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GS2008 - Showa rear shock started to leak, is it replaceable it with WP?

GS Boxers - ADVrider - www.advrider.com
Hi,

It seems i am one of the lucky people - rear shock started to leak - 42k km, no offroard.

Back of the bike is moving now like a pogo stick , Showa made.

Now the good part is that i have a backup as I have received from previous owner one rear shock but is WhitePower in good condition.

The WP is labeled as 33537728209.

The bad part - my ECU seems not to work with the new WP. I did try to calibrate with GS911 and the result of the calibration operation is not consistent: 2 or 3 times the rear calibration works fine and it shows 63 from 2050 position (which seems to be real), 2-3 times the gs911 is showing a message - error with front ESA sensor (this is strange), sometimes is showing an error saying that something like minimum position cant be reached or purely is registering an error in ZFE - 41768.

However - outside of the calibration result - esa button is not influencing at all the rear shock position. I can select different loading - 1 rider, 1rider+luggage or 2 riders but no move on the rear shock. Mil is not active but surely a error is logged - 41768 - Rear ESA sensor malfunction.

A ticket was opened with GS911 team and their answer is that the bike computer is not compatible/doesnt know to work with this new WP shock (even on the realoem the part number is fully compatible) and a visit to bmw dealer is required maybe for an ZFE software update.

Did anyone tried to replace an Showa shock with WP shock, both with ESA.

Was that possible?

Thank you,

Paul
Date: Dec 14, 2016   


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