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Old 06-27-2014, 06:46 PM   #1
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Ohlins Suspension Mod for 990A?

I put an Ohlins front and rear shock on my old 1200GS a few years back and it completely transformed the Beemer. I mean, I could ride washboards at 50 mph with no hands on the bars. Very stable platform and WAY better than OEM. Although my 990A (2010) is pretty competent with the suspension adjusted to as plush as it gets, it still isn't as good as the the old GS-Ohlins set up for fast dirt washboard roads.

Anybody done an Ohlins mod on a 990A and have an opinion?

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Old 06-27-2014, 06:55 PM   #2
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Yep!

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Old 06-27-2014, 07:15 PM   #3
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For $2500 I would need some serious convincing that I couldn't revalve my current OEM bits and get the plushness I want on wash boards! I think I spent a grand on the Ohlins for the GS12 and that was a stretch, although, the results were worth it.
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:23 PM   #4
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For $2500 I would need some serious convincing that I couldn't revalve my current OEM bits and get the plushness I want on wash boards! I think I spent a grand on the Ohlins for the GS12 and that was a stretch, although, the results were worth it.
I feel ya, I had superplush do the full boat to my 990 and LOVE IT! best money I have spent on the bike
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:38 PM   #5
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I think I spent a grand on the Ohlins for the GS12 and that was a stretch, although, the results were worth it.

Two Ohlins shocks for $500 each ??????? Dream on
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:26 AM   #6
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dont even think new ohlins without at least $2k in your pocket.
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:51 AM   #7
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I've had the OEM suspension rebuilt, full voodoo, aftermarket well known guru extended parts bin promises and lies but the ohlins mods have delivered the bang for $$ that were promised.
They're not cheap, nor are they advertised as being so but they deliver
Ask yourself this. How many enduro bikes are still sporting open chamber forks??? Old tech will only get you so far!!
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:42 PM   #8
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For $2500 I would need some serious convincing that I couldn't revalve my current OEM bits and get the plushness I want on wash boards!
Pretty much where I was at on the whole idea, and my saying so was not well received.
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:42 PM   #9
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I feel ya, I had superplush do the full boat to my 990 and LOVE IT! best money I have spent on the bike
Couldn't agree more.
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Old 06-29-2014, 07:20 AM   #10
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Ask yourself this. How many enduro bikes are still sporting open chamber forks??? Old tech will only get you so far!!
Actually, for plushness, open chamber is better, dual chamber is good for MX though and put on enduro bikes for trend reasons rather than function.

A lot of enduro riders over here get rid of their dual chamber and go back to open.
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:49 AM   #11
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Ask yourself this. How many enduro bikes are still sporting open chamber forks??? Old tech will only get you so far!!
Oh I dont know, conventional forks and R80's got Bernard Neimer, Hubert Auriol and Jean Claude Fenouil, 10,000 km from paris to dakar, didnt seem to trouble them much, exactly how far do you want to go?
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Oh I dont know, conventional forks and R80's got Bernard Neimer, Hubert Auriol and Jean Claude Fenouil, 10,000 km from paris to dakar, didnt seem to trouble them much, exactly how far do you want to go?
Should I compare the 1980s tech to current??? It's called progress.
If so ill still take a current Rallye bike over the R80
As I said they're not for everyone. Buy whatever you want but the question was asked and I gave my honest opinion
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That Öhlins shit's waaay over rated...



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Old 06-30-2014, 03:51 PM   #14
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Rather then them cluttering up your workshop I'll take a kit off your hands then
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