Plug! ESA Shock Rebuild.

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by RED CAT, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    If anyone blows an ESA shock on a GS/GSA, it can be expensive but there is a place in Ontario, Canada that repairs them for a very reasonable price. Its called Accelerated Technologies. Rebuilt mine and a pals. They work better than ever. Just Goggle em on line!:clap
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  2. Bonwit

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    Do they have a website? I'm having trouble finding information on them.
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  4. CanadianX

    CanadianX Don’t leave a steaming pile for others.

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    Put that in the back pocket and hope I never need to call them! :D
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  5. BTL

    BTL No more snow!!

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    :D Ditto.
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  6. lhendrik

    lhendrik Putins Puppet

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    Just sent them an email to get a quote to rebuild and make serviceable my 2009 GSA rear ESA shock which blew out on recent trip. Will report results. May be a more reasonable way to go than Wilbers/Ohlins.

    **EDIT** Got an email response right away from John over there and they can repair my blown out rear ESA shock and make it serviceable (rebuildable) for approx $485.

    Sounds like a resonsable low cost alternative to Wilbers/Ohlins, but I sure would like to upgrade the handling, just not sure I want to spend $$$1,500 or so to do it, so may go this way, especially if I don't keep the bike much longer.

    Will advise if I go forward.
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  7. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    How far out of warranty is your bike?
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  8. DDT Rider

    DDT Rider Been here awhile

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    Was that for one shock? If so, you could have the WESA rear for just a bit more (uses the OEM ESA electronic components).

    If that price is for front and rear, that sounds like a pretty good value...
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  9. scooteraug02

    scooteraug02 Dog Rancher

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    Lowered GSA

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    Lowered BMW R1200GS
    A 5'2" female customer finally got to buy the BMW she always wanted, once she learned we could lower it 4" like this!


    http://www.acceltechracing.com/services.htm

    Examples of our custom work include:

    Gold Wing fork mods to firm up the front end
    BMS F800ST fork emulator (Gold Valve) mods to firm up the front end
    BMW shock mods to make them servicable
    V-Strom fork Elka kits and Rebound adjusters
    Kawasaki steering damper mod
    Emulator valve (Gold Valve) modification to make them work like cartridge forks
    Custom Elka shocks for any application
    Snowmobile oval track shocks
    Valving for race, trail, street
    Custom cut springs for any weight
    Fork tube straightening at 1/3rd the cost of new
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  10. lhendrik

    lhendrik Putins Puppet

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    Rear only
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  11. CrustyAPO

    CrustyAPO Long timer Super Supporter

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    That GSA isn't lowered.....it's SLAMMED!!!!
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  12. scooteraug02

    scooteraug02 Dog Rancher

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    Everyone will look behind her to see what huge jump she just landed from!
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  13. CrustyAPO

    CrustyAPO Long timer Super Supporter

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    Now it just needs an obnoxiously loud stereo w/subwoofer, and dingle-balls around the windscreen!!
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  14. gsnova

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    As a GS rider of small frame (5’4-31/64 at best & 135lb):lol3, I have different personal view. Let’s assume the GSA is her “dream bike”. It means something you are dreaming to own and ride. Doesn’t mean the bike you can handle well or use to its full potential. Glad they lower it to the point she can ride it to fulfill her dream. I have factory lower seat but cannot flatfoot on level ground so have to be very careful where I put my feet at stop. In city stop and go traffic I have to struggle little bits. Have been ridiculed many times when I am trying to back into a parking spot with tippy toe. I just ignore them because this is my dream bike and I really enjoy riding it once getting out of the city traffic. I know the pro can jump into air 10 feet high with full bags and gears and I may make it 1/10 of that high without any gear but it does not reduce my enjoyment at all even I wish God would have given me the GSA handling body. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Consider myself lucky “able” to ride my dream bike without major modification. I really want to have the GSA in the show room but took the sales man’s advice ”Your body cannot handle this bike”. <o:p></o:p>
    :ear
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  16. Bill-66

    Bill-66 I don't even know... Supporter

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    Body size has little to do with it..technique has everything...I honestly wonder, why everyone thinks they need to flat foot a bike..hell most pro racers can't touch on both sides, ever see a dakar bike, with a 40" seat height? You simply slide over and get one foot down..I know a guy 5' 4" riding a GSA with low seat..has zero problems...:dunno
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  17. stevie99

    stevie99 That's gotta hurt Super Supporter

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    I'd like to meet the guy riding a BMW who has zero problems.
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  18. Bill-66

    Bill-66 I don't even know... Supporter

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  19. ADV Shark

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    I'd like to meet the guy who can jump his GSA 10 ' in the air ! Hell that would just be awesome to see ..... Into how parts would break:rofl
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  20. Coma

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    "Those who diminish your dreams have likely abandoned their own". I didn't say that first, but I wish I had. :clap
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