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Steering.

Postby geordiecarpenter » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:53 pm

Took the bike for a run the other day in to the London area, nice and dry and sunny. But coming back I hit a massive pot hole and mearly dropped the bike, but some how managed to save it. But since then I'm having a problem turning to the right as in leaning in to the corner, had a look over the front end but I cannot see any damage, so what is wrong with the bike as I cannot see the fault. Help please.

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Re: Steering.

Postby oldyam » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:13 am

Have you checked the back end too ?
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Re: Steering.

Postby keiththeoutfitter1 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:53 am

Forks twisted in the yokes?
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Re: Steering.

Postby alexis291 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:57 pm

Check your wheel alignment - run a piece of string across the back wheel to the front and see if the rims line up with the bars straight. You may need to check both sides if tyre widths are different.
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Re: Steering.

Postby Douglas C » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:11 pm

Check your wheel alignment - run a piece of string across the back wheel to the front and see if the rims line up with the bars straight. You may need to check both sides if tyre widths are different.
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https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/how- ... -tech-tips


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And as its a BMW, the front and rear wheels may not necessarily be exactly on the same track.
An offset of -5 to +14mm was permissable on my K1200rs.
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Re: Steering.

Postby windmill john » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:18 pm

Tyre seated correctly all round.

Not being rude, any chance the incident was on a right hander and you are having a slight... psychological aversion to right handers?
I remember how I felt for a few turns after a decent slip in a bend once.
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Re: Steering.

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:46 pm

Buckled wheel?
Check the wheel carefully for any cracking!

Check the Telelever/Forks Bottom Yoke swivel joint for damage/play.
This is at the 'pointy' end of the Telelever arm.

It also might help to loosen the front axle nut and the fork slider axle securing screws then plunge the forks up and down a few times before re-tightening the front axle and the slider screws (do NOT overtighten these screws!).
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Re: Steering.

Postby geordiecarpenter » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:20 pm

Would not mind if I had an eversion to a right hander,but it was on a straght piece of road at the time,but as I ride 2 different bikes 1 my RT and the other a V Strom don't think that would bother me and I've been riding for over 40 years I don't think that would put me off riding. I'll check over the front this weekend and let you all know the results of what I find.

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Re: Steering.

Postby sykospain » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:45 pm

The now-current saying about UK road surfaces is :-
"In the UK we used to drive on the left of the road.
Now, we drive on what's LEFT of the road."


10 years of imposed austerity means it would now take tens of BILLIONS to restore British road surfaces to any state approaching decency. The situation has no practical solution.

I remember touring back in the late 60s and early 70s here on the Spanish peninsula. Often meeting in the middle of the road, a coupla cheerful straw-hatted guys with shovels patting down lumps of asfalt tossed into potholes from a steaming-hot bag of the stuff strapped to each flank of a long-suffering donkey.

Back then, I used to think how disgraceful was the state of Spanish roads after decades of oppressive mis-rule by the murderous fascist dictator Franco.
Now the condition of road surfaces in each country is completely reversed.
Draw your own conclusions...
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