Self Leveling Shocks for Harley and BMW

Harley self leveling suspension

Wilbers LDC Self Leveling Suspension Powered by ZF Nivomat

The new Wilbers LDC Shocks are available for Harley Davidson’s!

Nivomat Twin Shock Kit

PREMIUM REPLACEMENT SHOCK ABSORBERS

The well known German suspension manufacturer WILBERS has been represented in the USA by EPM Wilbers since 2001.

Klaus Huenecke, the owner of EPM, originally made contact with Mr. Wilbers in 2001 to import the brand and help develop the market within the USA. We now have over 20 years of excellent results and satisfied customers.

EPM Wilbers is offering the entire Wilbers program beginning with fork springs, replacement springs for OEM shocks, as well as Mono and Twin style shocks in Emulsion or Reservoir styles for several thousands of bike models in a variety of lengths: higher shocks to raise the ride height and lower shocks to reduce the ride height, enabling riders with a shorter inseam to put their feet flat on the ground allowing them to stop the bike with a greater safety. We also supply Wilbers Hyper Race steering dampers and their lower budget ECO line shocks that let us cater to all.

NEW WILBERS LDC AUTOMATIC SELF LEVELING SHOCKS

Wilbers has reinvented the concept of automatically adjusting suspension with the Nivomat self-leveling shocks in cooperation with ZF, making suspension better than ever! The Wilbers LDC shock absorbers offer excellent comfort and handling in any loading situation automatically; without any buttons, dials or electronics. If you have a passenger jump on board, the system will automatically detect the change of weight and the shocks will quickly pump up the suspension and adjust the damping to restore the suspension to perfect conditions. This system guarantees an optimal ride height, geometry and safety without any manual action from the rider!

Click here to see videos and learn more about this revolutionary new suspension, available for many motorcycles including many Harley Davidson’s and BMW’s!

EPM Wilbers offers an entire line of new BMW ESA shocks and is the only certified service location that is able handle all Wilbers repairs and ESA conversions for all BMW models, including WESA, Mini-WESA, Dynamic Comfort WESA, Dynamic Feedback WESA and DDC WESA. The great in-depth knowledge that EPM Wilbers has acquired over the years is for your benefit. We have worked on BMW ESA shocks since their introduction in 2005, for over 15 years now.

Wilbers ShocksEPM Wilbers is the only suspension shop in the entire US that can supply you with new shocks and ESA component transfers for the BMW K 1200/1300 S/R/GT models. We are also able to service all OEM ESA shocks, install new springs for an upgraded feel and better handling, and in many cases, we are also able to lower your bike’s ride height, all in a very cost efficient alternative to new factory OEM shocks.

Another specialty of EPM Wilbers is the rebuild service of SHOWA, WP, KYB and most other OEM shocks, even when they are considered NON-REBUILDABLE: as long as the shock body and bottom cap are not welded shut or crimped over the edge. These shocks can be equipped with new springs for better handling and road feel, at prices that are much lower than a new OEM shock.

For more information about our Wilbers products, please call WILBERS USA at (732) 786-9777 with your questions. Klaus Huenecke, the original USA importer of Wilbers since 2001, and the EPM team will be more than glad to answer all of your questions and recommend the best products for you and your bike.

Click here if you would like to order online.

We look forward to talking to you.

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Testimonials From Our Customers

The new shock is a vast improvement. Like a different bike in the dirt.

Thanks again!

Andrew

Good afternoon Klaus and Team!!

Feedback from the Wilbers kit for my touring bike is amazing.

The initial feel immediately exceeded my expectations. It was firm, yet compliant. It was plush, yet controlled. The idea in my head that I had shocks with no Hi/Lo speed adjustment, and rebound tailoring, took a minute to get over…..but once I did, and pushed the bike, I thought differently. The lack of adjustment seems to be a good thing. The harder I pushed the bike, the harder I wanted to ride it in the next corner. It corrects so many of the ill handling characteristics of that chassis, that it leaves nothing left to adjust. The only thing I may actually play with is adding an inch to the front forks, to get a different feel from the rider position….as it feels like i’m leaning forward and sliding ahead on the seat. Also added a 140lb passenger, and the adjustments it made were spot on!!

 

Cheers!!

Darrell Richards, Sinister Speed Co

May 2015

I just wanted to say Thank You for making an affordable suspension upgrade for my 2014 FZ09. I had it installed a couple weeks ago. There is a 200% difference in the way it use to ride and how it rides now. I feel confident when I go into turns now, there is no pogo effect she is planted and on rails! Thank You!!!

No More Pogo!

Hi Klaus,

We received the shocks yesterday. Fortunately, we had a meeting of all the mentors last night and I was able to distribute the shocks to each team. I gave the hats and shirts to the administrators at the Iron Horse Hotel. They will use those for prizes for one of the judging categories. We will use the banner at Road America and other venues where we show the bikes.

One team had the shocks mounted before the evening was over.

Thanks again. I will keep you informed of the progress and more pictures. The Build should be finished May 21 when all of the bikes will be professionally photographed. First race is June 11.

Russ Whitford

Russ Whitford

I just wanted to take a minute and let you know that we are very pleased with the Shocks. They perform well and lowering the bike one inch made it so much easier for my wife to handle it. Not only can she almost flat-foot the bike at a stop, it feels 80 lbs lighter!

Couldn’t be happier. Just wished we had done it sooner. Thanks for you expert advice on the right product for our needs.

Ron Snow
Austin, Texas

Ron Snow Austin, Texas

Klaus,

I love the springs in my Honda ST1100. I have used stock, Progressive and Sonic springs, but these new springs are best for me. Stock springs became too weak, tried the Progressive and they really aren’t progressive but two stage springs. Sold that ST1100 to a friend. Bought another ST1100 with ABS and tried the Sonic springs they were just flat not right. They did give me my money back though.

Then I tried these and love them. I weigh 240 and they by far have been the best.

I will call and order some fork oil today.

Thanks,
Don Grimes

Don Grimes

June 2014

Hi Klaus,
I received the rebuilt shocks back yesterday. I wanted to thank you for the super fast turn around time on these. Nice going.

