Possible adjustments adjust the suspension damping electronic suspension adjust ment esa provides a convenient switch on the ignition. This riders manual describes optional equipment oe offered by bmw and selected optional accessories oa. Page 156 rear wheel type of rear suspension bmw evo paralever. Ohlins 46er front shock bmw r 1200 gs adventure 20062012 fits. R1200s ohlins ride height adjustment the ohlins rear shock on my 1200s has a ride height adjuster, but it is impossible to use with the shock in place, even after removing the rear wheel, as the mounting is recessed into the swingarm, which prevents access to the adjustment. The optional dynamic esa by bmw motorrad is an electronic suspension that. This riders manual describes optional extras oe offered by bmw and selected optional accessories oa. Ill put more text on the page later, but i wanted to get the photos prepared first. Bmw r 1200 gs enduro esa electronic suspension adjustment. Touratech extreme rear shock, triumph tiger explorer 1200.
Its best viewed from the nonkickstand side of the bike. The preload setting normal presumes a single rider weighing 187 lbs. Many owners have complained about the squishy feel of the soft shocks from the factory at light shock settings. Abs antilock braking system, asc automatic stability control, esa electronic suspension adjustment. I would like to lower the suspension to suit my 29in inside leg. Equipment when you ordered your bmw motorcycle, you chose various items of custom equipment. Touratech suspension front lowering kit 50 mm for bmw. Front damper shock absorber bmw r 1200 gs abs 20 2016 see more like this.
Kari prager of cal bmw, an experienced offroad rider, suggests setting the preload up to maximum and tire pressures down to 25 psi for dirt riding. Notice i do not do an idle sync, because on the 1200 it is not possible. Page 128 of the manual clearly describes that only the rear wheel is adjusted. Since shooting this film i have reread the hand book for the bike and can say that the adjustment to the front suspension preload is relevant to.
The bmw r 1200 gs was first introduced in 2004 and is sold very successfully all over the world. R1200s ohlins ride height adjustment pelican parts forums. The strengths of the telelever system are reinforced by the fine response characteristics of the touratech shock. The fusion as well as the emulsion rear can be combined with hydraulic preload adjustment. Touratech motorcycle suspension 1 24 of 184 closeout. The second generation electronic suspension adjustment, or esa ii for short, accommodates every riding style and load thanks to its extremely convenient chassis and suspension setup. The gs adventure also gets optional electronic suspension with automatic damping adjustment and automatic selflevelling function. By infinitely variable adjustment of the spring strut and fork tubes by the rider.
This is a partially complete page for the installation of wilbers shocks on a bmw r1200c. The suspension is very compliant and soaks up the bumps, pot holes, pavement seams, and other irregularities. Electronic suspension adjustment of the bmw r1200gs adventure, offers both an on road and off road mode by choosing specific settings for the spring base and damping, the rider is able to adjust the suspension. Also for what it is worth this being said by someone who is a new gs owner i noticed that off road the handling is greatly affected by the suspension. Bmws dynamic electronic suspension adjustment explained. Since the r12rt has little space for an external expansion tank the type 630 wilbers for the front and 640 type for the rear are of advantage for the rt. The bmw manual recommends adjusting the front setting to 9 clicks instead of on road for off road, as well as firming the rear up the same. Such a mechanism for spring preload is nowhere to be found up front. Page 1 riders manual r 1200 gs bmw motorrad the ultimate riding machine.
This owners manual is your complete guide to install, adjust and finetune your shock. The second generation electronic suspension adjustment, or esa ii for short, accommodates every riding style and load thanks to its extremely convenient. In addition to the increased performance, the engine works more efficiently and the variable camshaft control bmw. Bmw motorrad offers you five different riding modes for various application cases such as onroad, wet road or offroad for the first time on the r 1200 gs as a factoryinstalled optional accessory. Bmw puts a lot of thought and effort into building bikes with a lot of active technology packed into them. With the bags off i get the desired height at 0 turns of preload. This is an excellent skill to have before buying used bmw. Now it is possible to calibrate the stepper motors using the gs 911 tool. The 20 bmw r1200gs is the first motorcycle in the world with led main headlight including integrated daytime running light for even greater safety when riding during the day and at night as an ex works option. Bmw r1200 gs lowering suspension horizons unlimited. Get the best deals on motorcycle shocks for bmw r1200gs when you shop the largest online selection at. You can easily see the protective black plastic housing around the spring preload motor attached to the rear shock.
