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Old 06-01-2014, 10:27 AM   #1
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Eek 2014 GSA, rear shock leaking

Came out to the garage this morning to find a puddle of bike blood in front of the rear tire. Red in color, rather clear. It looks to be coming from the bottom of the rear shock.

Since the tranny runs on the engine blood, I'm assuming the only red oil would be from the shock. Can anyone confirm?

Anyone with similar issues on the Wethead GS or GSAs ?

Luckily my shop is Moon Motorsports, so dealing with service there is usually nothing but unicorns and rainbows!

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Old 06-01-2014, 03:36 PM   #2
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Can't help but, it doesn't sound good.



Heading to Colorado? I like Minnesota but, I left too. Used to ice skate on the Minneapolis lakes and swim in Minnehaha Creek.
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:51 PM   #3
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Run your finger across the bottom of the shock, under the swing arm...But your diagnosis is probably correct..

How many miles? Around 20k or so? 'bout right..
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:28 PM   #4
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heh. no.

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Run your finger across the bottom of the shock, under the swing arm...But your diagnosis is probably correct..

How many miles? Around 20k or so? 'bout right..
Did - and yeah, wet all the way up to the bottom of the (white) shock spring. I had wiped it down a few hours ago, there are new drips forming on the bottom of that lower shock mount now.

Miles... I'd love to have 20k on my 2014, but only about 1k so far. Guess I got one of the infant mortality ones!
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:42 PM   #5
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Let us know how long it takes the dealer to get a new shock under warranty.
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:16 PM   #6
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Thumb damn bathtubs...

Verdict from the dealer... 'standard' leaking/blown rear shock. Just under 2 weeks to source from Germany, this after a few days of having trouble finding. Nothing magical or untoward, I guess it was just a shock near the wrong end of the reliability curve.

A nice note from the service manager that it wasn't related to the 1200RT issues, so at least that for a vote of confidence for others on the '14 GSA.

I can't say enough good things about Moon Motorsports. Since the bike wasn't really safe to ride, they picked it up with a trailer the same afternoon and had it diagnosed the next morning. Bike was washed and delivered just under two weeks later.
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