Mike Thompson

Mike Thompson

June 2015

Re: 2007 BMW F650GS
Hey Klaus,
Thanks for getting back to me. I have taken the bike for a ride. I found with the preload all the way out it is quite suitable for single rider. With passenger and load I turn it in 3 lines and it is perfect. I kept the rebound where it was at. We did about 70 miles and the whole ride was glass smooth. I understand the compromise with dirt vs road. I am extremely happy with the whole setup. Thanks again for everything you have done for me. I will never forget.
Regards, Justin

Justin

You guys have been great and I enjoy the shocks and especially the fitment and looks on my Bonneville.

Thanks again Bryan and Klaus!

Best,

Peter

Peter

Hello,

Thank you for quick and professional service of my rear shock absorber!

I’ve just installed rebuilt shock absorber and everything seems to work perfect.

With regards

Rafal

Rafal

By the way, I’ve installed your lowering springs and I am absolutely delighted in the improved handling and lowering of the bike.

Two thumbs up!
Rob

Rob

Hey Klaus, I have put about 500 miles on the shocks you rebuilt for me and they have performed flawlessly, my ZRX has never handled better.

Thanks again,

Jeff Bennetts

Jeff Bennetts

Klaus,

Thanks for the rear DL650 spring it works great! Preload and sag are right on the money. Has made a huge difference in the handling/ride of the bike.

Otis

Otis Green Valley, AZ, Your Content Goes Here

April 2015

Klaus,
Thanks again for the info regarding shocks , I just set sag ; all good.. I’m loaded up and headed to smokey mountains !! The shocks have made a huge improvement.. Sorry again for all the phone calls., Take care .. Rich Davis

Rich Davis

I am really liking my new shocks on the R 12 GS. Quite a noticeable difference compared to the old OEM shocks. These are both comfortable and controlled, whereas the OEM shocks were getting harsh and rough. I’m very pleased with the change (and am not missing the ESA at all).

Thanks & regards, Terry Lee.

Terry Lee
The NX250 spring kit works remarkably well, given the absence of rebound damping in back.

Uncle Tod

Dear Mr. Huenecke;
I just wanted to let you know that I had my GPS device professionally installed on my motorcycle using the BikePenR mount I purchased from you. I’m very pleased with the quality of the BikePenR mount. It’s a very high quality product and looks much better, in my opinion, than the RAM mounts typically used to mount GPS devices. I also wanted to thank you again for your thoughtful follow-up on my purchase. Your professionalism and commitment to customer satisfaction are much appreciated.
Kind regards,
Jeff

Jeff Covin

Klaus & Mike,

I just wanted to thank you both for installing Wilbers Nivomat suspension system on my 2020 Harley Davidson FLHTP. The bike handles amazingly better then the stock suspension.  The bike is way more planted and tracks great at speed and while cornering. While riding home I encountered some tight turns that had some chopped up pavement and the suspension soaked up the road imperfections and stayed on line.  This would have never happen with the stock set-up. This suspension system is definitely a game changer when it comes to Harley touring bikes.  I have owned other Harley touring bikes in the past with other top name brand suspension systems installed where your constantly changing settings for different riding situations. With the Wilber system you hop on the bike and ride and it adjusts to what you throw at it. I can honestly say that the Wilber suspension system out performs them all! I would highly recommend Wilbers and the great customer service at EPM Performance Imports!

Thanks again Phil Terranova, NJ

Phil Terranova, NJ

January 2015

Hi Klaus. This is a much delayed follow-up, and thanks, to you for the rebuild job you did for me for my 2009 R12GS ESA. My first impression, on my first ride, was that the motorcycle was new again. Then I realised that it was better than new – an impression which was confirmed last September. My wife and I rode from our home in Ontario to Québec and then across the Trans-Labrador Highway, covering over 1000 km of gravel road on the way. We were carrying camping gear, and spare fuel for the Trans-Lab part of the trip, so the GVW was at the maximum that we had discussed. At all times the handling was excellent; the ESA adjustments made notable differences. We, and the headlight beam, stayed level throughout. All told, the trip was 10,600km, during which I was extremely pleased with the handling, whether the road surface was harsh gravel, slippery clay, or tight paved corners. Thanks for an excellent job!

John D

John D

shocks arrived, install took about 1 hour, road test confirms, they are excellent!!!!!!!!!

Thanks a bunch…

Gil

May 2014

Klaus,
Just wanted to let you know that my shock’s work like new and say thanks for standing behind your work. I had the unfortunate experience (twice) of things not going well with other suspension services. Different bikes, starting to think it was me. Thanks again hope we can do business in the future.

Sincerely,
Derrick Harff

Derrick Harff

Hi Klaus.

I received the shocks on Wednesday as scheduled, and my mechanic was able to get them re-installed on Thursday. I didn’t get dinged for GST, but I did have to pay $60 for the courier’s standard usurious customs brokerage fee. (Wish I could get paid $60 for a few minutes of paperwork.) Anyways, I got out for a ride on Saturday and the adjusted shocks are 1000% better than before! It’s like I’ve got a new bike. All the harshness is gone, the rebound damping on the front didn’t have to be increased to prevent “topping out” as I had it before the rebuild, and the bike absorbs sharp bumps much better. I think the bike sits a bit lower too, and that is a good thing as I don’t like to be tippy toed when stopped. Besides the cost, I guess it was a good thing the seals were leaking and I had to have them rebuilt and adjusted. I am a happy client!

Thanks for your attention to my concerns, the fast turnaround, and the great work. Very much appreciated.

Kevin Kerr
Ottawa, ON

Kevin Kerr Ottawa, ON

Klaus,

I got the shocks on today and they look great. We are going down to Death Valley next week. New Shoria battery in the HP2 and new shocks on the Ural will be put to the test. Thanks again. Here are some pics:

Regards, Cory

Cory

Hi Klaus,
Just a quick note letting you know how happy I am with the fork rebuild you performed (through Bombars Beemers) for my Ducati Monster 796. The front dive is all but gone and cornering in mid to high speed sweepers is precise…a total transformation from stock!

I will recommend you to all my friends who are looking to improve the handling characteristics on their motorcycles.

