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Old 08-18-2010, 06:54 AM   #16
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Cool. Thanks guys.

Lornce, I think we better start on baby toys. Looks like no cost basis for saving them.
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:49 AM   #17
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anybody know good or bad about yss shocks?
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:35 AM   #18
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Cool. Thanks guys.

Lornce, I think we better start on baby toys. Looks like no cost basis for saving them.
Just had my Works rebuilt ..$235 complete included an upgraded spring.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:30 PM   #19
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Just had my Works rebuilt ..$235 complete included an upgraded spring.
Cool. THx for the $ info. Is this for your R100GS? Did you get the remote reservoir? What spring? How do you like it?
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:27 PM   #20
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Cool. THx for the $ info. Is this for your R100GS? Did you get the remote reservoir? What spring? How do you like it?
It was done for a R100RT. Very much alike....... 900lb spring.
I had them add the reservoir.. for another $100 well worth it.

New shock cost over $500 .. so this is a bargin.
It will take 4-5 weeks. Mine have been there since July22
will have it by next week.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:36 PM   #21
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Cool. Thanks guys.

Lornce, I think we better start on baby toys. Looks like no cost basis for saving them.


The original Boge shocks aren't very good to begin with. I wouldn't have one on my bike. ymmv.

Optional WP shock is a terrific unit. Be a shame to use anything less.

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Old 08-19-2010, 03:55 PM   #22
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The original Boge shocks aren't very good to begin with. I wouldn't have one on my bike. ymmv.

Optional WP shock is a terrific unit. Be a shame to use anything less.

wp?
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:58 PM   #23
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wp?
Dutch mfg'r of quality suspension products. Been around for years. Currently owned by KTM.

As supplied on GSPD's and optional on "lesser" GS's.

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Old 08-19-2010, 04:11 PM   #24
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WP on my GS

I have a WP on my GS. Just had it rebuilt. WOW .. what a difference.
New spring, new seals... cost $200 for the rebuild.. but one great shock.

First thing I do ..on all new bikes is to set the supension and put new shocks or rebuilt if they need them.

Old airheads will wobble with crappy rear shocks.

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Old 08-19-2010, 04:36 PM   #25
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The WP unit on my bike was replaced under waranty by BMW Canada at 88k kms. The bike's got 265k kms on it
now. Shock has never leaked and still works great. Yes, that's right. The shock has nearly 180k kms on it and it
works fine. And I'm kinda fussy about suspension.

If it ever shows signs of leaking or compromised damping I'll rebuild it toot sweet.


WP shocks. Good gear.

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Old 08-19-2010, 04:44 PM   #26
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yeah I kinda wish mine had a WP. Almost had a chance to trade one off a salvage bike, but couldnt free one of the bolts :thatsasignrightthere
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:14 PM   #27
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Had my standard BMW shock rebuilt by Bruno. $325.00 CDN 3-4 years ago. Put in heavier (thk 500 or 550lb spring) + plus modded dampning (don't ask me how). Based on my weight and riding style. Also adds schrader valve to top up nitro if required once in a while. Has worked out well for me. Didn;t have moola for fancy upgrade rear shocker at the time...so far so good...havn't done the upgrade as I was happy with the unit. Some more adjustibility would have been nice but at my stage in riding life I was happy.

Was just up at Bruno's place last week...he's will be redoing splines etc for my RS...and needed a excuse for a ride...reason he;s not too communicative now is its haying time...in his real life he's a farmer....winter work is the time he does most of the "other" work. Better to call him and leave a message...he always gets back to you.

Great guy, known him for a good number of years...does excellenet work and fun to talk too.

If I was staying with the GS I'd go the WP root as Lornce suggested. Great product value.
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:05 PM   #28
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Some more adjustibility would have been nice but at my stage in riding life I was happy.
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:20 AM   #29
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My 88 GS has been sitting in a barn since 1993. Will the shock be bad with 6049 miles on it? I'm making my list of things I have to do before riding it.
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:50 AM   #30
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In 1991 I bought a new R100GS, I went through 3 OEM shocks in 45,000Kms until BMW gave me a WP as a replacement for free. Never looked back. Now I just saw my old GS on Craigslist for well over twice what I sold it for last year........and back with one of them crappy OEMs too.
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