Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Railton, Tasmania, Australia
Re: Just replacing the Rear Shock
I too, toyed with the idea of only upgrading the rear, but went with the purchase of both Wilbers in the end. Best thing I could have done. Once set-up they are excellent. Plenty of others are excellent as well, the Wilbers were less expensive than the Ohlins, but not by much. Benefits - increased ride height, so improved lean angle, more direct cornering (less wallowing) and fully loaded 2-up the bike has plenty of travel left rather than bottoming out. Better/safer all round. You get what you pay for IMHO.
1987 Yamaha TY250R
1991 Aprilia Climber 280
1988 K100RT (the pack horse)
2005 K1200LTE Light yellow metallic