The Crucial Need for Motorcycle Suspension Service

Your motorcycle’s suspension is often overlooked, but it plays a vital role in ensuring a smooth ride. Unlike engines, shocks lack filters, making regular service essential.

Suspension components have a finite lifespan measured in cycles . With each stroke of travel, polished surfaces accumulate microscopic debris, contaminating the oil and compromising performance. Neglecting service diminishes the suspension’s ability to dampen force.

Tractive suspension recommends servicing street motorcycle suspensions every 20,000 to 25,000 miles and track/race bike suspensions every 10-20 track hours. Regular maintenance preserves your investment’s peak performance, ensuring a safer and more enjoyable ride.

Dynamic ESA ZF, SACHS front/rear

The latest generation of active suspension is found on modern bikes like BMW, Aprilia, Ducati, KTM – R1200GS 2013 onwards, R1200RT, R S1000 models, K models, Ducati, Aprilia.

1) R1200GS LC ZF SACHS

  • Inspection of internal parts
  • Cleaning and polishing piston rod
  • New sealhead and gas cup as standard
  • Modification to remove all four comon problems
  • Vacuum bleed with factory oil and nitrogen charge
  • Front shock upgraded sealhead comes with dust seal as standard
  • Dyno test to ensure maximum performance and active valve operation at different settings

2) R1200GS LC ZF SACHS full upgrade

Get the most out of your OEM suspension!

SERVICE #1 and:

  • CNC aluminum floating piston to replace extruded plastic OEM part.
  • Offers better fitment, stability, and friction reduction compared to OEM
  • Can prevent internal damage

3) R1200GS LC ZF SACHS bladder conversion

Only available for R1200GS LC 2013-2022 rear shock

SERVICE #1 and:

  • Bladder conversion
  • OEM gas reservoir is replaced with an aftermarket part
  • No moving parts provide zero friction, 20% bigger the OEM reservoir
  • This is a great option for off-road use. Conversion allows for more oil, a bigger nitrogen chamber.
  • A great option if the OEM reservoir is damaged or oxidized.

4) Tractive eX-Change

  • For those looking for high-performance upgrades custom build damper to your needs.
  • 46MM piston offers ultimate performance.
  • T-Tech Suspension is authorized to supply, service, and install TracTive products.
  • Full support and custom setup.
  • This is also a great alternative if OEM shock is damaged or beyond the repair. Please find the product for your motorbike and contact me for an availability price

Dynamic ESA Front/Rear Marzocchi, WP

This type of damper usually found on the bikes BMW, R1200RT LC R1200R LC K1600GT, KTM 1290 SA, Triumph TSASAprilia, Ducati, KTM – R1200GS 2013 onwards, R1200RT, R S1000 models, K models, Ducati, Aprilia.

ESA1 Marzocchi, WP active suspension

  • Inspection of internal parts
  • Cleaning and polishing piston rod
  • Rebuild of seal head assembly inc. oil seal dust seal guide bush, o-rings
  • Modification to remove known problems
  • Vacuum bleed with factory oil and nitrogen charge
  • Dyno test to ensure maximum performance and active valve operation at different settings

ESA2 Tractive exchange

  • For those in high-performance upgrades custom build to your needs
  • ESA remains fully operational with the added benefit of aftermarket shock
  • T-Tech Suspension is authorized to supply, service, and install TracTive products
  • Full support and custom setup
  • Also a great alternative if OEM shock is damaged beyond the repair

BMW ESA1 ESA2 and mechanical OEM shocks Front/Rear

Conventional shocks controlled by external linear actuators and electric motors normally found on BMW R1200GS, RT from 2006-2013 K models: K1200, K1300, K1600 some F models.

SEVICE ESA WP/Showa ESA or manual front/rear

  • Disassembly and converting into the rebuildable unit
  • Inspection of internal parts
  • Cleaning and micro finishing piston rod (if needed)
  • Striping rebound system internal cleaning
  • Rebuild of seal head assembly inc Oil seal Dust seal guide bush, o-rings
  • Small modifications to remove well-known problems
  • Bleeding process in the vacuum chamber
  • Factory oil and nitrogen charge
  • Bench testing compression/reb linear actuator
  • Dyno test to ensure maximum performance

KTM EDS, Triumph TES

First and second generation of electronic suspension made by WP normally found on found on KTM 1090, 1190.

