From my experience shock absorbers wear out well before they fail. Without a seal failing, the slow progression of the wearing of shocks allows most to think that their shocks have always been that way. When in reality, their worn shocks are just crap.
In the past upgrades to Ohlins has resulted in much better performance with the GS and GSA. Ohlins has made it clear to their US employee that there are no plans for the K1600 ESA II.
From earlier threads I offered to explore whether there might an opportunity to get a deal for forum members from a US Wilbers importer.
Here is the standard pricing for the Wilbers ESA II replacement package:
The Wilbers WESAII units are build to customer specs and if lowering is not required we still adjust the damper characteristics to customer
You can expect a tailor-made shock build to your request, serviceable / rebuildable and 5 year warranty !
Wilbers uses the OEM BMW-ESAII actuators which I will convert on the Wilbers shock bodies.
You have to send your OEM shocks to me in Edgewater once your units arrive at my shop from Germany,
this lead time is 3-4 weeks, for the conversion my turn around time is 2 days.
The complete price for a set of WESAII shocks is $ 1399,- + return shipping.
You are also getting your OEM shock bodies and springs back.
Here is the group buy deal from Herman Eshuis at Wheels and Wings USA importer for Wilbers Shocks - SteadyStand - Superformance - Export service.
If I can get 10 bikes minimum I offer a discount of 12 %
When we have more than 15 sets I will up the discount to 15 %
By 25 sets or more I will do 18%
We need to set a 2 weeks ordering window and I would prefer payments in cash or check.
PayPal is accepted though, but I need to charge 3 % costs for that.
Shipping will be at UPS published rates
Everybody has to supply a properly filled out order form.
Ride-In-Ride-Out Installation in Edgewater Florida can be done for between $ 225,- to $ 295
,- Owners are welcome to help to cut down the time and cost, but I do not accept any liability if something goes wrong.