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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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I wan to preface the topic by mentioning the fact that besides my 07 jackpot i have 3 other bikes and have owned about 13-15 street bikes total in the 15 years i have been licensed to ride them.

I have noticed that my 07 jp leans a bit more than usual to the left side when riding on most roads/ interstates/ highways. The bike feels very close to vertical when i go thru a slight right curve....
I DO believe that some of this is from:
-the sloping of many roads to allow water/ rain to run-off
-the reduced weight on the right side of the bike from changing the pipes to an aftermarket RPW
-and maybe the rotation of the earth here?????

I have only had 2 other bikes behave this way and one of them had a slight warp to the rear subframe discovered after i traded it in.

suggestions, ideas, thoughts???? thanx
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Have you checked the wheel alignment? If you're drifting right then you would have to lean left to go straight.

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yes u are correct in the description of a right drift... my bike leans to the left when i go straight.
I know that many of the local roads have a crown to them, but i was curious if anyone else has experienced a similar "lean" after removing the boat anchor stock exhaust.

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A similar thread is in the Kingpin section Kingpin won't go straight

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My tends to want to go right if I take my right hand off the grip. But still goes straight if I take my left hand off the grip.
I thought it was the extra weight of the pipes on the right side?

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yeah, basically i have to compensate for the tendency to go right by leaning the bike a bit to the left when riding. there is definitely something different w/ this victory.
-the 250mm rear tire
-odd weight balancing between sides
-odd geometry
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Since you mentioned the way it feels in curves, I would guess the tire has uneven wear like flat spotting or cupping. If you add a alot of air to the tire and it gets worse then that should point to if the tire is the issue.

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i will try that.... i am certain that the rear tire was slightly out of alignment in the swingarm, but it still tends to lean to proceed in a straight path.
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The pipes stick out farther on the JP to accommodate the fat rear tire. The stock pipes/muffs are fairly heavy so it does cause the bike to lean to the right a bit. Maybe your compensating for it. Getting a lighter/different will help that.
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Hey just wondering if you were able to figure it out? Im having the same problem with my 07' jackpot, the bike feels like it just wants to go right.
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