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08-14-2019 09:58 AM
maurimy JWW19, that is the plan. I am waiting for those links and after I have them I try to take photos and write more.
08-14-2019 07:45 AM
JWW19 Please give us an update on your project. We really appreciate your posts. Look forward to hearing how your project worked out. Thanks
08-13-2019 12:23 PM
maurimy
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Originally Posted by ctxdawg View Post
howdy maurimy,
thanks for your contributions to the forum.
here in the states, as we call it, i would install the muffler you have and if necessary when you take the motorcycle in for warranty work, simply re-install the original. here, no-one would notice the different muffler to make note of it when routine service is done in the shop. depending on what you bought and whether you like the look or sound or care that it might be a little lighter in weight, you should at least give it a try.
by the way, though there are a few attention getting differences in how you say things, you are communicating well in english. i'm sure you already know that. i can read a bit of several languages but could not communicate in anything other than english. well done.
ken
Many thanks Ken. For some reason I already know that my English is broken . Only way I could learn practical English instead of putting words in a row would be to move to UK or USA. Younger people do it today and speak two or three languages, someones even more. In my case I have to be content of if people roughly understand my line of thought. On another forum I took part in a test trying to define where everyone is from, based on the used dictionary and grammatics, and I made the test twice trying to alter words and sentences. Both tests gave me Oxford, lol. Have to admit that someones speaking fluent English got Indian English regardless of the place where they were born.

I do admit all you said about my muffler project. Switching between OEM and aftermarket silencers takes only ten minutes. In my opinion the OEM one looks too heavily built. I don't look after any kind of power tuning, simply I don't like how the OEM looks, but at the end it is a matter of taste and everyone has own opinions.
08-13-2019 10:36 AM
ctxdawg howdy maurimy,
thanks for your contributions to the forum.
here in the states, as we call it, i would install the muffler you have and if necessary when you take the motorcycle in for warranty work, simply re-install the original. here, no-one would notice the different muffler to make note of it when routine service is done in the shop. depending on what you bought and whether you like the look or sound or care that it might be a little lighter in weight, you should at least give it a try.
by the way, though there are a few attention getting differences in how you say things, you are communicating well in english. i'm sure you already know that. i can read a bit of several languages but could not communicate in anything other than english. well done.
ken
08-13-2019 04:11 AM
maurimy So, after sending Wilbers back I ordered Ohlins made for NC. The price was 566 euros including delivery costs. I installed it on Thursday. The rise was around 40 mm, riders sag with factory settings 50 mm. Needed to add a block to the kickstand to keep it working. Good news, now the center stand (Hepco et Becker) can be done by toes and thanks for the extra 40mm, the standing stability is much better in traffic lights and jams with more straightened legs! Before I was sitting my heels at ground like on WC. But I am still going on and ordered from a German dealer 20mm lowering links (20 euros, stainless steel). After them installed the rise should be 20 mm and I can add coil compression to achieve 25 % rider sag, meaning a bit below 40mm sag. I hope I can say that it is over after that all done.

Another project is a muffler swap. I already have a new one, LeoVince made for NC and homologated in EU . The joint tube needed some modifications, done, also bracket modifications, but I still hesitate to install it because of the factory warranty, which ends March 2021.
07-27-2019 04:00 AM
maurimy Bad news. I received the parcel and opened it only to see that the item they send me was wrong, not what I ordered.. Now it is returned and hopefully refunded soon. Another thing is that I can't recommend these shocks, not because their quality - it looks great, but because the damper body is soo big and long that to the our 300 mm eye-to-eye distance there is only around 30 mm stroke. To compensate this they have to use extremely strong springs. I can send a picture, if someone wants to see evidences. Every maker seems to have only a limited assortment of damper bodies and they build different shocks using different parts, rods and heads. For example Ohlins STX46 body is an example of different approach, giving a lot of stroke.

Edit, here is the picture

07-23-2019 05:33 AM
maurimy My Wilbers shock absorber is now posted from the factory. I contacted Wilbers to ask whether it is possible to have more stroke. If some one plans to order Wilbers, my device is now to ask for a FIXED LIFT instead of the basic model without length adjuster or the model with screw adjuster. The screw adjuster is compensated with less stroke! They wrote "...you have 13.5 mm more stroke in the raising. If the you had not chosen a fixed lift but a height adjustment, the lift would be limited.". Actually Wilbers recommends fixed lift for CTX700, obviously no matter the absorber model, making the length very similar to the NC700 absorber. The result depends on many things, but this is the case if you order Wilbers with individual settings.
07-14-2019 04:33 PM
HarriR
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Originally Posted by maurimy View Post
EBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/WILBERS-Fed...4AAOSwg0dcUhKN

I don't want to pay 100 Euros more for a couple weeks
Sure
07-14-2019 04:25 PM
maurimy
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Originally Posted by HarriR View Post
Where did you order it? www.wilbers-shop.de says that they will deliver it in two weeks.
EBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/WILBERS-Fed...4AAOSwg0dcUhKN

I don't want to pay 100 Euros more for a couple weeks
07-14-2019 03:53 PM
HarriR
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Originally Posted by maurimy View Post
Thanks. I have now a long waiting, it takes over a month to have it in my hands, because all orders are delivered straight from the manufacturer with individual settings. I wonder why eBay didn't give hits to USA. It is pity if Wilbers are not available in USA, because Wilbers is priced very close YSS and would be a good alternative. I don't know are they equal to Ohlins, but individial settings make a huge advantage.
Where did you order it? www.wilbers-shop.de says that they will deliver it in two weeks.
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