Did you check your clicks today?
Though I am driving KLT since 2001, over 200.000 km already, I recently learned something new about the KLT, dealing with the rear suspension.
As many of you I wondered how to set up the rear suspension, using the handwheel, located under the front seat. Now I know and it helped me driving my KLT even better.
Check the manual and see the maximum weight of the KLT, its own weight and it is easy to calculate that the maximum load of the bike is 200 kg (did you think it was more as well? It is not.)
Now check the rear suspension and turn the handadjustable wheel from left to right and check that are 40 clicks in total. This means that the KLT rear suspension can be setup in steps of 200 / 40 = 5 kg steps!
BMW would not have done that just for fun. If you drive the KLT to its limit one can feel the difference when this rear suspension is not setup correctly.
Now, my weight is 90kg and I drive my KLT for business, taking my laptop with me, some paperwork and the heavy duty BMW apparel. Total weight for the bike is about 100 kg.
So, from totally left position (loose) I have to turn my rear suspension 100 / 5 = 20 clicks. Many of you may think that is the center position of the rear suspension, well it is not.
Now If I do not take my office gear I adjust the rear suspension one of two clicks. The bike runs really smooth on any road type.
I wonder why not all of you do that?
ex-GL1500, ex-R80ST, 2002 K1200LT Autocom, SPIII, telephone, CB and a lot more. Brand new KLT 07 Blue