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Offline Saaz

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Triumph Electronic Suspension (TES) article
« on: February 25, 2015, 05:50:02 am »
It is not exactly about TES, but covers the earlier ESA for BMWs, which seems exactly like TES. I forget whether I posted this before, but I came across it a while ago while researching WP information. It has some good tips about how it works, and reducing the stress on the system when adjusting preload.

http://www.mts1200.info/bmw_r1200gs/suspension/esa.htm

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Re: Triumph Electronic Suspension (TES) article
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 07:33:34 am »
Good article.  I learned a few things even if it was for the OTHER brand..  LOL
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Re: Triumph Electronic Suspension (TES) article
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2015, 08:09:04 am »
Useful information - thanks for sharing  :047:


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Re: Triumph Electronic Suspension (TES) article
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2015, 08:27:05 am »
G'day Saaz,

Yet again a good article. Glad I adjust TES off the bike to preserve the electric motors.
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Re: Triumph Electronic Suspension (TES) article
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2015, 08:30:32 am »
Yes, it does make sense to be off the bike.

BTW I will be in Toowoomba 20 through 23 march at least, so don't know if you will be around or going to the Ulysses AGM

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Re: Triumph Electronic Suspension (TES) article
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2015, 12:47:20 pm »
I have to disagree about being off the bike for the suspension adjustment. You don't adjust sag without the target load on the bike. I also wonder just how relevant an article about an older generation of ES on another brand of bike is to the Trophy...  :187:

I found this: Ride quality is world class, front forks giving good feedback, while the rear seems ‘just-so’ planted. TES, or ‘Triumph Electronic Suspension’, built by Austrian suspension maker WP owned by KTM. I believe that the BMW ESA is made in Belgium by Tenneco?
« Last Edit: February 25, 2015, 12:54:37 pm by azgman »
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Re: Triumph Electronic Suspension (TES) article
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2015, 06:38:05 pm »
I rarely adjust the loading on the bike since I ride one up all the time, but if I recall, you can't adjust that on the fly anyway.  The Gold Wing's preload is a hydraulic adjustment so the motor has very little load on it and I bet the Triumph preload works the same way.  Just like a hydraulic jack that enables you to lift a 4000 lb. car with one hand the motor is specified to do the job without laboring.  The damping motor should just adjust a valve on the shock so there shouldn't be any real load on that motor. I don't remember having to reef on any damping adjustment on a manually adjustable shock. 

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Re: Triumph Electronic Suspension (TES) article
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2015, 08:37:08 pm »
*Originally Posted by saaz [+]
Yes, it does make sense to be off the bike.

BTW I will be in Toowoomba 20 through 23 march at least, so don't know if you will be around or going to the Ulysses AGM

G'day John,

Not in the Ulysses so no trip to Albury/Wodonga. I should be around 'woomba 20 to 23 Mar, work permitting. It'd be good to catch up.

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