Ohlins from ebay
for sale on ebay seem to have a slightly variable, but same text description
This is a set of Ohlins 15.5" shocks. They need
one new or good used shaft, & seals, bushings. Both hoses could stand
replaced or just recovered with an outer protector.
The springs are really stiff do to the fact that they came off of a KTM
The starting price is the reserve. I accept paypal,
money order, cashiers check. Payment do within one week of the auction.
Pair of Ohlins off a 1982 Husqvarna 240 CR, but
would fit other twin shock motocross or enduro bikes. Good overall
condition although their is a small 2 cm section
of 1 damper rod that has chome rubbing through though not rough. These
shocks are fully rebuildable and if you know
anythink about bikes will know how much these things cost new. Sold with
Ohlins shocks 15 3/4" long center of eye to center
of eye. I'm not sure what the spring rate is. I bought these on E-Bay for
project bike but found some externaly ajustable
shocks so I don't need these. They look straight,and don't appear to be
leaking, I don't know what shape they are in
inside, I was going to rebuild them. For more info e-mail.
Please note : I am not trying to put down
the sellers on ebay!
are doing their job, selling their items.
You get excited, the cost of these could be a big savings and allow
you save a bundle rather than buy a fresh new pair! Your Evo bike is not
handling well, the works performance or progressives are absolute junk
and are not functioning and leak to boot and actually they came off
your buddys CanAm. You know Ohlins are the best. Let's see how this would
You log on to ebay and find not only a cheap set of Ohlins, but in this
case the seller is going to pay you $100 to take them. (not very realistic,
but let's go with it). It is a set of piggybacks described as follows -
of Ohlins off a 1982 Husqvarna 430 CR, but would fit other twin shock Motocross
or Enduro bikes. Good overall condition although there is a small section
of 1 damper rod that has chome rubbing through, but not rough. These shocks
are fully rebuildable and if you know anything about bikes will know how
much these things cost new.
They are shipped to you for $30 and they arrive
with $70 in cash plus the free set of Ohlins. Whuuuuweeeeeeee!
you inspect and find actually both shafts are
pitted, the springs have corrosion, the eye ends are slightly damaged,
the gold reservoirs are scratched up, the bushings are shot, the heim joints
are loose, no spacers or mounting hardware is with them, the reservoir
valves look rusty, the big, travel end bumpers are toast and have banged
up the seal scraper caps, and you find they are actually marked as being
valved for an 81 250 WR, but you really don't know.
You package them up and send them to a reputable
shop in California or New Jersey and the estimated cost of repair is as
labor/gas /oil - $75 each shock
kit for reseal - $65 each shock
revalve to your specs - $90 pair
reservoir end caps need replacing
- $40 pair
bumpers - $20pair
sealhead caps - $25pair
lower end bushings - $20pair
heim brgs - $40pair
heim mount seals and spacers -
new shafts - $110 pair
are designed for 160 pound rider - you weigh 220
new correct springs - set of 4-
These babys would be just like beatup resealed
rusty Ohlins shocks with new springs if you did it right, and you have
$70 , whats the total? 150+130+90+40+20+25+20+40+30+110+260=$915 minus
the $70 you have = $845+shipping to and from
Well this is not very realistic!
- you know that Husqvarna 4 Speed sells a kit for $60-75, and you can live
with one rusty, unknown rate spring pair, and maybe only one new shaft
(you will chance the pitting on the other for sake of cost), you will stick
with the leaky valves on the reservior end caps (you can pump these up
every now and then with shop air). Oh yeah, lets assume the ebay guy didn't
pay you $100 to take them, lets assume you pay $150 plus $30 shipping for
this set. you decide to only get one set of springs , the long ones because
things are costing too much. And you will live with old valving and spacer
specs cause you want to save money even tho it is not even close for what
you want to do. You will leave in the old heim joints cause it might work
out okay. And even tho they are the wrong length maybe you can weld something
on the swingarm. Wow, okay, now what is total?
150+30+150+60+55+30+20+25+20+130 = $670 + shipping
to and from shop
think of that savings and what the finshed
product will be - a pair of beat up rusty shocks, worn out rusty small
springs, misvalved, leaking pair of rebuilt Ohlins shocks of the wrong
what a deal! maybe there are some other items to leave off so this will
be less money. Maybe we can leave off the springs altogether and not replace
the bad shaft and ..............................You can show the finished
product to your buddys, and will they be impressed! ebay
wow! yeah, I saw that set!, $150, good deal!
And think of how reliable this set up will be,
not only good looking, but you have to pump them up each time you ride!
Has anybody got any air? please. Does this right one look like it's leaking,
i think they are supposed to weep a little bit, don't ya think?
We didn't talk about hoses! what about hoses?
I really don't need the correct springs or length! I am just going to trail
ride! Isn't air okay in these shocks, it can't corrode the internals that
fast, can it? Expanding moisture can cause overpressure? Can't be that
bad, i only ride in cold weather. What about these eye ends that are beat
up? and they don't bolt on at the bottom like they should, are there different
eye ends that would fix this? Did you see that pair of Curnutts on ebay,
i wonder what they fit?
see, hummmm, a new pair of Ohlins piggyback shocks, brand spanking new,
valves and springs for me and my (Husky, Honda, Maico, CZ, CanAm, Bultaco,
Penton, CCM, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Montesa, Ossa, Hercules, KTM ....etc )bike,
perfect - $695 +ship - everything new! EVERYTHING NEW!
ready for years of use, supplied with spacers
and bushings so they just bolt on. I can now spend time working with the
engine and finding my best riding techniques.
Just my quick thought on the subject, maybe i am not giving
this a fair shake to see how big bucks can be saved by purchasing from
an auction site? any thoughts?
Does the shop you call on have specs on all the vintage
Ohlins applications? Husky, Honda, Maico, CZ, CanAm,
Bultaco, Penton....etc. Do they do enough business to even care about
these details. Call a competitive shop and ask them if they have Johnnny
Omara's Ohlin specs for his 1980 works Honda, or Mike Guerra's Ohlins specs
for 1980 works Husqvarna. Maybe you will recieve a polite story on how
"things are all different now, everything is different and we put in all
the new spec stuff".
If you want the best Ohlins for your
vintage application and you want to deal with someone who spends time with
details for your application , be it Husqvarna or any make 1955-2003, and
you are a serious player, Contact Craig at e-mail email@example.com