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.
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.
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
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.
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.