RiP Posted May 24, 2006 Share Posted May 24, 2006 This is hard to explain, but it has me concerned, especially since I am going to be embarking on a 5000 mile trip in about 2 weeks and expect to be doing some hard riding during that time (in terms of temperature and distance that has to be covered) and have very little latitude for downtime while on the road. When I am riding my 2002 R1150RT in a straight line, everything feels really good. But when I corner (either side, doesn't matter) it feels almost like I am riding on something rough and something is dragging. Kinda. History: replace the final drive bearings last year (see Stranded in Van Horne Texas). Replace engine, drive and final drive oils this spring before riding season. All were very clean. Just checked the final drive and drive line oils and they are clean still. Have a Dunlop 208 tire on the back and it is squaring off. I am hoping the weird feeling is the difference in the remaining rubber on the side from the center. I have spun both tires while on the center stand and they seem to spin ok. Tried to wiggle both tires to see if it was the wheel bearings, but seem pretty tight. Can I get some advice on what to check? I took it for a 500km ride on the weekend and it seemed to be ok - never got worse and/or better. I am going to order a new Metzler Z6 (never liked the feel of the Dunlop) for the rear pdq as the Dunlop has about 8,000km on it and I doubt it will make the trip. Any and all suggestions will be gratefully accepted. Link to comment
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