Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand
Rebuilt shocks...bike sits low...
I have just had the Wilbers front & rear rebuilt for the 2nd time. They feel vey nice (as usual).
Previously when they went on new and after the first rebuild, the bike continued to be very easy for me to put up on the center stand (I use the c-stand almost exclusively). This time, it was like the bike has a partial flat on the rear and very tough to put up on the c-stand...some of you may know the feeling...the bike is impossible to put up on the center stand when it has a full flat rear.
So, what can be wrong? These shocks are fully adjustable, the the rebound + hi/lo compression on the rear are internal jet adjustments, not overall spring/height adjustments. I have tried with no benefit the pre-load at fully off and at 1/2 load (I never had it past here before with the Wilburs, even when riding 2-up, fully loaded to Brekenridge from Philly).
Located: Auckland, New Zealand...
but I left my biking heart along the Scenic Byways of America.....
"Come fill the cup that clears
Today of past regrets and future fears." ....Omar Khayyam