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Old 11-06-2010, 01:25 PM   #31
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Anyone have these yet?

Gotta agree with Chi on rear shock , though I don't beat mine about the way he does.

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Old 11-06-2010, 02:43 PM   #32
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Anyone have these yet?

Gotta agree with Chi on rear shock , though I don't beat mine about the way he does.

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Old 12-25-2010, 04:32 AM   #33
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I was enjoying superb photos in Winter Madness 2010 yesterday and noted a new sticker.

Impressions?

Quoted from http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=645690

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Old 12-25-2010, 09:02 AM   #34
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Chitown,

I was enjoying superb photos in Winter Madness 2010 yesterday and noted a new sticker.

Impressions?

Quoted from http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=645690

Could just be a sticker from installing just the Ohlins springs.
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Old 12-26-2010, 01:29 AM   #35
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Yikes, that's a lot of cashish!! I was hoping they'd be 2 fork legs swaps. You swap the stock fork legs for the Ohlins. The alteration of the bottom of the fork legs doesn't look like something I'd want to do at home, is there any info on their site as to who's supposed to do the machining of the fork leg?
Yes, for that sort of money, it should just cost another 500 and you get a whole new set of forks that you drop in, in place of the stock ones.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:52 PM   #36
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:44 PM   #37
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I gotta do something, and not sure if simply changing springs and fluid is the ticket...
Change springs/oil and install fork bleeders. It's incredible how they transform the riding experience - especially in the warm southern parts from where you hail. You get plenty of functionality for very little cost.
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:49 AM   #38
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What do the bleeders do?

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Change springs/oil and install fork bleeders. It's incredible how they transform the riding experience - especially in the warm southern parts from where you hail. You get plenty of functionality for very little cost.
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:04 AM   #39
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What do the bleeders do?
Try this thread ... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=614778

I have had them for a while and had forgotten how much plusher the front feels with them until I read that thread again.

It would be interesting to hear what Bartron thinks now he has had them for a while.

I am still not completely happy with the forks. If you get the bike airborne they still bottom too easily, so I would be very happy to have these Ohlins if they didn't cost so much.
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:31 AM   #40
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Thanks for the link.

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Try this thread ... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=614778

I have had them for a while and had forgotten how much plusher the front feels with them until I read that thread again.

It would be interesting to hear what Bartron thinks now he has had them for a while.

I am still not completely happy with the forks. If you get the bike airborne they still bottom too easily, so I would be very happy to have these Ohlins if they didn't cost so much.
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:22 AM   #41
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It would be interesting to hear what Bartron thinks now he has had them for a while.
So as not to derail this thread, I've updated my original thread for your viewing satisfaction.
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:12 AM   #42
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Just got off of the phone with Ohlins USA. I had to get the real skinny since there is a lot of speculation on what this Ohlins USA kit really is.

So, here's what (I can't remember his name now) in North Carolina said about the Ohlins cartridge kit for the F800GS:

-Was developed in the USA by Ohlins USA, not Ohlins Sweden.
-It is the "NIX" cartridge kit.
-The rigorous testing for the kit was done at the BMW off road skills school in South Carolina.
-The kit completely replaces all of the Marzocchi internals and Marzocchi fork caps.
-The kit includes proper Ohlins straight rate springs for rider weight.
-The kit uses HUGE 30mm pistons for valving.
-Each fork leg ends up NOT having both rebound and compression damping combination pistons. One fork leg gets a 30mm compression damping piston only, which damps ONLY compression. The other fork leg gets a 30mm rebound damping piston only, which damps ONLY rebound. The reason for this is to IMPROVE performance. According to so and so at Ohlins USA, and I agree with him totally, when one piston is burdened with having to damp for BOTH compression AND rebound, oil movement through said dual-purpose piston is hindered, therefore performance and plushness is reduced. When a single piston is responsible for ONLY one form of damping (rebound or compression), the oil flows more uniformly through said piston, improving performance AND plushness. So, Ohlins USA's use of a dedicated separate pistons for rebound and damping split between fork legs is a good thing, not a bad thing as it seems.
-Both fork legs have spring preload adjustment.
-The kit is $1,600, and installation is $200.
-The cartridges kits are only available through, and require professional installation at, Ohlins USA's Hendersonville, North Carolina Service Center. So you have to remove your forks and send them in. Turnaround is roughly two weeks at the moment, until the Spring of course when they'll be busier.

