As I've hinted at in my build thread linked below, I'm thinking of selling my F3 Ohlins rear shock, and am looking for help from the community in determining an adequate price. The F3 shocks bolt right in to the 919's - mostly. =)
For those of you who haven't been following, during the course of my build, I found an F3 Ohlins shock that I had Windmill Motorsports here in Ontario completely rebuild, and also add a hydraulic preload adjuster. I also had them add in a remote reservoir hose length that matched the OEM 919's. I've got two springs for it - 160 nm and 180 nm.
I've had this thing in my garage for a year and a half now, and I haven't yet installed it - because I haven't had the time. Full disclosure (which you'd get by reading the last parts of the thread anyway) : There will be some shock mounting point grinding required to make this shock fit - the reservoir hose banjo bolt gets in the way. It has been done before by a member of the forum (mntnceguy). The shock literally bolts right in in every way, except for that.
I'm thinking of selling because I will be getting even busier (work is getting busier, and we have a second child on the way). I guess I'm ready at this point to just get the pre-engineered solution (the Dan Kyle 919 Ohlins) and enjoy it. The grinding is minor, but for some reason, that sits as a huge stumbling block for me. I don't have the right tools, and I have less and less of an inclination to spend the time to do it - but I think that it would probably be child's play for a lot of people on this forum. I guess I just want the bike to be good to go when I have time to ride - not spend time grinding and dialing it in and such.
Another reason for doing this now is that I'm currently in the States, starting the third month of a 3-month training course. I'll be going home (anytime now!) for the birth of my second child, for about a week, then I come back to the States and finish the course. That basically means two things :
1. I don't have the very latest pictures of the shock - only those seen in the thread, as I don't have the shock with me;
2. More importantly, I can bring it back with me when I fly back, meaning no import fees or anything if someone stateside buys it. I'd just ship it from here.
I have included a picture that I had taken just before my first install attempt, when I found out I'd have to grind. I also included pictures of the shock (also from the thread) when I had it mounted, so you can see what needs to be done.
So, to reiterate : what do you guys think is a reasonable price? I'm not looking to gouge anybody, and you'll find me to be a motivated seller, I believe. I just don't want to be totally had as well. If I can't get a halfway decent price for it, I'll probably just end up paying Windmill to fit it properly.
Again, in the interests of full disclosure : I spent 300$ CAD to purchase the shock, spent at least that amount again in having it rebuilt and all that, and also purchased a brand-new spring for it (the 160nm).
Let me know your thoughts.