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Chris S

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Rear shock for varadaro
« on: April 18, 2017, 20:04:52 »
Hi my rear shock assy has started leaking oil. Back order from honda canada, and a small fortune any suggestions for a aftermarket replacement. It's a 08 with 130,000 km on it, not sure if I want to pay o.e. price

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Re: Rear shock for varadaro
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 20:22:21 »
 Wilbers -- took one off after 6 years at bike replacement and it still looked like it had come out of the box [ after a wipe down with an oily rag ] + they're rebuildable + made for you i.e . weight/pillion/luggage etc. ;D
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Re: Rear shock for varadaro
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 00:05:35 »
I don't have experience with Wilbers on the Varadero, but I had these installed on my '98 transalp last year at Two Plug's recommendation. And they are good. @Two Plugs might be able to provide a useful comment on this.
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Re: Rear shock for varadaro
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 00:46:04 »
I had a Wilbers on my former Varadero 2008. Did 130000 km with it before i crashed the bike.
Now I have a "new" 2008 with a new Wilbers.
I also use Wilbers progressive fork suspension.
I'm very happy with Wilbers, and the make the rear shock especially for you.
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Re: Rear shock for varadaro
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 02:16:13 »
Thanks will check them out

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Re: Rear shock for varadaro
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2017, 13:49:19 »
here a lot of people use this one with very good results and feed backs ...  VCIF_ThumbUp
There is an American dealer  VCIF_ok
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Re: Rear shock for varadaro
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2017, 19:12:42 »
Thanks will look at them also

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Re: Rear shock for varadaro
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2017, 22:02:39 »
Thanks will look at them also

Go for the Wilbers. They are really rocksolid and come with good adjustements; on my two previous Varadero's they lasted 175.000 and 100.000km. Its a known brand, should not be difficult to get one shipped to Canada.

Not the cheapest but worth every penny. I consider the rearshock of my '12 Varadero (ome of the last) as a big improvement compared to previous models, but as soon as it needs replacement our An overhaul, it will be replaced by another Wilbers unit!
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Re: Rear shock for varadaro
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2017, 12:57:24 »
Time to change the bike :)
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Re: Rear shock for varadaro
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2017, 00:36:29 »
Time to change the bike :)


If you like the bike, changing the shock is the cheaper option.
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