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post #1 of 14 Old 02-05-2019, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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BD40 rear shock

recently released rear shock- thinking about getting it, what do you think?

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We also offer our BD40 series rear shocks for your application. The price for one of those is $675. It includes a reservoir with compression damping adjustment, also rebound damping, spring preload, and ride height adjustments. Either shock would be configured specifically for you taking into account your weight and type of riding.

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Seriously... what the hell is wrong with you people that you would spend 75% of the cost of a brand of shock nobody has ever heard of when you can buy the best suspension in the world from the largest most advanced suspension company on the planet for just 25% more?


I just don't get it...

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Wondering if anyone had any experience with this company. No offense to the ohlins fans, and yes I am cheap.

Which ohlins is now $845 or $900?

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Nothing wrong with being cheap, but I would never have the local homeless guy cook me a steak dinner over a trash barrel for $90 when I can go to Ruth's Chris for just $150...

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I wonder whose design it is that Daugherty is using for the shocks.

And based on my "severe learning curve" experience of my Penske as originally configured, I'd be most curious as to what the Low Speed Compression damping force curve looks like.
Having said that, my sense of things is that the Ohlins truly has dedicated damping force curves for the particulars of the 919, especially the Low Speed Compression curve, noting the 919s high torque, and unlinked swingarm with very flattish angle.

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Was already tired of looking at rear shocks and trying to get some type of deal.

Between that and LDH's horrible steak metaphor, got this.


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Come on, the steak metaphor was frickin brilliant
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Come on, the steak metaphor was frickin brilliant
Or with a slight variant:

Why have hamburger if you can have steak.

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Only in California would you find a homeless man cooking a steak over a trashcan fire and getting $90.00 for it.

Just two questions... does that include the tip and how long is the wait ??
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Wondering if anyone had any experience with this company. No offense to the ohlins fans, and yes I am cheap.

Which ohlins is now $845 or $900?

I'm an Ohlins sales and service tech. I could get you the HO201 for $900 plus shipping, if they have any in stock.

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Re post 2: A lot of short sighted people buy a price. The item looks good when new, and costs less, makes impressive claims; That's all that counts.

Re post 4: I recently spent 5 weeks in the Carlsbad/San Diego area. Since when have lazy stinking, and I do mean stinking bums become "homeless people"? They're lazy bums. They're perfectly capable of taking a shower, getting a job, and becoming contributing members of society. They wouldn't get off their ass to cook a steak, even if you did give them $90.

Now in Mr Daughtery's, aka Dr Suspention's defense, a lot of the VFR guys think he does good work, and is well worth his prices. Personally, I have no experience with his stuff, and I would deal with him only if Ohlins didn't what I wanted.

In LDH's defense, (as if he can't defend himself! Lol) When you buy an Ohlins or other top quality anything, when it's time to sell, it retains it value much more, therefore is cheaper in the long run. Plus for some, there's the pride of ownership.

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As the largest Ohlins dealer in the world, the reason I prefer Ohlins is simple. I know when I sell it that my customer is going to be happy with the product right out of the box. Bolt it in, set the sag and I will likely never hear from them again unless of course they want to tell me how awesome it is . They aren't going to be hassling me get the settings correct let alone having to re-work the shock to make it better etc and the chance of anything going wrong and requiring warranty work is slim at best.


The reason I prefer Ohlins as a rider is similar except it is more of a confidence thing. When I know that I have the best possible suspension underneath me I am not having my focus diverted and questioning or second guessing my set-up. Knowing that you have the best is in many cases more important than it being the best as mental confidence and trust in your suspension is way more important than most riders will ever give credit for.

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As the largest Ohlins dealer in the world, the reason I prefer Ohlins is simple. I know when I sell it that my customer is going to be happy with the product right out of the box. Bolt it in, set the sag and I will likely never hear from them again

Hah. This describes me. I bought one from you over a year ago and am still very happy. Thanks again.



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let alone having to re-work the shock
Those words remind me of my rather deep "Penske radical improvement project" some years ago.

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