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The Wilbers has landed
« on: 31 October, 2017, 04:22:50 PM »
Via Bicester, but it got here eventually, and unlike the 955 Tiger which took half a day or more to fit, 40 minutes and it was on.



Like Christmas early in it.









Only been out for a quick 30 mile shakedown, and I must say that in praise of Triumph the difference is far more subtle than when I put one on the 955, then it was like a different bike. On the TS yes its better, far more compliant but the bike seems to change direction quicker too, and none of the excessive squating when powering out of bends. Pretty much what Sean experienced I think, and this is the same shock in essence but with the remote preload. Happy bunny, should get a real test on Thursday when I head up to Aberporth via the Beacons, Llandovery etc
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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #1 on: 31 October, 2017, 08:46:41 PM »
Any reference to the installed spring's rate?

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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #2 on: 31 October, 2017, 08:54:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by Puccio [+]
Any reference to the installed spring's rate?

Yep, mine is 160 N/mm
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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #3 on: 31 October, 2017, 08:56:58 PM »
In case you feel like its still squatting out of corners (but only half as much) its really just your front floating  :164:
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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #4 on: 31 October, 2017, 09:09:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by Timbox [+]
Yep, mine is 160 N/mm

Thanks mate, that's interesting.

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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #5 on: 01 November, 2017, 06:25:25 AM »
*Originally Posted by Puccio [+]
Thanks mate, that's interesting.

Be interesting to know what spring rate Sean got on his. My first 955 Tiger Wilbers had a 245 N/mm rate spring which seems massively stronger, but then I guess thats the difference on a bike with no linkage system.
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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #6 on: 01 November, 2017, 10:52:19 AM »
The setup sheet in the box says 175-210  :084:
I'm 100kg and only ever ride solo.
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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #7 on: 01 November, 2017, 05:21:05 PM »
*Originally Posted by seangee [+]
The setup sheet in the box says 175-210  :084:
I'm 100kg and only ever ride solo.

Makes sense, 175, and your 20Kg heavier than me, but your spring is longer too, 210, mine is only 185 with 10mm of preload added at factory, maybe because mine has the hydro preload it involves a shorter spring??
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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #8 on: 08 November, 2017, 07:41:02 PM »
How is it going on with this shock Tim?

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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #9 on: 08 November, 2017, 07:57:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by Puccio [+]
How is it going on with this shock Tim?

Yeah, good mate, the obvious thing at the moment is I dont need to add any preload , even when carrying all my tools in the topbox Wilbers has got the spring spot on for me, and although the bike seems stiffer at the back it actually handles hits better. Definitely showing the limits of the front though, but that should be sorted out too in the next few weeks thanks to Sean :001:
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