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Anyone done enough miles on the S that they are looking at shock replacement. Just trying to get a guide for what to expect if I end up trading the RS.
 

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Guess they don't wear out..... ;-) Heard that's not true about tires.....
 

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Quoting my local BMW dealer:
Email 1:
FYI, front shock replacement for an ESA equipped bike @ $867.50. Rear replacement on an ESA equipped bike @ $1,965.00
Email 2:
Forgot to mention in my last email with pricing-yes, the shocks are covered under the factory warranty.
 

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but has anyone found out for sure are they rebuildable??
 

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That will be Mike's job. For almost $3K a set, it's likely worth a few calls. . .
 

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As a matter of interest, my rear shock (ESA equipped) exhibited a slight oil leak after only 5000km. It was changed under warranty no questions asked.

After seeing the prices you guys have had quoted, all I can say is thank God for warranty!
 

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karlb said:
but has anyone found out for sure are they rebuildable??
I can't see why the original shocks won't be rebuildable - it's a fairly common practice. The unit replacement costs quoted by Faust are outrageous. Price resistance will see a market develop for rebuilding and/or further development of these shocks. Even in the small Australian market there is sufficient volume and demand to support shock rebuilding outfits. I would expect that as demand for rebuilds of the ESA shocks is established the niche will be filled. It just takes enough people to ask and establish a market demand.

Cheers
Lenz
 

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How about wear?

Any input on how long they are likely to last? Most would say the shocks on the RS/GT were toast by 30K, that is about a $1-2K replacement set up if you go with Wilburs or Ohlins, more like a grand for the OEM set up.
 
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