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Re: Bike pulling left

I did a search to the old forum but with no luck. The bike pulls left when I leave my hands from the handlebars at low speeds.
Changed my tyres yesterday and the guy who did the fitting, forgot to align the rear wheel. Almost sure that this was the cause, I realigned it. WTF, no positive results... *
Missing something here?
Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Re: Bike pulling left

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Jacko : forgot to align the rear wheel
Try aligning the front. *If it was the back tire the a$$ end would drift the bike wouldn't really pull.



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Re: Bike pulling left

How??
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Re: Bike pulling left

With the bike on the front stand, loosen the pinch bolts on your forlks, spin the wheel, hit front break making it stop abruptly, repeat again and tighten pinch bolts.
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Re: Bike pulling left

Thank you very much Cliff. I ll give it a try.
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Re: Bike pulling left

Hope it works!! If not make sure one of your front brakes isn't dragging.
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Re: Bike pulling left

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Cliff : With the bike on the front stand, loosen the pinch bolts on your forlks, spin the wheel, hit front break making it stop abruptly, repeat again and tighten pinch bolts.
The service manual says to first tighten pinch bolts on right side of bike (when sitting on it) and keep the left pinch bolts loose. Next, squeeze the front brake lever and push down on the forks (while sitting on the bike) several times to seat everything. Than tighten up the left side pinch bolts and you should be good to go.
For the rear, I believe their is an article in the Knowledge Base (by abtech?) that shows how you can measure the distances from the adjuster blocks to the end of the swingarm to check the rear wheel alignment.

Both of these methods have worked really for me.

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Re: Bike pulling left

service manual also lists several causes for the bike pulling one way or another.....if you haven't fixed your problem yet and would like me to scan the page i can...
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Re: Bike pulling left

It's been a very rough day.Got back from work 21:00 I'll try your suggestions first thing in the morning and let you know.
Again, thank you all.

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Re: Bike pulling left

Problem solved!!!
Aligned the front wheel and boom. Straight line.
Damn, you guys rock.
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