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Offline Bravofox

2018 1200GS Dynamic ESA. Can it be customised?
« on: January 15, 2019, 10:16:35 am »
My GS has the newer generation ESA that you can select between MIN , MAX and AUTO. The older system has the 1 and 2 helmets and luggage settings.
All that these settings seem to change is the pre-load on the spring that changes the ride height for the weight on the bike and it works good.

Now, the rider modes such as ROAD, DynamicPRO and EndruroPRO, seems to control the damping and rebound settings on the rear shock, but I am not sure if the front also gets changed.

My problem is that when I am on EnduroPRO riding gravel, the bike starts to "rock" up and down like a ship on the open sea trying to make you sea sick. This tells me that the damping and rebound may be too soft for my weight. I am around 130 KG kitted up. This is a major irritation when I am taking turns at speed with the throttle pinned (relying on the Enduro mode Traction Control to keep the rear from flying out, Great FUN!) and the bike starts rocking up and down which makes it difficult to hold the turn.

In DynamicPro it seems to work a treat, but I cannot ride that way off-road as the TC and ABS are useless then.

Does anyone know if it is possible to have the rider mode suspension settings tuned by a dealer or with a tool such as the GS911 ?
 

Offline Jaco Naude

Re: 2018 1200GS Dynamic ESA. Can it be customised?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2019, 08:32:20 pm »
If I recall correctly (will double check tomorrow morning), you still have the option, once in Enduro Pro, to adjust the dampening with the sport suspension, not sure if there is a difference between the normal and sport?
 

Offline DirkR

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Re: 2018 1200GS Dynamic ESA. Can it be customised?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 09:24:21 pm »
AFAIK the damping cannot be independently adjusted when in Enduro Pro mode. In this mode the damping is a function of the pre-load setting and the dynamic (real-time) adjustment based on the sensor from the rear suspension.

For interest sake, which pre-load setting are you using?
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Offline Bravofox

Re: 2018 1200GS Dynamic ESA. Can it be customised?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 08:50:16 am »
For interest sake, which pre-load setting are you using?

I have tried MIN, MAX and AUTO. The behavior is the same in all 3 modes.

If I recall correctly (will double check tomorrow morning), you still have the option, once in Enduro Pro, to adjust the dampening with the sport suspension, not sure if there is a difference between the normal and sport?
Was the first thing I checked. Only suspension setting available is "Enduro" and no other is given as an option.