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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-15-2017, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Ohlins for the Honda Rebel 300 & 500

Well, it looks like Ohlins now has some suspension components for our bikes.... now the big question is price.... I know Ohlins are pretty pricey but they are sure worth the price of admission if handling is your cup of tea... what's your take?

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Very nice mod to have.

Modding your bike can be an obsession.All depends how deep your pocketbook is.

Best you determine if you really need it (and will really use it) before pulling the trigger.

I have fallen into this trap so many, many times.....but still smile when I look back.

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Very nice mod to have.

Modding your bike can be an obsession.All depends how deep your pocketbook is.

Best you determine if you really need it (and will really use it) before pulling the trigger.

I have fallen into this trap so many, many times.....but still smile when I look back.
i gotta ask, whats your biggest upgrade regret? I see you have quite a stable of bikes

I never knew nothing, so there's nothing to forget.
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I found one site that has them listed in euros. Converted it's about $900 for the standard shock and $1250 for the piggyback. Definitely to steep for me in the foreseeable future though I'm sure it's an amazing ride.
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I will probable end up with another set. With the factory settings on mine the back almost bottoms out with me sitting on it. I'm 170lbs. With a passenger it would be a rough ride.
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I had full Ohlins on my race bikes. I used to race 600s super sports. Fantastic kit. I've also got full ohlins forks and rear shock on my Triumph speed triple R. In my opinion they are essential for the track, but too firm for road use. Well on the roads here in UK anyway.
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I found one site that has them listed in euros. Converted it's about $900 for the standard shock and $1250 for the piggyback. Definitely to steep for me in the foreseeable future though I'm sure it's an amazing ride.
Holy crap, that's expensive.
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I will probable end up with another set. With the factory settings on mine the back almost bottoms out with me sitting on it. I'm 170lbs. With a passenger it would be a rough ride.
Wait, seriously? I'm 250 lbs and I've never bottomed out. Check that preload.
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I actually didn't bottom out riding with my daughter but she's only about 100 lbs. and me with my gear is probably close to 175 lbs. but I know it could use a bit more preload when riding with a passenger.
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I weigh 170 lbs. and riding mostly rural roads that are not in the best of shape. I have not bottomed out with the shock absorbers on the factory setting.

I do check the tires before every ride.

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