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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #20 on: 22 May, 2018, 07:14:51 PM »
*Originally Posted by samtheman99 [+]
Hi when removing the original shock did you have to remove the seat undertray and battery etc or could you tease the old shock out? I had a Maxton shock on my old ST1050 and it was a proper pig to get in and out. Good shock though especially when combined with a fork makeover.

No mate, I took the rear wheel out to give a bit more room, that meant I could lower the swingarm down which made it really easy
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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #21 on: 23 May, 2018, 01:33:54 AM »
Long story short You can basically just loosen the upper frame bolts and allow it to Pivot up to get the old Shocks out andnthe new one fits in the swing arm Hole  Just FYI  Mine does not have the remote reservoir.
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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #22 on: 02 June, 2018, 12:01:36 PM »
thanks for that.  on another suspension matter I've just stripped cleaned and greased the suspension linkages on my 14 TS  despite only covering 6k I found one of the bearing sleeves needs replacing due to corrosion. I tried cleaning it up with emery paper but it was too far gone.  I found only minimal grease in the bearings.  Beware you winter riders. I've fitted a small mudflap to the swinging arm to stop the crap getting flung at the linkages.

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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #23 on: 02 June, 2018, 12:39:27 PM »
*Originally Posted by samtheman99 [+]
  I found only minimal grease in the bearings.

Funny, I have yet to find a properly greased suspension linkage or steering head bearing from the factory on any bike I have owned in 35 years of riding. My Tiger was no exception, I guess grease is expensive! :027:
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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #24 on: 03 June, 2018, 12:18:58 AM »
*Originally Posted by samtheman99 [+]
thanks for that.  on another suspension matter I've just stripped cleaned and greased the suspension linkages on my 14 TS  despite only covering 6k I found one of the bearing sleeves needs replacing due to corrosion. .......  I've fitted a small mudflap to the swinging arm to stop the crap getting flung at the linkages.
Would be interested in seeing pics of that - especially if it's something that could be easily reproduced.

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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #25 on: 10 October, 2018, 03:34:50 PM »
Hi Tim, any update on the Wilbers 640 after a year of use?
Still going strong?

I'm about to order one, waiting for their answer on fitting a different type of hydr. preload.

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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #26 on: 10 October, 2018, 05:16:02 PM »
*Originally Posted by Puccio [+]
Hi Tim, any update on the Wilbers 640 after a year of use?
Still going strong?

I'm about to order one, waiting for their answer on fitting a different type of hydr. preload.

Yes mate its fine, I was thinking of having it serviced over winter but strictly speaking not sure it needs it.
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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #27 on: 10 October, 2018, 07:01:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by Timbox [+]
Yes mate its fine, I was thinking of having it serviced over winter but strictly speaking not sure it needs it.
Funny I was thinking the same thing. Was idly musing about having it done while getting the forks "properly" sorted.

Anyone done this? I made the mistake of a little outing on a GS last week. Its the one area where the fat bellied fraulein makes the Tiger look very ordinary.
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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #28 on: 10 October, 2018, 07:26:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by seangee [+]
Funny I was thinking the same thing. Was idly musing about having it done while getting the forks "properly" sorted.

Anyone done this? I made the mistake of a little outing on a GS last week. Its the one area where the fat bellied fraulein makes the Tiger look very ordinary.


Oh yeah, so what are you thinking about for the forks then?

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Re: The Wilbers has landed
« Reply #29 on: 10 October, 2018, 07:45:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by Timbox [+]

Oh yeah, so what are you thinking about for the forks then?
Definitely just idle musing about what may be possible. No plans but may go and have a chat with the guys at PDQ or Nitron if I am in the area.
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