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    Has anyone tried the Ohlins rear shock?

    They are available but I can't find any review or comments online.
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    For a lot less Racetech can rebuild/customize your rear shock...and front struts, also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoPort View Post
    They are available but I can't find any review or comments online.
    You have a part number? I can't find any reference to an Ohlins shock for our scooters on their website. Best investment I ever made for my K1200LT was replacing the stock "throw-away" Showas for a pair of rebuildable Ohlins...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeC View Post
    You have a part number? I can't find any reference to an Ohlins shock for our scooters on their website. Best investment I ever made for my K1200LT was replacing the stock "throw-away" Showas for a pair of rebuildable Ohlins...
    https://www.omniaracing.net/en/ohlin...3-p-20164.html

    Does the Ohlins shock perform better as well?
    Last edited by TwoPort; 09-08-2015 at 09:53 AM.
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    Most definitely. On the K1200LT, the stock front shock is not adjustable. The replacement Ohlins is fully adjustable. Generally when you order the shocks, you'll be asked your height and weight and for an honest appraisal of how you ride. The shock will be delivered with that in mind so you probably won't need to adjust it either. They do the same every time you get them rebuilt, too. I get mine rebuilt every 24K miles and that seems about right.
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    Adjustability won't help you in the front when the struts are buried under the scooter bodywork. Racetech will custom build them for you based upon weight, riding style, etc., with a dual-valve system and progressive springs. The way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skutorr View Post
    Adjustability won't help you in the front when the struts are buried under the scooter bodywork. Racetech will custom build them for you based upon weight, riding style, etc., with a dual-valve system and progressive springs. The way to go.
    i haven't found anyone making either replacement forks, or springs/seals for the C600. Ohlins and Wilbers look good for the rear but stuck for options up front

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    The gentleman from Wilbers USA mentioned the stock fork oil is 7.5 weight so changing that out for a 5 weight would soften the fork action up some. Anyone tried this before? I'd do it in a heartbeat for my R/C Cars but not so sure about this...
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    Necroposting here...

    But are there any shock options for a late model 650GT these days?
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