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Suspensions R Us - Melbourne

Postby Steve » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:08 am

As some of you would have seen, I'm about to replace my OEM rear shock.

It's done 100k klms and starting to weep, so time to come out. I've decided against refurbishing and re-installing the original shock. I will get it refurb'd but keep it as a spare.

Thru discussions with Thommo, I've been scouring the website https://suspensionsrus.com.au/index.php?route=common/home

I did look at overseas providers, but got a little gun shy when I thought about potential warranty issues, legitimacy of "Ohlins" branded products (real deal or just a poor replica) etc.

Thommo gave the above website a big wrap, and we all know what Thommo expects from his bikes, so his word (as far as I was concerned) was gold. Pete (White Tiger) also chimed in with great advice for me, and armed with this new founded confidence, I started communicating with Izzy at Suspensions R Us. Such an easy process. And a great pricing provided for a complete suspension refurbishment.

I'm settling on the 640 shock, blue spring, front springs and oil as a complete package.

Absolutely brilliant communication via email, and also thru their Facebook page.

I can see why Thommo raves about this business.

Stay tuned for further updates as I re-count the purchasing process, postage, fitment and first test rides :)
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Re: Suspensions R Us - Melbourne

Postby predator » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:27 pm

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Re: Suspensions R Us - Melbourne

Postby dmsantam » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:55 pm

i got the wilbers 640 (with remote hydraulic preload adjuster) from suspensions r us about 2 years ago. am still very happy with the shock. i fitted it myself. i also got the wilbers front springs to suit my weight. you won't regret your purchase :clap:
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Re: Suspensions R Us - Melbourne

Postby predator » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:35 am

Any updates mate ?

Steve wrote:As some of you would have seen, I'm about to replace my OEM rear shock.

It's done 100k klms and starting to weep, so time to come out. I've decided against refurbishing and re-installing the original shock. I will get it refurb'd but keep it as a spare.

Thru discussions with Thommo, I've been scouring the website https://suspensionsrus.com.au/index.php?route=common/home

I did look at overseas providers, but got a little gun shy when I thought about potential warranty issues, legitimacy of "Ohlins" branded products (real deal or just a poor replica) etc.

Thommo gave the above website a big wrap, and we all know what Thommo expects from his bikes, so his word (as far as I was concerned) was gold. Pete (White Tiger) also chimed in with great advice for me, and armed with this new founded confidence, I started communicating with Izzy at Suspensions R Us. Such an easy process. And a great pricing provided for a complete suspension refurbishment.

I'm settling on the 640 shock, blue spring, front springs and oil as a complete package.

Absolutely brilliant communication via email, and also thru their Facebook page.

I can see why Thommo raves about this business.

Stay tuned for further updates as I re-count the purchasing process, postage, fitment and first test rides :)
12' FJR1300AP
11' Kawasaki Ninja 1000
86' Honda 250R
8X' JAWA350
00' 200CC Chinese Trail bike

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Re: Suspensions R Us - Melbourne

Postby Steve » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:04 pm

I emailed them earlier this week, and asked the same question.

response from Izzy was that all is on schedule, and I should be getting tracking details for the 'package' very shortly. I told Izzy I am on holidays for 2 weeks as of tomorrow, and wanted to get all this done during that time. Izzy's response was "no need to worry, all good" :)
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Re: Suspensions R Us - Melbourne

Postby Steve » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:19 am

Sent Suspensions R Us a Facebook message on Monday, checking in again. Was advised expected delivery of the shipment (to them, ex o'seas) was Friday this week.

Just rec'd an email today, asking for balance of funds, in order to expedite postage once the shipment arrives. Probably get the package towards the end of next week.

Throughout all the transaction, the correspondence, responses from the company have been first class and prompt. Just a pity it has taken a little longer than the 4 weeks advertised delivery schedule. Oh well, it'll be worth it in the end :)
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Re: Suspensions R Us - Melbourne

Postby flashpixx » Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:12 pm

Dealth with Izzy for a full suspension upgrade on the Suzuki GSXS1000
Went with Wilbers 641 and new front springs as Steve has for his FJR
can highly recommend both Izzy and the Wilbers units :handgestures-thumbupright:

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Re: Suspensions R Us - Melbourne

Postby Steve » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:04 pm

*Update*

So, I've had the past 1.5 weeks in tassie farewelling my mum. What a life, what a woman, what a mum. Vale Dorothy Leonard

While away, the shock and springs arrived. So, a booking was made with Chain Reaction, Welshpool and today, the bike has gone in for the refurbishment. I have received a msg from Hamish there (doing the work). I asked him to do the centre stand bolt mod, and it has turned out to be a blessing (of sorts). Seems the swing arm linkage needs some work. So, new bearings etc for there, the good news is we can get away with the ones that the dog links go to on the swing arm as they are still good which will save me about $90.

Will be picking the bike up tomorrow morning, and will have some more feedback etc soon.

+1 for Izzy and Suspensiuons R US in regard to communication, price and service.
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Re: Suspensions R Us - Melbourne

Postby Steve » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:09 pm

Bike is back home - for now.

My FJR has a new nickname. "Snowball". Everytime they undid bolts etc to work on something, a new problem would appear.

So, in short, the last workshop to do the fork seals, didn't do me any favours. Slides were missing from the fork tubes, some slides were damaged and shouldn't have been put back in. Damper adjustment rod missing in one of the forks. :o

Centre stand nut/bolt mod completed. New rear shock installed. Found more issues with rear suspension/swing arm components. More parts ordered, but only available ex-Japan. 3 - 4 week wait.

While it was there, I asked for a full radiator/cooling system flush. Lucky I did ask, as the guys found the thermostat housing is cracked, and liable to fail at some point (sooner as opposed to later). Again, another 3 - 4 weeks wait.

So, radiator, cooling system flushed ad cleaned, and 'dodgy' thermostat housing placed back on until new one arrives. Rear suspension buttoned back up, and bike road-tested so I can use it until replacement parts arrive.

First impressions.

Very nice, solid feel. Bike seems more sure-footed thru corners now. (From memory) less struggle against the weight of the bike thru cornering. A much more solid, firm and stable feel. Confidence inspiring.

Plan now is to ride the suspension in, then present the bike back to the workshop, for the final repairs to rear suspension and cooling system. That will also have allowed the suspension to settle somewhat, so re-adjustment of the components with me seated on the bike will also take place.

Overall, very happy.

Thanks to Suspensions 'r us and Chain Reaction (Paul & Hamish) for the labour.
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Re: Suspensions R Us - Melbourne

Postby Steve » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:33 am

Rode the bike to work this morning.

Very smooth, sure footed and great feel/feedback thru the bars (as much as suburban/fwy riding can provide).

Need to get a thousand klms or more into the new system before we refine the settings. Will be setting up some pleasant Sunday rides for WA riders very shortly. Stay tuned.
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