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  • Vintage Ohlin shocks for the 80's Kats

    Hey crew,

    I see these cool Ohlins on old Katanas - very sharp looking.

    What's the story on these? Pretty hard to come by? Sources?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Anything Ohlins is both good and wicked expensive.

    Would they be nice to have? Yes.

    Would they look really cool? Yes.

    Would they make the bike handle better? Probably not by that much compared to progressives etc.

    Here's some more reading: GS Forum

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    • #3
      Originally posted by RobertTravis View Post
      Anything Ohlins is both good and wicked expensive.

      Would they be nice to have? Yes.

      Would they look really cool? Yes.

      Would they make the bike handle better? Probably not by that much compared to progressives etc.

      Here's some more reading: GS Forum
      Yeah, that seems right to me. Something for the "some day" wish-list.

      For now, needing a stock non-stretched swing arm/shock set-up!

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      • #4
        I have had a set of Marzocchi Stradas on my '83 1100 Katana. Besides looking good the ride is a lot more forgiving than the stock jobbies
        MelWain

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        • #5
          The stock shocks are less than comfortable, but, they weren't meant to be.
          Ohlins = cool as hell = $$$
          GS1000SZ, GS1100EZ, GS1000ST (Wes Cooley)

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          • #6
            Indeed!

            Ebay seems to have them, shipped Italy and France for some reason. Non-adjustable for $700-800, adjustable around $1,500 (wtf??)

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            • #7
              Lucky 7 Moto Katana with Ohlin's
              It doesn't get much better

              http://www.lucky7moto.com/blog/wp-co...3/IMG_2762.jpg

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Frazer View Post
                Lucky 7 Moto Katana with Ohlin's
                It doesn't get much better

                http://www.lucky7moto.com/blog/wp-co...3/IMG_2762.jpg
                That is a beautiful bike

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Frazer View Post
                  Lucky 7 Moto Katana with Ohlin's
                  It doesn't get much better

                  http://www.lucky7moto.com/blog/wp-co...3/IMG_2762.jpg
                  That foot peg set-up is cool. What bike do you think they're from?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by versicat View Post
                    That foot peg set-up is cool. What bike do you think they're from?
                    Most likely he made them himself or had them machined to his design

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