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Old 11 Jun 2012
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Bespoke Wilbers shock

I treated my bike to a new Wilbers shock from David Lambeth for its 21st birthday and as a 40th birthday present to myself.
Give my back an easier time in my old age
Just installed it today.
Very nice bit of kit and what a difference.
Fitted perfectly,loads of adjustment.
Now...where to go?
Portugal might be calling I think.
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Portugal is always a good place to come visit! Maybe down at Faro bike show?


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Hi ya cathal,
Good to see you are happy with the Wilbers shock. I see it was a bespoke one, can we presume this was to your specifications based on?
Me thinks lots of fellow riders would like a lot more information on the results, based on what you are looking for (I presume touring) or much more?)
Maybe let us know after your ride to Portugul or sooner.

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The shock is designed specifically for the 3aj.
It's lighter and has more pre load adjustment than standard.
It has a 10.5nm spring.
I'm at about 40%of the pre load on the spring and it's well jacked up.
I have a 34 inch inside leg and I'm on my toes with no luggage.
Should be bang on,loaded.
It changes the whole attitude of the bike,very plush ride.
Looking to testing it properly.
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Almost there

Got my Pelicans mounted,extended screen cobbled up from an old GSXR1000 screen,nice shock,Laser ProDuro system.
This awful weather is really making me want to go towards the sun,where ever that is?
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