Suspension & ESA


  • Japanese quality steering head bearings NTN , Koyo.
  • FAG or SKF bearings as per O.E BMW.


  • BMW ESA & Non ESA shock replacement.
  • We can supply and fit a variety of makes of suspension units from Tractive , Nitron, Hagon, YSS & Ohlins.
  • Replace leaking fork seals and worn guide bushes, fork oil replaced.

If you cannot find what you are looking for please get in contact via our contact page.


Pivot & ball joint replacement all models.


BMW ESA suspension units were never intended to be rebuildable for service, there are no O.E parts available for these shocks from the manufacturer. Bear in mind BMW only warranty the life expectancy of their shock absorbers to 30,000 Miles. It is sometimes best to just bite the bullet and go for a ESA replacement damper unit like the TRACTIVE ESA UNIT which are rebuildable.

We can install a TRACTIVE Shock for Approximately Half the Price of a New BMW unit as they are designed to be rebuildable. We offer diagnostics for ESA faults please fill out our online contact form for further information & we will get back to you.

R1200GS/GSA/RT Oil cooled

TRACTIVE damper units (price P.O.A) for reuse of ESA preload motor.

K1600 there is a Wilbers option, but as yet we have not found a source of ESA. replacement shocks for the  K1200/1300.

R1200GS LC ESA & R1250GS Liquid cooled rear shocks

There are options for damping loss when the bike behaves like a pogo stick. Please get in touch via our online contact form to discuss your options.

R1200RT /R1200GS & GSA Liquid cooled we now offer an alternative shock range from TRACTIVE

There are 2 different options depending on your model .

1.)Reusing the original BMW ESA preloader, this is the more affordable option suitable for touring models.

2.) Complete ESA replacement units ( Price P.O.A)

Wilbers using O.E ESA motors
& old damping failed BMW unit
R1200RT blown seal
damping lost
awaiting wilbers treatment
R1200GSA Wilbers damper fitted to O.E motors
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