Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Seattle WA, USA
Front end Shake - * New Idea for fix
Went into Beaudrys BMW yesterday for another set of eyes on my 05 front end shake. No better or worse than alot of you have on your LT's.
When I replaced my BStones with fresh 880's problem went away until I reached the zenith of 5,000 miles and it came creaping back. Now with
6k on the 880's and with tire presure kept at 42/48 the tires still look new with no cupping..
They check everything, ball joints, steering, forks, etc...
(PS- bike has never been dropped either)
New idea: Back off on the *Shock Preload* as that pre weights the front end. The less weight on the front wheel the better -
I ride alone and aggressively so I normally have the rear stock shock loaded @ 75% or 3/4 down even after I have refilled the shock body with oil.
Now I have backed off the preload to 50% of max and might go even softer to see if there is any difference.
WHAT is your shock preload for those with head shake problems?
47+ Yrs Daily Motorcycle Street riding for Therapy
2012 Victory Cross Country Tour
2007 Black Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom - Sold
2007 Red Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 - Sold
2005 LT Dark Graphite - (Sold)
2005 PearlBlue FJR1300 (Sold)
3 BMW's, 8 HD baggers, 3 Goldwings & 860K + miles later
*Ridin steady since 1973