TOURATECH EXPLORE HP REAR SHOCK, BMW R1200GS & ADVENTURE

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TOURATECH EXPLORE HP REAR SHOCK, BMW R1200GS & ADVENTURE

1,095.00

Why Touratech Suspension?

Touratech Suspension is the world’s first purpose-built shock absorber for long-distance touring with a fully-loaded motorcycle.  Right out of the box, it has the strength, features and adjustments to go the distance on your R1200GS or GSA hauling luggage.

The Touratech Explore HP shock is over-built by design with heavy-duty materials, over-sized components, 50% more spring pre-load adjustment, and adjustable rebound dampening that’s tuned for optimal performance with a fully-loaded motorcycle. With an Explore HP shock, the preload can be quickly adjusted by turning the knob with your hand.

Why do I need this?

Motorcycle Manufacturer’s Shocks - The shocks found on new motorcycles are designed to be inexpensive and fit the needs of the average 170lb rider with 15lbs of luggage. As a result, they often meet the minimum standard for function. The performance of a stock shock is typically not confidence inspiring. With heavy loads, stock suspension “bottoms out” easily and doesn’t have sufficient preload or damping adjustment range. They aren’t serviceable and, with heavy loads, are prone to blown-out seals and other failures.  The rider often feels the bike is too spongy and doesn’t handle properly.

Aftermarket Shocks - Most after-market shocks are made with performance riding in mind, but aren’t built for use on a fully-loaded R1200GS or GS Adventure. Most can only withstand the weight of the rider and don’t offer good handling, or have adequate preload adjustment. They also aren't durable enough to go the distance with a fully-loaded touring bike.

How is Touratech Suspension Different?

50% more preload adjustment than other shocks on the market.  A generous 15mm of adjustment allows proper pre-load set-up for a fully-loaded R1200GS or GSA.  Most shocks have 8-10mm which is not enough to accommodate long-distance quantities of luggage or a passenger. The Explore HP shock offers a convenient preload adjustment knob which hydraulically changes the preload setting of your bike to compensate for the addition of a passenger or luggage.

A floating piston separates the air and the oil to prevent oil foaming. This technology ensures that your shock will have smooth and consistent performance even in punishing environments.

Cold forged 6082 T6 aluminum shock body machined to exacting standards offers high-strength and maximum heat dissipation.

High-strength stainless steel bushings ensure the mounting points of the shock will go the distance.

Low-friction seal with integrated Teflon back-up ring maximizes performance and extends the life of the shock.

•Oversized 16mm high-strength shaft made of chrome-moly steel for maximum strength and durability.

Available in a range of spring rates to match the rider’s weight requirements.

Dampening set up for fully-loaded R1200GS or GSA right out-of-the-box.

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