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This is a discussion on Wilbers Shock Info for ya within the ZR-7 Performance Upgrades forums, part of the Kawasaki ZR-7 category; Sent an email of to these folks Run-N-Lites.com asking about a monoshock for our ZR-7(s). They are a BMW specialist but import the Wilbers stuff ...

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    Wilbers Shock Info for ya

    Sent an email of to these folks Run-N-Lites.com asking about a monoshock for our ZR-7(s). They are a BMW specialist but import the Wilbers stuff for our bike. Here's the email response I received and pics of the shocks with the various options added;

    From: run-n-lites@monmouth.com
    Subject: Re: Wilbers Shock Information


    thank you for your interest in the WILBERS shocks.
    The following is some general information, as well as model specific
    pricing and pictures.

    The WILBERS shocks come with a five year warranty.
    The service intervals during this time are approx 2=3 years or 20-30,000
    miles. Service is done here in the US at my place at a cost of approx. $ 75 - 100
    per shock. The WILBERS shocks are custom built to your specifications by the factory
    and not converted over here. Other shocks (Oehlins, Penske etc.) are
    usually customized to your specifications by the guy who installs them, or you
    have to send them to a service place at additional cost.

    The shocks can be built to lower your riding height - some bikes up to 2",
    as well as to raise the riding height at no additional cost. Other
    manufacturers will not do that at all, because it does not agree with
    their mass production, or way of manufacturing.
    The WILBERS shocks are offered with adjustable HIGH and LOW speed
    compression damping.
    There is a choice between a BLUE (standard) or RED color spring, at no
    cost. Other colors can be done at extra cost.
    Delivery is between 3 - 4 weeks.
    The WILBERS shocks are high quality items, exclusively built to your
    specifications, at a price level of a mass-production item.

    For the Kawasaki ZR-7s I can offer the following:

    Model 640 @ $ 417.00
    the shock has adjustable rebound damping with 22 clicks, and infinite
    variable adjustment for the spring pre-load via C-spanner

    or:

    Model 641 @ $ 627.00
    the shock has adjustable rebound damping with 22 clicks, as well as High
    and Low speed compression damping with 22 clicks and hose mounted reservoir.

    Options:
    # 629 = infinite variable adjustable ride height +/- 1/2" for either model
    front or back $ 66.00
    # 625 = hydraulic pre-load adjuster for rear shock, to eliminate the
    fiddling with the hook-wrench @ $ 196.00

    The attached pictures (generic) show the different models and installed
    options.

    S&H in the US is $ 20.00 per shock

    If you have any questions or want to talk to me about it, call me at
    either my shop 877-786-6543 or eve. 732-845-3557

    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be of service.

    Here's the base level shock, #640.
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    The 641
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    The 640 with the 629 option.
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    640 with the 625 option
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    640 with 625 + 625 options
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    The 641 with the 625 + 629 options.

    Keep in mind, you can get the spring color in Red or Blue. Since these pics weren't readily available on the web and I got 'em, well, you got 'em.
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    moderator. make this thread sticky!

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    Re: Wilbers Shock Info for ya

    The Wilbers is a great unit, but I checked recently and the price is now $520
    Last edited by Doug; 07-18-06 at 03:36 AM.

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    Re: Re: Wilbers Shock Info for ya

    Originally posted by Doug
    Does this price include shipping from overseas, applicable Customs duties and taxes? Will the price fluctuate according to the EUR/$ exchange rate? What do you do while waiting 3-4 weeks if your stock shock is blown out - take up softball?
    Doug,
    The man said $417 + 20 shipping in the USA. He didn't mention variables, or add-ons? I was curious to the brand when you posted yours for sale - not needing an add-on height adjuster or hydraulic adjuster I truly wanted to find out who could get them here in the states and thought it good to post what info I could find.

    I recall you had a higher end shock (in this category).
    What category did it fit, ie, model, options?
    Are you still selling it?
    How much ya want?
    And is the warranty transferrable?
    Berto
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    Excellent information!! I will keep this in mind. Do they have a system for the front end too? forks or fork springs?
    -Mike
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    get your springs locally. racetech or progressive or hyperpro. doesn't much matter. if you really want a fork upgrade go get ZX6F cartridge forks. I wrote the thread on that.

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    Update link:

    http://wilbersusa.com/wilbers/index.htm

    Paul in Alabama
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    Wilbers link for those in the UK.....

    http://www.everyaccessory.co.uk/wilbers.php

    Pete

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    It looks like I'm going with Wilbers for my Z1 project bike.
    I contacted Works Performance about 10 days ago and have yet to hear from them. I guess they don't need/want my money.
    Klaus at Wilbers USA contacted me within a few hours of my inquiry. Here is what I'll be putting on the Z1. Can't wait to get them here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wineguy
    It looks like I'm going with Wilbers for my Z1 project bike.
    I contacted Works Performance about 10 days ago and have yet to hear from them. I guess they don't need/want my money.
    Klaus at Wilbers USA contacted me within a few hours of my inquiry. Here is what I'll be putting on the Z1. Can't wait to get them here.
    They look really trick, we will eagerly wait for the full report and differences between the stock & new suspension units

    Pete

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