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post #1 of 24 Old 05-14-2008, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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pulling to the right (08)

I tried searching but haven't found anything (the search is pretty horrible) but i just checked and the bike DOES pull to the right when i take my hands off the bars and sit back on the seat... WTF is up with that? Anyone have any ideas as to why its doin that?
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post #2 of 24 Old 05-14-2008, 09:46 PM
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Check your tire pressure. Same thing happened to me on my 06. Good luck

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Forks aren't true maybe or the rear tire isn't adjusted straight...

I believe JJ and maybe a few others have said that their forks came twisted a little from the factory and they had to loosen up the triple clamps to straighten them. Check your alignment marks on the swingarm, if they're both really close or the same I'm not sure how much of an impact that would have.
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err my tire pressure is fine, i check it weekly, and the notches on the swingarm on both sides are dead equal, i make sure i always adjust those as accurately as possible.. Will check out the forks .
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you could try and loosen the front axle nut and then bounce on the front forks hard. To make sure all is align and parrallel. remember to retorue it before you take it out for a ride. Check rear wheel alignment as well. These are only possibilities.

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you could try and loosen the front axle nut and then bounce on the front forks hard. To make sure all is align and parrallel. remember to retorue it before you take it out for a ride. Check rear wheel alignment as well. These are only possibilities.


Which one is front axel nut ? Those two, one at right fork and one at left? (Number 3 on first picture) Or center steering nut? (Number 7 on second picture)
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I was just logging on to put up a post about the same exact thing. I have an 07 that has been doing the same this since I bought it. It was a leftover I bought 3 months ago with 0 miles. It has done this since day 1 & I now have 650 miles on it. But mine even pulls to the right upon hard acceleration or stand up wheelies. I have adjusted tire pressure, aligned the rear wheel so it is exact from side to side. It's driving me crazy. My one friend tells me it's just me & it's all in my head which it clearly isn't. Any help or info would be great!

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If you are sure your rear is aligned, measure from the swingarm pivot bolt to rear axle on each side and verify they are the same. Sometimes the tick marks on the swingarm are off.

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Which one is front axel nut ? Those two, one at right fork and one at left? (Number 3 on first picture) Or center steering nut? (Number 7 on second picture)
The axle nut is the one that goes thru the wheel not up on the triple trees.

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The axle nut is what holds the wheel on! Hey, does your bike only pull to the right when your coasting with hands off the bars or when you role onto the throttle does it pull as well? This has been driving me nuts. When I drag race I have almost my entire body hnging off the laft side of the bike to try & correct the pull.

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