Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
So... I bought my 2007 K1200GT one year and one week ago (15,240 miles ago). I absolutely love it. But, it's been doing something I consider to be pretty odd. Before I go on, I should say that I'm not the most mechanical guy. Mechanics were created for guys like me.
Here's my issue... At slower speeds (under 40), I notice that when I make right turns, there is a "wobble" in the handle bars. It isn't there when I make left turns. At first I thought it was the tire, but that was changed around 4,000 miles ago. I have the Avon Storms on the front and the back and I keep 42 PSI in both.
While at the shop where I had the tires put on, the mechanic looked over my bike and told me that he thinks the lower bushing is causing the problem. He said that I should take it back to the dealer and let them look it over. He said that he believe there was a recall for just this issue.
The reason I'm posting here is to find out exactly what the lower bushing is and what it does. Can you folks enlighten me?