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    Wilbers VS Hyperpro VS Touratech VS ...
    on: Jan 25, 2017, 12.05 pm
    Jan 25, 2017, 12.05 pm
    Hi All,

    With the idea of improving the suspension of my CT, I thought of replace the OEM front and back springs. I read many of the comments about it but, at the end I cannot make up my mind about what brand to choose; I noticed many opted by Wilbers, some by Hyperpro and also by Touratech... :157: I usually ride 2 up with the top box (180Kg) and some times with panniers too. Does anyone know which brand and type will be the most appropriate for the bike? And progressive or regular springs? :440: Your comments will be highly appreciated. :062:

    Thanks.
    Last Edit: Jan 25, 2017, 12.11 pm by vmfpg

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    Re: Wilbers VS Hyperpro VS Touratech VS ...
    Reply #1 on: Jan 26, 2017, 02.16 pm
    Jan 26, 2017, 02.16 pm
    Sorry vmfpg, im still running with the original settings and suspenders, and don't have a great deal of problem,now maybe I would feel the benefit of altering but as yet haven't got round to it.  :028:
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    Re: Wilbers VS Hyperpro VS Touratech VS ...
    Reply #2 on: Jan 27, 2017, 03.54 pm
    Jan 27, 2017, 03.54 pm
    Fournales FTW. Air/oil shock. Can adjust to any weight and is indestructible offr6

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    Re: Wilbers VS Hyperpro VS Touratech VS ...
    Reply #3 on: Jan 27, 2017, 10.32 pm
    Jan 27, 2017, 10.32 pm
    Great, thanks a lot. I'm going to check those, for sure.

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    Re: Wilbers VS Hyperpro VS Touratech VS ...
    Reply #4 on: Jan 28, 2017, 11.03 am
    Jan 28, 2017, 11.03 am
    Hi - As you know, suspension is as personal as musical tastes, so there's no "right" answer.

    My advice is: Search the forum for all the advice about setting up the standard suspension.  Lots of people who were unhappy with it have found a setting that works for them and its cheaper than buying aftermarket kit!

    I spent a few months fiddling with the stock suspension, but simply couldn't get it to work for me, so I spent out on some replacements.  However, I was really lucky because (for the one and only time in my life) I had some "spare cash" available, so chose to  to get my CT set up just as I wanted it - not everyone has that luxury!  (For the record, I'm skint again now .... same as usual! :008:)

    I replaced the whole shock with a Nitron "one way" adjustable (i.e. compression & rebound adjusted at the same time) and that worked a treat for me.  Later, I replaced the standard front springs & oil with a Hyperpro kit.  This was an improvement, but the valving in the front just didn't suit me (works for many folks, but not me!), so I spent-out on replacement cartridges from Andreani and replaced the progressive springs with linear ones for my weight/load/riding-style (thanks to FTR suspension for that).

    I haven't had chance to do any hard riding on the new front-end setup yet, but the few trips out have been really enjoyable, even without having had chance to play with the "out of the box" settings, other than preload .  To use a well-worn cliche, its "night and day" compared to my previous front-end setup.

    However, if you're looking at changing your suspension, I would strongly recommend going to a specialist motorcycle suspension workshop.  The advantage is that if they don't find a suitable setup for you first time, there is usually no problem with them changing the springs for you to try different setups.  This is a lot more effective than buying some springs and then finding that they don't work and having the hassle of sending them back for a refund, etc, etc!

    Just to summarise:  I have spent a boat-load of cash on suspension because
      The standard kit didn't work for me, but I didn't conclude that until AFTER I'd tried everything with it.  It may work well for you.
      I keep my bikes for along time, so I am happy to invest time & money in getting them spot-on for me
      At the time, I could afford to spend-out on expensive kit.  not everyone can, so compromise is often the best way

      If you can, use a specialist suspension shop to get advice, especially if they have dealt with CT customers previously.


    Sorry, that dragged on for a bit longer than I intended!  :430:  :008:

    Cheers,

    Jon



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    Re: Wilbers VS Hyperpro VS Touratech VS ...
    Reply #5 on: Feb 09, 2017, 04.49 pm
    Feb 09, 2017, 04.49 pm
    Hi if you like riding on straight flat roads the Honda junk will do fine. I myself like B roads with no plod or traffic but you get bumps and bends. The Honda rear shock is unsafe. So I invested in a Nitron Shock this is the third one I have put on my bikes so I no longer have the pogo affect. The wheel now stays in contact with the road. I can now barrel into a bend with confidence and not having my heart in my mouth. Nitron make the shock to the type of riding you like can't praise them enough. Good luck with your choice.   

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    Re: Wilbers VS Hyperpro VS Touratech VS ...
    Reply #6 on: Feb 09, 2017, 08.02 pm
    Feb 09, 2017, 08.02 pm
    I also agree the Honda shock is dangerous, but gone for Wilbers, but not yet fitted.

    I thought the stayed on the ground but not me on the seat!! so different to your findings of original bad shock

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    Re: Wilbers VS Hyperpro VS Touratech VS ...
    Reply #7 on: Feb 10, 2017, 02.08 pm
    Feb 10, 2017, 02.08 pm
    I got a Nitron rear and K-tech internals over the Christmas break, mainly for the two-up experience as the original was too wallowy and I was on full preload.
    Only a short ride since then but already it feels stable and planted.  Now it's time to slowly adjust things till it is right for me.
    TBH I suspect any of the quality brands make a big enough difference and the price on the day could be the deciding factor.
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