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BMW ESA OWNERS.....
« on: July 17, 2018, 08:21:33 am »
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Bling Kings tip of the day!

If you have an ESA bike, both LC and Aircooled, make sure that when you change settings form one to two helmets or any other pre-load settings, it will better for your ESA motor workings if you do it with your butts off the bike. Maybe before your pillion gets on and put the weight on your feet as well.
I am doing quite a few repairs where the chrome has come off the pre-load sleeve due to it moving unevenly. Taking your weight off will help it a lot and help reduce wear. Remember parts for ESA motors, both LC and AC are not available as spares and in fact I think we are the only people that can repair ESA motors effectively because of our parts draw from WILBERS AG.
I guess this is a nice way of saying if your pillion weighs in at 140Kg and cannot keep his/her fat ass still, they must "step away from the vehicle"  :deal:
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Re: BMW ESA OWNERS.....
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 09:23:53 am »
Great advise,thank you  :)
 

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Re: BMW ESA OWNERS.....
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2018, 11:20:25 am »
I was advised by Donford to change those settings while the bike is on the main stand

I sometimes stood on the pegs while riding and changed the settings but not often
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Re: BMW ESA OWNERS.....
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2018, 11:23:14 am »

If you have an ESA bike, both LC and Aircooled, make sure that when you change settings form one to two helmets or any other pre-load settings, it will better for your ESA motor workings if you do it with your butts off the bike. Maybe before your pillion gets on and put the weight on your feet as well.


Indeed.  It is what the manual tells you to do as well.
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Re: BMW ESA OWNERS.....
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2018, 06:46:00 pm »
Good to know, even if it is 7 years too late.  Luckily my 65kg shouldn't stress it too much.
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Re: BMW ESA OWNERS.....
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2018, 06:55:08 pm »
Thank you for the advice
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BMW ESA OWNERS.....
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2018, 07:11:14 pm »
You mean I must really lift my 105kg ass?
 

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Re: BMW ESA OWNERS.....
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2018, 07:17:33 pm »
You mean I must really lift my 105kg ass?
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Re: BMW ESA OWNERS.....
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2018, 07:27:26 pm »
Doing the low rider suspension raise at the traffic lights is a cool move though.  :imaposer:
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Re: BMW ESA OWNERS.....
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2018, 03:43:34 pm »
Hmmmm.... Makes sense though ???

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Re: BMW ESA OWNERS.....
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2018, 05:58:06 pm »
That's why most GS riders are always standing.  Getting weight out of the saddle to get the ESA to work. :eek7:

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Re: BMW ESA OWNERS.....
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2018, 06:10:03 pm »
similar procedure recommended for the 1190/1290 KTMs
 
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Re: BMW ESA OWNERS.....
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2018, 06:27:23 pm »
Mine does not adjust if its not in neutral how do you adjust it on the go/while riding? 2011gsa

Edit: i can only set it to comfort/sport so rebound and damping but not preload.
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Re: BMW ESA OWNERS.....
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2018, 09:35:46 am »
Mine does not adjust if its not in neutral how do you adjust it on the go/while riding? 2011gsa

Edit: i can only set it to comfort/sport so rebound and damping but not preload.
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The ESA pre-load can only be adjusted while standing still.
The rebound damping (Hard/Normal/Soft) can be done on the fly and you can do that with the bike loaded in the saddle.
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Re: BMW ESA OWNERS.....
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2018, 10:20:34 am »
Thanks for the tip. I have been doing it the wrong way fortunately not too often though. Maybe about 5 or 6 times only since new.
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Re: BMW ESA OWNERS.....
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2018, 12:57:15 pm »
Thank you for the advice.
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Re: BMW ESA OWNERS.....
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2018, 03:03:15 pm »
Mine does not adjust if its not in neutral how do you adjust it on the go/while riding? 2011gsa

Edit: i can only set it to comfort/sport so rebound and damping but not preload.
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The ESA pre-load can only be adjusted while standing still.
The rebound damping (Hard/Normal/Soft) can be done on the fly and you can do that with the bike loaded in the saddle.

Seems like such a long time ago but I seem to remember I could change it while moving on a >2010 model
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Re: BMW ESA OWNERS.....
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2018, 08:18:21 pm »
Silly question, but how do you set the ESA  from 2 helmets to one helmet?. I do not understand my manuel
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Re: BMW ESA OWNERS.....
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2018, 07:05:43 am »
The bike has to be stationary. Press the ESA button on the left, it will change your display and show one helmet press and hold to select the next level, a quick press if I remember correctly changes between hard, normal and soft
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