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Offline Yamahavmax1700carbon

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2021 S1000XR Metzler Roadtec 01 SE
on: May 01, 2021, 10:01:11 PM
My bike had Bridgestone Battlax T31 on when I took delivery and my dealer swapped them on 300 miles for the Metzlers I had agreed when I did the deal for the bike and I've done 1k on them now however I have a strange handling feeling
I'm fine going to the right hand bends but the bike seems reluctant to the left ?
When cruising along and your arm straight it just feels like it's pulling to one side (the right) its only minor but you can feel it
Do you think it's front wheel alignment or a issue with tyres or pressures?

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Re: 2021 S1000XR Metzler Roadtec 01 SE
Reply #1 on: May 01, 2021, 10:18:22 PM
If it's consistent i'd say alignment, dealers seem to be shocking at aligning the wheels correctly, I'd double check if the alignment marks for the rear wheel are the same.
Last Edit: May 01, 2021, 10:34:00 PM by Antares

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Re: 2021 S1000XR Metzler Roadtec 01 SE
Reply #2 on: May 02, 2021, 09:33:09 AM
Just measured from the rear axle block to the back of the swingarm and they are the same distance so I think the rear wheel is pretty straight

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Re: 2021 S1000XR Metzler Roadtec 01 SE
Reply #3 on: May 02, 2021, 11:32:21 AM
On mine the front forks were not aligned. Only noticed it when I put the phone on the bar and it was not aligned with the TFT. Dealer said it was too minor and reluctant to do it. Did it myself. As a tool I used a cut to size straight MDF board flat against the upper forks. If out of alignment one fork will not lay flat against the board. Make sure the board is not against the conical section at the bottom. Now goes much more  straight without hands on de bars

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Re: 2021 S1000XR Metzler Roadtec 01 SE
Reply #4 on: May 02, 2021, 03:47:24 PM
Make the dealer do it - take it back
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Re: 2021 S1000XR Metzler Roadtec 01 SE
Reply #5 on: May 02, 2021, 06:01:16 PM
Going to a dealer to check if your wheels are lined up...I knew these Covid masks would have other uses..maybe a pair of dark glasses as well  :001:.


The marks on the swing arm are pretty accurate.
Suspension setting ? Assuming your not a FB.
Tyre pressure? That’ll be 36/42
Has the front tyre been put on the right way...as in check arrow direction.
Sit some one on the back while bike is on centre stand...front wheel and tyre running true? Either brake sticking?

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Re: 2021 S1000XR Metzler Roadtec 01 SE
Reply #6 on: May 03, 2021, 08:01:57 AM
Quick easy check - make sure you haven't got an asymmetric profile on the front tyre?   A pal of mine turned up at mine yesterday with a pronounced flat on the right side - he put it down to roundabouts??

For rear wheel alignment - I never trust my eyes with axle/arm markings.   I use one of those chain-trammels for alignment.   

That said - I suppose I could check some appropriate dimension R and L with a cheap vernier against the trammel and use the vernier in future.