LT's wobble & hopefully they don't fall down
I don't know if anyone has any contacts within BMW, but I would really like to see a recall and fix regarding this "wobble". In most cases is doesn't show up until after 3K miles and I realize while there can be a lot of variables, (balancing, tire pressure, condition of road/tires, etc), this really is a SAFETY issue. I bought a 2006 LT for 2 up riding and nothing scares me more than the thought of someone else getting hurt on my bike while I'm driving. I was hit 3 years ago when a driver of an SUV ran a red light and hit me 50mph head on so I guess I am very sensitive to safety issues. I've been riding since I was 8 and have always been passionate about riding and let me say there are enough safety issues out there we riders need to be watching out for and nobody needs the faulty engineering of a front end to add to list.
I spoke with the service department at one of the BMW dealerships and they were very helpful although they said not all of the dealerships were on the same page because the tech info on this subject has not been filtered and passed through all the official BMW channels. From what I'm told there is a "fix" that reduces 95% of the "wobble" and has so far been covered under warranty. The part is a "fork bridge", part# 31422333365, and it's said to change the rake, maybe increasing it, although he wasn't sure by how much and how close it was to pre 05' LT's. It's easily changed out in a couple hours.
As I previously mentioned, if anyone has any contacts within the organization please reach out and get back with anything you find out. I have had several BMW cars in my time and am new to the bike side of their program, that said it blows me away that there are so many complaints regarding this issue and no official response from BMW on it. Maybe we the riders simply need to bring it to their attention? It's just not the BMW that I'm familiar with. Looking forward to a response. If I don't hear anything I'll address this issue further myself and let ya'll know what I hear. cheers ~darren
Last edited by Seattle; Mar 13th, 2007 at 11:16 pm.