Allen Gray

Allen Gray

Hey Klaus,
What a difference, like night and day. It makes me feel sick, I was trying to save a few bucks and bought the other one, total waste, no comparison, huge difference…..thanks a million….

Greg Bridgeman

Greg Bridgeman

Got the shock and spring installed, sag adjusted. Rides like a dream!

Can’t wait to take a trip. Here are some photos.

Thanks for a great product.

Byron Defenbach
Boise, ID

Byron Defenbach Boise, ID

I ordered a Mono shock for my Italjet 50 cc Torpedo 2001, after I installed could not have been happier to be able to ride my scooter again. I’m completely satisfied with the work. It was a pleasure end to end and Klaus was incredibly Helpful.

T

T

Hi Klaus,

I received the YSS shock and it fit great!  The shock is well made and is much better than stock.  Thanks for the help and I appreciate the great product.  Oh and you were right on the clevis width …it’s clearly 30mm

Jason

Klaus,

My 2006 Yamaha FZ 1 is now a better bike after your installation and setup of the new rear shock – no more vertical movement in turns. The rear end stays down. I did a 1200 mile trip to West Virginia mountains last week and the shock performed well with an extra 40 pounds on the back. Thanks again for your great service. I promote your products and services whenever I get the opportunity with other bikers.

Tim O’Mara
Churchville, Pa

Tim O'Mara Churchville, Pa

EPM,

The forks are great, thanks. Solid. The bike feels more planted on the highway. Also excited to receive a new windscreen arriving this week.

Best,

Corey

Corey

Dear Klaus,

I wanted to take the time and update you after my return from Alaska trip this June/July.
The shocks I bought from you 45,000 miles ago, which were recently rebuilt by your shop prior this trip performed superb on my 2007 BMW 1200 GS for the entire trip and are in fact still working perfectly well. The motorcycle was fully loaded with camping gear, tools and everything I had for the month long trip. I covered almost 12,000 miles on roads ranging from excellent tarmac to very bumpy and potholed roads, Top of the World highway which is not paved, and quite few miles of stretches with gravel and road construction. I did find that on worst roads they worked best with damping set to almost maximum, but I still had few clicks reserve. The quality and most importantly reliability of this suspension really made my journey safer and more enjoyable maintaining motorcycle control and my comfort for the long and oftentimes challenging days in the saddle.
Please accept my thanks for a quality product and your company’s excellent services; feel free to use my feedback to promote your products and services, and know that I refer you to every rider I meet when the topic of suspension comes in discussion.

Very best regards,
Victor Matei

P.S. My Alaska ride is documented here http://mylongestride.blogspot.com
To read from start click on “older posts” at page bottom.

Victor Matei

Hi

I ordered the Duc2 GPS mount for my 2012 MV Agusta F3 with last month. I just want to let you know that I am very pleased with the quality of the mount, the fit, finish and build quality are top notch.

I was able to install it easily on my F3

Thanks,
Shashank

Shashank

I bought and installed a shock last October before my ride from Alabama to Costa Rica.

The ride was 3800 miles and I made about 5 different adjustments to the shock on my way down south. With my petite back side (275 lbs.) and the two side cases and top box loaded I figure I was load down with about 125 pounds of gear and needed tools and riding gear. Total added weight about 400 lbs.

The shock performed flawlessly as a touring bike, don’t know anything about performance shocks. I’m not that type of rider and my K75 is not the kind of bike.

18 days later I parked it at my house in Escazu. Got off and had a drink (ok more than 1). Other than gas, one new rear tire and one hell of a great ride the shock and bike did what they where suppose to do.
Make me very happy.

BeachGuy
1995 K75
2001 F650GS

BeachGuy

Klaus,

Good morning. First off, I wanted to thank you for installing the shocks on Saturday. It was a lot of fun watching the process as it was my first time ever changing shocks on a motorcycle and quite interesting to see how they ‘work’. Second, what an terrific improvement. I have not toyed with the initial settings that you configured, but they seem well spec’ed already. Indeed, as I spent the better part of 1.5 hours riding to you on the old shocks, it provided a perfect comparison when I returned home. Not only do the shocks react better to bumps in the pavement, they ‘adapt’ better as well (which I guess is a reasonable gauge of their rebound). It just makes for a more consistent and predictable ride, especially in corners. Anyway, it was a much improved ride and I thank you for it.

Kindly,

Edward

Edward

I recently emailed Klaus at EPM (http://www.epmperf.com/) to ask a few more questions about the  shock. I was particularly concerned about the adjustability factor. He was very informative & helpful.

Today I got to try out my new rear suspension for the first time, so this is an “initial impression report”. Today started off cold & rainy – about 40 or so. I didn’t think I’d get out for a ride, but then the rain stopped & the mailman dropped off my new heated jacket liner. I don’t know which one impressed me more, the suspension or the liner, but the combination turned a cold crappy day into a very enjoyable experience.

I rode about 75 miles over a variety of road surfaces; interstates to back roads. The new Hyperpro rear suspension made a considerable difference in the ride characteristics of the bike. I road a very familiar route in an attempt to make a better comparison between OEM and the new rear unit. It’s a little hard to put words to a largely kinetic experience. The best I can do is to say that for the first time the front & rear suspension actually seemed to work together. The ride was comfortable and controlled. The rough roads are still rough, but not jarring. The shock of the bumps wasn’t transmitted all the way through my spine as it was in the past. It was a much more relaxed experience, in matter of fact I more or less forgot about the suspension & just enjoyed the ride.

I also really enjoyed the “RapidFire” heated jacket liner. It’s the first time I’ve ridden with heated clothing & I was very impressed with it. I believe the heated gear is going to make a huge difference in how I pack & when I find the temp. acceptable to ride. I would recommend it.

In conclusion, the rear suspension unit is very much better than the OEM. I will report back after a couple hundred more miles. For me, at this point it was worth the money.

Happy Rider

Got the shock in the mail 2 days ago, installed it last night. I don’t think it could be more perfect! It’s larger and performs much better than the stock shock. I love it! The bike finally rides where it is supposed to and doesn’t bottom out on a simple crack or bump in the road. I love it. A great product and super fast service. Thanks for your help on this one!!

