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- Subject: Ohlins Rebuild
- From: "Tom Brown" <tbrown@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2003 07:11:07 -0600
I can't for the life of me figure out why PPS gets the recommendation
everytime someone asks. I had a miserable experience with them and know
several others who have too. Although Stig does work for the real racers
and knows a lot about racing and shocks, this is a family business and they
don't take very good care of their more pedestrian clients very well. I
never got to talk to Stig. He never touched my shocks. My order was lost
for 3 months. I had to call long distance and ask after my shocks or they'd
still have them today (this was 2 years ago. A nice lady explained that
some guy they hired must have lost my order and that I'd get them in a week.
Three weeks later they arrived packed in styro-foam peanuts without the
original Ohlins box that I'd sent them in. I called about that and they
mailed the empty box seperately. When I put the shocks on the bike, they
were worse than before the rebuild.
The lister who recommended PPS simply bought a pair of shocks from them and
has never got a rebuild from them. I won't be going back there ever.
This time I went to SHY racing in Murfreesboro, TN. They do a lot of Ohlins
and Penske work for dirt bikes and ATVs. The guy, Jerry Link, is a
soft-spoken great guy. For around $300, he not only rebuild my shocks, but
converted them to R1150 RT shocks. This involves some extensive changes
and he did a great job for me.