New Öhlins custom built shock sets
Evolution Vintage Öhlins
1501 West King St
Martinsburg, WV 25401
We build custom Öhlins
shocks daily. Delivery is usually 21 days, but spring sets can
sometimes cause a little longer build. Below are just a few of the sets
I had time to photograph.
1976 Puch Harry Everts twin carb 250
factory race bike with custom Ohlins piggybacks, I-beam heads, needel
injection, custom shin stacks, 110 anodized reservoirs, custom billet
keepers, progressive spring set, custom spacers, alloy reservoir
click for larger
1980 KTM 250 custom Öhlins
piggybacks, dual spring, I beam heads, needle injection, custom shim
stacks, 110 hard anodized reservoirs, alloy res pistons, new seal ring
pistons, billet keepers, full spherical, custom spacers,
1979 Mugen Honda CR125
extended lower eyes for web clearance, I beam heads, offset spacers,
110 hard anodized reservoirs, custom spring set, quick set preload
adjusters, needle injection caps, custom rider shim stacks. See 2006
VMX magazine #26
1977 Montesa 360 VB
9" wheel travel, 275 lb rider, offset lower mounts, needle caps, dual spring set,
expert rider, Mid -Atlantic region, click photo
1984 Husqvarna 510TX
1981 Maico 490
1979 Yamaha HL500 set
1980 Husqvarna 390CR
custom "I" beam heads, cam preload
1980 Suzuki RM125
1983 Husqvarna 500 CR
1980 Suzuki RM250
Cam preload, 210 lb rider
1982 Husky 250 CR/XC
Honda C&J 500 Four Stroke Nationals
Custom "I" beam heads, triple rate springs, Burness valving, 140 lb rider, clic for big pic
See VMX 2005 magazine #24
Honda CR250 Fox swing arm
Custom "I" beam heads, triple spring set, 160 lb rider, cam preload adjust
Honda CR125 Novation swing arm
I beam heads, cam preload, custom spring set, custom length
Project 83 500CR Husky
Ohlins forks, drum brakes, Ohlins shocks
81 490 Maico
Web heads, cam preload adjust, cam wrenches, 250lb rider, custom length
The yellow springs in the photos above are all same
color, photos vary for some reason. I am not sure any are exactly
correct, but the color is Öhlins yellow.
i think i may have more job pics to come, below are just a few -
1979 Honda CR250
1981 Maico 490
1979 Honda CR125
1980 Honda CR 250 , fox swing arm
1979 Yamaha HL500
1983 Husqvarna 430 WR
1982 Husqvarna 500 CR
1978 Husqvarna 250 OR
1967 Husky 360 with remote reservoirs and compression adj clickers
1976 Husqvarna 125 CR
1979 Can-Am 370
1979 Husqvaran 390 CR
1982 Qualifier IV CanAm
1977 Maico 250
1981 Husky 430 CR
1980 KTM 250
1980 Carabella 250
Using only the best parts that Sweden can supply, these Öhlins
shocks are built in our West Virginia, USA facility. Each piece is
reinspected and the components are expertly assembled in our clean room
shop. We are the only shop trained to scratch assemble Öhlins sets to
factory specs. Our specialty is old dirt bikes using twin shocks. As
time progresses 1981 thru 1991 also become old dirt bikes. We are currently
building single shock rear systems for some popular makes, but at
this time it will take a longer time to build as we convert these
recently old specs to modern off the shelf Öhlins components. Single
shocks systems are fully modern with compression and rebound clickers
to modern competiton specs.
2005 - The classic web heads (as shown in
many above) are no longer available, so all the new builds will be with
more current technology I beam style heads. The new heads offer a
better porting for even smoother response under motocross conditions.
Larger less restrictive porting enhances the whole shock system.
The price has gone up slightly, as all else in the world has too!
price will vary with application but typically -
new price as of Nov 2011 - if you have been quoted higher price please note it has been revised
$960 pair for Maico, some Suzuki, some Husky, some Honda
$960 pair complete for most Husqvarna applications
$960 pair complete for all others.
discount for repeat customers.
shipping worldwide is just over our cost.
Hi tech pieces to add to custom build -
nothing to add, it is all included with build.
Certainly you could consider other brand twin shock solutions and many
of them may be a cheaper initial cost. My advice is-you don't have time
to waste on other substandard suspensions. Purchase an Öhlins
system that is specifically for you and enjoy the ride. An Öhlins
suspension allows you to go much faster and with more confidence.
Öhlins is the standard all other are judged against.
We build for - Husqvarna, Honda, Yamaha twin, Suzuki, Kawasaki, KTM,
Maico, Can-Am, Penton, Bultaco, Aprilla, Beta, BSA, BMW, Carabela, CZ,
Cagiva, Gilera, Montesa, Triumph, Ossa, Yamaha and of course all others. We
have the most extensive records of all period builds from 1976 thru
1990 - factory rider specs, production specs, specific factory riders on
specific bikes at specific tracks builds. All of this is to allow for
the best design Öhlins for you and your bikes.
1990's and 2000's Volvo, Mazda, SOQI systems and other automotive
street/track/trail/icerace suspension systems rebuilt, revalved.
Volvo V70R AWD rear set rebuilt, new special swivel hose set, customer to install reservoir decals after installation.
ATV Ohlins systems rebuilt, repaired - Yamaha Raptor most recent
Snowmobile Ohlins systems rebuilt repaired -
A couple of key points to
remember about shock systems - just getting the eye to eye dimension to
match your needs is most likely not going to do the job for you.
The stroke of the shock is just as important to get the full
performance from your bike, the piston and shim stacks need to be tuned
to your chassis dimensions, your rider weight and your type of
Rebuilt Ohlins shocks for sale -
83-84 Ohlins ITC - $680 (when in stock) - new
springs, new valving, reservoirs, totally rebuilt, repainted ITC blue,
gold anodized reservoirs, different springs available for lighter
rider, now set for 200-240lb rider.