Ohlins RXF48S Forks

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Ohlins RXF48S Forks

Post by MX45 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:41 pm

Anyone got any experience with these bad boys? Particularly in comparison to the KTM/Husky AER48 forks?
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Re: Ohlins RXF48S Forks

Post by Mac Simiser » Sat May 18, 2019 6:10 pm

MX45 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:41 pm
Anyone got any experience with these bad boys? Particularly in comparison to the KTM/Husky AER48 forks?
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had a set on my bikes, that version too. Not bad, but servicing them or finding info on it is like the black arts... I got rid of them. Lots of options for the AER, no reason to get rid of them. My next set will be a set of BOS fork/shock from France

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Re: Ohlins RXF48S Forks

Post by MX45 » Sun May 19, 2019 5:23 pm

Mac Simiser wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 6:10 pm
MX45 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:41 pm
Anyone got any experience with these bad boys? Particularly in comparison to the KTM/Husky AER48 forks?
Image


had a set on my bikes, that version too. Not bad, but servicing them or finding info on it is like the black arts... I got rid of them. Lots of options for the AER, no reason to get rid of them. My next set will be a set of BOS fork/shock from France


Thanks for the info, it's always the same with suspension, you never really know until you bolt it on and try it. I was also looking at the KYB conversion kit from Technical Touch which I've heard good things about. I've got a 2019 FC350 and the forks on that with the new frame are definitely better than the 2017 I had but still feel a bit harsh on braking bumps. You ever ridden with the BOS stuff then? Or is it a bit of a punt?

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Re: Ohlins RXF48S Forks

Post by Mac Simiser » Mon May 20, 2019 12:46 am

MX45 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 5:23 pm
Mac Simiser wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 6:10 pm
MX45 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:41 pm
Anyone got any experience with these bad boys? Particularly in comparison to the KTM/Husky AER48 forks?
Image


had a set on my bikes, that version too. Not bad, but servicing them or finding info on it is like the black arts... I got rid of them. Lots of options for the AER, no reason to get rid of them. My next set will be a set of BOS fork/shock from France


Thanks for the info, it's always the same with suspension, you never really know until you bolt it on and try it. I was also looking at the KYB conversion kit from Technical Touch which I've heard good things about. I've got a 2019 FC350 and the forks on that with the new frame are definitely better than the 2017 I had but still feel a bit harsh on braking bumps. You ever ridden with the BOS stuff then? Or is it a bit of a punt?
Not on my bike and only a few laps, so not total punt. Once I learned more about the components, servicing ease, etc , I am a fan. Top shelf and a bit different. Don't get me wrong, Ohlins are nice for sure, but you see low hour sets for sale often online and that is in part with finding service. If you have a reliable source, then go for it.

The KYB sure works well and takes the uncertainty away, can't give wrong there.

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Re: Ohlins RXF48S Forks

Post by MX45 » Thu May 23, 2019 3:40 pm

Mac Simiser wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 12:46 am
MX45 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 5:23 pm
Mac Simiser wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 6:10 pm




had a set on my bikes, that version too. Not bad, but servicing them or finding info on it is like the black arts... I got rid of them. Lots of options for the AER, no reason to get rid of them. My next set will be a set of BOS fork/shock from France


Thanks for the info, it's always the same with suspension, you never really know until you bolt it on and try it. I was also looking at the KYB conversion kit from Technical Touch which I've heard good things about. I've got a 2019 FC350 and the forks on that with the new frame are definitely better than the 2017 I had but still feel a bit harsh on braking bumps. You ever ridden with the BOS stuff then? Or is it a bit of a punt?
Not on my bike and only a few laps, so not total punt. Once I learned more about the components, servicing ease, etc , I am a fan. Top shelf and a bit different. Don't get me wrong, Ohlins are nice for sure, but you see low hour sets for sale often online and that is in part with finding service. If you have a reliable source, then go for it.

The KYB sure works well and takes the uncertainty away, can't give wrong there.

Be interested to hear what you think of them once you finally get them and have a bit of time on them on your own bike.

I've just managed to pick up some Husky spares including a set of standard forks so they might be winging their way off to Technical Touch for the KYB conversion :D

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