So there you go. Cheers, and sorry if some of the info is repeated.

PS You can learn even more about it here: http://www.ohlinsusa.com/us/index.ph...=1:latest-news


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Old 01-06-2011, 10:19 AM   #43
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Just got off of the phone with Ohlins USA. I had to get the real skinny since there is a lot of speculation on what this Ohlins USA kit really is.

So, here's what (I can't remember his name now) in North Carolina said about the Ohlins cartridge kit for the F800GS:

-Was developed in the USA by Ohlins USA, not Ohlins Sweden.
-It is the "NIX" cartridge kit.
-The rigorous testing for the kit was done at the BMW off road skills school in South Carolina.
-The kit completely replaces all of the Marzocchi internals and Marzocchi fork caps.
-The kit includes proper Ohlins straight rate springs for rider weight.
-The kit uses HUGE 30mm pistons for valving.
-Each fork leg ends up NOT having both rebound and compression damping combination pistons. One fork leg gets a 30mm compression damping piston only, which damps ONLY compression. The other fork leg gets a 30mm rebound damping piston only, which damps ONLY rebound. The reason for this is to IMPROVE performance. According to so and so at Ohlins USA, and I agree with him totally, when one piston is burdened with having to damp for BOTH compression AND rebound, oil movement through said dual-purpose piston is hindered, therefore performance and plushness is reduced. When a single piston is responsible for ONLY one form of damping (rebound or compression), the oil flows more uniformly through said piston, improving performance AND plushness. So, Ohlins USA's use of a dedicated separate pistons for rebound and damping split between fork legs is a good thing, not a bad thing as it seems.
-Both fork legs have spring preload adjustment.
-The kit is $1,600, and installation is $200.
-The cartridges kits are only available through, and require professional installation at, Ohlins USA's Hendersonville, North Carolina Service Center. So you have to remove your forks and send them in. Turnaround is roughly two weeks at the moment, until the Spring of course when they'll be busier.

So there you go. Cheers, and sorry if some of the info is repeated.

PS You can learn even more about it here: http://www.ohlins.se/Checkpoint-Ohli...mance-Booster/

awesome! thanks for the leg work.... which kit is better than?
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:32 AM   #44
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awesome! thanks for the leg work.... which kit is better than?
I'm not sure, since Ohlins USA and Ohlins Sweden each developed their own separate kits for the F800GS!

Here is the Ohlins Sweden kit:

http://twalcomusa.com/ohlins-ttx-car...0gs-p-807.html

Ohlins Sweden uses their "TTX" cartridge.








And here is the Ohlins USA kit:

http://www.ohlinsusa.com/us/index.ph...=1:latest-news

Ohlins USA uses their "NIX" cartridge.

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Old 01-06-2011, 10:48 AM   #45
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Just got off of the phone with Ohlins USA. I had to get the real skinny since there is a lot of speculation on what this Ohlins USA kit really is.......

-The kit is $1,600, and installation is $200.
-The cartridges kits are only available through, and require professional installation at, Ohlins USA's Hendersonville, North Carolina Service Center. So you have to remove your forks and send them in. Turnaround is roughly two weeks at the moment, until the Spring of course when they'll be busier.

So there you go. Cheers, and sorry if some of the info is repeated.
Did he mention why the need for the professional install by them? I'd be interested in this setup as an alternative to the other Ohlins one if I could do it myself. Is there machining involved as in the other setup? Shipping the forks across the border and back will add a significant amount of cost and hassle to the job. That would leave me to consider the other option which I can do myself with the only need being to find a machine shop to modify the bottom hole.
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