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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old May 8th, 2007, 11:52 pm Thread Starter
 
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Front End Vibration

I just bought a 2004 K1200RS with 4,800 miles on it. Tire wear would confirm that mileage. During the last half of my first ride (200 mi), the bike developed a vibration somewhere in the front end. It was smooth the first half? It would worsen when decelerating. I checked the front tire and cannot find any evidence the tire is scupped? I'm also assuming the bike has had little if any formal maintenance. The second owner said he had done none, and he knew nothing of the prior maintenance history.

This is my first BMW, so I'd appreciate any suggestions anyone might give. Fixy.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2007, 7:58 am
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Tire would be my first thought. Even without cupping it could be out of round.

Check all the bolts for proper torque. I had a buddy who's steering forks became loose and caused a similar problem.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2007, 10:18 am Thread Starter
 
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Thanks, I'll try your suggestions.
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