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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 2010, 5:33 pm Thread Starter
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Shock Replacement input needed

After 37K I am almost sure the bike is worn in and is ready for a few upgrades. I need input on what shocks to replace the original with,,,, and if you installed them yourself about how much time it took and where their any major snags?

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 2010, 7:19 pm
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Check with Chilei on www.i-bmw.com He put Ohlins on his KRS a while back. I think he had pics and advice. Here are a couple links to his posts.

http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?...ghlight=shocks

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Thanks, Good info there.

Is this the only option with shocks for the K1200GT?

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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 2010, 8:02 pm
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I got Works Performance Shocks. They set the springs and shock for my ride weight and ride style.

I just put them on and set the rebound adjustment in the middle then choose more or less rebound.

The rear is simple the front more time needed must remove the fuel tank.
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No, Wilbers makes a set of shocks for the K1200RS/GT. I've used them, been really happy with them. Rebuilt about three times now (150K miles). Would recommend that they get re-newed (new oil) at 24k miles after having gone further than that. The oil does wear and get dirty.

Hyperpro has been mentioned, but I have no experience with them. Ohlins, while being quite good, are usually more expensive, and I personally couldn't tell the difference as my riding isn't that precise where I'd notice.

With Wilbers, general availability for the front comes with manual (ring adjustable) pre-load and rebound adjustment only. Rear comes with manual pre-load, hydraulic preload, rebound, and compression (hi-speed and lo-speed compression). The hydraulic pre-load comes with a remote adjuster that attaches to the right rail that holds the side case. If you get the adjustable compression, it also has a remote that mounts where you want it ... I didn't get that, so I don't know how that installs. Rebound adjustment is a ring on the shock itself.

The rear was fairly simple to install. The front requires a bit of work, and I let the shop that rebuilds them do the removal and installation.

So, Chilei did his own shocks ... damned 'copter pilots think they can do everything.



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Group buy on ADVRider for Ohlins, 24% off retail.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...408664&page=34

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Been there

I did see this the other day, tried to activate on the site but they are not sending me the confirmation email. I emailed the webmaster this am. Hope it takes
Thanks for the info

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Group buy on ADVRider for Ohlins, 24% off retail.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...408664&page=34

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I did see this the other day, tried to activate on the site but they are not sending me the confirmation email. I emailed the webmaster this am. Hope it takes
Thanks for the info
Yep, you want that confirmation to be welcomed to the insanity , but as I asked for a quote myself on the K1200RS, you'll be looking at just about $1,500.00 for the pair.

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Group buy on ADVRider for Ohlins, 24% off retail.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...408664&page=34
Got my Ohlins through this group buy last spring from Kyle Racing at 60K miles for my '04 KRS. Awesome transformation!

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when?

I am curious to know how many miles the OE shocks are good for? I know it depends on many things, but has anyone experienced worn out BMW shocks, and could tell the difference from new?
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