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    pulling to the left during shifting
    on: Dec 29, 2019, 02.59 pm
    Dec 29, 2019, 02.59 pm
    Good Morning,

    I took the bike out for a ride yesterday and noticed that the bike was pulling to the left during shifting.
    -the bike pulled to the left/wobbled a little when I decelerated.
    -the bike pulled to the left/wobbled when I accelerated.
    This is the first time I experienced this on the Trophy.  I read through some of the posts and I didn't notice any other posts with the same issue(s).

    I adjusted my riding (twisties) to compensate for the pull/wobble but I am concerned that I will have an issue later this month.  I'm riding back to the New Orleans from NC and the last thing I need is a Transmission problem. 

    I am going to take it out again today to see if there is a difference in the way I am gripping/pulling in on the clutch (too hard/pull in too far/find a sweet spot).  And, I will recheck the transmission fluid.

    Anything else I can do riding style/quick garage overview that anyone can think of?  Thanks BC
    Big Country

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    Re: pulling to the left during shifting
    Reply #1 on: Dec 29, 2019, 04.19 pm
    Dec 29, 2019, 04.19 pm
    Hi BC,

    I'd check for any noticable side to side play at the Rear wheel,
    which could be due to worn Bearings within the Final Drive ( Service Manual Chapter 14.7 ),
    or the Swing Arm Pivot Pins and Bearings ( Service Manual Chapter 13.18 ).

    Also check the Torque arm is secure at both ends.

    Cheers  :821:






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    Re: pulling to the left during shifting
    Reply #2 on: Dec 29, 2019, 05.26 pm
    Dec 29, 2019, 05.26 pm
    Plus one on checking things before you ride the bike again, starting with the wheel nuts or should I say lugs. :002:

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    Re: pulling to the left during shifting
    Reply #3 on: Dec 29, 2019, 05.42 pm
    Dec 29, 2019, 05.42 pm
    yep, the rear wheel is loose and moving back and forth.  Anybody have a service manual?  Some of this is new to me.
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    Re: pulling to the left during shifting
    Reply #4 on: Dec 29, 2019, 05.45 pm
    Dec 29, 2019, 05.45 pm
    Can you tell where the movement / play is coming from ?

    As Earthman says - first thing is to check the 5 wheel "Nuts" ( 70Nm )



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    Re: pulling to the left during shifting
    Reply #5 on: Dec 29, 2019, 05.51 pm
    Dec 29, 2019, 05.51 pm
    The bike is on the center stand.  I can grab it (rear wheel) in one hand and I can move it left and right(to the exhaust and back to the swing arm).  Definitely loose rear wheel. 
    Big Country

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    Re: pulling to the left during shifting
    Reply #6 on: Dec 29, 2019, 06.51 pm
    Dec 29, 2019, 06.51 pm
    Not so good Bigcountry, can you tell us your mileage. This is a serious malfunction which could have ended badly... glad to hear thats not the case.
    I have some play in my rear wheel bearing but I believe it is much the same as most. I check it frequently..... even more frquently now... letus know what you find please.

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    Re: pulling to the left during shifting
    Reply #7 on: Dec 29, 2019, 08.30 pm
    Dec 29, 2019, 08.30 pm
    it's a 2015 with about 3000 miles.  I bought it used. No issues until recently.  I was getting my muscle memory for my trip when this happened.

    I believe it''s too new/not alot of miles for the bearings to be an issue. 

    to my limited experienced mind I think is in the shaft/final drive??? 

    When I tighten the wheel to specs will this go away-or is it deeper than that?
    Big Country