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Old 05-11-2013, 02:37 AM   #46
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The guys at Wilbers make a good shock as well don't they. I believe even their entry level is great. Also made to rider spec, conditions and pillion.
Hmm, couple of dudes I know had Wilbers on their bikes. Both has blown at least ones (because of long-lasting stress) so I didn't take the same path. Pavement they may handle but if you put load and take you bike to the bumpy roads, you may end up to troubles.

You must remember where you are going to use the bike. Many shocks can handle "easy flat roads" but if you plan to adventure elsewhere, long-lasting stress will kill many of the shock or the damping will die to to a overheat.This is where the design and quality plays its role and you can't do lasting shock in cheap.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:04 AM   #47
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I imagine were going to start seeing blown touratech shocks too sooner or later. With higher performance damping comes higher maintenance cost and shorter intervals. Keep it clean and have it rebuilt every year and the thing should last.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:25 AM   #48
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I imagine were going to start seeing blown touratech shocks too sooner or later. With higher performance damping comes higher maintenance cost and shorter intervals. Keep it clean and have it rebuilt every year and the thing should last.
TT stated every 30.000 kms.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:36 PM   #49
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Seems reasonable to me, right in line with other aftermarket options
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:54 PM   #50
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Which models are you speaking of? Explore, explore hp, expedition, or extreme. I have tested every model on the F800's.
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Do you know if its possible to have a touratech rear shock for 1150 ADV with remote reservoir and high/low compression adjustment? like the expedition for the 1200?
what about the suspension travel? will it be the same or less then as OEM?
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:59 AM   #51
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Do you know if its possible to have a touratech rear shock for 1150 ADV with remote reservoir and high/low compression adjustment? like the expedition for the 1200?
what about the suspension travel? will it be the same or less then as OEM?
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I haven't done it before, but I don't see why I couldn't build you one. I could take the remote reservoir off lets say they Expedition series shock for the BMW F800GS and modify it to the Explore HP. It would maintain the stock height of the GS Adventure.
Pricing and parts availability would be something I would need to follow up with if you are serious.
PM me for any other questions you might have.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:00 PM   #52
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Shine,
I haven't done it before, but I don't see why I couldn't build you one. I could take the remote reservoir off lets say they Expedition series shock for the BMW F800GS and modify it to the Explore HP. It would maintain the stock height of the GS Adventure.
Pricing and parts availability would be something I would need to follow up with if you are serious.
PM me for any other questions you might have.
Sent you a message.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:00 AM   #53
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ohlins + toutatech

I 'd mounted bitubo kit and a Wilbers shock but I have exploded bitubo kit and I wanted to better
then, I have sought the best for our 800
I have put the TTX22 ohlins kit into the fork and shock touratech extrem
I have not handled it as best as possible, but even with the first basic settings, it's awesome
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:53 PM   #54
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I 'd mounted bitubo kit and a Wilbers shock but I have exploded bitubo kit and I wanted to better
then, I have sought the best for our 800
I have put the TTX22 ohlins kit into the fork and shock touratech extrem
I have not handled it as best as possible, but even with the first basic settings, it's awesome
Any Offroad reports on the extreme ?

How did your bitubo blow up? I thought they were good quality?
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:14 PM   #55
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Any Offroad reports on the extreme ?

How did your bitubo blow up? I thought they were good quality?
Tuesday I'll get the Highend version basicly the same thing but without that anti bottoming and hight feature.

Will mount it during the week and'll start offroading next weekend. Hope it'll be able to help you too.
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:41 PM   #56
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Excellent.

Are they the only differences ?
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:12 PM   #57
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Excellent.

Are they the only differences ?
Would say so, the only differences in discription are PDS and height adjustment.
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:27 PM   #58
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I think I will need this shock for my 2013. I am in canada, so that sucks. I am 260 lbs and want to two up with my 120 lb wife soon. I am fairly happy with the existing suspension with my weight and 25 lbs of gear, so you guys topping out at 300 lbs. With gear should be fine.
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:20 AM   #59
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Little update:

I have the shock and it is a beaut': about 4.9kgs heavy. Problem is that I don't have (yet) the Torx 60 to untorque both screws. Really sucks =/. Went to my local hardware store and they only had 50. So now I have to wait for my placed order ( 2 days?) to get the right size. My review will have a little delay

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Old 05-30-2013, 01:33 PM   #60
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Little update:

I have the shock and it is a beaut': about 4.9kgs heavy. Problem is that I don't have (yet) the Torx 60 to untorque both screws. Really sucks =/. Went to my local hardware store and they only had 50. So now I have to wait for my placed order ( 2 days?) to get the right size. My review will have a little delay

I can't wait!
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