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R100GS Ohlins Shock Installation

After experiencing the amazing performance of Ohlins shocks on the K12, it was a forgone conclusion that the Works Performance damper on the GS would be replaced in short order. A quick FAX to Wim Kroon had one on its way, with instructions to fit a spring one weight lighter than standard. When it arrived, I used a home grown collection of threaded rods and drilled plates to remove the spring, which was sand blasted and painted black (I didn't need or appreciate Ohlins' bright yellow advertising clashing with the custom paint). Mounting took only a few minutes, the key being to drop the swing arm enough to allow the top end of the shock to slip between the mounting plates on the frame.

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