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Ohlins v.s. Legends Revo A....

Have to replace the stock suspension and have it narrowed down to Ohlins or Legend Revo A's....any recommendation's from people who have had either would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance....
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Currently riding on Ohlins, love them, way better than current stock offerings. Have a buddy riding on Legends Revo A's and he loves them just as much as I do the Ohlins. You really can't go wrong with either improvement over the stock.

Anything is an improvement over the stock single sided adjustment setup. Also lots of folks on here riding on SuperShox as well and they love those vs stock.


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Currently riding on Ohlins, love them, way better than current stock offerings. Have a buddy riding on Legends Revo A's and he loves them just as much as I do the Ohlins. You really can't go wrong with either improvement over the stock.

Anything is an improvement over the stock single sided adjustment setup. Also lots of folks on here riding on SuperShox as well and they love those vs stock.


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This sums up my research on the subject very well. Very few people have tried or even ridden on more than one suspension. It is also really hard to take others opinions on how the suspensions are because the setup, weight and riding style vary so much. But the common theme is that everyone loves what they have, getting it setup properly is key and anything is better than stock.

I know that doesn't answer any questions, just thought I would share my days and days of research.
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I didn't know anything about Legends because I'm fairly new to Harley. I've had tons of Ohlins. The key to Ohlins is getting them from someone who HONESTLY knows how to set them up.
I decided to take the dealers advice and put Legends on my 19 CVO. Price wasn't the main factor, but my dealers experience was. The Legends are everything they are cracked up to be. I was worried about the initial setup, but Legends are a piece of cake, even if you have zero experience. Set the sag to 1", and set the rebound (typically) to 3 for one-up. I am totally sold on Legends for the Roadglide.
Matt Laidlaw has a great Youtube video where he compares the Legends to Fox. He also talks about stock suspension and higher end options. Great review if you get a chance.

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I have Ohlins on two bikes, absolutely love them. Setting them up wasn’t hard at all. I went from JRI to Ohlins, The JRIs I have on my 3rd bike and the Ohlins are extremely similar, I’ve never had Legend, but have heard good things about them also. I went with Ohlins because of a guy who lives by me who actually assembled the shocks to my specific needs. www.motorcyclemetal.com
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I have Ohlins on two bikes, absolutely love them. Setting them up wasn’t hard at all. I went from JRI to Ohlins, The JRIs I have on my 3rd bike and the Ohlins are extremely similar, I’ve never had Legend, but have heard good things about them also. I went with Ohlins because of a guy who lives by me who actually assembled the shocks to my specific needs. Index
That's what I meant by setting them up. You had them built to your needs. I think you can get a better result with Ohlins if the person setting them up knows what they are doing. Everyone claims to know what they are doing. That's how they stay in business. And since anything is going to feel like an improvement over stock, lots of people love any shock regardless of how it's set up, even if it could be setup better. That's not to say yours aren't set up correctly or that you don't know. I'm talking generalizations.

then there's the question of how much better a properly set up Ohlins will be? And how often does it need to be rebuilt compared to Legends?

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Im one of the guys that have not ridden on a lot of different shocks. Im sure either will provide a great ride that you have on your radar.I had to ask myself if Im I going to use the shocks to their fullest ability or do I want an improved ride and still be happy because the improvement was very noticeable.I myself purchased Suspension technologies shocks and its a very impressive improvement over stock.But I cant compare it to others.But for me I dont think theres a better deal out there. I dont need all the adjustments.Mine came preset.I installed them and checked the sag and riding I went.Bitubo from DK customs gets great reviews for $525.00

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Can’t speak to Legends but I would go with Ohlins via Smarty (Carol Burks) on here just based on his assistance and expertise. Gives you someone to call and get reliable info and answers from. He has been a great help to me.

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That's what I meant by setting them up. You had them built to your needs. I think you can get a better result with Ohlins if the person setting them up knows what they are doing. Everyone claims to know what they are doing. That's how they stay in business. And since anything is going to feel like an improvement over stock, lots of people love any shock regardless of how it's set up, even if it could be setup better. That's not to say yours aren't set up correctly or that you don't know. I'm talking generalizations.

then there's the question of how much better a properly set up Ohlins will be? And how often does it need to be rebuilt compared to Legends?
I've never ridden on Legends.


I have Ohlins. Every 20k miles from what I've heard on the rebuild. Others say more. I had mine done at 25k miles and the guys said the oil looked like water. Oh, $325 also. I spent $850 on shocks and have to have them rebuilt every two years. Not really what I was hoping for.
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I've never ridden on Legends.


I have Ohlins. Every 20k miles from what I've heard on the rebuild. Others say more. I had mine done at 25k miles and the guys said the oil looked like water. Oh, $325 also. I spent $850 on shocks and have to have them rebuilt every two years. Not really what I was hoping for.
When I was shopping for shocks and I talked with the ohlins rep on the phone and asked questions.The 20,000-30,000 mile I asked about and he said its more of an inspection and not a rebuilt.I ask who paid and he said the customer would.I didnt like the idea of paying for shocks after I bought them.Legends I dont think charges as its a life time warranty and suspension technologies will inspect and rebuild if necessary for free too.Legends has the oil in a bladder so I think it stays clean that way.I dont think you can go wrong with what you pick but we make it complicated.lol
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