Skipping

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Tones
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Skipping

Post by Tones »

OK, been here a week, so time for the full forum membership to give me their wonderful insight and knowledge!


Noticed that the tyre pressures were at full luggage and 2 up settings. So lowered tyre pressure to 2.2 & 2.5, however, it still feels like its skipping laterally in the lane when above 40 MPH. There is a new tyre on the back, but straight-line scrubbed when picked the bike up.
Also, as a newbie, not sure about all the quirks with R1200rt's, I'm finding a jerk in power at around 3k. Is this normal, makes city riding a bit uncomfortable. Saw something on a website which could cure the low rev jerkiness.
In anticipation of a reply..... Thank you very much.

guest2360

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The correct pressure settings are 2.2 and 2.5.  I have never heard of any higher ones .
What model have you got and what make is the new rear tyre.
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I have a power blip around 4,000 revs that I've not been able to cure yet.


I recently fitted a new battery, and that didn't resolve it.


I've been told the it may be the throttle position switch, so that will probably be the next thing to change.
shoei
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Post by shoei »

2.5 front 2.9 rear in my owners manual 2015 RTW............
Oldbrook
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Post by Oldbrook »

According to my manual that pressure is 2 up and loaded.
2011 R1200RT Polar metalic
shoei
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Post by shoei »

It's the only pressure mentioned in mine........🤔
Cleverbee
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Post by Cleverbee »

2.5 & 2.9 bar.  Only figures quoted..
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When are you going to tell us what bike you have.  Failing that what year is it.
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Post by simbo »

RTman10 wrote: When are you going to tell us what bike you have.  Failing that what year is it.

2009 Silver RT, He mentioned it in his welcome post remember?  Image

The GS 'is' the better bike :-)
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