ES fork and shock rebuilds

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Re: ES fork and shock rebuilds

Post by griff » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:19 am

HotRodZilla wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:25 pm
I replaced that new shock with a rebuilt Wilbers snd absolutely love it. The difference is amazing. And I'd never get another FJR without either the ES or immediately upgrading the suspension, to include the valving in the forks. Blah blah blah, we've all heard that before. Point is, Yamaha replaced my worn out shock with no exterior defects under warranty. You might want to give that a shot.
Thanks Zilla. I had Wheatie ride my bike the other day and he did say the shock seemed tired, but not absolutely crap yet. Sooo, I don't know that Yamaha would replace my shock just because it seemed tired with 115K on it. But as you said, it may be worth a try. I still have YES for another year, so I could hope for a massive rear shock failure and get a new one under warranty. :D I did talk to the Yamaha tech that replaced Prestone's and he said it's tricky replacing the ES shock. They had to talk to US Yamaha to figger out how to get the new shock to talk to the ES system, not simply a plug and play operation.
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Re: ES fork and shock rebuilds

Post by El Toro Joe » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:56 am

griff wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:19 am
HotRodZilla wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:25 pm
I replaced that new shock with a rebuilt Wilbers snd absolutely love it. The difference is amazing. And I'd never get another FJR without either the ES or immediately upgrading the suspension, to include the valving in the forks. Blah blah blah, we've all heard that before. Point is, Yamaha replaced my worn out shock with no exterior defects under warranty. You might want to give that a shot.
Thanks Zilla. I had Wheatie ride my bike the other day and he did say the shock seemed tired, but not absolutely crap yet. Sooo, I don't know that Yamaha would replace my shock just because it seemed tired with 115K on it. But as you said, it may be worth a try. I still have YES for another year, so I could hope for a massive rear shock failure and get a new one under warranty. :D I did talk to the Yamaha tech that replaced Prestone's and he said it's tricky replacing the ES shock. They had to talk to US Yamaha to figger out how to get the new shock to talk to the ES system, not simply a plug and play operation.
Griff, I'd give it a shot. It all depends on how it is written up by the dealer/mechanic, as to whether the Y.E.S. warranty will cover it. It needs to be more of a failure than a wear issue.
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Re: ES fork and shock rebuilds

Post by HotRodZilla » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:21 pm

El Toro Joe wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:56 am
griff wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:19 am
HotRodZilla wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:25 pm
I replaced that new shock with a rebuilt Wilbers snd absolutely love it. The difference is amazing. And I'd never get another FJR without either the ES or immediately upgrading the suspension, to include the valving in the forks. Blah blah blah, we've all heard that before. Point is, Yamaha replaced my worn out shock with no exterior defects under warranty. You might want to give that a shot.
Thanks Zilla. I had Wheatie ride my bike the other day and he did say the shock seemed tired, but not absolutely crap yet. Sooo, I don't know that Yamaha would replace my shock just because it seemed tired with 115K on it. But as you said, it may be worth a try. I still have YES for another year, so I could hope for a massive rear shock failure and get a new one under warranty. :D I did talk to the Yamaha tech that replaced Prestone's and he said it's tricky replacing the ES shock. They had to talk to US Yamaha to figger out how to get the new shock to talk to the ES system, not simply a plug and play operation.
Griff, I'd give it a shot. It all depends on how it is written up by the dealer/mechanic, as to whether the Y.E.S. warranty will cover it. It needs to be more of a failure than a wear issue.
^^^^^^^^^THIS. That's almost EXACTLY what my service guy said. He said if he can say it's bad and the rep will agree with him, warranty will cover it. Granted, mine was not $3k ES version. That kind of difficulty sounds like a PITA. Good luck!!
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