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Zweirad 01-09-2013 10:28 AM

R12GS ESA rear shock replacement recommendations?
 
Hello Friends,

The ESA rear shock on my '09 R12GS has sprung a leak, dribbling oil on the garage floor. 60K miles. Looks like my options are OEM (not), Works, Wilbur, or Íhlin. I'm looking for opinions from the cognoscenti on what makes the most sense from a mostly cost perspective. I expect to be riding this beast for another year, probably two. Hell, I'm retired, more likely three, then right on to the Hoveround.

I suppose a used unit is an option as well....any carcasses out there getting dismembered?

What say ye?

Thanks, Stay Safe.

WoodButcher 01-09-2013 10:59 AM

My rear ESA shock recently failed on my 09 GSA, but I was still in the warranty window. However, I'm firmly in the Wilburs ESA replacement camp. If the front fails after April (warranty end) then both are getting Wilburs. If before April, then the factory one. Part of my reasoning is price, BTW. I also like the ESA functionality. That's my 2 cents worth.

JStancampiano 01-09-2013 11:32 AM

Call Racetech (http://www.racetech.com/) in Ca. They rebuilt my stock non ESA shock for $162.00 and did a good job. It might be worth seeing if they can do ESA rebuild.

Just a more economical solution.

Joe

Osmin C 01-09-2013 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JStancampiano (Post 20437774)
Call Racetech (http://www.racetech.com/) in Ca. They rebuilt my stock non ESA shock for $162.00 and did a good job. It might be worth seeing if they can do ESA rebuild.

Just a more economical solution.

Joe

I thought I read somewhere here in ADVrider that they do handle ESA and make them servicable for the future as well. I will try and find the post. There was no mention of cost though...from what I can remember.

Zweirad 01-09-2013 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Osmin C (Post 20437876)
I thought I read somewhere here in ADVrider that they do handle ESA and make them servicable for the future as well. I will try and find the post. There was no mention of cost though...from what I can remember.

No mention of ESA on the web site. Thanks for the replies.

rdwalker 01-09-2013 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JStancampiano (Post 20437774)
Call Racetech (http://www.racetech.com/) in Ca.

Also, Lindeman rebuilds OEM shocks. Worth contacting and asking about ESA.
http://www.le-suspension.com/

Multiplicity 01-09-2013 03:24 PM

I vote, Ohlins :evil


http://www.cycleworld.com/2012/02/17...nsion-feature/

Zweirad 01-09-2013 03:44 PM

Given my Type A personality, I had to make a decision. After review and following leads here and elsewhere I ordered a new Hyperpro shock.

My thanks to all who contributed.

Multiplicity 01-09-2013 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zweirad (Post 20439896)
I had to make a decision. After review and following leads here and elsewhere I ordered a new Hyperpro shock.


Got a link ? Thanks :thumb


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