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Old 03-24-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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She hangs to the right.....

ok, weird question....Why is it that whenever i get my front wheel off the ground just for fun when coming out of the corner...it immediately goes right in a HUGE way? Any other bike ive owned i can bring up the front the wheel and take it straight a bit before bringing it back down. But on my GSA its like its way heavy on the right wide and won't stand up straight. Anyone notice that?
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:40 PM   #2
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Depends on which type oil you are using....or flywheel effect of horizontally opposed engine, or whichever stupid explanation you like.
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Old 03-24-2013, 07:45 PM   #3
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ok, weird question....Why is it that whenever i get my front wheel off the ground just for fun when coming out of the corner...it immediately goes right in a HUGE way? Any other bike ive owned i can bring up the front the wheel and take it straight a bit before bringing it back down. But on my GSA its like its way heavy on the right wide and won't stand up straight. Anyone notice that?
I never noticed this. It like likely something you are doing.

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Old 03-24-2013, 08:13 PM   #4
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Depends if you are north or south of the equator.

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Old 03-24-2013, 08:15 PM   #5
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My GUESS would be because of the design of the engine layout, like when you sit on the bike and give it a rev, it leans to the right...!
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:23 PM   #6
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a different situation but loaded or unloaded mine
tracks right going down the highway.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:05 PM   #7
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shaft drive spins you that way
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:12 AM   #8
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Probably the maelstrom effect.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:15 AM   #9
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Lean left........counter wheelstanding a shafty. c
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:27 AM   #10
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??? Of course it is the engine config. You can feel it when sitting on the bike revving it. I suspect some of don't notice it too much because we compensate for it naturally after riding these things so long.

The newer GS' don't do it as much...

True Story:
I have a good friend who is a stuntman and a all around expert motorcycle rider, racer you name it. Amazing bike talent.

He had to ride a bike in a stunt where he jumped out of the trailer of a transport truck and took off... He was given an older R80 to do the trick.

First go he got to the end of the truck box and lifted up the front wheel - jumped out and proceeded to have the bike twist, mid air and lay him over sideways. Flat out tossed the bike and himself. Totally perplexed and not ready for that - got up figured it out and laughed and did the shot a few more times just fine... Of course compensating for the rotational effect.

We laughed about it later as he recounted the incident, confirming with me as I had a GS and he wondered aloud about the engine effect.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:30 AM   #11
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shaft drive spins you that way
Yup, this.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:16 AM   #12
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tell your passenger to sit straight up! even in the corners!
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:50 AM   #13
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Yup, this.
True, but my wheelies still go straight. Am I compensating for the torque with my weight somehow without realizing it?
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:58 AM   #14
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shaft drive spins you that way
You mean just the shaft? It the bike had a chain it wouldn't do that?

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Old 03-25-2013, 10:48 AM   #15
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True, but my wheelies still go straight. Am I compensating for the torque with my weight somehow without realizing it?
Most likely; see Disco Dean's story above.
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