Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: PUTNAM , NY, USA
Driving A 09 K1300gt
Picked up the GT at the end of 09 and it currently has just over 10k on it , have other bikes , went for ride tonight and felt something odd and not sure if this the nature of the beast or a sign of more problems to come.
I usually just shift and drive pretty smooth, even when accelerating , noticed tonight that if I am in gear, pretty much any gear , and hit the gas quick the bike will almost feel as if I shifted a gear.
There is a perceived lock up almost like driveshaft lash being taken up before it takes off, very subjective I realize but it will lock up hard then go , almost like I shifted into a another gear, or old school, almost like I did not use a clutch to shift.
Have other owners felt this , not sure if I am just looking for problems at this point on this bike because it being a 09 K1300GT it has spent most of its young life in the shop getting recalls and warranty work done. Of course now that it out of warr I get to pay BMW prices for the crappy replacement parts that do not last, like the switch clusters I just paid 700 dollars for.
It has been so long since I have a chance to drive it I am not sure if this is a new feeling or not.
Any thoughts will be appreciated.