Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bothell, WA, USA
ESA Problems - Quick Disconnect?
I just got off the phone with a friend who is continuing his tour of the Southwest we started togther on May 20th. He is trying to make it to Colorado Springs, CO but is on the road and currently having trouble with his '06 - '07 GT. He thinks the ESA or something related to it is misbehaving in the front end. He hears a constant set of "clicking" up front and it's bucking. Started last night and it's scaring him pretty bad. He can't see any missing parts. The spring, shock, and bolts seem to be in place. No fluids leaking, but heavy vibrations through the handlebars.
I'm not there, so I can't interpret or diagnose the details any better. Any of you have any front end experience with a problem that sounds like this? He says the engine is running fine, so I don't think bucking is related to engine, airbox, or ignition issues.
I'm going to start a search of my Reprom and this site now. Any way to disable the ESA alone to see if it could be the culprit? He has no GS-911 and BMW shops are closed till Tuesday. His wife is meeting him in Colorado Springs, so he's trying to make it there.
Thx in advance. I can call/text him with suggestions or ideas.