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    BMW mechanic

    I have called all the local BMW dealerships in North Jersey re: new shocks for 2004 1150RS. Unless I want Olins or OEM nobody carries other brands? In fact some dealerships said they never heard of Hagons, Wilbers or Progressive. Does anyone know of a small shop that has experience installing shocks? I have no interest in trying myself. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailrunner View Post
    I have called all the local BMW dealerships in North Jersey re: new shocks for 2004 1150RS. Unless I want Olins or OEM nobody carries other brands? In fact some dealerships said they never heard of Hagons, Wilbers or Progressive. Does anyone know of a small shop that has experience installing shocks? I have no interest in trying myself. Thanks.
    Are you saying Rochelle Park won't install other brands?

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    Contact Klaus here, lots of choices: http://epmperf.com/hyperpro-motorcycle-shocks.htm
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    +1 on Bob's suggestion, and Klaus's International Headquarters (and warehouse/shop) is close enough for you to do a ride-in installation when your shocks arrive. He's in Tennant (Englishtown) NJ..
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    thanks for the heads up on Klaus. I will call. I won't repeat the response from Bergen when I inquired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailrunner View Post
    thanks for the heads up on Klaus. I will call. I won't repeat the response from Bergen when I inquired.
    If you turned off by an employee response I would contact Liz. She does care about what goes on over there and sometimes inappropriate employee responses are out of ignorance and/or I don't really care about my job. Ideally Liz should be made aware of this. Realize that dealer principals are usually not aware of some of the stupidity that goes on within their walls just like any other business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailrunner View Post
    I have called all the local BMW dealerships in North Jersey re: new shocks for 2004 1150RS. Unless I want Olins or OEM nobody carries other brands? In fact some dealerships said they never heard of Hagons, Wilbers or Progressive. Does anyone know of a small shop that has experience installing shocks? I have no interest in trying myself. Thanks.

    If you buy something from klaus and it does not work you are on your own. I bought a set of lights form him at a rally several years ago. I asked if the lights were tested on my year and model bike and was told absolutely. The lights did not work properly and constantly caused a fault on my display. He would not take the product back without a 15 % restocking fee and told me "You can't expect me to test my product on every year and model" This was after he told me at the rally he did test the lights on my year and model bike.

    Just a heads up. I'm sure some people have had good experiences with his company but I did not.

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    Well I just return from trip to Vt. and the new shocks were great. Especially on some of Vt. roads with frost heaves and remaining damage from Irene. No issues and definitely an improvement over the OEM which were shot. I will say it is tough to say how they would compare to newer OEM shocks since mine had 30k on them. But, all in all very satisfied with installation and performance. Right now just playing with the settings to see if I notice any difference.

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