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browe58

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if you're hearing noise from your rear wheel and it goes away if you hit the brakes and you know your pads and caliper are fine, chances are you're missing the 2mm shim that goes betw the wheel & final drive. my bike was pulling to the right and i was hearing noise from the rear brake. rick from australia suggested i check to see if the shim was missing. sure enough it was. i researched the shim pros & cons and found that some riders and dealers have intentionally removed the shim to fix or minimize the pulling to the right (pttr) problem. it didn't fix my pttr but actaully made it worse. i also learned that if you remove the shim the rear disc/rotor may be off centered in the caliper resulting in the brake noise. in my case, putting the shim back where the bmw engineers intended it to go minimized the pttr and got rid of the rear brake noise. just wanted to pass that on. peace.

    

krambo

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Good tip - thanks for posting it up


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japuentes

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Please correct me, but ain't disc -pad´s relative position the same with or without the shim?

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JAP

    

browe58

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@japuentes wrote:Please correct me, but ain't disc -pad´s relative position the same with or without the shim?

Best regards

JAP

i agree but it worked for me. i'm not an engineer, just passing on what i read on another forum.....

http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showthreaded&Number=333276

    

RicK G

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Maybe the bolts bottomed out on the threads before properly tight?


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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browe58

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@Rick G wrote:Maybe the bolts bottomed out on the threads before properly tight?

hey rick, it doesn't pull as much w/ the spacer. i decided to pull the plugs and noticed they were the wrong ones for the bike. couldn't find the correct ngk plugs so i settlled on champions. man, what a difference. now it's more of a subtle buzz rather vibration at speeds above 60 mph but smooths out if i keep a steady throttle. not comfortable using the throttlemeister on the twisty back roads which is most of my riding. i've also forced myself to relax, sit upright and not grip the bar as tight. it's as good as it's gonna get so i'm keeping it. thanks.

    

RicK G

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Relax enough to flap your elbows. it gets really tiring if you hold too tight.
When a friend went back to riding he was complaining about sore shoulders and all sorts of aches and pains till I convinced him to relax, I could see that he was holding too tight and told him to flap the elbows and things improved a lot for him.


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki
    

charlie99

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the "master yoda position" is favoured by many ....well attempted by lots ....if you feel all tight and stressed ... its a good thing to try ..


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