Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Dumfries, , Scotland
05 K1200s low speed handling
I've recently returned to the K bike fold after a few years gap. ( Previously had a K1100rs and then a K1200rs ) Now have a 05 blue and white K1200S. Non ESA model.
I'm liking the power, brakes and high speed handling of the S but the low speed handling ( under 35mph ) can only be described as awful. It will not hold a straight line while cruising and feels like the front wheel is rocking from side to side. Constantly correcting it through the heavy steering is hard work. I've tried keeping a light touch on the bars ( figuring I might be over correcting ) but it still weaves. Bike has done 15000 miles and has no steering damper. It was worse with the damper so I removed it.
I'm thinking maybe new ball joints at this point.
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