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Post  maurice on Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:24 am

Before changing to my Michelin HE (love it) and Avon roadrider for the front (double darkside) I could ride my bike with no hands on flat road for a long time, very balanced. Now, I need to shift my body weight to the left as the bike wants to go a little right. Any ideas on this please? Don't feel anything with hands on the bars, so it is not much. thanks.

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Post  Larry Simpson on Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:47 am

Most roads are sloped a little toward the edges,The larger footprint of the car tire will be more sensetive to the slope causing it to drift to the right hmmm
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Post  twin1300 on Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:48 am

Larry Simpson wrote:Most roads are sloped a little toward the edges,The larger footprint of the car tire will be more sensetive to the slope causing it to drift to the right hmmm

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Post  maurice on Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:11 pm

Larry Simpson wrote:Most roads are sloped a little toward the edges,The larger footprint of the car tire will be more sensetive to the slope causing it to drift to the right hmmm

make sense. gotta try riding on the left and see. will get back. However, my when I was riding motorcycle tires on same side of the road, same road, balanced. hmm thanks

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Post  nodakbassmaster on Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:46 am

that's the flat tire trying to "stay flat" on the road. The more pronounced the crown, the more the bike will veer to the right when the handlebars are loose. It's one of the things that come with the CT... some are worse than others I'd presume. Get into some asphalt with some deep grooves and you can go up either side and feel the tire want to drift back down them. Shrug

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Post  maurice on Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:12 pm

nodakbassmaster wrote:that's the flat tire trying to "stay flat" on the road. The more pronounced the crown, the more the bike will veer to the right when the handlebars are loose. It's one of the things that come with the CT... some are worse than others I'd presume. Get into some asphalt with some deep grooves and you can go up either side and feel the tire want to drift back down them. Shrug

I tried other side of the road and it still wants to lean just a tad to the right. Doesn't it seem that it should want to lean a little toward the slight slope to the left? I guess an alignment is out of the question. Very Happy

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Post  Larry Simpson on Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:30 pm

I am with you,I think you should have felt a little drift to the left if the road burm were what was causing your problem , might check shocks front and rear,maby bushings. Shrug Shrug
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Post  quadancer on Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:04 pm

STILL check your alignment. My favorite method is to jack up the bike and spin the back wheel forward. The chain or Belt should stay in the middle of the sprocket.
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Post  maurice on Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:56 pm

Larry Simpson wrote:I am with you,I think you should have felt a little drift to the left if the road burm were what was causing your problem , might check shocks front and rear,maby bushings. Shrug Shrug

But shocks were not touched changing the tires, or bushings. hmmm

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Post  maurice on Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:57 pm

quadancer wrote:STILL check your alignment. My favorite method is to jack up the bike and spin the back wheel forward. The chain or Belt should stay in the middle of the sprocket.

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Post  Larry Simpson on Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:53 pm

You could have had a minor problem to start with that you were not feeling with the mc tire.When you insall a ct it tends to magnify any problems that you have. May not be the case but should be considered as it does happen. thumbup
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Post  quadancer on Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:02 pm

Yeah, it seems we read all the time about front end problems that crop up after crossing over, and once bushings or adjustments are made, they go away.
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Post  maurice on Sun Oct 09, 2011 6:41 am

Larry Simpson wrote:You could have had a minor problem to start with that you were not feeling with the mc tire.When you insall a ct it tends to magnify any problems that you have. May not be the case but should be considered as it does happen. thumbup

Thanks for that. Makes sense. So bushings and shocks. I will tell the guy who is swapping out my FD next Friday to check them out. Hope it is an easy check.

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Post  maurice on Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:46 am

I just wondered what you guys think. Since I put avon roadrider rear mt tire on front going direction of arrow, do you think since many reverse direction, that that might be why not balanced? Thinking of reversing it Friday when final drive is replaced. thanks

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