Park your rear wheel on a 30mm plank of wood and lean it on the side stand. That’ll show you how it looks.Quick questions (for Urban GS): Would a rise of 30mm for the 640 require a change of side stand? What are the options for main stand with such set up? Thx.
Ted Porter's Beemershop in California is a source.Any US dealer for Wilber rear shocks? Looking specifically for the 640s or 540s with raised height.
Ted Porter's Beemer Shop is the US distributor.Any US dealer for Wilber rear shocks? Looking specifically for the 640s or 540s with raised height.
Call and talk to Ted Porter. Motorcycle Suspension Specialists | BMW Airhead Experts | Replacement & Replica Parts | GS-911 Diagnostic Tool | HEXezCAN Accessory Manager | Motohansa ToolsLooking to upgrade the rear shock to Wilbers on my 2020 Pure. I see that it increases the height by 30mm. Bike is perfect height for me. Should I order with height adjustment to compensate for the longer shock?
I weigh about 75kg with gear on. Rear tire pressure is set to 42 psi and bike feels like riding a shockless cart going over bumps and expansion joints.
Took it to a suspension specialist this weekend. He checked the sag and felt the stock setting didn’t have enough preload - contrary to what I thought was needed. Ended up increasing the preload and adjusted rebound damping slightly. TBH no noticeable difference.
Leaning towards 642 with Mechanical XP-A option so I could make adjustments later and doing it DIY with help from this forum.
Alternatively I could order the fork cartridge kit together and get someone else do it for me but then I miss the fun of getting my hands dirty.
PS - tuner hadn’t heard of Wilbers which was a bit of a surprise. He recommended Ohlins but I’m really looking for a more comfort/ road ride experience. Haven’t seen the option of ordering the Ohlins kit to customize to my style or how to order the springs to go with it. Maybe that’s all left to the dealer?
To confuse you even more I have a Penske 8900 shock. $765 It has one knob that controls both compression and rebound. You can add later hi speed/remote reservoir to the 8900 if you want more adjustability. I had them make the shock 1" taller then stock. 8900 Emulsion Single Adjustable - Penske Racing Shocks@shaneturban called them and the gentleman suggested I go with TFX and with valid reasons. But now I’m more confused. 🤔.
Just assuming the cost of a rear shock with adjustable preload, adjustable high / low speed compression and damping - what’s the cheapest option - Ohlins, TFX, Wilbers?
Hi , realize this thread dates back to 2016, but did you end up purchasing the wilbers 640 , i am looking at these options too, if so do you like them ? what did you end up with? cheers rich.Looking forward to how this turns out! Have been eyeing-up a Wilbers 640 rear shock for some time now.....
Yep I installed a 642 rear shock! Delighted with the results.Hi , realize this thread dates back to 2016, but did you end up purchasing the wilbers 640 , i am looking at these options too, if so do you like them ? what did you end up with? cheers rich.