Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cottage Grove, MN, Washington
K1300GT ESA Shock Replacement
I'm starting a new thread because most all the posts I've read here are a couple of years old and I'm trying to get the straight story.
I had a conversation with one Wilbers rep who said "yes, send us your OEM shocks and we'll build the new Wilbers, putting the old adjustment motors on them and send them back for reinstall."
I contacted another rep here in the States who said that "Due to the problems with the ESA motors and the limited adjustability of ESA in general" that Wilbers does not offer an ESA replacement for my bike.
It does look like Wilbers may offer ESA replacement for at least the R1200GS but not my K1300GT. This may have been missed by the first rep I talked with but the whole subject has left me confused. Everyone that I've talked with has been extremely happy with their Wilbers shocks on their K1200/1300. The way the first rep sounded, changing shocks was a no brainer, now I need to rethink the whole project.
I've owned Ohlins on my '05 LT and they made an amazing improvement, so I can appreciate the difference in improved shocks.
Can I get after market shocks in ESA form to replace the factory ones?
Does Wilbers offer ESA for some bikes but not others?
Is ESA worth giving up for the ride of the Wilbers or another brand for that matter?
Any thoughts on Ohlins, or another brand for that matter on the K1300GT?