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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 30-Mar-2019, 06:23 PM (974)
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Sorry for the newbie question, but just how prevalent is this issue? Is it limited to certain models? Starting to look for a lowered GS and trying to get up to speed on possible issues to look out for. Thanks
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 30-May-2019, 01:38 PM (776)
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13000 miles on my 2015 GS/A and my front shock is leaking. I bought an extended warranty from my dealer. When I brought it in they said the front shock is not covered. The rear is however.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 30-May-2019, 03:51 PM (869)
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extended warranties are a con job

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13000 miles on my 2015 GS/A and my front shock is leaking. I bought an extended warranty from my dealer. When I brought it in they said the front shock is not covered. The rear is however.
You should also check what else isn't covered. The results will alarm you.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy
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i am still astounded

by the faults being reported on later models - from the first LCs onwards. I'm sorry, but shock failure on a 2, 3 or 4 year old bike is outrageous. Where are these components being manufactured?

These things just shouldn't happen in this day and age, and yes, here's the rider "ünder normal riding conditions".

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shock failure on a 2, 3 or 4 year old bike

I suggest you never replace your stock shocks with high end after market units, i.e. Ohlins, Penske, etc. They really need to be rebuilt every 20K miles or so. You might get as much at 30K miles but by the end of that period rebound and compression damping will be reduced to near nothing and the shocks will probably be leaking. Some rebuild every 12K miles.

Shock longevity is not about time, it's about miles. And higher end shocks tend to need rebuilding more frequently than typical EOM cheapies.
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