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    Default Wilbers rear shock - has anyone any info about this??

    I'm looking for options to change my stock rear shock, as I've reached 30K miles on my '9 and I start to get some wobbles ...

    Looking here around I found this shock --> http://www.wilbers-shop.de/index.php...b7c0b20d6b2a7a

    I does not say very much though ...
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    The shock in the link does not effect the height and is very expensive. In my opinion, getting an air ride shock is the way to go.
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    This is a very quality strut , one can for themselves can build , weight, riding White , solo or with a passenger with Hydr . Vorspannung.Eine Lowering is possible to 30mm .
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    Quote Originally Posted by artvox View Post
    This is a very quality strut , one can for themselves can build , weight, riding White , solo or with a passenger with Hydr . Vorspannung.Eine Lowering is possible to 30mm .
    Do you have this shock installed on your bike? How do you like it compared to the stock one?

    For information, I'm not interested in lowering the bike, although raising it a little would give more leaning clearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dommy View Post
    Do you have this shock installed on your bike? How do you like it compared to the stock one?

    For information, I'm not interested in lowering the bike, although raising it a little would give more leaning clearance.
    Never heard of anyone wanting to raise their bike from stock height.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asillito View Post
    Never heard of anyone wanting to raise their bike from stock height.
    I can understand that, in fact apart me you never see a '9 carving the Dolomite mountains' twisty roads ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by asillito View Post
    Never heard of anyone wanting to raise their bike from stock height.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dommy View Post
    Do you have this shock installed on your bike? How do you like it compared to the stock one?

    For information, I'm not interested in lowering the bike, although raising it a little would give more leaning clearance.
    If there were some bones that gave an extra inch lift I'd give them a go. First time on the bike in 2 months and at the first left hander.... down goes the peg.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by asillito View Post
    Never heard of anyone wanting to raise their bike from stock height.
    My 06 is at stock height with the shock set on #1. I've enjoyed it in this form ever since I bought it, rarely ever ground anything. But we do not have a large selection of curvy roads here to do that on anyhow. One road around a lake that is about 15 miles. I know this road like the back of my hands. But I've never been able to touch anything down on this road. I could see wanting it higher if you have the roads to take advantage of that mod. Myself, I don't weigh much, and #1 on the factory shock at stock height is perfect.
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    I should receive this Wilbers shock in a couple of days .
    I'm going to have it installed at the next service on the bike, by June this year I think. I'll report on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dommy View Post
    I should receive this Wilbers shock in a couple of days .
    I'm going to have it installed at the next service on the bike, by June this year I think. I'll report on it.
    June Get a wrench and do it yourself, easy work man.

    Looking forward about your report I must say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dommy View Post
    I should receive this Wilbers shock in a couple of days .
    I'm going to have it installed at the next service on the bike, by June this year I think. I'll report on it.
    I have had Hagon, Ohlins and Nitron shocks on bikes. They have all been an improvement on the standard shocks.
    So far I have preferred the Nitron for quality of build, quality of ride and value for money I even tried to get them to build a shock for the 9 but they said no-one else had ever asked so didn't think there was much demand. Having just installed a Progressive shock on the 9 I am not that impressed. I wasn't expecting it to be a huge difference but even the very cheap Hagon shock I have on my GSX600 was a bigger improvement. Maybe I need to play around with it some more.

    Wilbers have a good reputation so very interested in your coming report. But I think my wife would kill me if I go and buy another shock!


    Dommy, are you going to change the forks? Gold valves? Springs? Seems the later forks have different springs, my 2013 cetainly doesn't seem to suffer from a soft front end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geofftl1000r View Post
    Dommy, are you going to change the forks? Gold valves? Springs? Seems the later forks have different springs, my 2013 cetainly doesn't seem to suffer from a soft front end.
    The forks were upgraded last year by my friend and mechanic, who is considered a specialist of bike suspensions within our friends riders.
    He replaced the stock springs with those of a Ducati S4RS, then changed the diameter of the valves through which the forks oil passes and also something else (oil included).

    I asked him many times to write for me a small report about this work, but he always refused by offering the excuse that he does not have time ... I guess that he does not want to disclose his secrets .
    Upgrading the forks changed completely the bike handling, before it did not follow the line, now it's as precise as scissors cutting a sheet of paper . I was very impressed.

    I'm looking forward to install the rear shock, because while on the front the bike follows well the line, on the back I feel now the bike bouncing and this does not help in riding on fast twisties.
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    Thanks Dommy,

    We have a company in the UK that supplies fork springs (Hagon). I have used their products in the past and been pleased with the results. But they need me to confirm the spring size on the later model 9's as it has changed so I have just bought a valve spring compressor to have a look. Have also taken my Busa forks apart so I can compare the internals. I have TLR forks also and I believe they come standard with big pistons so interested in what bits will fit the 9.
    The Progressive shock does seem to have helped a bit with the bouncing rear, hoping some more tinkering will get better results.

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    My stock rear shock was replaced a week ago, as it was depleted.

    As I said, I went for a Wilbers shock.
    I've just rode for 150 miles so far, but boys, what a difference

    The bike is always very stable when exiting a turn you open completely the throttle. The bike follows the line and makes you feel secure.
    Also it dampens all bumps efficiently.

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    What about the height ... is it lower/higher/same as stock shock ?
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    Same height as stock ... it suits me as I do not want to lower the bike.


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    Ok folks, my rear shock Wilbers definitely needs a rebuild, after 5 years and 35K Km of excellent work.

    Now it's so weak that on sharp twisty roads it has become difficult to steer the bike, which does not follow the line at all.
    Actually Wilbers told me that shock service is due every 2 years of 25K Km to keep the shock warranty, so I'm well beyond this line (but in any case it's already 5 years old).

    What I can say is that this shock proved to be an excellent product.
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    I have a '07 that I lowered 3" 10 years ago ... and still has the stock shock. I'm a big guy and have the shock 'cranked to 11' and it rides like a loaded dump truck, but I love the 'slammed' look. I've ridden 2 up with no problems/scraping. Not sure if I want to spend the big money to experiment with the ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asillito View Post
    Not sure if I want to spend the big money to experiment with the ride.
    It's expensive to buy the shock, but to service it costs only 90 Euro.
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