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    Lowered Wilber Shocks

    Took some pics while down to Edgewater Fl having my 40mm lowered ESA shocks put on by Herman Eshuis . He's a very conscientious businessman and excellant mechanic

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    Anthony S.
    2012 R1200GS

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    I used Wilbers to lower my bike 3 inches and love them

    I lowered my bike by 3 inches using Wilber shocks several years ago and have been very pleased with the results. The only negative consideration is that I scrap my bash plate when riding off road. Me and a buddy of mine both rode our 2005 r1200gs to Colorado in 2006. We used a jeep trial to cross over one of the mountain passes outside of Silverton. I bottomed out so often that I tore my stock bash plate off and flattened one of my exhaust pipes.
    But it sure is nice to to be flat footed on my bike.

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    I'm enjoying the lowered RT. The Wilber shocks are so much smoother than stock.

    The good = bike seems to handle the road better especially in the turns . The front end seems much more planted.

    The bad = of course is the loss of lean angle. But I can live with that
    Anthony S.
    2012 R1200GS

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    +1 for Hermann. I just swapped my R1200R ESA shocks for Wilber's ESA, but stock ride height. What a difference! Hermann received my old shocks, attached the Wilber's custom bits to the old ESA housing, and took it back to UPS in less than a day. (The Wilber's bodies took three weeks to come from Germany before all that, though.) Great guy.

    I paid an extra $100 and had the springs powder coated black.

    Cheers, Tom
    2014 R1200GS
    Ex-2007 R1200R
    Ex-1988 K75S
    Ex-1980 R100S, 70's UJMs, 2010 Ducati M1100

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