Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Lehighton, Pa, USA
Re: Shock life....
We had more than a couple people from the dealership test ride our new to us 99LT, and told us there was nothing wrong with the OEM shocks at 41k.
After reading the many posts on the forum, I took it to another dealer and watched the 140lb tech bottom out as he road down the road. Our two up weight with basic stuff in the bags is around 400lbs, so you can imagine how that was working out.
One of the owners prior to us, used the bike to haul a trailer.
I purchased the Ohlins online from Kyle racing (must less than the dealer we purchased the bike from wanted), I took the time to install them, and they absolutely were very much in need of replacement.