Front end vibration and brake pulsing
Hello chums - I have a diagnostic question about the front end of a 2006 1200GT.
About 3/4 of the way through a 1500 mi trip in to the Catskills and around, we (my spouse was the passenger for the first time) found the front tire was starting to show the cords on a Road Pilot 3. It was Labor Day weekend. No way finding a tire and getting it serviced on Saturday night, in the Catskills. I swear the tire was fine before we left.
Before we left, I had been noticing shaking / pulsing from the front brake when braking at 30+ mph and I checked the pads. The pads on the right inside pad was definitely getting hit harder than the others. So I installed 4 new EBC HH pads and bled the front brakes etc.
Decided to go anyway because I didn't want to lose the $1000 in hotel reservations.
Anywho, brakes were still pulsing all the way thru to home. It felt like I had a warped rotor. I know, I know, it isn't probably a warped rotor.
Thankfully got home, replaced the front tire and now I feel a front end wobble at slow speeds and vibration at higher speeds.
My first thought that maybe it wasn't balanced right. But would bad balance show itself as a wobble at slow speeds?
Bent rim? Anyone that commutes to work in Michigan can attest to the road conditions here and I have hit a couple potholes (pits to hell) that scared the crap out of me. Nevermind the mini-mountain speed bumps because the heaving of the concrete here.
The two problems may not even be related.
Any ideas of where to start would be great.
PS. if it is the rim, what other models can I steal from that fits the K1200? I was thinking RS of the same vintage.