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chris_chops

New Ohlins Midwest Service Center
« on: November 30, 2004, 09:26:25 am »
Hello,
    Just thought I would pass along some info to everyone that Superbike Italia in Lemont, IL is the new Ohlins Midwest Service Center and Distributor.  Ohlins USA really rolled out the blue and yellow carpet for us last week in Hendersonville, NC.  Ken Hall(owner) and I completed the technical training and were very impressed with the Ohlins facility and their professionalism.
    Some highlights:
    1.  Complete teardown and rebuild of the Ohlins World Superbike gas pressurized fork.
    2.  Being trained by Ohlins AMA support staff
    3.  Using the shock dyno to see how specific changes to shim stack, bleed jet, clickers, etc. changed the damping force of the shock at different velocities.
    4.  Lunch on tues. and wed. with Jamie James and Doug Crawford of Jamie James Productions.
   
      For years Ken and I have used and believed in Ohlins products and now this really cements the deal.  We will be doing a lot of race dates and trackdays in the midwest next year with full Ohlins support for riders using Ohlins shocks and forks. Heck, we'll even help you out if you don't.  
   We also have internals available for most stock forks.  The 25mm GSXR internals are from last years Ohlins World Superbike fork.  I couldn't stop looking at them and touching them.  The kit includes the ENTIRE internals to swap from the stock GSXR internals.  The cap and preload adjuster look straight out of MotoGP.  All that is left is the inner and outer tube of the stock fork.  I think my 750 is demanding that I put them in ASAP.   Also available are 20mm kits that retain the stock damping cartridge but give you new comp. and reb. pistons and shims.
     Anyways, I could go on and on with all the gadgetry.  I am still totally stoked with what went on down there.  I look forward to seeing you all at the track next year.  Just look for the Superbike Italia Trailer and the big Ohlins banner.

Thanks!
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Re: New Ohlins Midwest Service Center
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2004, 05:01:50 pm »
Sounds cool!  Lemont?  Man, that's not too far from Oak Lawn where I work.  I'd like to come check out the shop.  Where are you in Lemont?  (In relation to the bridge. ;D)
« Last Edit: November 30, 2004, 05:02:20 pm by racerk3 »
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chris_chops

Re: New Ohlins Midwest Service Center
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2004, 08:09:27 am »
We are almost right under the bridge at 206 Main St. across from the train parking lot.  We are open Tuesday through Saturday.  Come on by!
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Re: New Ohlins Midwest Service Center
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2004, 08:55:08 am »
Congrats Matt.  I'll be checking you out one day.
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Re: New Ohlins Midwest Service Center
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2004, 10:18:21 am »
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We are almost right under the bridge at 206 Main St. across from the train parking lot.  We are open Tuesday through Saturday.  Come on by!

Count on it!
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The frame was snapped, the #3 rod was dangling from a hole in the cases, and what was left had been consumed by fire.  I said, "Hey, we've got all night!"
Read HIGHSIDE! @ http://www.chrisonwiler.com