Tractive ESA1 Plug & Play Front Shock / Complete ESA1 Shock Replacement / R1200RT 2005-2009
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Tractive ESA1 Plug & Play Front Shock / Complete ESA1 Shock Replacement / R1200RT 2005-2009

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Shock Type: EMULSION
Code: 46BM05-S1181

Price: $795.00

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TRACTIVE ESA1 PLUG & PLAY FRONT SHOCK / Complete ESA1 Shock Replacement // R1200RT '05-'09

**Tractive Plug & Play ESA shocks are specially designed for the original BMW ESA equipment. This set replaces not only the dampers and springs, but also the BMW ESA1 equipment, while retaining the original integration into the BMW ESA system**

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

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Tractive ESA Shocks 05-09 RT
5 out of 5
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Date: August 18, 2018
I ordered a set of Tractive ESA shocks with the manual hydraulic adjustment. They arrived in less than a week and the next day they were on my bike. I took the bike out for a shake down ride and immediately noticed a huge difference. The bike was much more predictable. A few days later I left on a 9 day, 4900 mile trip to Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. The shock change has transformed my bike into something I never imagined it could be. Rolling down the road the bike road like a tourer. In the mountains, it performed like a sport bike. I had a permanent grin on my face. While replacing the shocks wasn’t cheaper it has improved the overall ride, joy and performance more than any other option I have purchase. My only disappointment is that I didn’t buy them sooner. The shocks are worth every penny I paid for them. I won’t bore you with all of the details on how the shocks improved the overall ride and performance because I won’t be telling you anything you don’t already know. The performance improvement has far exceeded my expectations. I could not be happier with my purchase! All the best, Victor L 2009 R1200RT
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TRACTIVE RT ESA UPGRADE
5 out of 5
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Date: February 19, 2018
I'm home now, and couldn't be more pleased with the Tractive ESA shocks. In Comfort and Normal they vastly exceed the stock Normal and Sport settings, respectively, in every measure. Damping is sure and smooth, small road irregularities disappear and big, sharp jolts are handled with refined, predictable control and no harshness. Tractive's ESA "Sport" mode simply exceeds any OEM suspension fitted to any BMW I've ever ridden. When you invoice me for the return shipping on my old OEM shocks, please include in the order one of the two-outlet USB power sockets that you have in the plastic tub on the counter. I meant to buy one but forgot. Thanks (once again!) for a great product and fabulous service. Barry Dwernychuk
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TRACTIVE RT ESA UPGRADE
5 out of 5
Location:
Date: February 19, 2018
I'm home now, and couldn't be more pleased with the Tractive ESA shocks. In Comfort and Normal they vastly exceed the stock Normal and Sport settings, respectively, in every measure. Damping is sure and smooth, small road irregularities disappear and big, sharp jolts are handled with refined, predictable control and no harshness. Tractive's ESA "Sport" mode simply exceeds any OEM suspension fitted to any BMW I've ever ridden. When you invoice me for the return shipping on my old OEM shocks, please include in the order one of the two-outlet USB power sockets that you have in the plastic tub on the counter. I meant to buy one but forgot. Thanks (once again!) for a great product and fabulous service. Barry Dwernychuk
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5 out of 5
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Date: September 6, 2017
Good morning.. I just wanted to touch base with you guys and let you know that I installed the shocks last week and we took a 200 mile spin on the weekend and the ride was awesome.. my pillion (wife) said it felt 100% better than it had. I just wanted to pass on that I am very satisfied with the new shocks.
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Review
5 out of 5
Location:
Date: September 6, 2017
Good morning.. I just wanted to touch base with you guys and let you know that I installed the shocks last week and we took a 200 mile spin on the weekend and the ride was awesome.. my pillion (wife) said it felt 100% better than it had. I just wanted to pass on that I am very satisfied with the new shocks.
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