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    08 GS ESA suspension options

    As my 08 GS ages i was wondering if there are options to strengthen the springs/ shocks and retain the ESA feature? One guy told me to replace the shocks basically eliminated the ESA? I ride two up / loaded a lot...heavier spring in the back would be a plus...valving is fine.
    Last edited by deilenberger; 08-03-2013 at 02:31 AM. Reason: Added year to title

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    Registered User natrab's Avatar
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    Sep 2012
    Antioch, CA
    Works Performance does it.

    They will rebuild your shock to your weight/style and retain the ESA mechanism. I've been torn between doing that or just going full aftermarket as that way I don't have to take my bike out of service for however long while they get rebuilt. I don't use ESA too much and probably wouldn't buy it on a new bike. I'd be fine with just a manual preload adjustment so I can firm it up if I'm riding with a pillion or lots of weight.
    Current rides:
    2013 R1200RT 90th - "Tyr" - 85k miles
    2012 R1200GS Rallye - "Carl" - 2500 miles
    Previous BMWs: 2011 R1200RT-P, 2007 R1200S, 2006 R1200RT

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    P Monk
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    Orange, Texas

    want to watch how to install esa shocks?

    P. Monk
    74 R90/6 (the Black Hole) Harvey couldn't kill it. . 09 R1200 GS, drowned in Harvey replaced by 2011 R1200RT. Wife, 1953 model survived aplastic anemia and a bone marrow transplant.

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