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    DMGOFORTH
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    Question Which Rear Shock?

    Greetings,

    I have just acquired a 1991 R100RT under 20k miles. After owning a few of the new beemers, I have happily returned to an airhead.

    I am shopping for a new rear suspension unit. I am not that concerned with price; I want a quality unit.

    Any recommendations (and why) would be greatly appreciated.

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    MARKB635
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    I really like the Wilbers shock on my monolever. It is a nice complement to my Progressive fork springs. Coming from a dual shock airhead, I didn't know an airhead could feel so refined. I bought it through Bikepaintr, who is a member of this forum.

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    Big round head.
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    if you don't mind me asking. which version of the monolever Wilbers did you choose? Can you post a photo?

    I was on the beemershop website looking through the choices and I find it a little confusing.

    cheers,

    g

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    I upgraded to a Works shock several years ago on my 88 R100RT, and I'm quite happy. For better or for worse, the shock does have a remote reservoir, but it seems like most after market shocks for our bikes do. However, my only other experience with a shock was the original with 80,000 + miles on it, so just about anything would have been better. The shock was built for my weight and riding style. While there are probably better shocks for more money, I think it's a good shock at a reasonable price.

    I hope my $0.02 helps you in your decision.
    Jeff in W.C.
    1988 R100 RT (the other woman)
    "I got my motorcycle jacket but I'm walking all the time." Joe Strummer

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    MARKB635
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    I have the Wilbers 630. It does not have the remote reservoir. I don't have a picture handy, but I'm sure you could find one with a quick google search.
    Last edited by markb635; 07-15-2009 at 01:48 AM. Reason: spelling

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    DMGOFORTH
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    Thanks

    Thanks for your replies. I will probably go with a Works or a Wilbers.

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    FABIOX
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    rear SHOCKS

    I got the YSS and I loved it

    http://rubberchickenracinggarage.com/yss.html

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