slight constant pull to the right


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pappasmurf
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slight constant pull to the right

Postby pappasmurf » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:20 pm



has anyone came across this problem and what was the cause I have a 86 1200i with new tires new brakes new rotors tires are balanced everything is in good working condition besides the slight constant pull to the right the weight ratio is even as far as what I carry on the bike but even carrying nothing but myself it pulls to the right . cant figure it out, any ideas?



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Re: slight constant pull to the right

Postby themainviking » Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:31 am

Only things I can think of are either 1) bent frame or rear wheel misaligned or 2) the slope of the highway/road to the ditch side for rain drain off.
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Re: slight constant pull to the right

Postby WINGER3 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:17 pm

Did you have this problem befor new brakes? if not, I would look at clearence of the inside pad on right side to the rotor, it can cause your problem, you then have to re-align the calaper and rotor for clearence. :mrgreen:
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Re: slight constant pull to the right

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:03 pm

My gl1100 had a pull to the left. Last weekend I emptied the saddle bags, discovering in the process that I had accumulated a LOT of tools in the left bag. (Yeah, I know, no one puts their tools in the left bag).. after emptying the bags, I went for a longish ride and when I got out on the Interstate, I locked the throttle and let go of the grips at 70 MPH just to see how the bike would do... and my mysterious pull to the left is gone... Since I did nothing except for emptying the saddle bags, I'm going to have to assume that my trouble was caused by an imbalance in the way I was carrying all that dead weight...

After taking out LOTS of tools, I put a small tote bag in the "trunk" and can't tell it is there...
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Re: slight constant pull to the right

Postby tprender » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:06 pm

I would have to go with the pads on that side dragging for some reason.

pappasmurf
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Re: slight constant pull to the right

Postby pappasmurf » Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:31 pm

ok so thanks for the advice and suggestions took the day went thru everything turns out the front brake pads were the problem readjusted re calibrated and it goes down the road straight now . thanks a lot guys appreciate it .

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Re: slight constant pull to the right

Postby WINGER3 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:27 pm

pappasmurf wrote:ok so thanks for the advice and suggestions took the day went thru everything turns out the front brake pads were the problem readjusted re calibrated and it goes down the road straight now . thanks a lot guys appreciate it .


That's great news, glade I could help, may I suggest that you down load the repair manual from this web site, if you had it would have given you the answer. I had just replaced the fron pads on the GL1500 I sold and that was one of the items to look for when you replace the front pads. :mrgreen:


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