The bike is a 2011 R1200RT with 13700 miles. After a short ride of 50 miles a few days ago I parked the bike on the center stand & checked the final drive for play by grabbing the wheel & push/pulling at 3 & 9 o'clock. There was no play but at 12 & 6 o'clock there was about a MM of play & it felt like I was getting metal to metal contact at either direction of travel. After the bike had sat for a day or so (Cold) there was no play at all at either the 3 & 9 o'clock or 12 & 6 o'clock positions. Had the bike out today for another 50 mile ride and when I returned I again checked the final drive & got the approx. 1 MM of play by push/pulling at the 12 & 6 o'clock position. I'll check things tomorrow when it's cold.
Is this normal?
Anyone else had something like this?
Or am I hallucinating?