Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Burton, British Columbia, Canada
I just bought the same bike a month ago, just finished stripping down a lot of stuff off it to clean and check.
What I found:
-Some corrosion in the electrical connectors mostly under the seat, cleaned and lubed them all.
-Lots of corrosion under the gas cap, badly installed gasket and bad design.
-Could not use the high position on the seat, latch not adjusted properly.
-Dirt and bugs in the radiators, cleaned and installed screens everywhere,
-Some dirt and insect parts in the air box, screened the intake too.
-Worn out rear brake pads, apparently they wear out 3 times as fast as the front ones due to the integrated braking system.You can buy aftermarket replacement rotors for your bike, but depending how scratched yours is, I would be tempted to ignore it just install new pads, maybe some with a very hard material (they are not all the same)that would (Maybe) polish up the rotor a bit.Ride it like that for a while and see what happens
-Badly adjusted throttle cable, bike would not warm up properly, was stumbling for quite a while, now is fine.
That banging noise under the bike is apparently normal, it was mentionned on some of the original tests, the bike communicating the road to you.....or something like that.The bag of rocks sound is from the transmission, and they all sound like that......you should hear it with a stetoscope......! You can go over all the posts in here there is quite a lot of info on those bikes, just don't let some of it scare you, it can all be fixed.....!Some of those posts are quite good at saving you money over the BMW shysters.....!
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