Ohlins spring

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Ohlins spring

Postby golfgeezer » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:04 pm

Hello
Looking for a bit of assistance.

Could someone who has a R1200S with Ohlins suspension see what the reference number printed on the rear shock spring is please?

Many thanks
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Ex R1150R owner...not good experience :cry:
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Re: Ohlins spring

Postby SP250 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:55 pm

Just a heads up - if someone has an Ohlins on their bike it may be single rate or progressive wound.
Also the spring rate could be tailored to the rider's weight as well, so the answer you might receive may not be right for you, if there are a few kg's difference in you both.
May be worth a call to an Ohlins dealer.
Just my tuppence worth.

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Re: Ohlins spring

Postby golfgeezer » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:15 pm

Yes I had a feeling it might be too specific a question as there are many variables when it comes to spring rates etc. My bike has the standard shocks and before I commit to purchasing used Ohlins I wanted to check if the numbers on the spring seemed correct and not just a non specific yellow spring from goodness knows where or what :?
Ex R1150GS owner....loved that bike :)
Ex R1150R owner...not good experience :cry:
Ex R1200S owner....should have kept it :roll:

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Re: Ohlins spring

Postby popsky » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:34 pm

The Ohlins on the 12s were only available as an option via BMW Motorrad, I don’t believe you’d be able to source via an Ohlins dealer, the front shock is also an emulsion type, if your looking for used front/rear from a 12s then they could possibly due a good service so budget £300 to £500 for that. You may be better off buying new to fit you specifically.

I had my Ohlins suspension serviced by Steve Whitear at https://www.helperformance.com/ and all I can say is wow what a difference, made my 12 perfect.
Phil.

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Re: Ohlins spring

Postby Al » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:00 pm

There is a guy on ukgser site who has a good rep for shock refurbs, he uses OE parts, will build to match weight, fit lower or progressive springs etc, he is a good bit cheaper than the prices in Phil's post. PM me if you want his details for a chat.
Pete, milliplod on here has had his RT shocks refurbed by Luke.
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Re: Ohlins spring

Postby Humbug » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:45 am

I use Colin at 100% Suspension http://www.100pcsuspension.co.uk/ He rebuilt my rear on my 12S and can supply the necessary expertise on spring ratings etc.
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Re: Ohlins spring

Postby hellboyrich » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:12 pm

Hello
just from my point I used tillets suspension based in bishops cleeve gloucs excellent service by darren and the best place to source a good set of correct used one.s last i saw we at james sherlocks

for the full strip and service and rebuild including powdering the springs all in around £180.00 but as the previous gent has said like having a new bike under you, cant beat quality

regards rich
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Re: Ohlins spring

Postby dave the german » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:45 pm

Used Kais Suspension and they were good too
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Re: Ohlins spring

Postby popsky » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:58 pm

I should clarify front and rear shock service and I just gave my bike complete including all bodywork to Steve, he then stripped out both shocks and refitted, apparently the front needed heat to free up the fixings and the exhaust had to come off to access the bottom bolt, so I’m glad that he did it as I’m a complete numpt regards spannering :D

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Re: Ohlins spring

Postby golfgeezer » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:29 pm

hellboyrich wrote:Hello
just from my point I used tillets suspension based in bishops cleeve gloucs excellent service by darren and the best place to source a good set of correct used one.s last i saw we at james sherlocks

for the full strip and service and rebuild including powdering the springs all in around £180.00 but as the previous gent has said like having a new bike under you, cant beat quality

regards rich

Thanks for all the advice so far. Rich is it worth contacting Tillets to enquire if they have a set of used shocks? I’ve seen some for sale via james sherlock but would need to add in getting a service done on them for sure.
Ex R1150GS owner....loved that bike :)
Ex R1150R owner...not good experience :cry:
Ex R1200S owner....should have kept it :roll:

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Re: Ohlins spring

Postby hellboyrich » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:03 pm

hI

darren at tillets does not sell suspension he only services them sorry

only ever seen used ohlins on flee bay or at sherlocks

regards rich
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