Ohlins installed front and rear. Super Happy
So from researching suspension upgrades for my 13 Ultra I settled on Ohlins from Motorcycle Metal. Went with Howards #6's on the rear and the FKC 101's on the front. I talked with Howard several times before making the selection. The FKC 101's are a nix system for the Forks, one side damping on side rebound. The # 6's have sag/preload, compression and damping adjustments. Howard sends instructions on how to install the rears and ask you to call him when ready to do the forks. He will give you a lesson on what to look for as far as the ware that had already occurred on the tubes so you understand why you need to service the forks sooner than most say. Howard walked me thru the first fork with patience (lol) Since it was my first fork rebuild he needed a lot. If your going to do your own let me stress make sure you have the proper tools! It really makes the job a breeze.
I had already installed the #6's a few weeks back per Howards instructions. The ride was night and day difference between the stock air shocks and the #6's. But like others have said it showed how bad the stock front suspension was. The #6's Truly a work or art. Thanks Howard!
On Thursday I removed the Forks, tore them apart and cleaned them inside and out to get ready for the build on Friday after work. After getting everything set up and ready to rock and roll I called Howard for the walk thru on install. Howard went over all the parts with me explaining the reasons why and what each does. He really wants his customers to be knowledgeable and happy with a purchase from him and he goes the extra mile to try to educate you before and after the purchase. I know from my researching the threads some were put off by his personality, which is your right. To me, I welcomed the no BS approach, the desire to educate me so I knew what I was buying and how to install and adjust as needed.
So yesterday the wife and I loaded up and went on a 250 mile run thru the N Ga mountains a ride we have done many times on the Ultra. WOW the difference was amazing, smooth over bumps, tracked true in the curves at higher speeds 60-65 in 30-35 mph curves. Impressed ! to say the least. The combination of new front and rears are everything we had hoped. You really don't know what your missing if you have only had stock suspension.
We will have new tires and a service soon and we will be ready for Shark Week VIII. Look forward to seeing everyone again.
2013 RGU Ember Red Sun glow /seat mod, Madstad 13", heritage bars.
2007 Street Bob bought new, traded with 62000 miles. USMC 84-90