My '09 GS has about 6500 miles on it. I'm running Bridgstone Battle Wings (502 on the rear, 501 on the front). Rear tire is a 150/70R17M and the front is a 110/80R19M. Both have good tread depth but seem to be getting "flat" on the top surface. This is for background more than anything.
What's happening is when coming to a stop and turning right, I get this very unpleasant sensation of the bike pulling to the right as if something had grabbed the bars and was trying to pull the bike over to the right. If I'm applying JUST the front brake (this bike has linked brakes), the sensation seems worse as compared to just applying the rear brake alone...like when slow riding. I mentioned this to the dealer (Max BMW) at the 6K service, but they couldn't identify any problem.
Has anybody out there experienced a similar thing? Could it be the tires are the problem as they seem to be wearing in a squared-off fashion? Could it be one caliper on the front brakes pulling more than the other?
I also own a 2012 K1600GT and previously a 2008 K1200GT. I have never experienced such a sensation on either of those bikes or, for that matter, on any motorcycle I've owned in the past.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much and please ride safely!