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.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
Both of these are correct. The stock exhaust is VERY heavy. After market systems will reduce the effect. Also, for whatever reason, it seems that wheel alignment from the factor is always skewed. I would definitely follow the recommended procedure for wheel alignment. It's easy enough to do as long as you have a lift to get the rear wheel off the ground.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 thumb up
Excellent idea, and the crowning is one reason I haven't gone full ballistic paranoid about it at this point. Here in Asheville, it's dang difficult to find a flat road though. heheDon't carry anything in your right pockets or lean a little to the left to compensate.
Seriously now it could be that the roads you're riding on are crowned and the bike is trying to follow them. Get on a highway and see if it does the same thing in the left or center lane as it does in the right lane. Also make sure your arse is centered on the seat.
Alignment procedures have been posted in these forums at least a couple different times, you might try doing a search. It's really not difficult, just takes about 20-30 minutes of your time.I noticed, the bike actually leans to the right, not the bars, and the bike actually turns right.. This indicates to me (I'm truly no expert), if there's any handlebar binding it'd pulling bars to the left counter-steering in order to drop the bike into a right-side lean, I guess.
It "feels" as though the bike is indeed "heavier" on the right side. As I'm planning on exhaust after break-in, it'll be a good experiement to see.
I do plan on a visit to dealer on first service for that first oil change, just because, so I'll have them check alignment and ask them about it. Wish I had that service manual, I'd just check myself.
No adverse turning issues noticed.. The bike feels solid in either direction.