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    Default Used Ohlins shocks... what to look for.

    While I'm recovering from my latest knee replacement surgery I've been thinking about testing the used shock waters and looking for a few Ohlins that may match my budget.

    I've looked a a couple shocks... looked pretty rough IMHO.

    I like the piggyback's for the front but I would imagine those aren't necessary.

    I have a local shock guy that can redo anything... he's done my twin tubes and sells Ohlins and others.

    Might even buy a couple new front shocks and use my fresh AFCO's for the rear until I can afford better.

    Ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krooser View Post
    While I'm recovering from my latest knee replacement surgery I've been thinking about testing the used shock waters and looking for a few Ohlins that may match my budget.

    I've looked a a couple shocks... looked pretty rough IMHO.

    I like the piggyback's for the front but I would imagine those aren't necessary.

    I have a local shock guy that can redo anything... he's done my twin tubes and sells Ohlins and others.

    Might even buy a couple new front shocks and use my fresh AFCO's for the rear until I can afford better.

    Ideas?
    You want to make sure you get straight shafts and no dents on canisters or body. Ohlins parts are not cheap! I like the shocks though.
    Droop isn't the problem.

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    I looked at a set last week... never saw anything so beat up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krooser View Post
    I looked at a set last week... never saw anything so beat up.
    I got burned on a set last year. Didn't look too bad, but they were. Lol. I wound up with more in them than a really nice used set.
    Droop isn't the problem.

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    I bought a dozen Afco's for $80.00 a few years ago. I had six or so rebuilt/revalved and sold the remainder for parts. That deal worked good.

    One of our members here has a nice set ready to go off of a Mastersbilt but Im limping around my place after a knee replacement... Not the right time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krooser View Post
    I bought a dozen Afco's for $80.00 a few years ago. I had six or so rebuilt/revalved and sold the remainder for parts. That deal worked good.

    One of our members here has a nice set ready to go off of a Mastersbilt but Im limping around my place after a knee replacement... Not the right time.
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    Ask for dyno sheets, If they can't produce them and are current assume they need rebuilt and add that to the cost of the deal and compare to buying new. Around here people are stupid with pricing on used stuff and after having them rebuilt, often end upside down.
    Example,
    Used QA1 26 or 52 series stuff sells for $80 each around here, My shock guy charges $60 each and if it needs a piston or shaft or something that your into it more than the $160 from QA1 price tag.

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