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Aftermarket shock

Post by smoovly » Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:32 pm

I'm considering an aftermarket shock, seems to be between Wilbers & Hagon. Any advice or experience of either?

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Re: Aftermarket shock

Post by jarno » Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:56 pm

You can also get one from ohlins but it wil be more expensive than the other two.
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Re: Aftermarket shock

Post by 500bernie » Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:59 pm

Jarno is right, the Ohlins one is about £1200.00 compared to £400-800 for the others, you could get your standard one reworked at Manxton or one of the other race companies or refurbished by the Professor here on the forum.
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Re: Aftermarket shock

Post by JanBros » Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:03 pm

or you could read this :

viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2579

having a second hand one re-serviced is as good as a new one and cheaper.
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Re: Aftermarket shock

Post by smoovly » Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:23 am

Thanks

I did think about a rebuild as I like originality but I'm told my current one is not fixable.

The Swedish option is out of my price range so will flip and Anglo-German coin and see which way it lands....
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Re: Aftermarket shock

Post by maccas » Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:03 pm

I run a wilbers on my 3xv. Sublime. Very very impressed. Purchased through ebay germany and it saved me about £100.

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Re: Aftermarket shock

Post by 500bernie » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:23 pm

maccas wrote:I run a wilbers on my 3xv. Sublime. Very very impressed. Purchased through ebay germany and it saved me about £100.

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Which type do you use? (there appears to be a few to choose from)

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Re: Aftermarket shock

Post by jarno » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:45 pm

I think the offer the ohlins in France for 999 euro also in Holland the do 1000 euro.
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Re: Aftermarket shock

Post by smoovly » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:39 am

I've gone for a basic Wilbers one, about £300. Will let you know how it is.

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Re: Aftermarket shock

Post by podman » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:22 am

Mick (kopite30) had his standard shock rebuilt and resprung by a suspension expert at Silverstone, I also had my apparently "non serviceable" LC350 shock rebuilt by MotoX shop, so dont believe everything you read on the net.

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Re: Aftermarket shock

Post by Top-shaggy » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:23 pm

The professor made a good job of my KR shock including changing the spring for one that ...ahem...more suits my lightweight frame :wink:
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Re: Aftermarket shock

Post by maccas » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:55 pm

500bernie wrote:
maccas wrote:I run a wilbers on my 3xv. Sublime. Very very impressed. Purchased through ebay germany and it saved me about £100.

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Hi Dan,

Which type do you use? (there appears to be a few to choose from)

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Hi Bernie,

I use a 631 type with the remote reservoir. It's awesome. Very pleased with it.

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