Sincerely,

Andrew

Andrew

I am really liking my new shocks on the R 12 GS. Quite a noticeable difference compared to the old OEM shocks. These are both comfortable and controlled, whereas the OEM shocks were getting harsh and rough. I’m very pleased with the change (and am not missing the ESA at all).

Thanks & regards, Terry Lee.

Terry Lee

Hi Klaus,

We received the shocks yesterday. Fortunately, we had a meeting of all the mentors last night and I was able to distribute the shocks to each team. I gave the hats and shirts to the administrators at the Iron Horse Hotel. They will use those for prizes for one of the judging categories. We will use the banner at Road America and other venues where we show the bikes.

One team had the shocks mounted before the evening was over.

Thanks again. I will keep you informed of the progress and more pictures. The Build should be finished May 21 when all of the bikes will be professionally photographed. First race is June 11.

Russ Whitford

Russ Whitford

Klaus & Mike,

I just wanted to thank you both for installing Wilbers Nivomat suspension system on my 2020 Harley Davidson FLHTP. The bike handles amazingly better then the stock suspension.  The bike is way more planted and tracks great at speed and while cornering. While riding home I encountered some tight turns that had some chopped up pavement and the suspension soaked up the road imperfections and stayed on line.  This would have never happen with the stock set-up. This suspension system is definitely a game changer when it comes to Harley touring bikes.  I have owned other Harley touring bikes in the past with other top name brand suspension systems installed where your constantly changing settings for different riding situations. With the Wilber system you hop on the bike and ride and it adjusts to what you throw at it. I can honestly say that the Wilber suspension system out performs them all! I would highly recommend Wilbers and the great customer service at EPM Performance Imports!

Thanks again Phil Terranova, NJ

Phil Terranova, NJ

April 2015

Klaus,
Thanks again for the info regarding shocks , I just set sag ; all good.. I’m loaded up and headed to smokey mountains !! The shocks have made a huge improvement.. Sorry again for all the phone calls., Take care .. Rich Davis

Rich Davis

I just wanted to take a minute and let you know that we are very pleased with the Shocks. They perform well and lowering the bike one inch made it so much easier for my wife to handle it. Not only can she almost flat-foot the bike at a stop, it feels 80 lbs lighter!

Couldn’t be happier. Just wished we had done it sooner. Thanks for you expert advice on the right product for our needs.

Ron Snow
Austin, Texas

Ron Snow Austin, Texas

Klaus,

My 2006 Yamaha FZ 1 is now a better bike after your installation and setup of the new rear shock – no more vertical movement in turns. The rear end stays down. I did a 1200 mile trip to West Virginia mountains last week and the shock performed well with an extra 40 pounds on the back. Thanks again for your great service. I promote your products and services whenever I get the opportunity with other bikers.

Tim O’Mara
Churchville, Pa

Tim O'Mara Churchville, Pa

Got the shock in the mail 2 days ago, installed it last night. I don’t think it could be more perfect! It’s larger and performs much better than the stock shock. I love it! The bike finally rides where it is supposed to and doesn’t bottom out on a simple crack or bump in the road. I love it. A great product and super fast service. Thanks for your help on this one!!

Sincerely,

Andrew

Andrew

I ordered a Mono shock for my Italjet 50 cc Torpedo 2001, after I installed could not have been happier to be able to ride my scooter again. I’m completely satisfied with the work. It was a pleasure end to end and Klaus was incredibly Helpful.

T

T

You guys have been great and I enjoy the shocks and especially the fitment and looks on my Bonneville.

Thanks again Bryan and Klaus!

Best,

Peter

Peter

Dear Klaus,

I wanted to take the time and update you after my return from Alaska trip this June/July.
The shocks I bought from you 45,000 miles ago, which were recently rebuilt by your shop prior this trip performed superb on my 2007 BMW 1200 GS for the entire trip and are in fact still working perfectly well. The motorcycle was fully loaded with camping gear, tools and everything I had for the month long trip. I covered almost 12,000 miles on roads ranging from excellent tarmac to very bumpy and potholed roads, Top of the World highway which is not paved, and quite few miles of stretches with gravel and road construction. I did find that on worst roads they worked best with damping set to almost maximum, but I still had few clicks reserve. The quality and most importantly reliability of this suspension really made my journey safer and more enjoyable maintaining motorcycle control and my comfort for the long and oftentimes challenging days in the saddle.
Please accept my thanks for a quality product and your company’s excellent services; feel free to use my feedback to promote your products and services, and know that I refer you to every rider I meet when the topic of suspension comes in discussion.

Very best regards,
Victor Matei

P.S. My Alaska ride is documented here http://mylongestride.blogspot.com
To read from start click on “older posts” at page bottom.

Victor Matei

June 2014

Hi Klaus,
I received the rebuilt shocks back yesterday. I wanted to thank you for the super fast turn around time on these. Nice going.

Mike Thompson

Mike Thompson

Hi

I ordered the Duc2 GPS mount for my 2012 MV Agusta F3 with last month. I just want to let you know that I am very pleased with the quality of the mount, the fit, finish and build quality are top notch.

I was able to install it easily on my F3

Thanks,
Shashank

Shashank

By the way, I’ve installed your lowering springs and I am absolutely delighted in the improved handling and lowering of the bike.

Two thumbs up!
Rob

Rob

Hello,

Thank you for quick and professional service of my rear shock absorber!

I’ve just installed rebuilt shock absorber and everything seems to work perfect.

With regards

Rafal

Rafal

Hi Klaus,
Just a quick note letting you know how happy I am with the fork rebuild you performed (through Bombars Beemers) for my Ducati Monster 796. The front dive is all but gone and cornering in mid to high speed sweepers is precise…a total transformation from stock!

I will recommend you to all my friends who are looking to improve the handling characteristics on their motorcycles.

