2011 R1200RT. 60k miles. This afternoon I moved it out of the garage for an afternoon spin and noticed some oil just forward of the rear wheel. At the time I thought I had parked my R100RT in the same spot because it has had some very minor leaks here and there...I thought nothing of it. About 30 minutes into the ride I stop for gas and noticed smoke. Oil was dripping on the hot exhaust collector. I turned around and came home. Got out the flashlight and poked around. The oil appears to be emanating from the shock seal....crap!
1st question: A quick Google check reveals all sorts of conflicting info about rebuilding this shock. Can it be rebuilt? Who, where, (how much)?
2nd question: Is there a better aftermarket solution than stock?
3rd question: Will an aftermarket shock necessarily eliminate my ESA?