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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 2008, 8:21 am Thread Starter
 
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Oversteer to the right

Just today noticed when turning a corner to the right that the bike is over steering. I lean over and handle bars move (slower speed turn) then last little bit before a full lock it kind of moves into it by itself. Turning left same thing doesn't happen. Any ideas / suggestions?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 2008, 9:27 am
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I don't think I've ever been full lock while riding a motorcycle?

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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 2008, 9:34 am
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Are you sure nothing is bent?

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 2008, 10:20 am
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the RS GT models were known for the PTTR Pull To The Right. Try loosing the front axle bolts, bounce the forks and retighten, sometimes helps
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 2008, 10:44 am Thread Starter
 
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nah nothing should be bent.. and full lock it when low speed turning and hasn't been any significant event that could have triggered it.. if it continues to annoy me might take to dealer for them to have a look at.

Thanks for your quick replies
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That sensation of falling over a little MAY be due to bad front ball joints.

Expensive to replace especially if they can't remove them from the fork.

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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 2008, 4:33 pm
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The front and rear wheels on the RS are not on the same centerline (by design). If I let go of my bars when travelling straight, my bike wants to lean to the right.

Also, the front tire does not wear evenly from side to side (wears more on the left) and little handling quirks will show up as the front tire wears down. I just put a new front on my bike and everything feels good again.

I would bet a 5 spot that nothing is wrong with your bike. Just ride it.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 2008, 10:53 pm Thread Starter
 
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It's still ride able.. just when the steering does that last little bit to the full lock kind of by itself got me by surprise cos hasn't done it before. oh also my bike is an 07 KR
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Is it in both directions?

I wonder if it has something to do with the steering damper reaching the limit of it's travel?

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old Dec 17th, 2008, 12:31 am Thread Starter
 
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nah only when goes to the right from what i can tell, but the dampner was my 2nd thought after low tyre pressure
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