New Stuff from Motorcycle Metal/Öhlins XR 1200 inverted front end. - Harley Davidson Forums

Vendor For Sale Classifieds HDForums Sponsors/Advertisers will post special group buys for our members here!! Check it out.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

New Stuff from Motorcycle Metal/Öhlins XR 1200 inverted front end.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-26-2009, 12:53 AM
FastHarley's Avatar
FastHarley FastHarley is offline
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Davie, FL
Posts: 5,017
Thanked 157 Times in 100 Posts
Default New Stuff from Motorcycle Metal/Öhlins XR 1200 inverted front end.

After looking at your suspension (XR 1200), I figured that the front end needed some help, I bought a brand new set of XR 1200 forks and thought that HD robbed me, This thing is the same as a 2002 ~ 2005 dresser. I was surprised! I guess that HD needed a more lucrative profit margin so they designed this Look-A-Like inverted front end. Shame!

In one weeks time I will provide information on a drop in system that is adjustable. This will be our first offering done in stages as we Get-Er-Done. Pricing will be under $1K USD. Of course they are Öhlins. I do not have anything to do with this one. It will have external adjustments.

The second stage is the viability of offering a drop-in Öhlins Road and Track. The problem lies in machining in compression external valving. We can do this with no problem. Öhlins’s position on this is that they do not think it a good idea as the end user (you) would not like to send in your forks and have your bike on a jack. I guess that instant gratification thing.

For me to include lower billet fork ends (feet, lug, axle clamps, take your choice) ($850) + fork tubes ($300 + $300 for DLC or $200 Titanium nitride {TiN}), well, you can see where I am going with this. Of course we would have the opportunity to throw on some radial mounted 100 mm or 108 mm calipers with adjustable 300 mm rotors or 320 mm rotors. The drop-ins from Öhlins are $1,750 complete for other sport bikes currently. The lower external compression is the problem.

The third option is a set of Öhlins Road & Track forks that will fit into you set of trees. These will be XR 1200 specific and not a universal. More on that in the very near future.

I hope with all of my heart that we can develop components that will help you be faster while providing a ride like a dresser for you old but not admitting it you are old members.

BTW this set of forks will work on Dyna’s and other Sportsters (as long as you use) with the XR 1200 set of trees.
Howard Messner,
#: 1-954-848-1525
~Contact via e-Mail~
use my own e-Mail: [email protected]
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ohlins #2.5 Adjustable '05Train New "Rushmore" Models 22 08-12-2017 08:47 AM
49MM Duel Disk Mid Glide Riun Dyna Parts 6 03-08-2017 10:14 PM
CCE Dresser Tour Trac Forks Kit Marries MM Ohlins Cartridges! grbrown Touring Models 47 01-16-2016 09:56 AM
New Ohlins Front End - Review bigdaddy33 Dyna Glide Models 55 11-19-2015 09:40 AM
Ohlins Drop-In Cartridges- Exceptional Jay Risk Dyna Glide Models 6 06-03-2011 10:44 AM

1200, davidson, ends, fork, forks, front, harley, hlins, inverted, motorcycle, ohlins, suspension, swap, xr, xr1200

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:52 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.