shock absorber Road & Track BM 836

Based on your bike’s performance, its price and available mounting space we have designed a shock
that we think suits it, both when it comes to price and performance.

We start by choosing a type which we tailor-make for your specific bike. The basic setup, the design of the
shim stacks and the calibration of the adjusters, is tested both on road and track. They are the results of true tests with your bike and no guesswork!

Öhlins manufactures more than 300 different shock absorber models, each model is tailor-
made for one specific bike. The concept of all Öhlins products is not a secret, it is precision. Precision provides superior control of the damping force and the key to our success.

Fits for vehicles

  • BMW R 100 GS (1987 – 1994)

    • ABE
  • BMW R 100 GS Paris-Dakar (1987 – 1994)

    • ABE
  • BMW R 80 GS (1988 – 1994)

    • ABE

Part number

BM 836

Type Code


Single tube

Single tube

Piston diameter

Piston diameter: 46 mm

type D

Monotube high pressure gas type of shock absorber with internal reservoir in the main body.

R1 rebound damping adjuster

Adjustable rebound damping on single tube shocks. Adjuster wheel above the end eye.


Hose mounted hydraulic spring preload adjuster.

Technical data

Length:495 mm
Stroke:80 mm
Rate N/mm:80 N/mm
Mounted spring:00698-24


On some bikes it is necessary to grind the lower corners of the upper frame mount, so the Öhlins shock absorber head will have full clearance. Please check mounting instructions for details.