I machined a part to fix the damper mount. I took the bike out for a test ride, No shimmy on asphalt or non grooved concrete. The shimmy is there at all speeds on grooved concrete (it is so bad it makes me want to up chuck).
My fix for the damper worked great , the bike is more stable. I can live with the shimmy on the rain grooves, nearest rain grooves are 30 miles away and I can just take a different road.[/QUO
I also am having allot of trouble with the shimmy thing. Scary!!!
I grew up on Suzuki's, had a Harley (just one), Honda 750 Custom, GS 1000 L Suzuki (FAST), and a Gold Wing. I've ridden bikes my whole life but have never been on a bike that does this.
BMW... I expected better!!!
I thought the engineering was supposed to be the best?
So now what??? Is it safe?
I would hate to let my brother's ride it when it starts doing the shimmy thing, let alone the embarrassment of a BMW having this problem.
I remember my dad's OLD 1981 Gold Wing having the problem, He was really mad at Honda, but Honda fixed it shortly after by changing the angle/canter?? of the front forks, at least that’s what they told my dad. It worked whatever they did.
My Brother owns a machine shop, so if there’s a fix, I can do it. Can anyone help me?
Sorry to come down so hard on BMW and all that are so proud of it, but I'm not very happy with BMW right at the moment.
I want to make a long ride from my place in Virginia to Minnesota, but don't know if I can trust it.
Thanks for any help you are willing to give,