WP Suspension

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Just been quoted € 1422 to have WP Suspension fitted on my 1100. Thats about GBP 950 in old money. This is for the BACC unit (model nr 01.06.08.24)on the front and the BAVP (Model nr 03.06.07.37) on the rear.
There is a cheaper option which is about 2/3rds the price but they tell me it offers less adjustment possibilities and if I am considering any off roading then these are the ones to go for.

What's the consensus on WP ? Are they worth the money or is Ohlins the only way to go ? How does this price seem ? It seems expensive to me but I haven't ever bought these before so what do I know ....
 
....of course I could buy a new GPS or some really nice panniers instead for this kind of money.....but suspension is more of a 'must have' the others are more 'like to have' essentials if you know what I mean :D
 
Gecko said:
....of course I could buy a new GPS or some really nice panniers instead for this kind of money.....but suspension is more of a 'must have' the others are more 'like to have' essentials if you know what I mean :D
Mark I seem to remember just a few weeks ago you saying that your suspension was working fine, get the 2610, you know you want to.
 
I haven't actually got any aftermarket suspension myself, but how much off-road riding are you actually likely to be doing? Unless it's a lot, wouldn't you be better off going for the cheaper ones? The standard stuff is capable of minor offroad and ANY aftermarket stuff is way better than that anyway.

A couple of the guys on the Dutch forum have been raving about HyperPro and they're quite a bit less expensive than what you've been quoted for WP

I just put in a nearly new standard BWM one in the back of mine and the road handling is already transformed.

Why not just spend half the amount and the get something 80% as good, experienced off-roaders might appreciate the higher end stuff but will YOU really notice the difference for the extra cash?
 
First thing I did on all my previous gs'es was replace the rear shock for a wp.. They're good, as good and as pricy as any Ohlins or Technoflex.
On my 2 1100 gs'es and my 1150 I had a BACC 01.06.08.24/01
shock with a bit heavier spring (+50kg) and even 2up on Iceland
and on Scandinavian gravel/mountain tracks it worked fine.
Only disadvantage was the amount of work to adjust the preload,
you can't when the shock is built in.
 

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Gecko,

Rob Farmer had a WP shock on the front of his 1100. IT might be worth asking him for his thoughts and comments


:beerjug:
 
Gecko said:
....of course I could buy a new GPS or some really nice panniers instead for this kind of money.....but suspension is more of a 'must have' the others are more 'like to have' essentials if you know what I mean :D
Probably said by Mrs. Gecko
If you keep hanging out with that guy MiGSel, I'll hide your credit cards :bash
 
:hapybnce: Panniers or GPS might get noticed but she wouldn't know a shock absorber from a Y-piece or a set of pro-tapers ;)
 
Gecko said:
: Panniers or GPS might get noticed but she wouldn't know a shock absorber from a Y-piece or a set of pro-tapers ;)

:p :p

If that's one of the considerations it's got to be WP's - the bright yellow Ohlins just might stand out too much... ;)

Got to say they sound a little pricey though :confused:
 


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