Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Madisonville, KY, USA
Re: Shock and tire question
Regarding the rear spring question, that may be the reason you hare having a hard time getting it on the center stand. If the height of the bike is too low, you can first try to adjust it with changing the dampening pressure of the rear shock absorber. Look under your seat and find the adjusting knob. It is hinged and will rotate upward so that you can crank on more pressure.
The tire cupping thing is pretty common, especially with lower air pressure. It just means that you are getting uneven tire wear as evidenced by undulations in the tread surface. To eliminate or reduce the possibility of cupping set your tire pressure to 42 front and 48 rear. That is about 5 more than the owners manual calls for. Theory is that BMW is more interested in you having a smooth ride than getting good tire wear.
BMW K1200LT - 2005
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