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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 2009, 10:26 am Thread Starter
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Suspension Problem??

My 07 GT with 20K miles seems to be riding a lot harsher in all three modes. Gets worse as the tires heat up. Checked air pressure and wear, all seem normal. There is some grime/dirt on the rear shock ( around the white coils) but cant determine if the rear shock is actually leaking.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 2009, 10:45 am
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Sound like you blew the rear shock, or the ESA is malfunctioning. Are you still under warranty?

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 2009, 11:01 am
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Could be worth checking out the lever which we had replaced under warrenty in the uk. Its a pretty quick job to take it off, grease up and replace.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 2009, 11:08 am
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I've heard of a few ESA shocks failing and being replaced under warranty. I've also heard of a case where the shock was "stuck" and the dealer manually moved it by applying a voltage directly to it, then it worked fine after that.

Take it back to your dealer and push until you get a proper resolution.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 2009, 11:30 am
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On my 06GT the ESA was not adjusting even though the dash indicator showed it was. I thought it was riding very soft at high speed and it turns out the ESA was stuck in "Comfort 1+baggage." I had 19k on the bike when it was discovered and it was fixed under warranty. The other issue was it took 2 weeks for all the parts to come in.....

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