I can't remember if I voted on that one or not, but mine falls on the good side of the equation. . . Although I got rid of the crap oem metzler z8's and have never looked back. (Showing cords at 3800 miles VERY unexpectedly). Be an interesting poll if you could combine tire and pull . . .
For example, many people now just assume that they will have a final drive failure - even though the percentage of units that actually fail is quite low - way too high for modern manufacturing though - but still a low percentage. But the probability that a given unit will fail is low - despite the fact that if it ruined your vacation at that point it doesn't matter what the failure rate is - yours is way too high.
I also know that in bare naked unloaded configuration every BMW with a single-sided swingarm built since the R80G/S in 1981 will tend to pull one direction or the other. This is because the weight is not balanced side-to-side. Most models tend to pull right because that is the side with the most weight. Some later models have the final drive, driveshaft, swingarm, and majority of transmission weight on the left. Guess which way they pull??
Thirty years ago riders figured out that about ten extra pounds in the left saddlebag made the right pull hard to notice.
Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
"The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution." - Bertrand Russell
If I keep my hands on the bars the bike does not pull to the left. With hands off the bars it does favor the left, if I shift in my seat about 1/4 inch it runs true. (March 2013 build)
I no longer worry about forum complaints. When I got my GS in 2002 I read about all the final drive failures and wondered for 11 years when mine would fail. After 108,000 miles it still hasn't.
Whatever happened to the dude with the cracked piston?
Waterpumps and switches fixed. Shifting w clunk/lag in tranny and drive-line also appears to be resolved.
Pull the trigger!
Thanks for talking me off the ledge.
..and I guess you have the right to use that word (as I believe that is where it was derived from!).
I think an Unclunk Exhaust recall is pending as I type.