2017 GSA Front Shock replacement in Sacramento Area

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by chuckpryor, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. chuckpryor

    chuckpryor Adventurer

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    Hey all,

    Front ESA/Suspension is toast after my Trek up the Dalton last week. Any suggestions on a shop in the Sac that will take care of me on this? I'm replacing OEM with Tractive/TT Shock as no way I'm gonna replace with OEM (Seen and heard of way too many failures including 2 others while I was up there)

    A&S said they will ONLY replace with BMW/OEM shocks. :/

    Thanks for any help!

    On a positive note... the trip was EPIC

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  2. yobuddy

    yobuddy Been here awhile

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    I seem to recall that there was an independent BMW shop somewhere in the Sac. area. Maybe soomeone will chime in with more info.
    Personally I would just make a trip to see Ted Porter in Scott’s Valley.

    Good luck!
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  3. chuckpryor

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    Yea, Ted was my first call but unfortunately he closed down the general service portion of his business... only doing online sales now. Which is a bummer because he's the man. He installed shocks on my 05 a few years ago and it was like a new bike when he got done with it.
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  4. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    I thought TED was still installing. You’re so close to him.
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  5. chuckpryor

    chuckpryor Adventurer

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    Sadly, no... talked to him today. I bought the shock from him but he has a shop in Santa Cruz that he recommended. Really don't want to go that far if I don't have to because if limited time so looking to see about options.
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  6. yobuddy

    yobuddy Been here awhile

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    Sorry to hear that. You could replace it yourself if you have some mechanical skills, and time of course. There is probably a You Tube video detailing the procedure. I would volunteer to supervise and get you cold beers!
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  7. chuckpryor

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    I'm pretty mechanically inclined but have a few challenges... 1) My primary residence is in Texas where 99% of my tools live. 2) The bike is in NorCal and other than the tool kit that's in the pannier I really don't have what I need to do it. 3) After seeing a few videos on Youtube I'm not sure I'd want to tackle the front myself... I plan to do the rear when I get it back to Texas and have my garage and tools close though. But I'm always open to supervision cold beverage assistance. LOL
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  8. yobuddy

    yobuddy Been here awhile

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    If you decide to tackle it yourself, you are more than welcome to use my garage and tools. I am in Oakdale, so not too far away. I am retired so any day works as well.
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  9. chuckpryor

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    Very kind of you to offer... I may take you up on it.
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    Bike Guy Been here awhile

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    Pasta Performance in Ranch Cordova. BMW and Duc cert. worked for AS a few years
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  11. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Isnt the front shock on a GS, two bolts?

    :scratch
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  12. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    that place sounds awesome
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  13. chuckpryor

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    Haha... I wish it were that easy. You pretty much has to disassemble the front of the thing plus as you can see from the thread earlier that all my tools are in Houston and the bike is in NorCal.
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  14. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    What a pain in the ass....

    when I get back to having a Beemer, Im going back to the 1150

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    good lucky finding what you need!
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