Allen Gray

Allen Gray

January 2015

Hi Klaus. This is a much delayed follow-up, and thanks, to you for the rebuild job you did for me for my 2009 R12GS ESA. My first impression, on my first ride, was that the motorcycle was new again. Then I realised that it was better than new – an impression which was confirmed last September. My wife and I rode from our home in Ontario to Québec and then across the Trans-Labrador Highway, covering over 1000 km of gravel road on the way. We were carrying camping gear, and spare fuel for the Trans-Lab part of the trip, so the GVW was at the maximum that we had discussed. At all times the handling was excellent; the ESA adjustments made notable differences. We, and the headlight beam, stayed level throughout. All told, the trip was 10,600km, during which I was extremely pleased with the handling, whether the road surface was harsh gravel, slippery clay, or tight paved corners. Thanks for an excellent job!

John D

John D

Got the shock and spring installed, sag adjusted. Rides like a dream!

Can’t wait to take a trip. Here are some photos.

Thanks for a great product.

Byron Defenbach
Boise, ID

Byron Defenbach Boise, ID

June 2015

Re: 2007 BMW F650GS
Hey Klaus,
Thanks for getting back to me. I have taken the bike for a ride. I found with the preload all the way out it is quite suitable for single rider. With passenger and load I turn it in 3 lines and it is perfect. I kept the rebound where it was at. We did about 70 miles and the whole ride was glass smooth. I understand the compromise with dirt vs road. I am extremely happy with the whole setup. Thanks again for everything you have done for me. I will never forget.
Regards, Justin

Justin

EPM,

The forks are great, thanks. Solid. The bike feels more planted on the highway. Also excited to receive a new windscreen arriving this week.

Best,

Corey

Corey

Klaus,

I got the shocks on today and they look great. We are going down to Death Valley next week. New Shoria battery in the HP2 and new shocks on the Ural will be put to the test. Thanks again. Here are some pics:

Regards, Cory

Cory

I bought and installed a shock last October before my ride from Alabama to Costa Rica.

The ride was 3800 miles and I made about 5 different adjustments to the shock on my way down south. With my petite back side (275 lbs.) and the two side cases and top box loaded I figure I was load down with about 125 pounds of gear and needed tools and riding gear. Total added weight about 400 lbs.

The shock performed flawlessly as a touring bike, don’t know anything about performance shocks. I’m not that type of rider and my K75 is not the kind of bike.

18 days later I parked it at my house in Escazu. Got off and had a drink (ok more than 1). Other than gas, one new rear tire and one hell of a great ride the shock and bike did what they where suppose to do.
Make me very happy.

BeachGuy
1995 K75
2001 F650GS

BeachGuy

May 2014

Klaus,
Just wanted to let you know that my shock’s work like new and say thanks for standing behind your work. I had the unfortunate experience (twice) of things not going well with other suspension services. Different bikes, starting to think it was me. Thanks again hope we can do business in the future.

Sincerely,
Derrick Harff

Derrick Harff

May 2015

I just wanted to say Thank You for making an affordable suspension upgrade for my 2014 FZ09. I had it installed a couple weeks ago. There is a 200% difference in the way it use to ride and how it rides now. I feel confident when I go into turns now, there is no pogo effect she is planted and on rails! Thank You!!!

No More Pogo!

Klaus,

I love the springs in my Honda ST1100. I have used stock, Progressive and Sonic springs, but these new springs are best for me. Stock springs became too weak, tried the Progressive and they really aren’t progressive but two stage springs. Sold that ST1100 to a friend. Bought another ST1100 with ABS and tried the Sonic springs they were just flat not right. They did give me my money back though.

Then I tried these and love them. I weigh 240 and they by far have been the best.

I will call and order some fork oil today.

Thanks,
Don Grimes

Don Grimes

Klaus,

Good morning. First off, I wanted to thank you for installing the shocks on Saturday. It was a lot of fun watching the process as it was my first time ever changing shocks on a motorcycle and quite interesting to see how they ‘work’. Second, what an terrific improvement. I have not toyed with the initial settings that you configured, but they seem well spec’ed already. Indeed, as I spent the better part of 1.5 hours riding to you on the old shocks, it provided a perfect comparison when I returned home. Not only do the shocks react better to bumps in the pavement, they ‘adapt’ better as well (which I guess is a reasonable gauge of their rebound). It just makes for a more consistent and predictable ride, especially in corners. Anyway, it was a much improved ride and I thank you for it.

Kindly,

Edward

Edward

The new shock is a vast improvement. Like a different bike in the dirt.

Thanks again!

Andrew

Dear Mr. Huenecke;
I just wanted to let you know that I had my GPS device professionally installed on my motorcycle using the BikePenR mount I purchased from you. I’m very pleased with the quality of the BikePenR mount. It’s a very high quality product and looks much better, in my opinion, than the RAM mounts typically used to mount GPS devices. I also wanted to thank you again for your thoughtful follow-up on my purchase. Your professionalism and commitment to customer satisfaction are much appreciated.
Kind regards,
Jeff

Jeff Covin

Hey Klaus,
What a difference, like night and day. It makes me feel sick, I was trying to save a few bucks and bought the other one, total waste, no comparison, huge difference…..thanks a million….

Greg Bridgeman

Greg Bridgeman

Klaus,

Thanks for the rear DL650 spring it works great! Preload and sag are right on the money. Has made a huge difference in the handling/ride of the bike.

Otis

Otis Green Valley, AZ, Your Content Goes Here

shocks arrived, install took about 1 hour, road test confirms, they are excellent!!!!!!!!!

Thanks a bunch…

Gil

Good afternoon Klaus and Team!!

Feedback from the Wilbers kit for my touring bike is amazing.

The initial feel immediately exceeded my expectations. It was firm, yet compliant. It was plush, yet controlled. The idea in my head that I had shocks with no Hi/Lo speed adjustment, and rebound tailoring, took a minute to get over…..but once I did, and pushed the bike, I thought differently. The lack of adjustment seems to be a good thing. The harder I pushed the bike, the harder I wanted to ride it in the next corner. It corrects so many of the ill handling characteristics of that chassis, that it leaves nothing left to adjust. The only thing I may actually play with is adding an inch to the front forks, to get a different feel from the rider position….as it feels like i’m leaning forward and sliding ahead on the seat. Also added a 140lb passenger, and the adjustments it made were spot on!!

