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Offline Purplehayz

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Re: Wilbers front springs and tractive dynamics shock DDC upgrade
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2019, 11:59:59 PM »
I only spend my overtime on motorcycling. Don't budget it into my daily life, just spend it on what I enjoy. Money comes and goes. Enjoy life while you can. If one day speed kills me, don't cry cuz I died smiling.

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Re: Wilbers front springs and tractive dynamics shock DDC upgrade
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2019, 09:00:40 PM »
1000 to 1900 Euro (here in Germany), that woul be the reason for me.
And Wilbers is here more involved in sporting bikes as touratech. They are more a specialist for big travell bikes aka GS.

but: if you are happy - right decision!

Re the front springs:

I came also from a speed triple (02-04) and had change the springs on to hlins 10,5.
Last week, i did the change on my skr on 10,5 Wilbers Springs. Wow, what a difference! 
I should have done that last year...

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Re: Wilbers front springs and tractive dynamics shock DDC upgrade
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2019, 09:19:38 PM »
*Originally Posted by Sandie [+]
1000 to 1900 Euro (here in Germany), that woul be the reason for me.
And Wilbers is here more involved in sporting bikes as touratech. They are more a specialist for big travell bikes aka GS.

@Sandie - the change was to "Tractive" suspenders not Touratech. AFAIK, Tractive developed the original ESA suspension, and everything I read about them is excellent.

I will be going with the Tractive option at some stage, had  good conversations with several suspension shops over here in the US and they all have recommended Tractive above Wilbers.

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Re: Wilbers front springs and tractive dynamics shock DDC upgrade
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2019, 11:07:38 PM »
I looked back at the Beemershop site and in the description of the Tractive shock it says they manufacture shocks for Touratech. Hadn't remembered that, but interesting non the less.

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Re: Wilbers front springs and tractive dynamics shock DDC upgrade
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2019, 04:34:57 PM »
Great write up review! My last bike was an 08 Speed Triple 1050 and had to rebuild the suspension with Race tech.  For a fat sh#t (260lbs) that was a night day transformation in suspension for me.  I plan on swapping the stock S1Kr with the same although, Ive been pondering the Wilbers more over Tractive for the rear.  Im just not a fan of the orange and large adjustment knob exposed like that.
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Re: Wilbers front springs and tractive dynamics shock DDC upgrade
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2019, 08:16:00 PM »
My 09 Speed Triple was awful before I did racetech springs and valve kit up front and I did the Elka rear shock. It was like riding a bucking bronco, but definitely the most fun bike when riding under 100mph. Suspension smoothed it out dramatically and I took it everywhere and put it through a lot and it never let me down. So far I've had a similar experience w the BMW. The suspension wasn't nearly as bad as the Speedy, but definitely need addressed to enjoy it more and give me confidence when pushing it. I still have been trying to tweak it a bit with the settings since the bike can be ridden so differently all in one ride. Sometimes I'm just cruising back roads, and sometimes I'm giving it the beans on the same ones. Freeway comfort and twisty hill roads. It's hard to have something work well in all of those situations, but w the tire pressure right for the settings and type of riding I'm doing it gets into a sweet spot that can only be described as a magic carpet ride. Now, my one problem is that when I find that setting and it feels amazing, the next day it could feel totally different. Maybe that's more me and not the bike, not being relaxed after work or something. Maybe I should reset the DDC w the gs911. I've done about 3k miles since the installation and I'm about due for new rubber before my vacation trip. The s22's have been great, haven't lasted long or seen too much rain. Some people just wanna ride what they have and accept it for what it is, but I bought this bike to enhance my riding experience and setting it up for myself allows me to enjoy it even more.

 


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