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post #1 of 4 Old Jan 15th, 2011, 6:59 am Thread Starter
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Replacement shock

I have a 2003 LT with 36000 miles on it. I drive about 50% of the time with my wife. We live in southern Ontario where the roads are mostly straight, flat and very boring. We take 1 or 2 longer trips per year to ride the most twisty roads I can find. With a passenger and the shock close to the hardest setting I am hitting the centrestand when not trying too hard.

My question would be, is it worth it to spend the money for a Wilburs shock considering most of my riding is on the boring flatland?

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I have a 2003 LT with 36000 miles on it. I drive about 50% of the time with my wife. We live in southern Ontario where the roads are mostly straight, flat and very boring. We take 1 or 2 longer trips per year to ride the most twisty roads I can find. With a passenger and the shock close to the hardest setting I am hitting the centrestand when not trying too hard.

My question would be, is it worth it to spend the money for a Wilburs shock considering most of my riding is on the boring flatland?

Thanks for any input.
Yes. I put Ohlins on my LT at 35K & it was like a whole NEW / Different bike. You will be amazed at how much difference a shock upgrade will change the bike.

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post #3 of 4 Old Jan 15th, 2011, 10:29 am
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I would just respring the shocks with Hyperpro rising rate springs.

http://www.hyperprousa.com/catalog.p...%3E&ordertype=

I did this on mine about 70K ago and it still rides great. Here is a link to my original post with pictures.

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...light=hyperpro


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Brother Ron,
U B DA MAN!! <$300 to "upgrade" my shocks is tons easier to tell the wife when I can present my case that it will cost >$1K for new ones! This looks like the route I'll take! Thanks for the info below and your test run two years ago!


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I would just respring the shocks with Hyperpro rising rate springs.

http://www.hyperprousa.com/catalog.p...%3E&ordertype=

I did this on mine about 70K ago and it still rides great. Here is a link to my original post with pictures.

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...light=hyperpro


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