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Offline StunningToaster   gb

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Tracking to left
on: May 11, 2020, 08:13:07 am
May 11, 2020, 08:13:07 am
So I've owned a 2017 950 since last year and in the last few month I've found out it's tracking and leaning hard to left with no hands. So I realise now I'm always putting some pressure to keep bike going straight, is anyone else experiencing this issue and what can be the solution?

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    Re: Tracking to left
    Reply #1 on: May 11, 2020, 08:37:48 am
    May 11, 2020, 08:37:48 am
    Only thing I can think of is either a badly fitted tyre - check around the wheel rim for continuous fitting or a slight twist in the front forks - if its been bumped or dropped at some stage????

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    Re: Tracking to left
    Reply #2 on: May 11, 2020, 08:51:59 am
    May 11, 2020, 08:51:59 am
    Possibly at the stage of needing new tyres soon I guess. I haven't dropped it (yet) and there no indication of being dropped before I had it. Il do a thorough check of the rims

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    Re: Tracking to left
    Reply #3 on: May 11, 2020, 10:05:17 am
    May 11, 2020, 10:05:17 am
    Have a look at the bars, are they/wheel  "straight" , in line while sitting on the bike??
     

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    Re: Tracking to left
    Reply #4 on: May 11, 2020, 03:58:53 pm
    May 11, 2020, 03:58:53 pm
    I have always found that whenever I take my hands off the bars a motorcycle will go to the left. I think it is to do with the rotation of the engine as the throttle is shut off.
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    Re: Tracking to left
    Reply #5 on: May 11, 2020, 04:33:43 pm
    May 11, 2020, 04:33:43 pm
    That's something I haven't tried which is to run on neutral for a short bit as that can cross that off if it is something to do with the engine or chain drive motion. I have to ride home tomorrow from work so il be able to test then.

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    Re: Tracking to left
    Reply #6 on: May 11, 2020, 04:40:08 pm
    May 11, 2020, 04:40:08 pm
    *Originally Posted by StunningToaster [+]
    That's something I haven't tried which is to run on neutral for a short bit as that can cross that off if it is something to do with the engine or chain drive motion. I have to ride home tomorrow from work so il be able to test then.

    yea it is worth a try. I have at times taken my hands of the handle bars while I am coming into my down hill into my town. As you say the bike will track to the left but when I lean to get her straightened it will then be quite a pull to the right and eventually straight.
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    Re: Tracking to left
    Reply #7 on: May 12, 2020, 09:05:04 am
    May 12, 2020, 09:05:04 am
    Try to check your chain alignment. It needs to be spot on, or the bike will track to one side or the other.

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    Re: Tracking to left
    Reply #8 on: May 12, 2020, 09:30:31 am
    May 12, 2020, 09:30:31 am
    Yes that's my job for today is the chain alignment, I ride back from work this morning and had it in neutral at 20-30mph and it still leaned left so it's not the drive from the engine anyway.

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    Re: Tracking to left
    Reply #9 on: May 12, 2020, 09:37:41 am
    May 12, 2020, 09:37:41 am
    I would say that Nitram has the answer for us. Thanks
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