ohlins site nothing comes up for the 2007 model. That info is for the 2006 which I believe will be the same and it's also the info I had seen on f650.com's faqs.

My bike is factory lowered and I think I'm going try raising it to standard height with standard height shock and some new components in the forks.. Good winter project..
The 2007 does use the same shock (BM344) as the 2006.

I have send you an email on the price.
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:33 AM   #83
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As a result of age and having trouble getting my leg over (in a number of situations) I'm very interested in your $575 offer , can you advise what the freight cost will be and would it be adjustable from my weight 78kgs to 108kgs with baggage ?
It will be set up for your weight.

Shipping within the 48 states is $20.

We can also set up the shocks to be lower than the stock shock. At no additional charge.
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:18 PM   #84
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Dan,

This may be a question I get flamed by other for but here it goes.

My 04 1150GS has about 60k on the clock. I've put the last 10k after I got it last year. I have no idea if the PO had changed the original shocks out or not. What is the best way to tell if the old one are wore out or not? I've hit some pretty uneven pavement leaned hard over and the bike tracks well. I'm big, 250, and the rear preload is maxed out but seems to me a good ride. What could I expect out of a new set of high dollar shocks?

I'll give a quick example: I also drive a Powerstroke F-250 (only when it rains or I have to pull my boat). I put new Rancho shocks on her because everyone said the ride was so much better. Well with the new shocks she still rides like a 3/4 ton truck! I'm not trying to compare the ride between a truck and a motorbike but the subjective nature of the statement of improved ride. I just don't want to drop that kind of coin and see no improvement if that makes sense. I am not an expert on this and my mind and ears are open.

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Old 01-13-2009, 01:18 PM   #85
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OK, lets look at your truck for a second.

You have a 3/4 ton truck, that rides like a 3/4 ton truck.
you replaced the shock, and it still rides like a 3/4 ton truck.
While the new shocks may have better control over the truck movements, you did no replace the 3/4 ton truck SPRINGS.
It will always ride like a 3/4 ton truck with 3/4 ton truck springs.
I would bet it rides BETTER with a lot of weight in the back, then it does empty.
The springs are designed for maximun load, not empty.
And a trailer does not put enought weight on to make much difference.

Back to Ohlins or any shock for the R1150GS, the spring is on the shock.
So the spring is replaced to match your weight.
The Ohlins will offer a better ride, better feel, better control, less wobbling in turns.
You can read in many threads on this site about peoples experiance with Ohlins.

As far as tell what you have, Ohlins have yellow springs, or you can take pictures and email them to me, or post them.

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Old 01-13-2009, 02:57 PM   #86
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Hi Dan,

The shocks I have now are OEM, I just don't know if they are original or have been replaced at some point by the prior owner. They seem to me to be acting well.

I like you truck comment. Yes the springs are a BIG part of the equation and the OE springs on the bike were NOT made for my weight.

I guess this is what I'm struggling with; My bike has a lot of miles on it and I may not realize what I'm missing. On the other hand, I ride fairly aggressively and not on the best roads and have not seen any signs that the current shocks are a limiting factor but I may not have pushed it hard enough to tell. Yes EVERYONE says it is a night and day difference but at this price point, it would be great to know ahead of time that my butt would agree with everyone. On the other hand (yes, I'm out of hands and now borrowing my wife's), this group buy you are offering is a GREAT deal. I HATE being so wishy washy... But this is a sizable investment.

I do know for sure that you obviously spend a lot of time here taking care of your customers and potential customers and I appreciate your time addressing my questions/comments.

Thanks!
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:01 PM   #87
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Yo, Frank...... and Dan!!

Just wanted to say a big thanks to Dan. I transferred into a new position w/ the federales, so have not been home for 3 weeks, but my wife told me the shocks for the HD Sporty project arrived on Friday 12-16. (Edit: that should read 01-16. Sorry.) That's about 4 days earlier than scheduled arrival! And she even said they look sweet (like a piece of art), sitting there in the white styrofoam shipping box! "Yes, they do, don't they?", I told her.

And Frank - I have an Ohlins on my V-strom. The difference from stock? "Unbelievable improvement" is the closest term I can think of at the moment. And, I think the damn thing may have saved my life last summer when I came around a corner at 70mph and ran over a large piece of sucker pipe lying across the highway out here in west TX. Both front and rear wheel rims bent w/ air loss. More than a little anal sphincter pucker for a few seconds. Of course, maybe it was just rider skill.

I don't think I will be disappointed w/ the sporty project bike, even though it has a basic suspension design 50+ years of age.

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Old 01-18-2009, 08:26 PM   #88
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And Frank - I have an Ohlins on my V-strom. The difference from stock? "Unbelievable improvement" is the closest term I can think of at the moment. And, I think the damn thing may have saved my life last summer when I came around a corner at 70mph and ran over a large piece of sucker pipe lying across the highway out here in west TX. Both front and rear wheel rims bent w/ air loss. More than a little anal sphincter pucker for a few seconds. Of course, maybe it was just rider skill.

I don't think I will be disappointed w/ the sporty project bike, even though it has a basic suspension design 50+ years of age.
Thanks VMO,

Seconds after making that last post, I called Dan and had a great chat with him on the phone. I'm talked into it, just trying to get the coin together.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:35 PM   #89
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It will be set up for your weight.

Shipping within the 48 states is $20.

We can also set up the shocks to be lower than the stock shock. At no additional charge.
Hi Dan, Many thanks yr prompt replies. Freight would be to Brisbane Australia and if the back suspension is lowered what if ant is req'd for the front ?
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:29 AM   #90
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The 2007 does use the same shock (BM344) as the 2006.

I have send you an email on the price.
Looking for the same, I have 06 BMW 650gs.
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