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Old 09-30-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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Best places to buy upgraded shocks for GSA

Where are some good places to get new shocks for a 2008 GSA? Any good deals out there on Wilber's or Ohlins ect?
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:08 PM   #2
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I got yacugar stuff from Ted Porter at the Beemer Shop for my 09 gsa. He does Wilbers as well.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:32 PM   #3
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Hyperpro

Was going down the Ohlins/Wilber's road until a couple friends referred me to Hyperpro. Excellent service, quality build, and fantastic performance. I'm a believer. Sold my '07 to get into the last oil cooled GSA (2013); ordered it without ESA to do my own set up, but they also make an ESA kit.

http://www.wilbersusa.com/hyperpro-m...cle-shocks.htm
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:46 PM   #4
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Give Rick from Cogent Dynamics in Ashville, N.C. a call. 828-628-9025, www.motocd.com. They gave me a Great price on a pair of ohlins for my 03 FLHTCU. He rebuilds all shocks, front tubes, etc. Also a ohlins dealer. He and his wife work out of their house. Has quite a shop in his basement. I took my front ohlins shock off my GSA, leaking oil. He took it apart, replaced all seals, orings, new oil etc. Charged $110. Really nice people to deal with.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:08 PM   #5
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Klaus knows shocks. I highly recommend him. Although, I haven't used the others mentioned, I trust him.

http://www.wilbersusa.com/hyperpro-m...cle-shocks.htm

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Old 09-30-2012, 06:12 PM   #6
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give rick from cogent dynamics in ashville, n.c. A call. 828-628-9025 really nice people to deal with.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:48 PM   #7
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+1 on Ted Porter. He fixed me up with Wilbers fro my '10 GSA, he answered all questions and schooled me on things I wasn't smart enough to ask. Good price too.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:36 AM   #8
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Very satisfied with Elka on my GSA.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:04 PM   #9
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Works Performance:

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I just had them build a complete set for my 07 GSA sidecar rig. Every shock is custom built for your bike, weight, and riding style. Gil & his boys have been making motorcycle shocks for 30 years.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:21 AM   #10
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I've had ELKA and Hyperpro..

Can't complain about either..but Hyperpro is a cleaner set up than the ELKA's..no hoses running all over the bike. (ELKA may do them as piggyback now??)
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:38 AM   #11
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I bought Wilbers from Ted Porter at the Beemershop and have been very happy with them for around 35k miles now. Would not hesitate to buy from him again.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:45 AM   #12
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Give Rick from Cogent Dynamics in Ashville, N.C. a call. 828-628-9025, www.motocd.com. They gave me a Great price on a pair of ohlins for my 03 FLHTCU. He rebuilds all shocks, front tubes, etc. Also a ohlins dealer. He and his wife work out of their house. Has quite a shop in his basement. I took my front ohlins shock off my GSA, leaking oil. He took it apart, replaced all seals, orings, new oil etc. Charged $110. Really nice people to deal with.
Someone mentioned Cogent Dynamics before. No mention of R1200GS/GSA shocks on their website.

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I hear Penske are completely rebuildable and tuneable, but don't know of any good suppliers.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:47 PM   #13
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+1 on Ted Porter. He fixed me up with Wilbers fro my '10 GSA, he answered all questions and schooled me on things I wasn't smart enough to ask. Good price too.
+10 Ted Porter, Beemer Shop, Scotts Valley, CA. Ted possesses in depth knowledge on BMW suspension and more. Stocks many different brands and will discuss pro and cons of each. Small independent shop, personal service, the kind we all wish was never more than a days ride. Cost in the long run is lower when fitted properly the first time.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:07 PM   #14
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Klaus knows shocks. I highly recommend him. Although, I haven't used the others mentioned, I trust him.

http://www.wilbersusa.com/hyperpro-m...cle-shocks.htm

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+1 on Klaus / EPM. I put Hyperpro's on my LT and had Klaus set them up for my weight / riding style, etc. I ordered on Tuesday, got them on Thursday. I only needed to adjust the front shock 3 clicks (out of about a million or something ) to get it dialed in.
They literally transformed that bike from a bouncing ball of blithering bobblejuice, to a very tight, almost sport-bike like ride.

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Old 10-06-2012, 10:44 AM   #15
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Elka - love them

+1111 For Elkas

Love them - infinitely adjustable (well not infinite but much more than the Ohlins)

Great price...

http://www.elkasuspension.com/?q=node/45



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