Just a data point: factory lowered 2016 R1200GS w/dynamic ESA and ~43,000kms / ~27,000 miles, no shock issues or leaks, but those 27,000 miles are almost exclusively on pavement and I am not an aggressive rider (typically posted speed limit + ~15kph kind of riding).
I'd say YMMV but, as someone who knows nothing about this stuff, shock issues after 1 - 3 years seems ridiculous to me, except maybe when doing a lot of heavy off-road stuff.
Edit: I did have a leaky left fork seal after about 20,000km / 12,500 miles. Fortunately the fork seals were replaced under warranty.
Had to be me. Someone else might have gotten it wrong.
Last edited by fdbm17; 29-Aug-2019 at 06:35 AM (482).