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Offline StunningToaster

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Re: Tracking to left
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2020, 09:15:59 PM »
Yes I agree, I have order a chain alignment tool I think this can help in any case. Thanks for everyone's help. I will provide future update once this is completed.

Offline smoother

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Re: Tracking to left
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2020, 10:07:11 AM »
I think, that it's normal behavior. mine does the same...
Driving with no hand means, that the engine is breaking (no gas). Because the chain is on the left hand side, the bike turns left (the braking torque is on the left).
That's my opinion, I wouldn't look for an atomic bomb in it...  :038:

Offline motorman

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Re: Tracking to left
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2020, 09:38:37 AM »
Simple check of wheel alignment with string from end to end of wheels may be helpful.

Offline StunningToaster

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Re: Tracking to left
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2020, 11:16:54 AM »
So my rear wheel was spot on so I'm happy with that. Wheels will be rebalanced when I get new tires but I can't imagine that's the issue I'm just going to forget about it for now. I did manage to snap a screw when un-tightening the plastic fender for the chain. This is the second screw that snapped  this month and I've had another 4 screws that were found to have the heads rounded off from the dealership trying to remove them. One thing I found is that all the screws used are super cheap and some of them have had super strong loctit on them, it's ridiculous.
Sorry for the rant.

Motion pro chain alignment tool https://imgur.com/a/yiVZH2X

Offline BabyD

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Re: Tracking to left
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2020, 12:15:12 PM »
About the screws, yes Ducati screw/fixing are little more than 1 time use, I've had many fixing round off or break
If I had a second brain cell it would be so lonely......

Offline Conman

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Re: Tracking to left
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2020, 04:07:12 PM »
I think if the wheel/tyre was out of alignment, the bike would crab because any misalignment would be taken out by the front wheel. Leaning in to corners would also have different "feeling" left to right. In the UK I would expect some crabbing to the left due to the camber of the road. Also the movable weight on a bike (the rider!) will have a massive effect on the bikes stability. If you ride side-saddle it's gonna be out of balance  :001:
Anything more than two wheels is unnecessary.

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Re: Tracking to left
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2020, 07:16:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by Conman [+]
If you ride side-saddle it's gonna be out of balance  :001:

So that is where im going wrong  :138: just didn't want to get wind up my.......... :007:

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If I had a second brain cell it would be so lonely......

Offline neilb

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Re: Tracking to left
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2020, 08:07:13 AM »
*Originally Posted by BabyD [+]
About the screws, yes Ducati screw/fixing are little more than 1 time use, I've had many fixing round off or break

Nowt wrong with the screws provided you use JIS screwdrivers which will fit properly and not round the heads.