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Just got my bike. Everything is fine. Got 1150 miles in these these last 6 days. Got mt first ckeckup all is fine, broke in good everything seems good except when riding no hands the bike wants to drift right. What is the cause, anyone want to take a stab at it? And don't tell me to move my ace to the middle of the seat. :p
it seemsonor but i like to tool down the road, when traffic is near nonexistant, without my hands on the bars. I know some of u must do this too. Its too comfy not to.
Any ideas?:doorag:
 

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Road crown: The slope of a road surface to the outside for proper drainage. Excessive road crown can cause a vehicle to lead to the right. Reducing caster on the left front wheel is sometimes used to compensate for road crown.
 

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road crown is the angle designed in to the road to shed water to the sides of the road. On a straight road the crown is in the center so the water flows to the side gutters. On a curve, the crown is usually at the out most radius of the turn so the water flows to the inside, or the tightest portion of the turn. So when you are riding no hands the bike naturally wants to turn in the direction the crown is shedding water in. So in the USA and Canada road crown will want the bike to go right. Simple :bigthumbsup:
 

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With the stock exhaust the bike is a little heavier on the right too. Once I put my current exhaust on it still pulls a little to the right with the hands off, but not nearly as much as it did before.
 

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There is a magnetic pull to the side of the road...the aliens have placed it there to trick unsuspecting M109R owners into drifting to the right. If you don't resist they will probe you once they have you pulled over.


Ok it's just gravity and the slight slant or crown in the road. If you where in europe you would drift slightly to the left....been there done that. You will survive just keep your hands on the handle bars.
 

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ooooooohhhh, ok

and i thought silverbullit and rinosback were just making fun of me, the newby :chillout:
I was ready to LMAS if there was a funny to go with it.:beer3:
personally I think IT IS the aliens. :a20:

thanks fellas, I posted this because the drift is excessive. I did not get this much drift from the 1100 yamaha I had just two weeks ago. I feel its mechanical and not just road crown. I have to really scoot my behind over left to correct this. Could it be because this is a 109 and tires are much larger than most bikes. Just want to correct this if possible. I look like a side car rider going down the road.:eek:
 

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There is a magnetic pull to the side of the road...the aliens have placed it there to trick unsuspecting M109R owners into drifting to the right. If you don't resist they will probe you once they have you pulled over.

Ok it's just gravity and the slight slant or crown in the road. If you where in europe you would drift slightly to the left....been there done that. You will survive just keep your hands on the handle bars.
And probing is definitely out of the question.
 

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With the stock exhaust the bike is a little heavier on the right too. Once I put my current exhaust on it still pulls a little to the right with the hands off, but not nearly as much as it did before.
:agree: if your bike has std exhaust, that will be what is pulling it to right.
if you do not have std exhaust then definitely aliens and be prepared for a 4ft probe :D
 

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:agree: if your bike has std exhaust, that will be what is pulling it to right.
if you do not have std exhaust then definitely aliens and be prepared for a 4ft probe :D
Wow, I did not realize pipes could make such a difference.
I feel so much better its THE STANDARD EXHAUST PIPES!! :eek:

Maybe I could sell mine on E-Bay. ;)
 

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Stop flapping your arms

That happpens to me when I put on the throttle lock at 55 MPH and flap my arms squealing in delight. :joke:
 
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Front fork mis-alignment can cause some drifting too. It can make the front tire not track with the rear tire. The alignment proceedure is a little long to type in here. It is in the service manual. Mainly if the forks aren't held perfectly parallel and perpendicular to the wheel and at equal hight in the triple tree, it can shift the front tire slightly to the left or right of center compared to the rear tire. And NO, the Stealers don't always check that the factory got it right during assembly, and they don't check for that in subsequent services. This can also affect the movement of the suspension. It binds a little and isn't as smooth as it should be. It can't hurt to check it. It may not make a difference, but if it does, It'd be nice to know.
 

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It could be the weight of the exhaust causing you to pull to the right along with road crown, because here in NZ we ride on the left and our bike holds a straight course. :dontknow:
 
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