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shock: Wilbers vs Stock

Hi,


Last Friday I received my new wilbers shock (type 640 road, nightline versión)





I installed them quickly ... I could not wait




STEP 1: Locate stock shock









STEP 2: Remove stock shock





STEP 3: Compare









STEP 4: Install the new shock






STEP 5: Enjoy!!




I did a test all this weekend: For now it's the best money I've ever spent on a motorcycle!!... waiting for my new seat corbin

Now my trips are much more comfortable, nothing comparable with before. I personally recommend this change, especially if your bobber is currently uncomfortable.


STOCK: 0
WILBERS: 9


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So glad you’ve shared your experience and that you’re happy with the upgrade.
Where did you buy the Wilbers ? Online or at a local shop ?

The Corbin will also absorb some of the roads irregularities and make the ride even better!

Saludos,

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So glad you’ve shared your experience and that you’re happy with the upgrade.
Where did you buy the Wilbers ? Online or at a local shop ?

The Corbin will also absorb some of the roads irregularities and make the ride even better!

Saludos,

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Hi,


I bought it on the official website: https://www.wilbers-shop.de


I'm waiting for the corbin to arrive ... it will be the perfect match: wilbers + corbin


Saludos!,


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Looks good! Why did you frame the photos in Land o lakes butter frames? Are you staying that it smoothed out your ride?

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Wow. Nevermind. Off to go find more coffee and a new brain.

Current Inventory: 2018 Triumph Bobber Black, 2017 Honda Grom, 2002 GSXR-750 Track Bike (not street legal).

Past Inventory:
2013 Triumph Speed Triple R, farkled out.
2017 Ducati 1299 Panigale S, farkled out (RIP...lady pulled out in front of me, totaled).
2014 BMW F800 ST, of course farkled out.
2004 Honda R6, stock!.
2016 Honda Grom, bar end mirrors, handle bars, flush mounted signals.
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So glad you’ve shared your experience and that you’re happy with the upgrade.
Where did you buy the Wilbers ? Online or at a local shop ?

The Corbin will also absorb some of the roads irregularities and make the ride even better!

Saludos,

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That's my combo. I got mine directly from them as well. Bike has a satisfying ride now.

So far behind , I think I'm in first place.
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Hi,


Last Friday I received my new wilbers shock (type 640 road, nightline versión)





I installed them quickly ... I could not wait




STEP 1: Locate stock shock









STEP 2: Remove stock shock





STEP 3: Compare









STEP 4: Install the new shock






STEP 5: Enjoy!!




I did a test all this weekend: For now it's the best money I've ever spent on a motorcycle!!... waiting for my new seat corbin

Now my trips are much more comfortable, nothing comparable with before. I personally recommend this change, especially if your bobber is currently uncomfortable.


STOCK: 0
WILBERS: 9


V'ss
Indeed my experiences, the same.
I've put 8.000km on my bobber with the Wilbers set-up and just don't think about how it used to be anymore.
Just do it. (Mike...)
I do however very strongly recommend going the Full Monty and fitting the Wilbers fork springs and SAE-7.5 fork oil. Same result for the front end.
I'm riding from my home in Bierbergen, (Northern Germany), to Monaco, via Montreux; Geneva; Grenoble; Gap; Monaco this Wednesday; (day after tomorrow), with my Bobber. Distance one way ca. 1300-1400km.
Returning next Thursday. Just a quick trip to visit my old schoolmate in Monaco.

I would never have even considered this trip with the original shock/fork springs/oil.... Really.

Hope this helps.
Cheers!
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By the way, you will only get the typical Wilbers customer service and set-up to your preferences, if you order direct from them on their web-site. They even speak English if you want!! Forget the Fox, it doesn't have any preload adjustment!

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By the way, you will only get the typical Wilbers customer service and set-up to your preferences, if you order direct from them on their web-site. They even speak English if you want!! Forget the Fox, it doesn't have any preload adjustment!

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All orders from vendors in the US go through EPM Performance and they do the same. Thanks
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STEP 3: Compare






STOCK: 0
WILBERS: 9


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Am I the only one who notices that Wilbers accidentally reversed the spring direction of spiral? This is a major technical issue, and probably warrants product recall. Everyone who uses this spring in the Northern hemisphere will undoubtedly feel the effects of the defective reverse-spiral.

I dunno... I think I'd go with Matris.
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2013 Triumph Speed Triple R, farkled out.
2017 Ducati 1299 Panigale S, farkled out (RIP...lady pulled out in front of me, totaled).
2014 BMW F800 ST, of course farkled out.
2004 Honda R6, stock!.
2016 Honda Grom, bar end mirrors, handle bars, flush mounted signals.
2017 BMW R-nine T, stock!
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