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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
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Suspension is the only thing I don't like on bike, and plan on changin it soon

In Connecticut we have lots of road heaving, ruts, pot holes, etc, (especially after this winter). And I don't suppose it'll be getting fixed soon, with all the government budget cutbacks.

Bending forward in my seat is getting old (to keep the road shock from going all the way up my spine).

I've been researching HAGONS. Shawn at British Customs recommends the 2810. http://www.british-customs.com/trium...le-shocks.html Has anyone purchased? The website shows those springs without shrouds? How does that look? Are these shocks any good?

I noticed on the OHLINS website they are offering a promotion to test out the cruiser market at 50% discount http://www.ohlinsusa.com/us/index.ph...=1:latest-news What do you think?

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Just installed Wilbers rear shocks...

Got me the Wilbers T640, took around 3 weeks for a custom built pair of shocks, but was well worth the wait.

Installation is a piece of cake, perfect fit, was to be expected for the price asked ....

Now for the most important thing: ride quality. Just did 150 kilometers with them, but what a difference, especially when going fast! The ugly kicks in the back when crossing railroads or joints on highway bridges are completely gone! Feeling is still firm and connected to the road. No wobbling or pumping from the rear end. I will have to experiment with dampening to improve low speed comfort on bumpy roads, which is a lot better now, but still not perfect.

Already thinking about changing to Wilbers progressive springs for the front as well, have them on my other bike and they performed miracles there...

Conclusion: I can't compare them to the cheaper Hagons, maybe they would have done the same, but I'm very happy with the Wilbers 640 and would buy them again.
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Update -

Spoke to fast-eddy, he is going to be doing his trial on the Hagon Nitros soon, and after he does, and if the trial comes out well, I'll be able to buy his trial-pair at a used price.

Redhouse - mind if ask how much the wilburs cost? and did you order directly from germany?

and Haggis - what happened to girl in the red bikini . Btw the Ohlins people never replied back to my email, I could have called them, but just sent the one email.

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The Wilbers are a lot of things, but they are not cheap! I ordered them from the Swiss distributor with all trimmins, built to my riding habits and weight, a custom colored spring and got them for 1100 Swiss Francs. Your price may vary, so get a quote from Wilbers USA first....
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I tried changing the setting but just can't grab onto the tool with enough force. Is there a trick to changing the preload setting?
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I tried changing the setting but just can't grab onto the tool with enough force. Is there a trick to changing the preload setting?
Put a pair of gloves on make sure the tool is in the hole , sitting square on the shock and give it a good tug, they are a bit hard to get moving.
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