 

Cheers!!

Darrell Richards, Sinister Speed Co

I recently emailed Klaus at EPM (http://www.epmperf.com/) to ask a few more questions about the  shock. I was particularly concerned about the adjustability factor. He was very informative & helpful.

Today I got to try out my new rear suspension for the first time, so this is an “initial impression report”. Today started off cold & rainy – about 40 or so. I didn’t think I’d get out for a ride, but then the rain stopped & the mailman dropped off my new heated jacket liner. I don’t know which one impressed me more, the suspension or the liner, but the combination turned a cold crappy day into a very enjoyable experience.

I rode about 75 miles over a variety of road surfaces; interstates to back roads. The new Hyperpro rear suspension made a considerable difference in the ride characteristics of the bike. I road a very familiar route in an attempt to make a better comparison between OEM and the new rear unit. It’s a little hard to put words to a largely kinetic experience. The best I can do is to say that for the first time the front & rear suspension actually seemed to work together. The ride was comfortable and controlled. The rough roads are still rough, but not jarring. The shock of the bumps wasn’t transmitted all the way through my spine as it was in the past. It was a much more relaxed experience, in matter of fact I more or less forgot about the suspension & just enjoyed the ride.

I also really enjoyed the “RapidFire” heated jacket liner. It’s the first time I’ve ridden with heated clothing & I was very impressed with it. I believe the heated gear is going to make a huge difference in how I pack & when I find the temp. acceptable to ride. I would recommend it.

In conclusion, the rear suspension unit is very much better than the OEM. I will report back after a couple hundred more miles. For me, at this point it was worth the money.

Happy Rider

Hi Klaus.

I received the shocks on Wednesday as scheduled, and my mechanic was able to get them re-installed on Thursday. I didn’t get dinged for GST, but I did have to pay $60 for the courier’s standard usurious customs brokerage fee. (Wish I could get paid $60 for a few minutes of paperwork.) Anyways, I got out for a ride on Saturday and the adjusted shocks are 1000% better than before! It’s like I’ve got a new bike. All the harshness is gone, the rebound damping on the front didn’t have to be increased to prevent “topping out” as I had it before the rebuild, and the bike absorbs sharp bumps much better. I think the bike sits a bit lower too, and that is a good thing as I don’t like to be tippy toed when stopped. Besides the cost, I guess it was a good thing the seals were leaking and I had to have them rebuilt and adjusted. I am a happy client!

Thanks for your attention to my concerns, the fast turnaround, and the great work. Very much appreciated.

Kevin Kerr
Ottawa, ON

Kevin Kerr Ottawa, ON

Hi Klaus,

I received the YSS shock and it fit great!  The shock is well made and is much better than stock.  Thanks for the help and I appreciate the great product.  Oh and you were right on the clevis width …it’s clearly 30mm

Jason

Hey Klaus, I have put about 500 miles on the shocks you rebuilt for me and they have performed flawlessly, my ZRX has never handled better.

Thanks again,

Jeff Bennetts

Jeff Bennetts
The NX250 spring kit works remarkably well, given the absence of rebound damping in back.

Uncle Tod

Hi Klaus,

We received the shocks yesterday. Fortunately, we had a meeting of all the mentors last night and I was able to distribute the shocks to each team. I gave the hats and shirts to the administrators at the Iron Horse Hotel. They will use those for prizes for one of the judging categories. We will use the banner at Road America and other venues where we show the bikes.

One team had the shocks mounted before the evening was over.

Thanks again. I will keep you informed of the progress and more pictures. The Build should be finished May 21 when all of the bikes will be professionally photographed. First race is June 11.

Russ Whitford

Russ Whitford

Hi Klaus.

I received the shocks on Wednesday as scheduled, and my mechanic was able to get them re-installed on Thursday. I didn’t get dinged for GST, but I did have to pay $60 for the courier’s standard usurious customs brokerage fee. (Wish I could get paid $60 for a few minutes of paperwork.) Anyways, I got out for a ride on Saturday and the adjusted shocks are 1000% better than before! It’s like I’ve got a new bike. All the harshness is gone, the rebound damping on the front didn’t have to be increased to prevent “topping out” as I had it before the rebuild, and the bike absorbs sharp bumps much better. I think the bike sits a bit lower too, and that is a good thing as I don’t like to be tippy toed when stopped. Besides the cost, I guess it was a good thing the seals were leaking and I had to have them rebuilt and adjusted. I am a happy client!

Thanks for your attention to my concerns, the fast turnaround, and the great work. Very much appreciated.

Kevin Kerr
Ottawa, ON

Kevin Kerr Ottawa, ON

Klaus,

Good morning. First off, I wanted to thank you for installing the shocks on Saturday. It was a lot of fun watching the process as it was my first time ever changing shocks on a motorcycle and quite interesting to see how they ‘work’. Second, what an terrific improvement. I have not toyed with the initial settings that you configured, but they seem well spec’ed already. Indeed, as I spent the better part of 1.5 hours riding to you on the old shocks, it provided a perfect comparison when I returned home. Not only do the shocks react better to bumps in the pavement, they ‘adapt’ better as well (which I guess is a reasonable gauge of their rebound). It just makes for a more consistent and predictable ride, especially in corners. Anyway, it was a much improved ride and I thank you for it.

Kindly,

Edward

Edward

I ordered a Mono shock for my Italjet 50 cc Torpedo 2001, after I installed could not have been happier to be able to ride my scooter again. I’m completely satisfied with the work. It was a pleasure end to end and Klaus was incredibly Helpful.

T

T

EPM,

The forks are great, thanks. Solid. The bike feels more planted on the highway. Also excited to receive a new windscreen arriving this week.

