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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 02-10-2013, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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I noticed that when I take my hands off the grips, my Judge tends to lean to the right. I was thinking maybe because both the belt and exhaust are on the right side. Does anybody else have this problem?
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I've seen others post about the same problem on different bikes. Pretty much every time it was because there is more weight on the side it leans towards or a slightly misaligned rear wheel.

The same advice is also given every time as well... Don't take your hands off the bars

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Might I suggest, if you can, get the front wheel off the ground. Move the bars lock to lock and return it to center. If it moves, make sure nothing is binding and pulling the wheel.(cables, wiring, hoses) Check at a 45 degree left and right also, it doesn't take much to bind up.
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The bike has less than 1400 miles on it and was doing it basically from the beginning. Is it common on the Vics in general?

Thanks for the advice LostinTexas
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It's a common problem with the Kingpins as well.It has been well discussed on other forums.

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The bike has less than 1400 miles on it and was doing it basically from the beginning. Is it common on the Vics in general?

Thanks for the advice LostinTexas
Not common to Vics but apparently may be an issue with the Kingpin subset so you may want to search that forum for pointers on how to get it corrected.




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I noticed this also on a brand spanking new high-ball. I'll check for cable binding. The stock exhaust I'm told is quite heavy though. Wouldn't surprise me if an exhaust swap fixes it.

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You nailed it. Pipes drive belt and even 1 cylinder are to the right of center. Making the bike right side heavy.

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