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Offline coil

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R1 Shock
« on: Aug 12, 2018, 11:40 AM »
Hi
   I just on with doing the R1 Shock conversion I know there is loads of information about this subject on the forum but cannot seem to find the answers I am looking for   [One I have removed Needle bearings from both eyelets do I need to replace with needle bearings to put on Versys]  [Two eyelets  are different diameters one is 22mm the other is 24mm can find a bearing for 24mm but not for 22mm]  and if possible could any member advice me on what spring that would be suitable for me with all my riding gear on I am about 80.2 kg
                                                      Dennis 

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Re: R1 Shock
« Reply #1 on: Aug 12, 2018, 05:03 PM »
I'm also interested in switching to the R1 shock.

Lots of scattered bits of info here and there, but I can't find a definitive breakdown of pro's and con's.

For example, which year's R1 shock will fit my Gen-2 Versys w/ABS?

Does the swap make sense on a two-up or fully loaded Versys?
« Last Edit: Aug 12, 2018, 05:12 PM by TimTyler »
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Re: R1 Shock
« Reply #2 on: Aug 12, 2018, 05:16 PM »
Tim

It's a lot easier to just order a Wilbers 640 Road shock setup to your requirements like I did 👍👍

www.wilbersamerica.com

Takes about 1/2 hour max to fit it 👍 after getting it out of the box 😎 and no modifications to the bike 😎

Richard 😁
« Last Edit: Aug 12, 2018, 05:40 PM by TowerMan »
                          Details HERE  :123A:

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Re: R1 Shock
« Reply #3 on: Aug 12, 2018, 06:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
Tim

It's a lot easier to just order a Wilbers 640 Road shock setup to your requirements like I did 👍👍

www.wilbersamerica.com

Takes about 1/2 hour max to fit it 👍 after getting it out of the box 😎 and no modifications to the bike 😎

Richard 😁
And much better if you get one with a purple spring

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Re: R1 Shock
« Reply #4 on: Aug 12, 2018, 07:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by kevin..in [+]
And much better if you get one with a dog cock pink purple spring
Corrected it for you 👍
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Re: R1 Shock
« Reply #5 on: Aug 12, 2018, 09:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
Corrected it for you 👍
Oh do keep up at the back that boy! I had it recoated purple.

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Re: R1 Shock
« Reply #6 on: Aug 14, 2018, 01:42 PM »
I've got a RI shock for sale,all work done and ready to fit.Was fitted to mine and the difference was amazing.Excellent condition,110 posted.Will not fit a bike with lowering block fitted.
I used to be undecided,now I am not so sure.