Turns out that the chain alignment marks on my bike are anything but accurate. I'm now using a laser chain alignment tool (in this case Profi CAT, but there are others on the market) to align the sprockets, chain and hence the wheels.
The bike is transformed. It turns into corners without any complaint, and there is very little tendency to stand up mid corner. Just the way its sposed to be.
I'm old enough to remember when no-one trusted the chain alignment marks on swing arms, but this is the first time for quite a few years that I've had the issue. Must have been either a Friday or Monday bike.
I never trusted them either. I typically measured the centers of the swingarm bolt to the axle.
I had my new V1k lowered. Didn't think to mention the chain and they didn't think to adjust it either. About 1200 miles in, it occurred to me that it was too tight. Because I lowered it, I took off the center stand. I use regular old bike stands to jack it up. Problem is, the ginormous exhaust hangs right in the way of the axle on the right (brake) side when the weight of the bike presses against the raised swingarm.
Being an impatient type, I loosened the chain with the left adjuster before I figured out how I was going to diddle with the right one. Then it occurred to me to measure the nut to nut distance of the adjustment screw. Seemed that after I adjusted the left side it was about equal to the right side.
Rode fine before and still rides fine now. Chain is not so tight, so I feel a little better about it. I might have to score me a nice titanium Arrow pipe for it, as paying the dealer to change the tire every time would irritate me, plus I like Arrow pipes.
So after that long winded diatribe, I have a question. Is the nut to nut distance between your adjuster screw the same now?