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post #1 of 6 Old Jul 23rd, 2007, 6:37 pm Thread Starter
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Unhappy New Wilbes blew seal

Installed the Wilbers in March, appx 10k ago. I saw puddles under the bike as I was leaving this a.m. It appears the bottom seal may have blown. Has anyone else heard of this?
Guess I'll be one of the first to test the new distributor with the warranty.
Weathers great and I'm down!

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post #2 of 6 Old Jul 23rd, 2007, 7:49 pm
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I had the seal blow on my rear Wilber shock at about 14 months. Klaus fixed me right up but it took a couple weeks. I put the old factory shock back on and it really helped me to appreciate the missing Wilber. I know Klaus lost the national distributorship to Max BMW. Let us know how it goes!

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I will not tell the 'seal' joke....

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Bob,
I was so bummed I forgot about my old shocks. How dumb is that!? At least I will be able to ride while I wait.

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'12 Kawi KLR 650 "Dirty" - traded in
'08 LT Black "Fireball" 113,000+ miles(RIP- transmission - may be seen on the road again)
'05 LT Yeller er Gold? "Ophelia"(RIP- fire) 80,000 miles
'04 R12CLC (RIP- hurricane) 36,000 miles
230,000+ BMW miles
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Bob,
I was so bummed I forgot about my old shocks. How dumb is that!? At least I will be able to ride while I wait.
If not I have a few laying around as you know.

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Jeff,
I found the old one this a.m. and will do the pull/install this p.m. I am really glad this is the rear and not that front one. Since we did this in the Strip Shack I should be able to easily complete this.

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'12 Kawi KLR 650 "Dirty" - traded in
'08 LT Black "Fireball" 113,000+ miles(RIP- transmission - may be seen on the road again)
'05 LT Yeller er Gold? "Ophelia"(RIP- fire) 80,000 miles
'04 R12CLC (RIP- hurricane) 36,000 miles
230,000+ BMW miles
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