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I am interested in purchasing a set of Ohlins shocks that would lower my RT 1-2 inches. I live in SE Michigan. Is there a place I can ride to for an install near by?

Thanks for any input.
 

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I don't know what the situation in Detroit is like. I guess you are closer there than Chicago. You could search online.
Or mail order from Ted Porter and have someone in your area put them on. I don't think it's a complicated job, so any good motorcycle shop in the area ought to be able to do it.
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Not sure about Ohlins, but my ride buddy and his wife each put Wilburs on their RT's to lower them.

Quite successfully I might add. Less $ than Ohlins too.

Start with Wilburs on-line or go with a good independent BMW shop. You can purchase and have them installed, or if you are handy- it is supposed to not be all that hard.

Lots of on-line resources on the job.
 

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Ted Porter's beemer shop.
http://www.beemershop.com/
Call this guy and talk about lowering. This is the guy. Nice and helpful. Wilber shocks made in Germany for German bikes. He takes your facts, shocks put together in the Fatherland and back to you in few weeks. Plus he will service them as needed.
 

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wvpc said:
I am interested in purchasing a set of Ohlins shocks that would lower my RT 1-2 inches. I live in SE Michigan. Is there a place I can ride to for an install near by?

Thanks for any input.
I live in troy and have a pair for sale or I can tell you how to get them.. email me [email protected]
 

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Not sure about Ohlins, but my ride buddy and his wife each put Wilburs on their RT's to lower them.
Hopz - were either of these bikes equipped with ESA? I understand that Wilburs now have ESA2 compatible shocks.
Cheers
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Thanks for the good advice from everyone. I am pursuing the quest for a decent setup with a short rider on a tall bike.
 

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TWheels said:
Hopz - were either of these bikes equipped with ESA? I understand that Wilburs now have ESA2 compatible shocks.
Cheers
Peter
The male rider of the pair had ESA, the lady did not. The ESA bike rider was happy to give it up. I do not think I have ever heard him say that he misses it.
 

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Note:

If you lower the bike, you will have to consider shortening the side stand and maybe the center stand too....

Some guys do neither and live with it.
 

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Thanks Hopz,

I am prepared to go with at least the low sidestand ($152) and am considering adding the low centerstand ($258) since I am planning on riding this bike for a while. Fully loaded the bike is hard enough to get on the centerstand and keeping the option to do that is appealing. Alas, the expense... :wow:
 
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