is Der Slut
- Dec 19, 2008
- Misery Knob
- Country Club Poser
there is one "reportedly" that will fit our bike on eBay. It's in France and I'm very leary of paying $1400 for it.
I can not believe that there is not a compatible shock that will fit. I have written Ohlins too, including the guys in Hendersonville, NC how rebuilt mine. They all say the same thing, nothing available for a 5th Gen VFR. I think I am going to try to find dimensions on the stock unit and start asking more questions. I'm not opposed to buying from Racetech etc, I just want a shock that can be rebuilt as I need it. I don't want to spend my hard earned duckies $$$ for something that's not top quality.
Finally can respond! I won't be selling it as I'm having mine rebuilt. The HO801 is tough to find and I'm glad the previous owner sold me his. Other than camping the forums, keep an eye out on your local CL for parts bikes. Don't just search for Ohlins, but just VFR. I scored an entire parts bike with a Corbin seat when I had my GS500E for $150. The seat was worth $150
EDIT: Spectre found that ?hlins France still has them new.