Here are two replies I received from Ohlins a few months ago regarding my question about the different springs available for the LT:
I am considering installing new Ohlins shocks on my 2005 K1200 LT, the model with the hydraulic centre stand.
I note that according to your web site, there are TWO rear shocks available for my bike,
46 DRS part BM 539
46 DRS part BM 548
what is the difference between the two, and if there is, which one do you reccomend I install on my bike ?.
The difference is the springrate only.
BM 539, spring 01099-74, springrate 180N/mm, this is standard.
BM 548, spring 01099-84, springrate 200N/mm.
This is to give customers with a lot of weight on the BMW an optional shock.
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S-194 27 Upplands Väsby
It has just occurred to me that I did not ask you what you meant by "a lot of weight".
I weigh around 75 kgs and my passenger around 50 kgs, and we normally only use the bike for long trips, so we (she) takes a lot of luggage with us.
Would this be a lot of weight in your opinion ?.
Standard spring will be ok for your weight, the heavier spring is for 200 + kg.
Best Regards / Lars
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Skickat: den 29 december 2006 20:26
Till: Lars Isaksson
Ämne: Fw: BMW K1200 LT
Hope they help.