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Offline Foxhond

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  • Bike: BMW R1200GS Adventure
    Location: Western Cape
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Re: Front wheel wobble
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2015, 10:28:58 am »
Hi there!

Just took my 2015 lc GSA in for first service yesterday, complained about loose spokes. Apparently 10 spokes were propperly loose. It also had a faint headshake @ 100 km/h especially noticable when riding with cruise control activated.

On my way home the front wheel had a much worse shake, to the extend that i couldn't use cruise control...😢😢😢

I got home, took the wheel out and back to the dealer, it's not running true, even noticeable with the eye...😳😳😳

Dealer very understanding and oppologetic, i made it quite clear that if it's not spinning 100% true upon return, i'm demanding on a new rim, since bike's got 1000 km's and not even been off-road yet.

Hoping for a straight rim before the weekend....😁😁😁😁

Dis presies so iets wat sal veroorsaak dat klein apie sy ma byt...of spyker!!!
 

Offline lecap

Re: Front wheel wobble
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2015, 09:19:39 am »
Same old story. Trueing a BMW tubeless wire spoke wheel has very little to do with trueing a "normal" motorcycle wheel. More like a car wire spoke wheel (which most mechanics these days probably never had in their hands). Or you have to be able to think backwards and inside out :lol8:

Simply tightening anything more than just one loose spoke will mess up a normal bike wheel quickly and thoroughly. If you do it with one of those BMW wheels the mess is guaranteed.
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