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post #1 of 32 Old 04-01-2009, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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919 Ohlins Shocks HO201

HO201 Ohlins Shocks for the 919

If you want'em, I got'em!

First come, first serve

I'm giving the Wristtwister guys first crack at them before I put them up on our actual e-commerce site.

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post #2 of 32 Old 04-01-2009, 09:57 AM
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Including correct spring for rider weight? Cost?

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Yes we always spring the shock to the riders weight & riding style before we ship it.

$900 plus shipping

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Appreciate it LDH. Just wish I had some money

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Well, I was going to post and say I was the first to take advantage of the great deal that Lord Duckhunter is giving us here, but he beat me to it. I'm looking forward to getting that shock; it's something I've been thinking about doing for a few years.

If you do decide to make this great upgrade, it's very helpful if you provide your weight IN GEAR so he can match up the correct spring for you and your riding style. I've done business with Dan Kyle before, and it's always been a pleasure.

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Sweet deal, thanks! I just blew my bedget going to Rich Oliver's Mystery School (which was a damn good investment in my riding school as well as great fun), but perhaps later in the year...

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I've done business with Dan Kyle before, and it's always been a pleasure.
+1 ... good people that are willing to take the time to speak to you and get your input on what exactly your looking to get out of your bike


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+1 ... good people that are willing to take the time to speak to you and get your input on what exactly your looking to get out of your bike
Absolutely, I've called them a few times for parts or for help, and everyone I talked to was extremely helpful. Now if I only had an extra $900 laying around...

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I'm looking forward to getting that shock; it's something I've been thinking about doing for a few years.
Chris, Since we weigh abut the same I think the Ohlin's should be evaluated on my bike first.

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Chris, Since we weigh abut the same I think the Ohlin's should be evaluated on my bike first.
I just got out of a two and a half hour meeting and I laughed out loud when I read your generous offer. You made the same generous offer when I got the Vanson leathers. Unfortunately, the shock will be going on my bike for evaluation purposes. I'd be surprised if you haven't ridden a 919 with an Ohlin's shock, but if you haven't you can try mine.

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I just got out of a two and a half hour meeting and I laughed out loud when I read your generous offer. You made the same generous offer when I got the Vanson leathers. Unfortunately, the shock will be going on my bike for evaluation purposes. I'd be surprised if you haven't ridden a 919 with an Ohlin's shock, but if you haven't you can try mine.
Only other 919 is ratdog's and he outweighs me by mucho lbs.
Thanks for the offer.

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damn i need to ride my bike make sure i like the new set up and sell the old.... may also have to sell my sister. hell so worth it. though dought i get much for HER

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Absolutely, I've called them a few times for parts or for help, and everyone I talked to was extremely helpful. Now if I only had an extra $900 laying around...
Oh come'on Mike!! It's a deal!!

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Haha, you're evil Roy!!!! Always trying to help me spend my cash...

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Best cash you'll ever spend on a 919.

I'd never sell my Ohlins for $900.

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Great deal on the shock! Don't neglect the front suspension, however.
Best money I ever spent on my 9'er was some Racetech springs up front. Call LDH at Dan Kyle, he should be able to help you sort out the front as well. If anyone knows how to set up a 919, it's the folks at Dan Kyle.

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My new Ohlin's shock arrived today. Nice looking piece of machined metal. If it works half as good as it looks I'm really going to enjoy it.

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My new Ohlin's shock arrived today. Nice looking piece of machined metal. If it works half as good as it looks I'm really going to enjoy it.
My house tomorrow at 9 am. Hot pot of coffee is waiting, don't forget the shock.

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Reservoir fit is a little tight. I put in in placed it where the tool kit was strapped in on the left side, notched the plastic for the adjuster knob to spin freely iirc. Might have been my aftermarket tail piece that forced the notching, can't remember.

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Only other 919 is ratdog's and he outweighs me by mucho lbs.
that's the fact Jack /bill murray

Actually, though I had the heaviest spring (DK verified that for me), the spring compression was off by so much it would have worked for a person much lighter than me...but still not in the sweet spot for you!

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My new Ohlin's shock arrived today. Nice looking piece of machined metal. If it works half as good as it looks I'm really going to enjoy it.
Did you get the shock installed?

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Did you get the shock installed?
No, not yet. Lots of projects going on around the house. My '05 FJR is sold and being picked up Wednesday, which will free up some room on that side of the garage. Since the 919 is the only full naked bike, it's the last one to be uncovered and brought out from hibernation. Should be done some time within the next month though.

I guess I've gotten more patient with things like this as I've gotten older. It used to be as soon as I got a new goody for the car or a bike I'd be ripping it apart to install it.

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Installation's a piece of cake if you have a centerstand or a grab handle to hang the bike from. A Pitbull isn't going to get it.

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Installation's a piece of cake if you have a centerstand or a grab handle to hang the bike from. A Pitbull isn't going to get it.
I have a centerstand and I'm quite comfortable doing any job on the bikes. It's just a matter of moving things around the garage to get the 919 out to work on it. The Penske on the FZ1 was no big deal to put in, and as you said, the 919 is easy as well.

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Looks like my Pit-Bull won't work! Oh... wait a minute Jack stands under the Sato foot pegs!

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Looks like my Pit-Bull won't work! Oh... wait a minute Jack stands under the Sato foot pegs!
Does that mean you're jumping on the Ohlin's bandwagon Mike?

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Does that mean you're jumping on the Ohlin's bandwagon Mike?
I'm sneaking over to your house while everyone is at work.

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Yes we always spring the shock to the riders weight & riding style before we ship it.

$900 plus shipping
That's tempting! What is its weight operation range? Can it be tuned to work optimally for both solo with gear (210lb) and after adjustment 2up(350lb) plus rear bike weight? Or would you tune it to the middle weight?

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Only a few of these things left and as far as I know I have all that are left in the world for the 919.

If you want one ya better jump on this deal!

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Well, Saturday I got to ride my 919 with the new Ohlins shock. Wow, what a difference. It's nice to have a rear spring set for your weight. The ride is firm, but compliant. A big difference was in turns with rough pavement. The stock shock would hop and the rear end would step out. The Ohlins shock greatly reduces the tendency to step out. I'm sure the faster riders who can push the 919 to it's limits would notice an even greater improvement.

Summing up, it was a great price and I think it was worth every penny.

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I am absolutely delighted that you are happy with the purchase! Can I ride your bike now?

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I am absolutely delighted that you are happy with the purchase! Can I ride your bike now?
Sure, you can come to the east coast for a ride but you'll have to get in line behind MisterMike.

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