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post #1 of 3 Old Mar 16th, 2008, 8:27 pm Thread Starter
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Wheels out of alignment?

Is it possible for a bike to be out of alignment? My wifes CLC pulls to the right enough that you have to keep pressure on the left bar to keep it straight. It doesn't matter if you're on the throttle, off the throttle, or in neutral! I looked through the Clymer manual but found nothing on alignment!

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post #2 of 3 Old Mar 17th, 2008, 10:16 pm
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Re: Wheels out of alignment?

My CLC does exactly the same thing. A&S BMW in Roseville says "that's the way it is". I was frustrated by it in the beginning but I've gotten use to it.

If you look at the bike, there is no adjustment, so I reluctantly accept their assessment. I would guess that it has something to do with asymetrical weight distribution side to side. If I side saddle it it will almost go straight.

My friend had an LT that he could not ride no handed without it starting a head-shake (high speed shimmey or wobble). Same lame answer from the dealer.

In the absence of a significant, variable sidewind I can ride my Harley pretty much as far as I want with my hands in my lap. And that includes gentle curves. I am sure this will generate a fire storm of BMW good handling vs. Harley lousey handling. I will listen to the guff knowing that it is baloney.

By the way, I still like the CLC. It works for me for touring and wind control.

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Re: Wheels out of alignment?

Strange, my R1150R could go no handed for miles at just about any speed depending on cross wind. My LT wants to shake the moment I take my hands off the grips. Very strange!


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