Tractive ESA Plug & Play Rear Shock / Requires the OEM Electronic Preload Adj / R1200RT-LC 2014-On
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Tractive ESA Plug & Play Rear Shock / Requires the OEM Electronic Preload Adj / R1200RT-LC 2014-On

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Shock Type: (IFP) INTERNAL FLOATING PISTON
Code: 46BM14-P3053

Price: $995.00

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TRACTIVE ESA PLUG & PLAY REAR SHOCK / Requires the use of the OEM Electronic Preload Adjuster // R1200GSA '06-'13

**PLEASE NOTE - IN ORDER TO PERFORM AN ESA CONVERSION, WE WILL NEED YOUR STOCK SHOCKS & ESA EQUIPMENT SHIPPED TO US. THE ESA SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE SET AT "COMFORT" AND "1 HELMET" PRIOR TO REMOVAL FOR A SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION. PLEASE CONTACT US PRIOR ORDERING IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS**

*PLEASE NOTE - ESA CONVERSION FOR A SINGLE SHOCK IS FOR STOCK HEIGHT SHOCKS ONLY - BOTH ARE REQUIRED FOR ANY HEIGHT ADJUSTMENTS!*

    Tractive Plug & Play ESA shocks are specially designed for the original BMW ESA equipment. This set replaces only the dampers and springs, and requires the harvesting of the OEM Rear Preload Adjuster

    The engineers at Tractive invented ESA for BMW back in 2005, so you can count on their system functionality. They have stronger and higher quality built ESA conversions, available in standard height as well as 25mm low.

    Tractive ESA conversion benefits include:

  • Stainless steel reducer bushings (where the bolts pass through the mounting eyelets). Other companies use aluminum which is a softer material, and can contract or deform shape over time

  • The same reinforced seal head as used in the Touratech Adventure bike shocks (Tractive manufactures shocks for Touratech). This seal head is very robust, provides long life, and rarely develops leaks

  • 16mm induction hardened, chro-moly shafts. 16mm shafts are stronger and flow more oil through the pistons compared to smaller shaft diameters used on different brands

  • Many front shocks have 46mm bodies with the above mentioned 16mm shafts (where space allows). This allows for better cooling compared to the smaller 36mm bodied shocks used by some of the competition

  • Tractive shocks come with their own rebound motors. This means that (in most cases) the front shocks are a complete, ready to bolt in application. For the rear, only the preload motor needs to be harvested, so only the rear stock shock would need to be sent in to us to complete the conversion

  • Rear shocks feature a "PDS" valve - Position dependent Damping System - Utilizing a secondary piston, this system creates a "pillow" effect designed to progressively increase damping to reduce harsh bottom outs. This feature is normally found only in the top of the line "Extreme" Touratech shocks

  • On most applications, there is the option to replace a failed OEM preload motor with a Tractive Electronic preload motor or Tractive Hydraulic preload motor. This creates an option for those with failing OEM motors to retain all adjusting features on their ESA shocks

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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5.0
out of 5
5 (3)
4 (0)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product.
100%
5.0
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5 (3)
4 (0)
3 (0)
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Would recommend this product.
100%
TracTive suspension
5 out of 5
Paul U
Location: San Jose, CA
Date: May 9, 2019
I was looking to improve my suspension as I felt I had to run the ESA set at 2 helmets (max “preload”) to prevent touching my peg feelers down. I’m a large rider (probably around 275 lbs in full gear). This resulted in a harsher ride than preferred. I contacted the shop via email and both Ted and Jeff were very responsive. Jeff suggested I get my sag measured at the different preload settings. Since I live only 20 miles away, I rode over and Jeff measured it. We also talked about what I was looking for if I changed units. I wanted to maintain integration with the stock ESA controls via the menu button and wonder wheel. I wanted better compliance over small bumps (less high speed compression) yet maintain ride height when going through dips (same or more low speed compression). Jeff recommended lowering tire pressures (as BMW has only ne setting, which is the maximum tire manufacturers recommend, 36 front, 42 rear). It turns out that the middle setting (1 helmet and luggage) provided the proper amount of preload for my weight. I elected to purchase front and rear TracTive dampers. Initial impressions- I only need 1 helmet preload. Compliance is definitely better. The lower tire pressures also contributed. There is increased low speed compression and rebound damping. The changes are not large as the stock suspension is pretty good. But for myself, it was worth it. It has increased my comfort and confidence on the bike. I have full preload adjustability again.
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Tractive ESA
5 out of 5
Location:
Date: December 4, 2016
Hi Ted, I ordered a set of Tractive Shocks (Dynamic ESA) from you (for 2015 R1200RT-LC) at the BMWMOA Rally in Hamburg this past year. After the riding season this year (November) I coordinated the process of sending in the rear shock and subsequent shipment of the new Tractive Shocks with Jeff Favorite. He was very easy to work with and provided great customer service. I recently received the new shocks and after installing the rear shock I coordinated the installation of the front shock with Countryside BMW. Over the years I have installed and or had numerous motorcycles with modified suspensions. FOX, Works Performance (shows my age lol), Penske (along with the forks both modified by GP Suspension), Wilburs and numerous Ohlins shocks have been installed on my bikes. With out a doubt the shocks from Tractive are the best suspension modification I have ever had on a motorcycle. The suspension is much better than the stock suspension was when it was new. At the Rally Jeff Favorite said the bumps on your favorite bumpy road would basically disappear and they have! At the same time the suspension seems well planted and predictable through the curves. I have done a dozen or so track days over the years so I enjoy going quickly through the curves and the Tractive suspension seems like it will perform exceptional well at speed. It was 38 degrees when trying out the suspension so I did not push it much through the curves but what I did experience indicated the bike will be a lot of fun next year!! Thanks for the great service and great product.
Recommended
Tractive ESA
5 out of 5
Location:
Date: December 4, 2016
Hi Ted, I ordered a set of Tractive Shocks (Dynamic ESA) from you (for 2015 R1200RT-LC) at the BMWMOA Rally in Hamburg this past year. After the riding season this year (November) I coordinated the process of sending in the rear shock and subsequent shipment of the new Tractive Shocks with Jeff Favorite. He was very easy to work with and provided great customer service. I recently received the new shocks and after installing the rear shock I coordinated the installation of the front shock with Countryside BMW. Over the years I have installed and or had numerous motorcycles with modified suspensions. FOX, Works Performance (shows my age lol), Penske (along with the forks both modified by GP Suspension), Wilburs and numerous Ohlins shocks have been installed on my bikes. With out a doubt the shocks from Tractive are the best suspension modification I have ever had on a motorcycle. The suspension is much better than the stock suspension was when it was new. At the Rally Jeff Favorite said the bumps on your favorite bumpy road would basically disappear and they have! At the same time the suspension seems well planted and predictable through the curves. I have done a dozen or so track days over the years so I enjoy going quickly through the curves and the Tractive suspension seems like it will perform exceptional well at speed. It was 38 degrees when trying out the suspension so I did not push it much through the curves but what I did experience indicated the bike will be a lot of fun next year!! Thanks for the great service and great product.
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