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Old 06-18-2012, 12:49 PM   #16
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Waste of time. He was riding wired and with 50psi ture pressure.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:49 PM   #17
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Waste of time. He was riding wired and with 50psi ture pressure.
Whaa...?

Roll Tide...or War Eagle?
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:54 PM   #18
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Only one person has mentioned wheel alignment? I'm surprised.

Check (using the string method, or simpler, by having a mechanic take a look) whether the rear wheel is following the track of the front wheel. I'm wondering if your rear wheel is pointed slightly to the left. The rear can get out of alignment if the adjusters aren't turned the same number of turns during a chain-tension adjustment.

Don't rely on the markings on a two-sided swingarm.
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:02 PM   #19
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Ride till if falls of, you crash or your neck wont turn. otherwise, try a unicycle. I ride the same way due to a broken tailbone that won't heal, strangley it hurts less the faster i go?
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:16 PM   #20
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I'dbe great to know if you lean to the right if you ride in the southern hemisphere.
Great response !!
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:02 PM   #21
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While riding around 20 mph, stand up, get yourself comfortable on the pegs/bars and then sit down without looking down. Chances are your crack will land in the center of the seat. Get used to that feeling...cured!

Your legs are within an inch or two of each other, right?
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:05 PM   #22
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anybody think it could be do to the crown in the road ? i have ridden some roads that are pretty tall in the middle and find my self leaning into it a little
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:51 AM   #23
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To toss another theory into the mix: are you right-handed? Do you work at a computer all day? Do you "slouch with the mouse"?

You can develop a left-lean *quite* quickly (and frustratingly, persistently) this way. Ask me how I know.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:24 AM   #24
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I had the same problem early on... Ended up I was stiff-arming the throttle, and it was pushing me off to the left. Relax your grip, bend your elbows and keep your eyes up and ahead.

And not to ask the obvious question, but have you taken an MSF class? Good opportunity to ride another bike and have a very knowledgeable person watch you ride.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:40 PM   #25
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Sold the F650GS and went to Thailand. Rode Honda Phantom and Honda CBR b250 and Honda CGR 500 and Kawa Ninja perfectly centered. Go figure,,,
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:37 PM   #26
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Don't do that. You're welcome.
+1. Actually, $750, which is that it cost me to have my first bike checked out for frame alignment after I stripped it down to a rolling frame, only to find that getting the tiny bit of actual misalignment corrected did not solve my problem, which became readily apparent after seeing an X-ray of my spine.

P.S. The X-ray was covered under insurance. The trip to the alignment shop was not. Take the clue on this.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:44 PM   #27
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my bars are always bent

left arm shorter than the right

due to accident early 80's

oh ex wife was driving not a scratch on her
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:06 AM   #28
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I'm in the market for an adjustable set of handlebars that can have different heigth, reach and angle left and right.

If I close my eyes and stretch out my arms, all of the above measurements are different between left and right.

I don't care if it will look like the bars have been in an accident, because i beleive it will be very comfortable.

Every bike I've ever owned felt like it had bent handlebars, but in fact it's me thats bent.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:41 PM   #29
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I'm in the market for an adjustable set of handlebars that can have different heigth, reach and angle left and right.

If I close my eyes and stretch out my arms, all of the above measurements are different between left and right.

I don't care if it will look like the bars have been in an accident, because i beleive it will be very comfortable.

Every bike I've ever owned felt like it had bent handlebars, but in fact it's me thats bent.
laverda adjusrable bars

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Old 02-19-2013, 11:00 PM   #30
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I've been told that I sit off to one side when I ride. Apparently, I'm the only one riding the right way. Fuck those other guys, they're obviously queer or something.
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