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LBS-Sidecars USA | Now a Shock Factory Dealer for Your BMW, KTM, Triumph, URAL Outfit or Tub

Discussion in 'Hack Vendors' started by LBS-USA, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. LBS-USA

    LBS-USA Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    [NOTE: Shock Factory shocks are 100% European; components are fabricated in England, final assembly is performed in France, shocks are customized per order.]

    Had a great chat with the affable Mike Capon of Mike Capon's Shock Factory in France a few weeks ago. I had pinged Mike about shocks for my 2020 URAL GU, and he took the time to give me a call as he sipped a glass of wine as his work-week was winding down, and I nursed a double espresso as my work day began. Super guy!

    Shock factory designs and manufactures their own surprisingly affordable shocks in France for a broad range of motos, to include GSes and URALS. After a short wait for custom colored springs, I received a 5-pack of suspenders today:

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    I'll be installing them on my 2020 GU:

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    Shocks have your standard manual spring pre-load adjusters (wrench is included) and the 2WIN series for the URALs have tool-less compression damping adjusters with 14 "click" detents:

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    Another small but thoughtful touch, instead of the OEM through-bolts with a washer and nut, these have a threaded insert pressed into the clevis:

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    They thought it through, you can see that one pair of bike shocks have the inserts pressed in on the left ear of the lower clevis, and the other pair on the right (verifiable in the first photo!):

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    Have a couple of priority projects to finish up first, but once they're done, and I have a 6-pack to install the 5-pack, I'll append a installation and ride report.

    For an example of pricing, for the URALs, a single sidecar shock is $250, a pair for the leading link or bike's rear are $500/pair, or a 5-pack for "all corners" is $1,200 (plus domestic shipping, 10% sales tax for shipping to addresses in WA State, tax-free out of state).

    For a 2005-2013 BMW R1200GSA, the front M-Series shock is $320.00:

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    The 2005-2013 R12200GSA M-Series Rear Shock is $470.00:

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    The M-Series shock are available with either black or clear (silver) anodized bodies, custom spring colors are available. All Shock Factory shocks can be pre-set at the factory for single/two-up riding, or based on rider weight, passenger weight, and the average weight of your road kit/luggage.

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  2. LBS-USA

    LBS-USA Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Installed, but no time for a good test ride yet:

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  3. princess jamaica

    princess jamaica OLD DOG-NEW TRICKS

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    Anything for a '76 R750 with Velorex ??
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  4. LBS-USA

    LBS-USA Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Sorry, as noted, these shocks for for URAL motorcycle/sidecar combis, and these are the only product I import from Shock Factory. For BMWs, I can supply shocks from Touratech, Tractive, Wilbers, and BITUBO, but only monoshocks unless for our leading link kits. I'm guessing an IKON, Progressive or Hagon dealer may be able to help you.
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