Best,

Corey

Corey

Klaus,

I got the shocks on today and they look great. We are going down to Death Valley next week. New Shoria battery in the HP2 and new shocks on the Ural will be put to the test. Thanks again. Here are some pics:

Regards, Cory

Cory

Dear Mr. Huenecke;
I just wanted to let you know that I had my GPS device professionally installed on my motorcycle using the BikePenR mount I purchased from you. I’m very pleased with the quality of the BikePenR mount. It’s a very high quality product and looks much better, in my opinion, than the RAM mounts typically used to mount GPS devices. I also wanted to thank you again for your thoughtful follow-up on my purchase. Your professionalism and commitment to customer satisfaction are much appreciated.
Kind regards,
Jeff

Jeff Covin

April 2015

Klaus,
Thanks again for the info regarding shocks , I just set sag ; all good.. I’m loaded up and headed to smokey mountains !! The shocks have made a huge improvement.. Sorry again for all the phone calls., Take care .. Rich Davis

Rich Davis

May 2015

I just wanted to say Thank You for making an affordable suspension upgrade for my 2014 FZ09. I had it installed a couple weeks ago. There is a 200% difference in the way it use to ride and how it rides now. I feel confident when I go into turns now, there is no pogo effect she is planted and on rails! Thank You!!!

No More Pogo!

January 2015

Hi Klaus. This is a much delayed follow-up, and thanks, to you for the rebuild job you did for me for my 2009 R12GS ESA. My first impression, on my first ride, was that the motorcycle was new again. Then I realised that it was better than new – an impression which was confirmed last September. My wife and I rode from our home in Ontario to Québec and then across the Trans-Labrador Highway, covering over 1000 km of gravel road on the way. We were carrying camping gear, and spare fuel for the Trans-Lab part of the trip, so the GVW was at the maximum that we had discussed. At all times the handling was excellent; the ESA adjustments made notable differences. We, and the headlight beam, stayed level throughout. All told, the trip was 10,600km, during which I was extremely pleased with the handling, whether the road surface was harsh gravel, slippery clay, or tight paved corners. Thanks for an excellent job!

John D

John D

Got the shock in the mail 2 days ago, installed it last night. I don’t think it could be more perfect! It’s larger and performs much better than the stock shock. I love it! The bike finally rides where it is supposed to and doesn’t bottom out on a simple crack or bump in the road. I love it. A great product and super fast service. Thanks for your help on this one!!

Sincerely,

Andrew

Andrew

Klaus & Mike,

I just wanted to thank you both for installing Wilbers Nivomat suspension system on my 2020 Harley Davidson FLHTP. The bike handles amazingly better then the stock suspension.  The bike is way more planted and tracks great at speed and while cornering. While riding home I encountered some tight turns that had some chopped up pavement and the suspension soaked up the road imperfections and stayed on line.  This would have never happen with the stock set-up. This suspension system is definitely a game changer when it comes to Harley touring bikes.  I have owned other Harley touring bikes in the past with other top name brand suspension systems installed where your constantly changing settings for different riding situations. With the Wilber system you hop on the bike and ride and it adjusts to what you throw at it. I can honestly say that the Wilber suspension system out performs them all! I would highly recommend Wilbers and the great customer service at EPM Performance Imports!

Thanks again Phil Terranova, NJ

Phil Terranova, NJ

Hey Klaus,
What a difference, like night and day. It makes me feel sick, I was trying to save a few bucks and bought the other one, total waste, no comparison, huge difference…..thanks a million….

Greg Bridgeman

Greg Bridgeman

Klaus,

Thanks for the rear DL650 spring it works great! Preload and sag are right on the money. Has made a huge difference in the handling/ride of the bike.

Otis

Otis Green Valley, AZ, Your Content Goes Here

Hey Klaus, I have put about 500 miles on the shocks you rebuilt for me and they have performed flawlessly, my ZRX has never handled better.

Thanks again,

Jeff Bennetts

Jeff Bennetts

You guys have been great and I enjoy the shocks and especially the fitment and looks on my Bonneville.

Thanks again Bryan and Klaus!

Best,

Peter

Peter

Hi

I ordered the Duc2 GPS mount for my 2012 MV Agusta F3 with last month. I just want to let you know that I am very pleased with the quality of the mount, the fit, finish and build quality are top notch.

I was able to install it easily on my F3

Thanks,
Shashank

Shashank

shocks arrived, install took about 1 hour, road test confirms, they are excellent!!!!!!!!!

Thanks a bunch…

Gil

Klaus,

My 2006 Yamaha FZ 1 is now a better bike after your installation and setup of the new rear shock – no more vertical movement in turns. The rear end stays down. I did a 1200 mile trip to West Virginia mountains last week and the shock performed well with an extra 40 pounds on the back. Thanks again for your great service. I promote your products and services whenever I get the opportunity with other bikers.

Tim O’Mara
Churchville, Pa

Tim O'Mara Churchville, Pa

By the way, I’ve installed your lowering springs and I am absolutely delighted in the improved handling and lowering of the bike.

Two thumbs up!
Rob

Rob

The new shock is a vast improvement. Like a different bike in the dirt.

Thanks again!

Andrew
The NX250 spring kit works remarkably well, given the absence of rebound damping in back.

Uncle Tod

June 2014

Hi Klaus,
I received the rebuilt shocks back yesterday. I wanted to thank you for the super fast turn around time on these. Nice going.

Mike Thompson

Mike Thompson

Klaus,

I love the springs in my Honda ST1100. I have used stock, Progressive and Sonic springs, but these new springs are best for me. Stock springs became too weak, tried the Progressive and they really aren’t progressive but two stage springs. Sold that ST1100 to a friend. Bought another ST1100 with ABS and tried the Sonic springs they were just flat not right. They did give me my money back though.

Then I tried these and love them. I weigh 240 and they by far have been the best.

I will call and order some fork oil today.

Thanks,
Don Grimes

Don Grimes

May 2014

Klaus,
Just wanted to let you know that my shock’s work like new and say thanks for standing behind your work. I had the unfortunate experience (twice) of things not going well with other suspension services. Different bikes, starting to think it was me. Thanks again hope we can do business in the future.

