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Old 07-01-2013, 01:46 PM   #16
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The important question is, what did you have for lunch?
Finally!

We do not know how this could happen, but there is a town, a typical Tuscan hill-top town near to were we live, that we have not visited.
When we noticed this grave omission we straddled the bike without delay; Sunday lunch await us!
One hour later we entered Randicondoli.
There are a few places to dine within the city walls, but we settled on Il Granaio on the east side.
The trattoria is spacious, with ample space outside under a sail. We set outside (it is June in Tuscany, after all).

For primo Capa had risotto con funghi porcini. She even went in the kitchen to convey in person her gratitude for this experience.
I had tortellini con panna e prociutto. More average, but absolutely worth the effort.
For secondo She had una insalata mista while I had bistecca di manzo con cinta di lardo. That was very good indeed.
I really like lardo, and with beef it really comes out with all its power.

With water, a quarto wine bianco, and coffe (not "coffee") we paid 50 euro.

To sum up: A slight mechanical inconvenience aside, it was a perfect Sunday.

Thank you for asking!

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Old 07-01-2013, 04:11 PM   #17
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I've used some standard oil, don't know the brand.

During our 13.000 km journey to Nordkapp (North Cape) we were 520 kg (about 1150 pounds).
And we regularly do 1000 km days at 140 km/h for hour and hour.

Just be to absolutely clear: I have never complained about having to replace four big bearings road-side.

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over loading does make a difference....to wit: http://micapeak.com/bmw/gs/gs_1150.htm

High quality lubes make a big, BIG BIG improvement in reliability

to wit: http://www.animegame.com/cars/Oil%20Tests.pdf

http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showth...yal-Purple-etc

this is profound! http://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums...ustang-gt.html

and this: http://lumenosity.blogspot.com/2010/...il-review.html
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:43 PM   #18
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The big bearing that TasK has replaced is the exact same big bearing that is used in the K1200LT, no?
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:03 PM   #19
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Glad you're okay Tagesk, however the cow didn't fair as well
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:39 AM   #20
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You have just given a great reason to buy Yacugars. I got them instead of Wilbers because I was warned by Ted Porter that Wilbers have a smaller shaft.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:45 AM   #21
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The Wilbers is a few millimeters narrower. This means that over the years the bushing inside the swing arm has moved
to the right (making the gap narrower.
To get the original shock back on I needed to push it back; the question is: How to do so road-side?

Use the upper bolt from the shock, add one of the cones from the wheel bolts, and press it back.
Works well!

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Old 07-03-2013, 02:30 AM   #22
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nice work!
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:12 AM   #23
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Thank you VERY much for pointing this out. I was pulling my Wilbers for a rebuild and putting the stock parts back and couldn't get the BMW shock back in. I remembered that you just posted this and voila, by using your suggestion the problem was solved!

By the way.... www.motorglobe-wilbers.it will rebuild both shocks for 205.00 Euro including shipping.


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The Wilbers is a few millimeters narrower. This means that over the years the bushing inside the swing arm has moved
to the right (making the gap narrower.
To get the original shock back on I needed to push it back; the question is: How to do so road-side?

Use the upper bolt from the shock, add one of the cones from the wheel bolts, and press it back.
Works well!

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Old 07-11-2013, 10:30 AM   #24
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:57 AM   #25
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Ladies and Gentlemen,
May I be so bold as to decleare Wilbers, by their representative Triple Tuning, to this years winner of Customer Service.

The paperwork simply says "Guarantee" (in German, obviously).

I shipped the broken shock to them, attaching a letter describing what had happened, and the service history.
As the shock had 200.000 km on it after six years of service, I did not make any demands. Not for a new shock, not for a free repair, nothing.
Still, Wilbers stepped up to their product, and I have in my hand a new shock.

I am humbled by Wilbers.

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Old 07-22-2013, 02:12 AM   #26
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Good for you!

Always nice to be positively surprised. Makes me feel all warm inside about the Wilbers I'm about to mount on my R.

Let us both celebrate Wilbers with a ride and a nice lunch, altough I bet both your ride and lunch will be better than mine ;)
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:50 AM   #27
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They do that?...
Now thats what you called excellent aftersales service.
How long does it take?

Yea a good lunch with a couple of hooters will be nice.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:56 AM   #28
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They do that?...
Now thats what you called excellent aftersales service.
How long does it take?
I took me a week to wrap the shock and find time to go to the Post office.
Two weeks later, a new shock is delivered to my door.

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Old 07-22-2013, 03:17 AM   #29
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I took me a week to wrap the shock and find time to go to the Post office.
Two weeks later, a new shock is delivered to my door.

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Wow, that is great! Good to know they back their products.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:46 AM   #30
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Ladies and Gentlemen,
May I be so bold as to decleare Wilbers, by their representative Triple Tuning, to this years winner of Customer Service.

The paperwork simply says "Guarantee" (in German, obviously).

I shipped the broken shock to them, attaching a letter describing what had happened, and the service history.
As the shock had 200.000 km on it after six years of service, I did not make any demands. Not for a new shock, not for a free repair, nothing.
Still, Wilbers stepped up to their product, and I have in my hand a new shock.

I am humbled by Wilbers.

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So the days of manufacturers standing behind their products are not entirely behind us? Fantastic!

I can't help but wonder though, if the fact that the problem was posted on this forum, affected BMW's decision to send you a new shock.
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