Does anyone know if any of the usual suspects (Ohlins, Wilbers, Works, etc.) have come up with replacement shocks for ESA-equiped bikes?
Good question. Since it's my understanding the OEM ESA shocks on the K1200S are manufactured by Works Performance that should answer one of three.eljeffe said:Does anyone know if any of the usual suspects (Ohlins, Wilbers, Works, etc.) have come up with replacement shocks for ESA-equiped bikes?
I think it's White Power Suspension. They claim to have developed the ESA system for BMW. Found this at www.bmwst.com while searching Google on this topic.mark5lam said:Good question. Since it's my understanding the OEM ESA shocks on the K1200S are manufactured by Works Performance that should answer one of three.
Yeah, but what about what BMW wants for their replacements? Ugh!Two: Wilbers unknown
Three: I know Ohlins makes a similar "ESA" type of suspension system but I don't know if they have shocks that are compatable with the BMW ESA system yet. Ohlins would have to work with BMW to match the pre-programed BMW ESA presets to their shocks.
I hope that Ohlins does offer them in the future but thinking of what they'll charge for them is frightening.
"White Power Suspension",.....Yeah, that's what I meanteljeffe said:I think it's White Power Suspension. They claim to have developed the ESA system for BMW.
Racegun said:I wrote to Klaus some weeks ago about wilbers for the K12R. He does have that ability! In fact,I think Naked rider put them on his K12R. There were not the Electronic adjustable type however.
Mogan said:I'm not a moderator nor am I black, but let's keep the racist "dilute our society" crap off this nice website.
The stock shocks (non-ESA) are $727 for the rear, and $492 for the front. So you're almost halfway there anyway (well, a bit more than a third anyway). Which is the reason why I'm asking if there are aftermarket shocks that could be better (like Ohlins or Wilbers) than the stock shocks.wellcraft said:how come ESA which is a 750 option costs almost 3 grand to replace????? i don't understand why it only costs 750 to get a bike with ESA but after the shocks go bad it costs damn near 3 grand to replace them. what's the life expectancy of the factory shocks? i put 44,000 miles on my KRS and never had a problem with the shocks....should i expect the same with the ESA???? i'm thinking if i had to spend 3 grand on shocks i'd rather trade the bike in and use the 3 grand as a down payment on something new without ESA.
Mogan said:I'm not a moderator nor am I black, but let's keep the racist "dilute our society" crap off this nice website. Thanks.
Exactly! Thank you El Jeffe.eljeffe said:I believe he was talking about the overreaching state political correctness we live with today and not a commentary racial diversity in that statement. Or, at least that's how I read it.
WP Suspension is now able to offer you it's EDS system for your BMW. Just like BMW's ESA system (also developed bij WP Suspension) you now have the option to control the settings of your suspension with the touch of a button.
Firstly you have the options for:
- Single passenger use. (top left indicator)
- Single passenger use with luggage. (centre left indicator)
- Double passenger use. (bottom left indicator)
after you've set this to the load of your BMW, you proceed to the next step: (see below)
A version for the K should not be too difficult yes ?C - Comfort: provides you with a comfortable ride on all terrain.
N - Normal: provides you with a basic setting, suitable for almost every terrain
S - Sport: Provides you with a setting that gives you the best feeling with your bike, but gives you the least comfort of the three available settings. Suitable for the demanding rider.
The EDS system comes complete with all neccessary parts, including bracket for the control module and an ECM (not shown in picture)
now available at your dealer.
And that is the question. We know that Touratech had a hand in the development and production of the 1150ADV panniers and even now, as the 1200ADV comes into service, we have yet to see the clone version of those in the market. We might need to look towards Ohlins or Wilbers for an equivalent of the ESA.Erik said:.... I'm sure that WP signed some kind of non-compete deal with BMW in order to supply the ESA shocks, I wonder how long its for? ......