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    Rebound damper (or lack of) on rear shock - failed the MOT

    So, the bike has failed its mot due to no rebound damper on my 2014 GSA. i've only had it 7 months and Guildford BMW are collecting it so as to see what the cause is... needless to say I am gutted

    anyone else had this happen to them and what was the outcome for you?

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    How many miles?

    ESA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBoxer View Post
    How many miles?

    ESA?
    good point... ... yes, ESA and 15,700 on the clock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaming T View Post
    good point... ... yes, ESA and 15,700 on the clock.
    Warranty job then
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBoxer View Post
    Warranty job then
    I do hope so.

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    Front ESA unit failed on my K1600GTSE a while back. It gently leaked a mist of damper oil, hidden by the tupperware.

    Vines fixed it under warranty, but the part was out of stock in the Fatherland, so had to wait about 6 weeks. Trouble was I still ended up with the crap OE thing, rather than the nice Wilbers I desired. Could be some malfunction in the ESA I guess, but I am sure the dealer will do the honourable thing for the OP too, if necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBoxer View Post
    Warranty job then
    How long's the warranty these days then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike O View Post
    How long's the warranty these days then?
    2 YEARS, BUT AT 15K, IT'S BE A GOODWILL UNLESS THE BIKE HAS AUB APPROVED WARRANTY
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    Well, enlighten us OP - I rather assumed we were talking AUB? which could be 1 or 2 years depending on purchase date.

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    Bike was new in June 2014. I bought it back in November 2016 from Vines in Guildford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaming T View Post
    Bike was new in June 2014. I bought it back in November 2016 from Vines in Guildford.
    AUB Warranty, should 2 years, I presume
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBoxer View Post
    AUB Warranty, should 2 years, I presume
    I did mention that this should be under warranty..... they didn't say no, but they didn't say yes either.

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    Tell them you will return the bike for refund, its NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE, under the sale of goods act. That shouldn't be happening with a "Premium" product.

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    Just as an update, for those that are interested.... the bike was collected yesterday morning by probably the happiest guy in the world who loves his job.. didn't get his name but we had a great chat about bikes in general whilst he was loading it onto the van.

    Anyway, had a message on the phone mid morning today from Vines in Guildford advising that after inspection the result is a failing rear shock which will be replaced under the AUB warranty. I am one happy chap and can't wait to get her back again .

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    Same thing just happened on my 2014 GS.
    15700 miles on the clocks...
    It's currently at the dealer having a new rear shock fitted ( under extended warranty).
    Not really good enough though.
    These damping units should not be failing after 15k miles...

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