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Old 07-25-2013, 11:14 AM   #46
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You mean the same Ohlins that failed so spectacularly on Long Way Down?

Things fail, it's an imperfect world. but I don't see a rash of Wilburs failures being reported.

He got 200,000km on his Wilbur and a free replacement. That's pretty good.

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Old 07-25-2013, 11:26 AM   #47
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Allegedly lot of Ohlins failures among the plus sized 2-up overload set lately. Or at least Touratech marketing wishes you to believe that.

Anyone know offhand what the shaft diameter is on

stock
Ohlins
Wilbers
Hyperpro...

TT's "extreme adv" rear shock is 16mm

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edit: oops that was 1200, same diameter for 1150
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3...50GS-Adventure
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:18 PM   #48
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Allegedly lot of Ohlins failures among the plus sized 2-up overload set lately. Or at least Touratech marketing wishes you to believe that.

Anyone know offhand what the shaft diameter is on

stock
Ohlins
Wilbers
Hyperpro...
Wilbers = 14mm
Ohlins = 14mm, but can be upgraded to 16mm @ no charge (according to Jim at "OhlinsPro")

They break right at where the threads are cut into the shaft, and the 16mm shaft has more material left after threading (obviously)
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:38 PM   #49
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BTW; I was told that Wilbers and Yacugar are the exact same design, and that the 2 engineers who designed and developed them at a firm in the Netherlands each own one of the brands. And that both use the same subcontractors for components.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:55 PM   #50
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BTW; I was told that Wilbers and Yacugar are the exact same design, and that the 2 engineers who designed and developed them at a firm in the Netherlands each own one of the brands. And that both use the same subcontractors for components.
I read something like that recently elsewhere, thanks for the info on diameters.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:50 PM   #51
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BTW; I was told that Wilbers and Yacugar are the exact same design, and that the 2 engineers who designed and developed them at a firm in the Netherlands each own one of the brands. And that both use the same subcontractors for components.
Hyperpro and Yacugar are the same product. Wilbers is it's own but rumor is many of the engineers for all 3 came from WP before KTM got em.
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