Author Ted Porter's Beemer Shop shout out! Thank you!  (Read 912 times)

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    Ted Porter's Beemer Shop shout out! Thank you!
    on: May 10, 2022, 03:23:28 am
    May 10, 2022, 03:23:28 am
    First my apologies for being a shlub that doesn't contribute to the forum.
    So to recap I bought my 2016 S1000XR loaded with just over 2k miles around Dec 2021 , absolutely loved everything about the bike , except for one major issue.
    When rolling along in a higher speed curve and hitting some mid corner bumps or dips the bike would get all out of shape , unsettled , kinda scary depending on speed.
    I made all the esa tweaks  possible to no avail .
    I contacted The Beemer Shop in California US and spoke to the crew there at length and sent my rear shock in for a replacement with a TracTive Unit sprung for my weight etc.
    Being a BMW newby I was a bit intimidated by just removing the original shock but manage to get r done reinstalled with no screws or bits left over lol.
    Can't say how happy I was on the test ride, total transformation! The bike is planted and solid when railing some fast curves (with bumps)in dynamic mode , its plush in Road mode but still composed.
    Of course I did't want spend $1000 usd on a bike i just purchased . But I think I got a deal on the bike and felt like it was worth the investment . Love this Beast

    Jay

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    Re: Ted Porter's Beemer Shop shout out! Thank you!
    Reply #1 on: May 10, 2022, 11:52:29 am
    May 10, 2022, 11:52:29 am
    I also have a Tractive shock(and left fork cartridge) from Beemer shop, they have been on for well over 20k miles, just been serviced by Beemer Shop. Like you I have excellent results and great service from Beemer Shop

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    Re: Ted Porter's Beemer Shop shout out! Thank you!
    Reply #2 on: May 10, 2022, 01:25:25 pm
    May 10, 2022, 01:25:25 pm
    I've gotten some suspension bits from him for other bikes..talked to Ted on the phone for about 15 minutes to make sure I got the correct stuff for my riding style.... an absolute great guy who really cares about his customers and knows his products.
    I will be buying the Tractive bits for my XR shortly...
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    Re: Ted Porter's Beemer Shop shout out! Thank you!
    Reply #3 on: June 09, 2022, 11:14:37 pm
    June 09, 2022, 11:14:37 pm
    *Originally Posted by Crosshairs [+]
    I've gotten some suspension bits from him for other bikes..talked to Ted on the phone for about 15 minutes to make sure I got the correct stuff for my riding style.... an absolute great guy who really cares about his customers and knows his products.
    I will be buying the Tractive bits for my XR shortly...

    Well,had another conversation with Ted ....I bought a Tractive  rear shock which he shipped right out,I  installed it last night and my forks are at his shop as we speak....looking forward to getting them back and seeing how much better the bike is with proper suspension
    Proud member of the 10/40 club