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post #1 of 24 Old 04-05-2019, 03:24 AM Thread Starter
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Bit the bullet and fitted a new Wilburs shock. Makes me go much faster than I should
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Makes a difference having a decent rear shock doesn't it

4 wheels move the body, but 2 wheels move the soul.

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1000% better!

For me the front forks even felt a lot better at stock settings. I'm a light weight rider but still. It was that piece of junk stock rear shock upsetting the entire chassis all along.
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Bit the bullet and fitted a new Wilburs shock. Makes me go much faster than I should
Which model from Wilbur's did you with? 540, 640, 641?

I'm about to pull the trigger on a Wilburs or a K-tech. Still not sure.

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which model from wilbur's did you with? 540, 640, 641?

I'm about to pull the trigger on a wilburs or a k-tech. Still not sure.
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I got the 641 with the reservoir under the seat and it is so much better than the pogo stick that the oem rear shock was
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Just down a 3000km round trip on the bike with the adaptor and a used Yamaha R1 shock on the bike, it was brilliant - we had a mixture of good fast roads with some great bends, rough pot holed roads, motorways and dirt roads and it performed flawlessly, bot 2 up and solo.

I'm sorely tempted to leave the R1 on and sell my Ohlins TTX GP shock

It was more comfortable than stock, nice plush ride as well as adding confidence and control at speed
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I got the 641 with the reservoir under the seat and it is so much better than the pogo stick that the oem rear shock was
Can you please post pictures of the set up?
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Can Wilburs owners describe improvements over stock shock, please?
I guess everyone would be interested in improvements on various roads,
but I am most interested in improvements on crap roads? Or is the GSXS1000
a bike only for fairly smooth roads regardless of shock/fork? Would also be interested
in whether fork modifications were welcome/needed after shock swap or whether stock
fork was sufficient. Anything and everything.
Of course, these questions also go for owners of other aftermarket
shock swappers, but maybe start a different thread for those?
Thank you all.
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I've got a Wilbers shock, more adjustments are a help, better damping compression and rebound. A big improvement but it doesn't make for a plush ride, still harsh on crap roads
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