SEVICE EDS(KTM) /TES (Triumph) WP

  • Disassembly and converting into the rebuildable unit
  • Inspection of internal parts
  • Cleaning and micro finishing piston rod (if needed)
  • Striping rebound system internal cleaning
  • Rebuild of sealhead assembly inc Oil seal Dust seal guide bush ,o-rings
  • a small modification to remove well-known problems
  • Bleeding process in the vacuum chamber
  • Factory oil and nitrogen charge
  • Bench testing compression/reb linear acuator
  • Dyno test to ensure maximum performance

TRACTIVE SUSPENSION SERVICE

TRACTIVE – TOURATECH -RALLY RAID -SHOCK ABSORBER AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTRE
• Mechanical shocks from £135 +VAT
• DDA shocks from £145 +VAT

Aftermarket Shock Service

from £130 + VAT

  • Disassembly
  • Inspection of internal parts
  • Cleaning and micro finishing piston rod (if needed)
  • Striping rebound system internal cleaning
  • cleaning and replacing shims if bend or broken
  • Rebuild of sealhead assembly inc new oil seal dust seal,guide bush,o-rings
  • Bleeding process in the vacuum chamber
  • Factory oil and nitrogen charge.
  • Bench testing compression/reb linear actuator
  • Dyno test to ensure maximum performance
  • Range of upgrades and custom setup available

Standard Fork Service

from £150 + VAT

  • price for loose forks, removal, and installation is not included The motorcycle fork rebuild service includes -Disassembly of front forks including all internal parts. Inspection of all parts for wear or damage.
  • Inspection of shims /replacement if damage Inspection of stanchions and outer tubes for straightness
  • Micro finishing chrome tubes (if necessary) Strip and clean piston assembliesNew genuine NOK oil seals or OEM
  • New genuine NOK dust seals or OEM Rebuilt with high-quality Fuchs RSF oil you may also wish to look at upgrading the fork internals and fork springsPrices quoted are for a pair of forks and do not include VAT. Our standard service does not include the cost of bushes.
  • These will be inspected once the forks are stripped and then changed if necessary. Anything over and above the aforementioned will be charged at the rate as per the optional extras

Standard Steering Damper Service

from £60 + VAT

Our Core Services

BMW Shocks Refurb and Upgrade

At T-Tech Suspension, we understand the importance of a smooth and controlled ride. Our team of experts specializes in BMW shocks recognition, ensuring that we identify the specific needs of your motorcycle’s suspension system. We go beyond generic solutions, providing personalized upgrades that align with your riding preferences, ensuring optimal performance on the road.

Electronic Suspension Service

Your motorcycle’s shock absorbers play a crucial role in maintaining stability and control. Our dedicated shock absorber repair service ensures that any issues are addressed promptly, restoring your bike’s performance to its peak. From leaks and damage to wear and tear, our experts handle it all with precision and care.

Custom Springs

Our custom springs service allows riders to tailor their motorcycle’s suspension to their individual requirements. Whether you crave a softer, more comfortable ride or a firmer, sportier feel, our custom springs will cater to your needs, ensuring a ride that’s as distinctive as you are.

Hydraulic and Electronic Repairs

T-Tech Suspension is equipped to handle both hydraulic and electronic repairs, addressing issues with precision and expertise. Our extensive stock of components ensures efficient service delivery, reducing downtime for our valued customers.

Comprehensive Replacement Parts

T-Tech Suspension offers a comprehensive range of replacement parts, including chrome rods, low-friction piston bands, preload chrome sleeves, custom springs, powder-coated OEM springs, spherical bearings, and various internal components. Our aluminium separating piston replaces plastic OEM parts for enhanced durability.

Exclusive After-market Replacement Parts

We take pride in being the sole provider in the UK for after-market replacement parts for these shocks. Our commitment to quality and innovation has earned us the trust and approval of independent BMW specialists and authorized BMW dealers.

Vacuum Machine and Dyno Testing

Every shock rebuild at T-Tech Suspension undergoes meticulous testing on our vacuum machine and dyno-tested after service. This ensures maximum performance and functionality of the Dynamic ESA valve, providing you with confidence in your motorcycle’s suspension system.

Our Service Process

We follow a streamlined process to ensure your motorbike gets the best suspension service or replacement. Here’s a step-by-step guide to our process:

Understanding Your Needs

Stage 1: Assessment

Initial Consultation and Assessment
Reach out to our technician who will assess your bike and your specific needs. Based on this, we will come up with a tailored service or replacement plan.

Preparing for Service

Stage 2: Shock Removal and Inspection

If you’re remote, you’ll remove your shocks and send them to us for inspection, service, or replacement. If you come in with your bike, our technician will handle all this work on the day. Your motorbike stays with us.

Delivering Excellence

Stage 3: Service or Replacement

Our experienced team will carry out all necessary work, whether that’s servicing your existing suspension or installing a new one.

Installation and Instructions

Stage 4: Completion

We’ll either send the shocks back to you or install them for you. You’ll receive full instructions on how to operate your new suspension, ensuring you’re ready to hit the road with confidence.

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