Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Medford, County of Jackson, Oregon, USA
Model: None at present
That's some pretty impressive wear for 3000 miles. Do a lot of burnout or donuts? (Kinda kidding) How does the front tire look? Does the bike handle normally? If the shocks are in bad enough condition to allow the tire to hop enough to skid or slip a little under acceleration and deceleration it could be a factor. When you say the lower bolt is loose in the shock is it the bolt or the shock bushing that'ts worn out? I would investigate the shocks carefully, seems to me they might be a major part of the problem. The only other possibility I can think of would be a grabby brake but I'd expect that to be noticeable when riding.
None at present
Past 'Wings: GL1100, GL1200, GL1500, GL1800
Current BMW C650GT