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post #1 of 12 Old Jul 20th, 2013, 3:27 am Thread Starter
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Shocking story

Guys I've been working on the starship enterprise today doing the throttle cable upgrade and fitting a new GPS also suburbans footpeg lowering brackets and fuel disconnect fittings ,anyway after all the work pulling all the Tupperware off I've been thinking of upgrading the shocks while its apart.question is Ohlins or Wilber's .I think last time we had a ride together a few of the guys had Wilber's ......thoughts for and against ?
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post #2 of 12 Old Jul 20th, 2013, 4:30 am
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Steve,
I fitted Wilbers to my unit some months back. Have to say I am very happy with the outcome. One of the reasons for the upgrade was the SO did not enjoy the ride on the old worn out units. With the newbees, she is happy to ride.
I have to say it was not the cheapest option, but has resulted in a more confident ride all up.

If you are interested, I would be happy to catch up and discuss further. I live in Seven Hills.

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Just off the top of my tired head, and someone will tell me if I"m wrong... but I think the Wilbers can be rebuilt, the Ohlins can't...... I went Wilbers front & rear, and recently a Hyperpro RSC damper.

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Hey Brian where did you get them US or OZ and approx how much ,did you get the up spec version or the basis ones.
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Steve,
I purchased them locally from a guy in Penrith South. He has done some work for a couple of guys on this forum.

Sean O'Sullivan
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He had the shocks built for my statistics for $2278.00. This included the hand pre loader for the rear. I installed them myself in a couple of hours. No issues.

Not a cheap option I know, but I have to say that the bike now is a completely different animal. As Chris stated, another reason for Wilbers is the ability to have them rebuilt if and when required. You can also have them adjusted if they do not meet your expectations.

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Thanks Brian for the info ,I'll give him a call tomorrow and have a chat.Id prefer to get them here as if there's a problem it's easily sorted.ill let you know the outcome.
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Ring Sean after lunch. He works from home in the mornings and is easier to contact in the pm. Another option is to have Sean rebuild your rear which is a much cheaper option and he completes it within 3 weeks. There is a good thread on here from Phill Ward about it.

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Just off the top of my tired head, and someone will tell me if I"m wrong... but I think the Wilbers can be rebuilt, the Ohlins can't...... I went Wilbers front & rear, and recently a Hyperpro RSC damper.
Ohlins are also rebuildable. Many places in the US rebuild Ohlins. I had mine done once, Under $200 for the pair, but that was a few years ago.

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Yacugar also makes shocks for the LT and also Hyperpro shocks. All four shock companies shocks are rebuildable.

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Thanks guys Ive spoken to ASR and Sean at SOS suspensions today and their both about the same price.Im going with SOS as their local and he will do an express delivery for a bit more dollars.I am going with the 641,s with the hydraulic preload on the rear.After speaking with Sean he recommended the hyd preload if you do two up with a load so that's what I do so decision made. They are custom made to rider and pillion weight as well as load and rider style so looking forward to feeling the difference as I've always been pretty happy with the way the big girl handled anyway.....
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Thanks for clarification guys on rebuilds, wasn't certain.

Steve, you won't regret the upgrade...
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Yeh Chris looking forward to light throttle ,more leg room and better handling .Lifes good !
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