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I know this was covered on the old site, but I'm having problems finding the info. I've got 32K plus miles on my Ohlins. I noticed over the last couple of days, riding 2 up, that I'm dragging metal parts that shouldn't be dragging. Need to find someone that rebuilds Ohlins shocks. IIRC, there was someone in the Carolinas that did it.

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Ohlins USA is located in N. Carolina. This is where I sent mine to be set up to my specific needs when I purchased them. There is also an authorized service center in Marietta if you want to do it local. Here is both contacts:

Ducshop Performance Center
1000 Cobb Pkwy North, Suite C
Marietta, GA 30062

Phone: 678-594-7717
Fax: 678-594-7727
Website: www.ducshop.com
Email: [email protected]

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Öhlins USA, Inc.
703-C Old Spartanburg Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792-4371

Tel: 828-692-4525
Fax: 828-692-0595
E-mail: [email protected]


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Raffy and Perry,

Thanks both for the replies. I hate to take the down time as riding season for me is still in full tilt. Guess I'll do some checking with these folks and see what the turn around and $$ cost is going to be.

Ride Safe.
 

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Hey - you wanna borry my originals while you send the Ohlins off for rebuild?
 

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Let's talk

Dick said:
Hey - you wanna borry my originals while you send the Ohlins off for rebuild?
Hmmm, well, uhhhhhhh, hmmmmmm, welll, hmmmmm. YES! Did I take to long to get to yes?

Let's talk off line.

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I'm on.

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Catch ya on SkyPe this morning - gimme a time to dial ya up!
I'm on now. Will be available anytime until about noon.
 

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San Jose BMW is an authorized Ohlins service center. They rebuilt both of mine and did a good job.
 

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DavidTaylor said:
San Jose BMW is an authorized Ohlins service center. They rebuilt both of mine and did a good job.
How much did it cost for rebuilding the set? Turn around time? Thanks.
 

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DaFlake said:
How much did it cost for rebuilding the set? Turn around time? Thanks.
They have set rates for the shocks; I think it's around $95 each parts and labor. I was the 1st set of shocks they did after becoming a service center so I helped work the kinks out of the process. As for turnaround time it should be fairly fast. From what I could tell when I was there last week they didn't have a big backlog. Call them up at 408-295-0205, press 4 for service and ask for Lisa; she can give you an accurate quote and leadtime for the work. Feel free to tell her I referred you, it helps maintain my frequent farkler discount. :D
 

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Hey Steve, if they aren't leaking I'd save a few bucks and just have them re-gassed. Call around to some dirt bike stores, they did mine same day and it was just like having new ones.
Since it's such a pain to remove them, wouldn't it be wise to have them completely rebuilt?

Do the springs ever need replacing?? Kinda curious about that one...
 

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Silly question... but how hard are they to rebuild?

Cant you buy the parts and do it yourself??

At 28,000 kilometers on my VFR800 i had a fork seal blow on my left front shock and i bought the seals and oil i needed from honda and read thru my service manual and took over the shed at dads place for a few days and stripped the front end of my bike and shocks, replaced all the seals and put it together again and rode it, and *SURVIVED* the experience. I learnt heaps on that excercise.

I have not read the service manaul on the LT but to remove the suspension its probably a lot more involved then my VFR was, but surely it could be done so long as you can get the parts and you feel comfortable pulling your bike to bits i guess.

Talkng about bikes in bits, mine is still spread all over my shed with the HID install. I have almost finished wiring up the relay section under my seat. i have been busy working. Im on call this weekend.hopefully its quiet and i will get it finished off.

Cant wait!
 

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Since it's such a pain to remove them, wouldn't it be wise to have them completely rebuilt?

Do the springs ever need replacing?? Kinda curious about that one...
Not that hard to remove or replace at all. And why rebuild if not broke? You're looking at down time of at least a week (and more if you don't live in CA) and a savings of at least 250 simoleans.

Do these fellers test the springs in any way or look at them? I dunno.

I just know that if they aren't leaking, why not just re-gass?



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