won't trac

Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
Post Reply
User avatar
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Sep 16, 2023 9:54 pm
Location: SLC Utah
Motorcycle: 1999 SE (2 of them) 1998 Aspencade 1999 Valkarie (sold) 1986 VF1100 (sold) 1981 CX500 (sold) 1960 180 Dream (sold)

won't trac

Post by waywing »

My new (to me) 97 GL 1500 won't trac, it wants to wander from the line I'm in. If you put a level from one mirror to the other, it is constantly switching up and down. It has newly rebuilt front forks with progressive springs, new tires, and a new fork brace. The next thing I can think of is new steering head bearings? Has anyone had this problem ? If it was a car I'd have it aligned.

Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2022 11:33 am
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Motorcycle: 1997 GL1500SE

Re: won't trac

Post by 2wingingit »

Throttling gives it a little torque. Not sure of the overall balance. As with flying, riding I'm sure it's all relevant.
Evenly distributed weight will help some. Try a nice neutral downhill role and see if it drifts then. If not so much it
could be the torque from the driveshaft during some throttling. One more note, uneven wear on the tires will cause most drifting.
Post Reply