how do you like the Ohlins rear shock? big upgrade over stock? I'm running ohlins on most of my bikes, there is even an ohlins cartridge for r9t forks I believe, I'm 100% new to bmwView attachment 163566
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Current state of the nineT. Will be going in for service soon, including throttle disc install and potentially a set of Road 6s. Currently contemplating tubeless wheel options and have an ACS rear brake reservoir sitting on my doorstep awaiting install while I’m away from home for the next week.
The BM440 is a sweet addition and feels great. The Daedalus swingarm plate mount is a personal favorite, especially now that my metal plate came in. The Rizoma Club signals are super visible and well worth their purchase price.
Toying with the idea of removing those metal loops from the underseat area as well - do they serve any real purpose?
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Bad ass intake. can you buy them or is it even nicer being a one-off?
Diggen the Breakout, rode my buddies 23 with the 117 this weekend, very nice, handles, and rides much better than in earlier years.View attachment 160170
3 years of experience more to come
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I like it a lot, but am unsure how much is placebo Planning to ride my nineT back to back with my brother’s stock-shock-equipped bike soon, so I’ll have a better idea of the difference then.how do you like the Ohlins rear shock? big upgrade over stock? I'm running ohlins on most of my bikes, there is even an ohlins cartridge for r9t forks I believe, I'm 100% new to bmw
Sadly Kyle passed away, he was the man dialing in my 04 Hyden edition rc-51, he really knew that Honda suspension, Wilbers has been around a very long time, and Wilbers makes a great suspension, running their suspension on my 22 road glide, love it. I still have two more naked bikes on my shortlist before I buy my next bike.I like it a lot, but am unsure how much is placebo Planning to ride my nineT back to back with my brother’s stock-shock-equipped bike soon, so I’ll have a better idea of the difference then.
It was noticeably stiffer out of the box, and after making adjustments it seems that the difference is that it eats bumps better and returns to a neutral position more quickly. I like how adjustable it is and plan to have it set up by pros sometime soon.
Overall it looks sick and handles nicely, and I’m happy to have made the purchase. I bought mine through Mike Wheeler at Kyle Racing East and he was a joy to work with. Solid price and the fastest shipping turnaround I could’ve asked for. He’s based out of East Florida, but Kyle Racing has a Cali branch if that’s closer to your neck of the woods.
I know that the Pier City Cycle boys are absolutely on fire about Wilbers and that some forum members have had good experiences with them, but I have really only heard of the brand through this community and wanted a more established name on my shock. We’ve also got Ohlins all around on my Dad’s R1200GS and it rides beautifully even at 100,000mi - they make some good products!