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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 2005, 8:12 pm Thread Starter
 
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low speed pulling left

Just drove a K12GT that Im thinking of buying. It seem at low speeds it was pulling to the left. Checked the tires before taking a test drive (Mez 6 skins) 1.5K miles on tires seem like un-even wear ..
Right side worn down ..left side a little squared. Got to remember roads here in
Scottsdale are tough on tires.

Is there a concern... my last K12 didn't pull.. could it be the tires?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 2005, 8:27 pm
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I have a '04 KRS and yes, tires can have an effect. I notice since putting on a set of Pilot Roads, the bike seems a little twichy on the freeway, compared to the stock 020's. Also I have the sport suspension and when it was delivered the controls were set rock hard and the bike seemed to pull to the right. After an adjustment this "pulling" went away.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 2005, 4:49 am
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u got it

it is definitely the front tire. for some reason, all the major brands of tires cup and wear uneven. after around 25mph, it doesnt bother me though. i ride with 40psi front, 44psi rear, and get a lot better mileage.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 2005, 5:00 am
 
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[QUOTE=CaptKirk]Just drove a K12GT that Im thinking of buying. It seem at low speeds it was pulling to the left.

Worn tires will do it no matter what the pressure...strange feedback is the name of the game when the tire is not symetrical
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