for a good run today the bike feels
amazing , it tracks the road like
its stuck to it , always thought
the old standard shock was fine
, how wrong was I ! and you were
right the front now feels naff ,
excellent service job well done
cannot believe the differance I
was able to power on alot sooner
with confidence compared to how
it was , I will be back to get the
front sorted soon! David
new rear shock landed this morning
courtesy of Wilbers. Thus ensued
a mad scrabbling of packaging, 45
minutes of spannering followed by
a grin inducing razz round my local
lanes. I ordered a standard shock
built 10mm longer than stock with
hydraulic pre-load and to put it
simply, it's the best mod I've made
to any bike I've owned. I haven't
gone through the full set-up procedure
(static sag, dynamic sag etc) as
wilbers pre-set it to what should
be correct settings at the factory
given your weight, riding style
etc. Even so the difference in handling
is awesome. The bike now just feels
so much more stable and yet quicker
to turn at the same time. The part
of the shock travel is so much more
active and light compared to the
old shock. Since getting the bike
I've always felt the front end was
a bit light and vague but this has
transfomed it The riding position
is marginally different but not
radically so and to me feels much
better than it did before. I've
been meaning to order some 25mm
risers for a while and got round
to that today so hopefully that'll
improve things further.
I'm really impressed with the shock.
I've had WP and Ohlins units on
crossers and my race rep so thought
I'd try Wilbers on the GS. Time
will tell how their build quality
compares but for the moment I'm
well impressed with the service,
performance and quality
Piglet North Yorks
I chose them over Ohlins is the
service from importer is first class,
very helpful and spec'd exactly
as I wanted. Only heard good reports
about quality and fitting etc. And
of course they are up to 20% cheaper
than similar Ohlin. Oh and the springs
come in a nice shade of blue.
the shock you supplied me with,
bloody marvellous! lot tauter and
no wallowing, over the moon and
will certainly recommend wilbers
and your good selves!
Just thought I would let you know
that I fitted my new shock to my
04 Varadero and what a difference!!!.
Night and day. Its so good you dont
notice it. The bike just does what
its supposed to do without any drama.
up is excellent. I would recommend
Wilbers to anyone. Thanks
for the prompt and courteous service.
I said before i couldnt really tell
that my original shock was worn
out, but bloody hell i can now!
i was so impressed with the ride
quality and composure of the bike
with the new shock on it. I didnt
realise just how much the bike was
squating under hard acceleration.
Well impressed with the bike now,
found myself gassing the bike harder
in the corners, where before the
bike would squat down and do strange
things, it now just plants itself
and launches out the corner.
roads are a lot smoother now, the
bike rides over the bumps instead
of bouncing over them. I always
thought my bike handled really well,
but the difference is worlds apart
First ride out this year and had
the front wheel skipping the tarmac
on numerous occasions.
summary, wow. If you can afford
it, get yourself a top spec shock,
you just wont be dissapointed!
- Fazer owners club
thanks for your speedy reply,
you guys certainly get an excellent
rating on the forum.....
today and they do look great! Beautifully
packed and presented as well.
Thanks again for all your help in
getting them to me so fast.