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Old 09-27-2011, 01:09 AM   #331
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I would agree. XLVR is XLVR and not really that good material for mods - there is better "donors" for surgery and actually less demanding and not rare.
Yep, as spaghetti I mean suspension - I did not feel any probs with frame, just suspension and rigidity of forks and rear, but it was on asphalt with relatively sticky tyres.
I also big fan of Wilbers shocks - both my bikes have them. Total transformation of handling. Best mod you can do to rear suspension of any bike IMO.
Thats right! I have Wilbers shock in my XLV750R and in my Transalp. The improvement is huge!
Especially on the XLV750. Nearly all XLV750 stock shocks are 28 years old. It's obvious that these old shocks can't be as good as back in 1983.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:13 AM   #332
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Wilbers are back with a 27.5% rebate on all products this October.
A rear shock will cost 362, set up to your specs.
Contact Harald via h.rossbach at arcor dot de

And while you are at it order a set of progressive fork springs as well.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:52 PM   #333
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Far Out,that equals to $Au576 and I only wanted about $400 for mine (couldn't even get that)
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:01 AM   #334
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shock length

I'm trying to order a Wilbers shock

They are asking for shock length which surprises me

Any body know the eye to eye length and travel?

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Old 10-08-2011, 04:13 AM   #335
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Seems to be a bit chaotic at Wilbers...
I simply ordered one for the XLV and no questions were asked.
Strange.

Go through the contact I mentioned above and you save big bucks.
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Old 10-09-2011, 02:35 AM   #336
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Rear Shock for XLV

Mine is still for sale
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:43 AM   #337
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Hi All,

I'm still working on my 'restoration' project and planning to pick up the pieces as the Winter comes closer.
We are now at the process stage to re-assemble the bike.

Only one little 'beauty' issue remains... The oil filter on the right side of the engine. On the original '83 design, the oil filter had a 'Honda HRC Racing Red' colour. These have been put out of production ages ago and I end up with an disgusting black one...

I'm planning to repaint this one, but I need the right paint. Any suggestions? Please add brand / colour number here if known...

I had an suggestion from 'XLV Guru' Rolf from Switzerland, but I lost the e-mail due to an computer crash.

Any help is appreciated!
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:45 AM   #338
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Seems to be a bit chaotic at Wilbers...
I simply ordered one for the XLV and no questions were asked.
Strange.

Go through the contact I mentioned above and you save big bucks.
Same here, although mine was from Technoflex (which is in basic Wilbers). It came just from 'stock', so I ordered 2 pieces for both bikes.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:12 AM   #339
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Same here, although mine was from Technoflex (which is in basic Wilbers). It came just from 'stock', so I ordered 2 pieces for both bikes.
Two Plugs, do you mind asking how much you possibly paid for your Technoflex shock, the surplus one I've got I just cant seem to give it away, I was going to place it again on ebay at a give-away price if I cant sell it to Ozie owners.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:48 AM   #340
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Two Plugs, do you mind asking how much you possibly paid for your Technoflex shock, the surplus one I've got I just cant seem to give it away, I was going to place it again on ebay at a give-away price if I cant sell it to Ozie owners.
I paid 400 for each unit. Incl 19% VAT.
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:32 AM   #341
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I paid 400 for each unit. Incl 19% VAT.
Thanks mate, that equals Au$535, if you want another one I'll airfreight it over to you for the same price
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:44 AM   #342
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Hang on,some-one has just contacted me in oz,could be a sale over here at last.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:49 AM   #343
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Hang on,some-one has just contacted me in oz,could be a sale over here at last.
Tnx for the offer, but after I discovered that they where still on stock, I ordered 2 units. Both XLV's are now equipped with them, a great modification towards the original air suspended rear shock;one of the best modifications any XLV owner can do!

They are really worth every penny / eurocent / cent.
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:43 PM   #344
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Tnx for the offer, but after I discovered that they where still on stock, I ordered 2 units. Both XLV's are now equipped with them, a great modification towards the original air suspended rear shock;one of the best modifications any XLV owner can do!

They are really worth every penny / eurocent / cent.
Now I'm getting these symptoms again, some call it indecisivety,I call it mind-changing,are they so much better that your gone and spent that much cash on shocks for a 84 bike, does it make that much difference?
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:51 PM   #345
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Yes it does.I installed a Wilbers shock and have a whole new bike!
Keep yours if you don't need the cash.
Since I was so impressed with that shock I ordered one for my KLR as well.
Put it in today and took it for a 50 mile spin. HUGE improvement!
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