There is no adjustment on the stock front suspension. The last update of the bmw r 1200 gs in 2008 surely was a small sensation when bmw as the worlds first manufacturer announced the esa system for the r 1200 gs. Above, the sport dampening setting and 2up riding preload setting, indicated by the 2 helmets on the display. Rdc tyre pressure control reifendruckcontrol equipment when you ordered your bmw motorcycle, you chose various items of custom equipment. With the increase in capacity to 1254 ccm and 100kw 6 hp, you have even more power for wilderness, desert or country road. Provided there wont be any technical issues only 4,000 miles ridden so far, this report confirms that bmw s electronic suspension adjustment. Please enter your email address and select the newsletters you would like to receive. Guest hosts iain and eric from touratech usa demonstrate the correct way to set race sag, and explain. This semiactive suspension, which is used for the first time on the new r 1200 gs. Electronic suspension adjustment the enduro esa developed es flation pressure is dependent on must be increased by 2.
This is all done via the stepper motors by the computer. Suspension setup explained general motorcycle not r1200gs specific. Authorities vehicles rider academy paia manual bmw financial services. Bmw r1200 gs lowering suspension i have been riding my 1200gs for 2 years and have at last decided i love it. Bmw r1200gs gs adventure k25 2004 to 2012 service repair. Suspensions for bmw r850c, bmw r1200c, bmw r1200c independent, bmw r1200c avantgarde, bmw r1200c montauk. Ill be adding a bit to what i posted there, and editing it when needed. Bmw is recalling all bmw r1200 gs and gs adventure models made after october 20 for a possible front suspension fault. If you cant get the difference somewhere in the range of 50 and 66 mm then the spring is incorrect for your weight. Suspensions for bmw r850c, r1200c motorcycle accessory. I happen to like the soft ride, when i want it and it gets plenty stiff on max load settings for me. This is a video on how to check if esa works as it should on bmw motorcycle. The seat heights of virtually all bmw motorrad models can be flexibly adapted. Touratech suspension is the worlds first purposebuilt shock absorber for longdistance touring with a fully.
I find no mentioning of it in the manual, but i suspect im guessing here there might be a built in. If the difference isnt 60 mm adjust the preload until it is. The second generation electronic suspension adjustment, or esa ii for short. How to adjust sag adventure motorcycle suspension part 3. The extreme suspension system for the new r 1200 gs. Special edition may come standard with bmw enduro esa electronic suspension adjustment. For your bmw r1200rt we can recommend the wilbers shocks. The new bmw r 1250 gs adventure is built for your challenges. This shock absorber has been specially configured for the telelever front wheel suspension and for reducing the seat height on the bmw r1200gs 50 mm. This page is a compilation of some postings i made on the. The 2011 my bmw r 1200 gs is an adventure bike that offers that authentic boxer sound and feel with even more power, as opposed to its predecessor, thanks to its redesigned aircooled, fourstroke, 1170cc, boxer twin cylinder engine mated to a sixspeed manual. The vehicle geometry of the bmw r 1200 gs is always fully maintained through all settings while riders benefit from an appreciable improvement in stability and steering precision.
Find great deals on ebay for bmw 1200 gs front shock absorber. Matt and iain of touratechusa recently upgraded the wornout stock shocks on their 2005 and 2006 bmw r1200gss and have since created this handy howto guide for installing new suspension. As part of the touring package, keyless ignition is also offered and the dynamic package includes the bmw shift assistant pro. Bmw motorrad r1200gs r1200gs adventure k25 workshop service repair manual this is the complete official bmw motorrad rmodels k2x gs factory service manual. Bmw esa how to test electronic suspension adjustment. Due to the wide adjustment range of these wilbers suspensions in all situations they will fit your needs perfectly. The shock needs to be set to its fullest degree of loading, when the bike is heavyset with max loading. Introduction congratulations on your purchase of these shock absorbers and thank you for choosing elka suspension.1485 1052 1527 1430 1397 1097 1377 743 620 1505 1202 1180 1403 750 581 284 1078 428 1558 130 1008 1093 562 1511 1017 847 990 817 1351 609 1273 309 818 1313 463 285 1464 1292 14