Sincerely,
Derrick Harff

Derrick Harff

Dear Klaus,

I wanted to take the time and update you after my return from Alaska trip this June/July.
The shocks I bought from you 45,000 miles ago, which were recently rebuilt by your shop prior this trip performed superb on my 2007 BMW 1200 GS for the entire trip and are in fact still working perfectly well. The motorcycle was fully loaded with camping gear, tools and everything I had for the month long trip. I covered almost 12,000 miles on roads ranging from excellent tarmac to very bumpy and potholed roads, Top of the World highway which is not paved, and quite few miles of stretches with gravel and road construction. I did find that on worst roads they worked best with damping set to almost maximum, but I still had few clicks reserve. The quality and most importantly reliability of this suspension really made my journey safer and more enjoyable maintaining motorcycle control and my comfort for the long and oftentimes challenging days in the saddle.
Please accept my thanks for a quality product and your company’s excellent services; feel free to use my feedback to promote your products and services, and know that I refer you to every rider I meet when the topic of suspension comes in discussion.

Very best regards,
Victor Matei

P.S. My Alaska ride is documented here http://mylongestride.blogspot.com
To read from start click on “older posts” at page bottom.

Victor Matei

I bought and installed a shock last October before my ride from Alabama to Costa Rica.

The ride was 3800 miles and I made about 5 different adjustments to the shock on my way down south. With my petite back side (275 lbs.) and the two side cases and top box loaded I figure I was load down with about 125 pounds of gear and needed tools and riding gear. Total added weight about 400 lbs.

The shock performed flawlessly as a touring bike, don’t know anything about performance shocks. I’m not that type of rider and my K75 is not the kind of bike.

18 days later I parked it at my house in Escazu. Got off and had a drink (ok more than 1). Other than gas, one new rear tire and one hell of a great ride the shock and bike did what they where suppose to do.
Make me very happy.

BeachGuy
1995 K75
2001 F650GS

BeachGuy

Hi Klaus,

I received the YSS shock and it fit great!  The shock is well made and is much better than stock.  Thanks for the help and I appreciate the great product.  Oh and you were right on the clevis width …it’s clearly 30mm

Jason

Hi Klaus,
Just a quick note letting you know how happy I am with the fork rebuild you performed (through Bombars Beemers) for my Ducati Monster 796. The front dive is all but gone and cornering in mid to high speed sweepers is precise…a total transformation from stock!

I will recommend you to all my friends who are looking to improve the handling characteristics on their motorcycles.

Allen Gray

Allen Gray

June 2015

Re: 2007 BMW F650GS
Hey Klaus,
Thanks for getting back to me. I have taken the bike for a ride. I found with the preload all the way out it is quite suitable for single rider. With passenger and load I turn it in 3 lines and it is perfect. I kept the rebound where it was at. We did about 70 miles and the whole ride was glass smooth. I understand the compromise with dirt vs road. I am extremely happy with the whole setup. Thanks again for everything you have done for me. I will never forget.
Regards, Justin

Justin

Good afternoon Klaus and Team!!

Feedback from the Wilbers kit for my touring bike is amazing.

The initial feel immediately exceeded my expectations. It was firm, yet compliant. It was plush, yet controlled. The idea in my head that I had shocks with no Hi/Lo speed adjustment, and rebound tailoring, took a minute to get over…..but once I did, and pushed the bike, I thought differently. The lack of adjustment seems to be a good thing. The harder I pushed the bike, the harder I wanted to ride it in the next corner. It corrects so many of the ill handling characteristics of that chassis, that it leaves nothing left to adjust. The only thing I may actually play with is adding an inch to the front forks, to get a different feel from the rider position….as it feels like i’m leaning forward and sliding ahead on the seat. Also added a 140lb passenger, and the adjustments it made were spot on!!

 

Cheers!!

Darrell Richards, Sinister Speed Co

Hello,

Thank you for quick and professional service of my rear shock absorber!

I’ve just installed rebuilt shock absorber and everything seems to work perfect.

With regards

Rafal

Rafal

I just wanted to take a minute and let you know that we are very pleased with the Shocks. They perform well and lowering the bike one inch made it so much easier for my wife to handle it. Not only can she almost flat-foot the bike at a stop, it feels 80 lbs lighter!

Couldn’t be happier. Just wished we had done it sooner. Thanks for you expert advice on the right product for our needs.

Ron Snow
Austin, Texas

Ron Snow Austin, Texas

I recently emailed Klaus at EPM (http://www.epmperf.com/) to ask a few more questions about the  shock. I was particularly concerned about the adjustability factor. He was very informative & helpful.

Today I got to try out my new rear suspension for the first time, so this is an “initial impression report”. Today started off cold & rainy – about 40 or so. I didn’t think I’d get out for a ride, but then the rain stopped & the mailman dropped off my new heated jacket liner. I don’t know which one impressed me more, the suspension or the liner, but the combination turned a cold crappy day into a very enjoyable experience.

I rode about 75 miles over a variety of road surfaces; interstates to back roads. The new Hyperpro rear suspension made a considerable difference in the ride characteristics of the bike. I road a very familiar route in an attempt to make a better comparison between OEM and the new rear unit. It’s a little hard to put words to a largely kinetic experience. The best I can do is to say that for the first time the front & rear suspension actually seemed to work together. The ride was comfortable and controlled. The rough roads are still rough, but not jarring. The shock of the bumps wasn’t transmitted all the way through my spine as it was in the past. It was a much more relaxed experience, in matter of fact I more or less forgot about the suspension & just enjoyed the ride.

I also really enjoyed the “RapidFire” heated jacket liner. It’s the first time I’ve ridden with heated clothing & I was very impressed with it. I believe the heated gear is going to make a huge difference in how I pack & when I find the temp. acceptable to ride. I would recommend it.

In conclusion, the rear suspension unit is very much better than the OEM. I will report back after a couple hundred more miles. For me, at this point it was worth the money.

Happy Rider

I am really liking my new shocks on the R 12 GS. Quite a noticeable difference compared to the old OEM shocks. These are both comfortable and controlled, whereas the OEM shocks were getting harsh and rough. I’m very pleased with the change (and am not missing the ESA at all).

Thanks & regards, Terry Lee.

Terry Lee

Got the shock and spring installed, sag adjusted. Rides like a dream!

Can’t wait to take a trip. Here are some photos.

Thanks for a great product.

Byron Defenbach
Boise, ID

Byron Defenbach Boise, ID