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I just got off the phone with Dan Kyle @ Kyle Racing - Roadracing Motorcycle Suspension , my go to guy for all things Ohlins. I'm sending in the shocks off the 1200R to get rebuilt and figured I'd get as much info for all of us while I was chatting with him.


He informed me that new part numbers and info on Ohlins shock just came to him today - shock, cartridge kits and forks made specifically for the NineT are coming soon.

The shock is part # BM440 and he will be selling them for $990, sprung for your weight. The code for what the shock includes is this:
S46 = 46mm piston
P = piggyback reservoir
R1 = Rebound, low speed adjustment
C1 = Compression, low speed adjustment
B = Integrated preload adjustment


He will also have NineT specific Ohlins NIX fork cartridge kits, part # FGK231 with springs for $1200 plus shipping to and from him. Compression, rebound, and preload adjustable.

There will also be a complete Ohlins forks kit in all black, part # FGRT216 from him for $2150 plus shipping to you. Compression, rebound, and preload adjustable.
Black forks.... YES! :D





So who's going to upgrade their suspension?
By next year I will have put enough miles on the bike to justify Ohlins all around, if you are outside of the "normal" rider weight the bike comes with, you now have options to get the most out of the handling of your bike. :D
I did ask him if he could replace the OEM shock with a different spring, without having one in hand he couldn't answer.
 

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I am personally fine with the front forks at this point, but the rear shock kinda bothers me. Not in its performance, but having to adjust both the spring and damper. Wish I could do it with one dial, for 2 up and one up riding.
 

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I like the Gold/yellow look so the front Fork is OK...but I will change the rear shock...white spring is not my favourite part.
 

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Hi lost
Im sure that the rear spring could be replaced with something firmer, they probably use this spring on another model so there must some other alternatives.
I would like my forks a little firmer.
 

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Hi lost
Im sure that the rear spring could be replaced with something firmer, they probably use this spring on another model so there must some other alternatives.
I would like my forks a little firmer.
Hi, All I fitted the cartridges from a 2012 1000 rr to my forks , gives you pre load adjustment and rebound adjustment , slightly firmer ride as well picked up the cartridges complete of e bay for £35.00 , no looking for fork lowers to reinstate compression damping feature ,

Will take some pictures when bike comes back from getting new tank fitted, they had it three weeks now , not that bothered as I am away from home with work right now .
If you going to do this make sure you get the right forks early ones were Sachs later were Showa , they are not interchangeable .

No real difference in the ride of the bike .
 

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Lost -

Do you know if it would be possible to replace the rear shock and front forks with a longer travel suspension at the prices you were quoted above.

Thanks,

Eric
 

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Lost -

Do you know if it would be possible to replace the rear shock and front forks with a longer travel suspension at the prices you were quoted above.

Thanks,

Eric




Hi Eric, sorry for the delay...

That is something that you should ask Dan about, I really have no idea.





On another note, I'm sorry to say but I'm taking back my earlier comments about being content with the OEM suspension for now. I think the NineT does handle better in the canyons than my 12R, for sure. But after spending 2 week on a long trip riding it everyday, on a wide mixture of road/interstates, etc with a few back to back rides on my 12R when we traded bikes, getting an Ohlins setup is top priority. It's mostly the highway riding that needs serious help, but I now believe there's far more room for improvement than I thought while on the NineT honeymoon.
Being able to easily adjust the suspension to the kind of riding being done that day will be awesome. :)


So does anyone have plans for Ohlins? It will be end of summer for me and am interested to hear any feedback.
 

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Yes, I will be doing the Ohlins shock for sure, asap, fork inserts likely over the winter.

RMR Suspension is our local specialist. They're quoting $1580 CDN (~1445 USD) + 12% tax. I'll likely talk to Dan, have it shipped to the border. Then hire a mule to smuggle it to my house. Maybe somebody has a drone.
 

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I spoke to An Ohlins rep in the Bay Area and he said the rear shock will be available in the US in August or September. I can't wait!
 

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Ummmhm very nice I'm sure until you come to pay for them :D:D
With the 9T handling so well in stock mode I will put those cost through my fuel tank and in around 20,000 miles when the bike stops handling so well I will look to alternative suspension ,miles equals smiles in my book :)
 

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When/if what I have stock breaks I' too wil lconsider something like this but I'd not be surprised if you didn't just paost around $5k worth of kit.
 

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I will be buying the full Ohlins system when I can, I'm already halfway to the 20k miles the stock should last before feeling even worse than it already is, but mostly after riding our R1200R with Ohlins and the NineT back to back, it's obvious the stock NineT has plenty of room for improvement. I want to be able to adjust the bike to the conditions I'm riding in too.

It's quite an investment for sure, but over the lifetime of the bike the cost of having high quality and rebuildable suspension is worth it to me no doubt. Certainly the best money spend to improve performance and comfort, IMHO. (and the black forks look pretty sweet too) ;)
 

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Lost, of course you are the exception to the rule here on the upside, and I on the downside. My guess is, at my current mileage, I will be doing 2500 miles per year. (wish it was more) So in 8 years, I will replace my shocks. Or, be 72 years old, and be looking to soup up my Rollerround :) On the other hand, I remember not too long ago having to replace my Porsche rotors about every 2-3 track days. Amazing what stomping down from 150-160 to 40 as fast as possible does to brakes. Thats about a set of Ohlins a year or less. We all have our needs & vices! All joking aside, my son will probably get this bike eventually, as he rides it from time to time, is a very experienced rider, and is 38 years old now, and frankly is a good kid. I generally have 3-5 cars at one time (in various states of use, alteration, restoration etc, and I assume that will continue with bikes down the road, meaning they will probably spread out those miles among bikes, as they do on my cars. I will probably do Ohlins on a build project before replacing them on the NineT. BTW, have you perused the new Nortons? They have my eye :)
 

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This thread is about Ohlins suspension, please lets keep it on topic.
Too many off topic discussions happening lately cluttering up the forum, if folks want to talk about cars or anything else not on topic of the thread you're in please feel free to start threads in the Off Topic Lounge or send a PM. :)
We are all building a great forum with lots of info on the NineT for all of us to have accessible for years to come. Keeping the forum threads, especially in the tech sections on topic is key to having a valuable resource for everyone without having to read through pages of off topic banter.
It's not Facebook. ;)


Thanks!



Merged with other Ohlins thread.
 

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This is the only serious criticism that I do to the bike that I love
On a long straight on the highway I tried to drive at high speed the Nine, over 200 km / h (I know, I cannot do ...) and I must say that in 30 years of Japanese, German, Italian, American and British motorcycles i had never been so scared.
The bike does not give a good feeling to the driver, swing, is unstable and the front is lightened considerably.
The suspension provided by BMW are too much cheap
I immediately ordered the Ohlins kit and I will tell you ....
 

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Yeah, I'm afraid to push it as the wheels aren't sticking to the ground so well for me. I need the adjustability and tuning for my very handsome model-like body weight. Sometimes it's terrifying, other times it's just punishing. But I have faith!
 

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Do you guys think there would be any difference between putting the fork cartridges in the stock tubes vs. buying the complete setup from ohlins? Other then the black and gold tubes? One could get a rear shock for the price difference and the bike is expensive enough already, just wondering if it's worth it.
 
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