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  1. KCMO Steve
    11-24-2017 10:08 PM - permalink
    KCMO Steve
    Got'ter done! I did it right after OakieSTOC. It took about 1.5 weeks for the send out of the shocks and return of the new ones. It was intimidating at first because of the seeming complexity of it but it really was straight forward and the rebuild went smoothly for the most part. The rear, it seems, is built to make the removal/install of the rear shock super simple.
    I've only had it out for a ride of about 50 miles with only a hand full of curves. To be honest, I didn't feel any significant improvement except it rode over the more harsh road surfaces much better. It started to be kind of jarring on those types of road surfaces.
    To me it wasn't a big leap but it's nice to know I have fresh shocks on the bike and ready for next year's adventures. I'll have a much better feel for how the bike rides once I'm on real trip instead of a short, no gear, day ride. Just give me a shout if you have any other questions.

    Enjoy the winter!
    Steve

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  • About Optimus
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    Like to ride....alot
    Location
    Minnesota
    Interests
    old cars, biking, drinking beer (not while biking)
    Occupation
    Production Mgr.

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01-23-2020
01:59 PM - Optimus quoted mkr1966 in post O-rings final drive plugs
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01-14-2020
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12-27-2019
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12-14-2019
06:50 PM - Rick H. quoted Optimus in post Has anyone had problems with a head gasket with K1600
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12-13-2019
06:12 PM - Gunnert quoted Optimus in post Has anyone had problems with a head gasket with K1600
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04:45 PM - Optimus quoted Gunnert in post Has anyone had problems with a head gasket with K1600
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12-06-2019
12:27 PM - Optimus quoted TarkusNY in post Front Wheel Bearings.
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12-05-2019
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12-03-2019
02:05 PM - Optimus quoted dfmz in post No more BMW K1600's after 2020?
I figured you guys wouldn...
11-20-2019
04:14 PM - Optimus quoted ArmyMutt in post Potential replacement?
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11-16-2019
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11-15-2019
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10-11-2019
03:23 PM - notinla quoted Optimus in post Will this new BMW replace the B?
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09-19-2019
02:23 PM - Optimus quoted Rick H. in post Schlossman's BMW, Milwaukee, WI
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06-11-2019
03:27 PM - TPadden quoted Optimus in post Have another drink?
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06-07-2019
11:34 AM - av8r quoted Optimus in post Resale value
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