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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-17-2017, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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Bike pulling to the left

After taking my 2017 SGS in for 1k Service, I noticed on the way home it seems to pull hard left. Dealership says no adjustments were made. Any suggestions?
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After taking my 2017 SGS in for 1k Service, I noticed on the way home it seems to pull hard left. Dealership says no adjustments were made. Any suggestions?
Maybe they hit something when they test rode it? I'd have them ride it and explain why it pulls left.
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Look and see if your handlebars might seem out of alignment with the front wheel too. Maybe they twisted the bars on the bushings pushing the bike?
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Were there any beer joints on the left on your way home?

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Didn't think of that....
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Is there a straight road in KY?
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I totally missed that he's in KY, its the NASCAR influence!
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I know we've been having some fun with this, but I'm having a little trouble visualizing a two wheeled vehicle pulling to one side. Can you give us a little more info about how this feels? I mean, do you let the bars go to feel it? Is it a perceived feel that if you hold the bars straight, it wants to drift left? If the bike is going straight, is it that the bars/fairing look like they are aimed to the right?

Do you have a jack? Get it off the ground and do a swing test to check for any binding. Maybe a cable got rerouted and has some tension on it?

Are the tires the same as they were before? Any seriously uneven weighting in the saddlebags? Does it occur only on one particular stretch of road?

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