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    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 ?ûhlin. 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.
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    Lee Hetrick, Harrisburg, PA
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    By any chance is it still in warranty? Warranty will not cover a worn shock, but will cover a shock that's leaking oil.
    Lee 2011 K1300S
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    Past BMW Bikes, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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    60K miles, 4 years old.
    Lee Hetrick, Harrisburg, PA
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    Quote Originally Posted by zweirad View Post
    60K miles, 4 years old.
    It was wishful thinking
    Lee 2011 K1300S
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    Past BMW Bikes, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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    I'd hazard a guess that a reputable suspension shop can rebuild/revalve it for you.

    In the past I've used these folks with very good results. http://www.acceltechracing.com/services.htm

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    You might try the hexheads/camheads forum for more answers.

    Your bike is a 1200 and this is the Oilheads forum.
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    +1 on Happywanderer's post- "Hexheads" for you, buddy!

    Maybe Tom Cutter- he's in your vicinity. http://rubberchickenracinggarage.com/
    Ride Safe, Ride Lots

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Wanderer View Post
    You might try the hexheads/camheads forum for more answers.

    Your bike is a 1200 and this is the Oilheads forum.
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    +1 on Happywanderer's post- "Hexheads" for you, buddy!
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    Thanks, all. My Type A personality demanded action. After review and follow-up on suggestions here, elsewhere, and from my dealer (Hermy's) I ordered a new Hyperpro.

    Thanks again.
    Lee Hetrick, Harrisburg, PA
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    Quote Originally Posted by zweirad View Post
    Thanks, all. My Type A personality demanded action. After review and follow-up on suggestions here, elsewhere, and from my dealer (Hermy's) I ordered a new Hyperpro.

    Thanks again.
    Is the hyperpro ESA compatible or just normal shocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimo.lee View Post
    Is the hyperpro ESA compatible or just normal shocks?
    They offer a shock & spring to replace the BMW unit and graft the ESA-specific bits onto it. Wilbur and ?ûhlin also offer the option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zweirad View Post
    They offer a shock & spring to replace the BMW unit and graft the ESA-specific bits onto it. Wilbur and ?ûhlin also offer the option.
    Are you sure? I thought only Wilbers (Wesa) did that.

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