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Offline K-9

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front GSA LC shock
« on: February 09, 2015, 10:58:08 am »
My GSA LC 2014 front shock, has failed - I have done about 23 000kms.  it is being replaced by BMW, spare is being flown in from Germany.

I googled it and also looked on all forums world wide, I could not find another shock that has failed world wide for the GSA LC, mine seams to be the first.

bike lives either on the road or in a locked garage.  I normally ride two up never too aggressive, I drop tyre pressure for dirt. (both of us are not over weight), bike is never over loaded.  We travel only on normal gravel or asphalt roads.

the oil leaked past the seal.

good service from Ryder.  and had a loan bike for the track on Saturday. 
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Bikes owned in the past: AC50, AC100, SP370, XT185E, GS550CE, DL650 V-strom, GS650, DR650, GSA1200 2009, GSA1200 2011: GSA1200LC 2014, GS800.

Still own or sponsor today: GSA 1200 LC tft adventure 2018, Honda CTX200 bushlander, Yamaha rhino 660, GS800 2011 (daughter), GSA1200 adventure LC 2016 (son).

Offline FrancoisVN

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Re: front GSA LC shock
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2015, 01:38:30 pm »
Maybe the shock just cried out all the all from not doing any offroad  ;)

Do you use a high pressure washer at all?

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Re: front GSA LC shock
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2015, 01:47:14 pm »
I had that problem on my 2013 LC, at about 15000km. Donford replaced both under warranty, but I think that my failure was due to abuse  ::)
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