TracTive ESA1 Rear Shock / Complete - EZ Install / R1200RT '05-'09
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TracTive ESA1 Rear Shock / Complete - EZ Install / R1200RT '05-'09

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5 (3)
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Shock Type: EMULSION + PDS
Code: 46BM05-S2180_73BM05-H2X80

Price: $1,275.00

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If your original ESA preload adjusting motor fails on your 2005-2009 R1200RT, it is not available separately. Finding a good used one can be a challenge since they are known to fail. Tractive provides this unique solution.

Same rear Tractive ESA shock as listed for this model but with a different twist; you don't have to send us your rear shock for the ESA preload motor transfer. This shock is complete with a hydraulic preload adjuster in place of the electric preload adjuster off your old shock. Your damping adjust settings continue to be adjustable on the fly, your spring preload adjusting will be done by turning a knob under your seat. Watch the video above for more information.

The Tractive ESA shock is also supplied with a new rebound damping adjusting motor (provides the Comfort, Normal and Sport damping settings) making this shock 100% complete.

Highlights:

  • Stock early WP electric preload adjusters (EPA) used from 2005-2009 are known to be weak and can seize or not reach maximum lift as they age, leaving you with little or no ability to adjust spring preload for changing loads.
  • The replacement Tractive hydraulic preload adjuster (HPA) has a large piston and was engineered to have low internal pressures so failures are almost unheard of.
  • Stock EPA only has 10mm of lift when operating properly.
  • Tractive HPA has 15mm of lift for 50% more preload which means more load capacity and a wider load range.
  • Stock EPA only has three total settings, and only two of them are actual preload settings: One Rider position is Preloader Off, One Rider with Luggage is 50% of preload, Two Riders is 100% of preload.
  • Tractive HPA is a linear adjuster operated by a knob you turn by hand, giving you very "granular" adjustability and complete control over your sag by allowing you to stop turning the knob when you reach the exact amount of preload required for your load.
  • No fault warnings on your display due to unplugging the EPA, all other functions operate normally.
  • We don't need your old shock to transfer the preload motor so you have no down time or inbound shipping costs.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Ratings Snapshot
5.0
out of 5
5 (3)
4 (0)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product.
100%
5.0
out of 5
5 (3)
4 (0)
3 (0)
2 (0)
1 (0)
Would recommend this product.
100%
Review of Tractive ESA1 Rear Shock EZ-install
5 out of 5
Kyle
Location: Minnesota
Date: September 26, 2022
Needed a new suspension after 72K miles on the R1200RT ESA1 08. Reviewing what's available.- this was what I found to be best on the market. Ted's order form was simple to fill out. Order was shipped prompt. Few YouTube videos and I had my old suspension removed (4 hours front and rear (consider myself avg wrench abilities and never removed suspension before)). New suspension installed without any issues. Few rides to get my Sag set right and dialed for me. 6k miles ridden with new suspension. Love it! Wish I would have done sooner. Turned my bike into a stable comfortable canyon carver again!
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46BM05-S2180 WITH HPA
5 out of 5
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Date: August 12, 2020
Ted,. Thanks for your help and advice on this suspension. I got it installed with only a small hiccup. The bracket to hold the preload adjuster had to be tweaked to fit under the seat, and the screw to hold it was the wrong size for the tapped hole in my frame. Both issues I fixed easily. Took it for a ride and I definitely noticed a more plush ride on the highway( comfort), and it felt better in corners in the twistys(normal and sport). I see why you come you and your shop come highly recommended in the BMW community. Cheers, Bill Allyn
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Plug and play ESA 05-09 R1200RT rear shock with HPA
5 out of 5
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Date: March 31, 2020
Ted, I received my Tractive shock this morning. It was a very easy install and I just returned from a long test ride. The setup is perfect. Thank you! Robert G. 2005 R1200RT
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