K1200GT front ESA - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By meese
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old Mar 2nd, 2017, 6:28 am Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 13
Garage
K1200GT front ESA

Thanks to my GS-911 I found out that my front ESA had an open circuit.

I was able to trace it to one of the white wires that leads to the shock.

Now that I've fixed the broken wire, the fault code is gone. I don't know how to tell if the damping adjustment is working, though.

When cycling through the modes (comfort, normal, sport) I can hear the rear shock make a small whirring noise. The front shock, on the other hand, doesn't make any noise at all.

Does this mean it's broken? Should there be a noise? What's the best way to test it?

Thanks.
Elwin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old Mar 5th, 2017, 2:16 pm Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 13
Garage
Re: K1200GT front ESA

Just to update you guys.

I've simply fixed the wire and I seem to be able to change the damping. Not 100% sure, it feels like a noticeable difference between comfort and sport.

So no noise from the front shock when changing damping modes apparently.
Elwin is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old Mar 5th, 2017, 5:32 pm
IBR# 366
 
meese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: West Linn, OR
Posts: 16,426
Garage
Re: K1200GT front ESA

The rear shock adjusts preload as well as damping, and the front shock only adjusts damping.

I wouldn't take the noise alone as any indicator.

Go for a ride on a bumpy road, and you should be able to tell the difference between Comfort and Sport pretty easily.
XMagnaRider likes this.

Ken
Pacific NorthWet
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 63K miles
'03 Anthracite Metallic K12LTC, 66K miles
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#143, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
meese is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 Old Mar 6th, 2017, 9:33 am
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA
Posts: 684
Re: K1200GT front ESA

Quote:
Originally Posted by meese View Post
The rear shock adjusts preload as well as damping, and the front shock only adjusts damping.

I wouldn't take the noise alone as any indicator.

Go for a ride on a bumpy road, and you should be able to tell the difference between Comfort and Sport pretty easily.
It works on smooth roads, too. In Sport mode, you can feel the texture of the pavement.
XMagnaRider is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New front oil leak while on the road. Advice? TomD K1200LT 12 Aug 20th, 2007 1:24 pm
Front and shake/ shimmy front, ... revisited andy K1200LT 12 Jan 12th, 2007 7:16 pm
Front end shimmy gregorysharp K1200LT 21 Oct 28th, 2006 10:43 am

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome