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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 21-Aug-2018, 04:29 PM (895) Thread Starter
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Front shock leaking.

So made a 3.5 hour journey one way to a dealer to look at a leaking front shock today. Dealer says relatively easy to replace just an hour and a half. But cost of part for Front spring strut is over 1,700$.

Anyone had this problem? Riding a 2015 GSA.


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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 21-Aug-2018, 05:28 PM (936)
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Unfortunately many of us have had the seals blow out of our shocks and if you have to pay for the repair out of pocket you may want to consider replacing them with an aftermarket shock, mine was covered under warranty but if I was in your shoes I would look at a set of Wilburs Wesa from Ted Porters Shop:
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Not to hijack the thread, but are you able to use your ESA with aftermarket units like the Wilburs? They look relatively reasonable (under 2k) for the set. Just curious.
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The Wilburs are ESA conversion shocks, you ship your old shock into the shop and they move the ESA components over to the new Wilburs, they also customize the shocks to your specifics and return them to you. It is a bargain if you ask me.
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I had a rear shock leak, and replaced it for a Wilbers and I am realy satisfied with it.
My old was a Showa and with my 2010 R1200GS I never noticed much different with the ESA
settings like comfort and normal.. but now I can feel the differents much more.

So my advise would be, go for a Wilbers, and I am sure you won't regret it.
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Thanks for the input. I will definitely check out Wilburís. was it an easy job to remove and reinstall shocks? Or more of and intermediate task?


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I had both shocks start to leak on my 2012 GSA and sent them to High Performance Motorcycle Suspension Sales and Service from EPM Performance Imports who rebuilt both for around $500 price depends on what the condition is and what has failed.
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I had both shocks start to leak on my 2012 GSA and sent them to High Performance Motorcycle Suspension Sales and Service from EPM Performance Imports who rebuilt both for around $500 price depends on what the condition is and what has failed.
Had my Ď09 GS/A shocks serviced here also..highly recommended.
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There's another good service provider to add to the list of shock re builders.

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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 26-Mar-2019, 09:49 PM (117)
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My front shock just started showing signs of leakage now...2017GSA Factory Lowered, about 24100 miles, in service for about 2 years to the day. Still under warranty, luckily. Me and my buddy only thought to check mine after he noticed leakage on his 2014GSA (standard height) today, too. What the heck?! Unfortunately for him, he is not under warranty. Going to the dealer first thing in the morning. Iím worried that being a factory lowered, the shock may not be in stock immediately. Fingers crossed and updates to follow. Thanks for all the previous advice above and other threads regarding ESA Shocks, Shock life, and Swapping out Factory shocks. Of course, if I go warranty route - Iím sure itíll be OEM fitment.
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