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Can tires cause you problems with your motorcycle balance?

HI, i need some help, want to ask that can tires cause you problems with you bar position during riding,, or motorcycle not going straight from tires, or other problems with balance in the street ???
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No, but you need to check your rear wheel alignment. I used a straight edge on rear sprocket, extending along the chain links outer plates toward front sprocket. Many use Motion Pro's alignment tool. My axle's right side has to be about 2.5mm ahead of left side's adjustment reference mark to be properly aligned, so it was off by 0.5 degree which is huge. Reference marks are 5mm apart. It's now good and neutral, is much easier to ride and easier on arms and back. I realized I used to sit offset to balance the ride.

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Oh yeah every time.

Don't depend on the marks on the swingarm to get things lined up right. I have a Motion Pro gauge I use now but I have used cord before . Pull the tow frame covers off the left and right side that cover the swingarm bolt and measure from the center of the bolt the the center of the rear axle.

Here's the tool I have it makes things faster and easier. I think I gave about $20.00 for it. It clamps to the rear sprocket and you simply sight down the chain and adjust until there are parallel.

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If the bar position is off I'd say the forks may be twisted in the triple clamps.
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Yeah, something is off kilter... Bent chassis, triple clamps, forks, swingarm, and/or fork or wheel misalignment.
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Hasn't this been discussed in a previous thread?

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It sure has... Grand Master is at it again.

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sorry if i disturbed, but i just wanted some help, in my town they are not specialized mechanics and i dont have where to find a solution, anyway sorry for disturbing!
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