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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 04-02-2012, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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When I coast and let go of the bars my bike goes to the right. Other bikes go straight when I try it on them. What can be causing this and how can it be corrected?
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First thing I'd check is the rear wheel alignment. Page 85 in the owners manual has step-by-step instructions.
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Do you still have the stock exhaust on your KP? I noticed the same thing going from my old Vulcan to my new HighBall.

The reason is that the tube chassis Victory's, with the belt drive and almost 100 pounds of stock exhaust pipe, are all right side heavy and will want to turn right unless you lean waaay to the left.

Everything changed however, when I got rid of the stock exhaust & put my Hacker Jokers pipes on. Now my bike balances perfectly.

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When I coast and let go of the bars my bike goes to the right. Other bikes go straight when I try it on them. What can be causing this and how can it be corrected?
Yes, it can be corrected. Stop letting go of the bars.

It could be a number of things. Aside from what has been mentioned, it could be due to a windscreen, tire wear, grade of the road and a host of other things I'm sure.




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My Vegas does it too. My old VStar 1300 could steer itself, must just be the nature of the beast.

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I have stage 1 pipes on my Vegas and it steers perfectly without any pull to the right.

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I have a 2007 Kingpin that does the same thing. I used to be concerned about it, but I have been told by many Kingpin owners that its the nature of the beast. Having the exhaust and belt assembly on the same side has a lot to do with it, so I am told. I love my Kingpin and it handles wonderfully when I have both hands on the handlebars.

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Mine does the same, nature of the beast.

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100% rear wheel aligment !!!!!!!

no matter what pipes or such..should always go straight .

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100% rear wheel aligment !!!!!!!

no matter what pipes or such..should always go straight .

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