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post #1 of 8 Old Mar 26th, 2007, 6:14 pm Thread Starter
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Wink Ohlins, Progressive Ins., and mud

I spent the weekend drilling a clutch slave weephole, installing Ohlins (they are very pretty, nice yellow color) and doing various other under the plastic stuff.

Time to renew insurance so I compared Geico to my Progressive coverage for 4 bikes and Progressive came in cheaper for a higher liability coverage limit. I think I'll stay with Progressive.

I'd love to take the LT out for a ride to check out the new shocks, there were plenty of bikes out over the weekend, but this old farmyard is a little muddy.

Old mud season story: A fellow was riding his horse home from town during mud season one spring. He was riding on the shoulder of the dirt road because of all the mud and water in the ruts. He came across a hat in the middle of the road and thought to himself: "That looks like my neighbor Jed's hat." So he reached over, leaning in the stirrup from his horse and picked up the hat. Sure enough, there was Jed, under the hat. "Mud seasons pretty bad this year, huh Jed?" he asked. Jed replied: "Well it's not too bad for me.... but my team and wagon are in pretty deep."
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post #2 of 8 Old Mar 26th, 2007, 6:20 pm
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Have you considered putting down some gravel there?

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Wink Ton's of gravel

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Have you considered putting down some gravel there?

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Geez Lousie Joel, If only I could keep the horse and the wife and kids driving their vehicles on the driveway and off the "lawn".

Actually, over the past 50 years, many tons of gravel have been used to build up the drive. And every year more goes in. The drive is actually rather solid. It is just surrounded by mud..... the every year the gravel sinks a little deeper.

Post tongue-in-cheek and some flatlander will take it seriously, happens every time. Even with a

Vermont farmer visits a neighbor and finds him making repairs to a wagon wheel:
"How'd the wheel get broke?"
"My fired man ran it into a stone."
"Is that the same hired man who ruined your daughter?"
"Yup."
"Clumsy, ain't he?"
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What spring rate did you get on the Ohlins? I got a set waiting for the 24k service tear down and great farkle day ($3K of toys just waiting) install.

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Ohlins spring rate

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What spring rate did you get on the Ohlins? I got a set waiting for the 24k service tear down and great farkle day ($3K of toys just waiting) install.
I ordered my Ohlins from an eBay vendor. Pretty good deal based on what folks here have been saying they paid.

I got "standard" springs. I think if you are a heavy-weight or you tell them your ride two-up loaded they'll install the heavy spring for you. (Or just send a set of shocks already set up with the heavy springs.)

Can't wait to try them.
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post #6 of 8 Old Mar 27th, 2007, 9:51 am
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Okay, this may be a bit dumb, but where can a I get a set of "heavyweight" springs for the stock shocks? Can't afford the ohlins anytime soon.

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Randy, I think you are out of luck there. I don't know of anyone that makes heavier weight springs for the stock shocks. But if there is someone that does, I'm sure someone here will know.

But if they do, since this is a BMW, I'm sure the price will about what a new set of Ohlins, Wilburs, or Works shocks will cost.

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You;re probably right.....

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