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    How to remove the rear shock?
    on: March 05, 2021, 07:46:49 pm
    March 05, 2021, 07:46:49 pm
    Hey guys.

    I've tried searching through the forum but havent really found a solid guide on how to remove the shock.

    Does anyone have a link to a video or a step by step how to on how to remove it, that would be amazing!

    A local company in South Africa claims they are able to service all ESA shocks for BMW, so would like to put them to the test. My bike is currently on 43k kms. The shock still seems to be fine so far but it should probably be serviced.

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    Re: How to remove the rear shock?
    Reply #1 on: March 05, 2021, 09:36:33 pm
    March 05, 2021, 09:36:33 pm
    what you really need is the service dvd! soem very kind gent on the RR forum provided a link to download for free

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/l9whscphdk87p6z/BMW_RSD_09.2017.iso/file

    you need to run the RSD.exe, and if you enter the last 7 of your VIN it will take you to 'your' bike. be aware, it is not the easiest thing to use, but once you get the hang it is pretty straight forward..

    Having removed the shocks on both my R and XR, I found it way easier to remove the 2 lower bolts of the rear subframe and swing the whole rear assembly up.

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    Re: How to remove the rear shock?
    Reply #2 on: March 05, 2021, 10:02:03 pm
    March 05, 2021, 10:02:03 pm
    *Originally Posted by Dark Rider [+]
    Hey guys.

    I've tried searching through the forum but havent really found a solid guide on how to remove the shock.

    Does anyone have a link to a video or a step by step how to on how to remove it, that would be amazing!

    A local company in South Africa claims they are able to service all ESA shocks for BMW, so would like to put them to the test. My bike is currently on 43k kms. The shock still seems to be fine so far but it should probably be serviced.
    It's a pain, you have to take the tank off which means removing all the plastics including all those little hidden screws that you can't see.

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    Re: How to remove the rear shock?
    Reply #3 on: March 06, 2021, 01:27:23 pm
    March 06, 2021, 01:27:23 pm
    *Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
    what you really need is the service dvd! soem very kind gent on the RR forum provided a link to download for free

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/l9whscphdk87p6z/BMW_RSD_09.2017.iso/file

    you need to run the RSD.exe, and if you enter the last 7 of your VIN it will take you to 'your' bike. be aware, it is not the easiest thing to use, but once you get the hang it is pretty straight forward..

    Having removed the shocks on both my R and XR, I found it way easier to remove the 2 lower bolts of the rear subframe and swing the whole rear assembly up.

    Wow thank you so much for this! Going to give it a watch and see how its done. Really appreciated!

    Cheers

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    Re: How to remove the rear shock?
    Reply #4 on: March 08, 2021, 07:55:57 am
    March 08, 2021, 07:55:57 am
    Yep tank off and hinge up the rear subframe.

    Its a bit of a pain, but when you have done it, its not too bad.



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    Re: How to remove the rear shock?
    Reply #5 on: March 08, 2021, 08:28:51 am
    March 08, 2021, 08:28:51 am
    *Originally Posted by bazzer [+]
    Yep tank off and hinge up the rear subframe.

    Its a bit of a pain, but when you have done it, its not too bad.

    Great thanks! I was reading through the procedure and it calls for loads of panels etc to be removed. Quite the process but cheaper than getting a shop to do it!

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    Re: How to remove the rear shock?
    Reply #6 on: March 08, 2021, 08:34:09 am
    March 08, 2021, 08:34:09 am
    I think the manual says remove the rear side panels etc, you only need to undo the fixings at the front. I would just see how you get on. Its easier than it sounds :)


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    Re: How to remove the rear shock?
    Reply #7 on: March 08, 2021, 08:40:10 am
    March 08, 2021, 08:40:10 am
    *Originally Posted by bazzer [+]
    I think the manual says remove the rear side panels etc, you only need to undo the fixings at the front. I would just see how you get on. Its easier than it sounds :)

    Ok awesome, thanks for the advice! :)

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    Re: How to remove the rear shock?
    Reply #8 on: March 08, 2021, 12:00:33 pm
    March 08, 2021, 12:00:33 pm
    just a word of advice, when you start removing the panel screws make a note of where each screw comers from, they have different shoulder lengths(short, medium, long).

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    Re: How to remove the rear shock?
    Reply #9 on: March 12, 2021, 11:13:47 pm
    March 12, 2021, 11:13:47 pm
    you bike will look like this when you do it:







     



    dysfunctional