Ohlins Fork Springs and Rear Shock - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
V-Strom Modifications and Performance The brag page, good and bad.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 03-04-2004, 05:58 PM
Woofy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Ohlins Fork Springs and Rear Shock

I just saw that Ohlins has fork springs and a rear shock for the V-Strom. Has anyone installed them? If so, what's your impression of them?

Was going to upgrade the fork springs on my V-Strom and found that in addition to Race Tech, Ohlins and Progressive now offer fork springs as well.

My thanks in advance!
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 03-05-2004, 11:04 PM
Mike OD
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Last November I bought an '02 Strom that had an Ohlins shock installed by the first owner. Seems great to me, but I haven't ridden a Strom with the stock shock to compare. As far as I know, the fork springs are stock. I might replace them once Spring arrives for good and I get a chance to ride the bike more and evaluate the handling.
post #3 of 5 Old 04-06-2004, 02:25 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Schenectady, NY
Posts: 52
MOD-Do the pegs drag on those great NC twisties when the bike has the Ohlins shock and fork springs?? Carl

perhaps the hokey pokey is really what it's all about
cenglebardt is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 Old 04-15-2004, 02:37 PM
Woofy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Ended up going with Progressive Suspension's new fork springs and replacing the crappy 5W stock oil with 15W Bardahl synthetic fork oil.

Super comfortable, absorbing vibration, jolts and bumps like a sponge. Finally, no blasted fork dive, along with huge improvements in stability and directional control. Steering is live and nimble. It cuts corners like it's on rails. And all for less than $250 including tax and labor!

The Ohlins rear shock will have to wait. It's well over $700 just for the shock itself making the out the shop door price about $1K. Ouch! Maybe Progressive Suspension will have their rear shock for the 'Strom ready by then...
post #5 of 5 Old 04-15-2004, 02:43 PM
texbridge
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Ahhh....Ohlins 8)
Expensive, but you'll smile every time you ride the bike. Rebuildable, too. Probably one of the few mods that will actually add value to your bike.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing Racetech Springs with Gold Valve Emulators on 650 lacofdfireman Suspension and Tire Tech 18 11-23-2016 07:13 AM
Fork oil height/sonic 1.1 springs hunt1moore DL1000 from 2002-2012 16 09-22-2014 07:23 AM
Suspension upgrades (Progressive 465 shock and RaceTech fork springs) GL_Vstrom Suspension and Tire Tech 20 05-06-2013 09:26 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome