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i seemed to have killed the rear shock on my 1150 adventure, any sujesttions what to replace it with,i would love ohlins but im no ewan mcgregor! thanks
may i recommend another shock of some sort:aidan
serous reply... one you can afford.. better buying new or very newish second hand:)
... of Wilbers in the For Sale & Wanted section; if you were a subscriber (http://www.ukgser.com/subscriptions.htm) you'd be able to see them :augie
ps - They're in Ireland too, Dublin no less
What about Hagon's they are usually good...looking at having one made just for me and Jethro (my F800) weight problem you see
Take your old one in to a refurbisher and have it, er, refurbished.
£80-£100 ish and good as new......
Or you could fall for the stories of 'revolutionising your ride' (rather than just returning it to original after a gradual decline to shit performance) and pay hundreds and hundreds of £ for a new shiny bling set of something else :)
The fact that I've got a set of Wilburs on mine is irrelevant BTW....I'm a tart :D
EDIT......The WP shocks on the 1150adv are as good as, if not better, than many aftermarket shocks for the bike.....they may not have as many flash adjustments and knobs to twirl to totally fukk up your ride whilst pretending to be a suspension expert in front of your ace cafe mates, but they're more than adequate and a lot of people talk a lot of bollox about aftermarket bling suspension (I think it's called self-justification after spending a silly amount of money on something with a nice anodised resevoir ;) )
What about Hagon's they are usually good
From my experiance usually very very hard.
EDIT......The WP shocks on the 1150adv are as good as, if not better, than many aftermarket shocks for the bike..... ;) )
Thought they were Showas ...... :nenau
i think the later adv were WP ones
By the way, im with Fanum on this, the standard shocks, re furbished by someone who knows what their up to, is in my mind far better of than expensive aftermarket bling.
Unless major offroad excursions whereby multi adjustment is needed then whats the point.
Also a famous saying by Mr Rossi, i only have 3 suspension settings, wet, dry, and bumpy
but then again, i think we realise most of here are far greater rider than him anyway, and much faster on our gs's:augie
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