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Author Topic: Oilhead Shock Absorbers  (Read 153 times)

Offline Bob_Roller

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Oilhead Shock Absorbers
« on: May 27, 2022, 11:34:59 AM »
Noticed a few weeks ago that the front and rear shocks on my R1150R were seeping/leaking oil .
82,000 miles on them .
I knew this day would come and it was going to be costly .
After spending hours online searching, found the best price on Ted Porters Beemer Shop site .
Best price I had found in previous searches was around $1800-2000 for front and rear shock .
Got these for just under $1000, YSS brand .

https://www.beemershop.com/category/suspension-products-181.html

Shocks arrived yesterday and I'll get them installed this weekend .
'81 R65
'82 R65 LS ?
'84 R65 LS
'87 Moto Guzzi V65 Lario
'02 R1150R
Riding all year long since 1993 .
I'll give up my R65, when they pry my cold dead hands from the handlebars !!!!!

Offline dogshome

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Re: Oilhead Shock Absorbers
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2022, 01:29:41 PM »
The YSS I put on my airhead are great. Like quality pushbike kit - little jewels  :tekst-toppie:
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Offline Tony Smith

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Re: Oilhead Shock Absorbers
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2022, 06:16:58 AM »
Bob, I am interested in how you go with the YSS shocks.

I am in need of standard GS length shocks to fit to my GSA (I already have the GS stands).

As I grow older and weaker the GSA is just too tall for Me.
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Offline Bob_Roller

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Re: Oilhead Shock Absorbers
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2022, 09:58:26 AM »
Cost was the reason for YSS shocks .
I use the bike as an everyday commuter to work and an occasional long ride on a day off .
No interesting, challenging roads anywhere near me, just flat land, so I don't need high end shocks .
Got the front shock replaced on Sunday, along with replacing a right fork seal and brake pads on the front .
Didn't have an 8mm allen wrench to remove the lower bolt on the rear, I'll get that done in the next week or two .
If you change a front shock on an oilhead, there are two rubber washers that need to be replaced, mine were hardened, due to 20 years of desert heat .
I'll remove the front shock and replace these washers when I have the front tire replaced later this year .
Rode into work this morning, what a difference the new shock makes and new brake pads .
'81 R65
'82 R65 LS ?
'84 R65 LS
'87 Moto Guzzi V65 Lario
'02 R1150R
Riding all year long since 1993 .
I'll give up my R65, when they pry my cold dead hands from the handlebars !!!!!