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26,000 miles on bike. Tires look ok (7,500 on front & 3,500 on rear), It is pulling hard right (like a car out of alignment). Regardless of road grade or wind condition. And bike is evenly loaded.

Other than a bad tire, what else could cause this? Taking bike to shop in few days, but would appreciate any feedback based on actual experience.
 

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Bridgestone Driveguard put on rear 3,500 miles ago. Previously had Snow Ctl on rear. oem Bridgestone on front

26,000 miles on bike. Tires look ok (7,500 on front & 3,500 on rear), It is pulling hard right (like a car out of alignment). Regardless of road grade or wind condition. And bike is evenly loaded.

Other than a bad tire, what else could cause this? Taking bike to shop in few days, but would appreciate any feedback based on actual experience.
 

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Loose Tie Rod will create a wobble on the 2018-2020. I would then think pulling to the right could be the tires
 

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Brake pad drag on one side of front will cause that same behavior. Have not seen a rear brake pad dragging cause that... Just a thought.
 

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Loose Tie Rod will create a wobble on the 2018-2020. I would then think pulling to the right could be the tires
No wobble, no vibration, bike steady as a rock other than pulling right
 

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If you're still running dark side, I'd start there.
 

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Other than a bad tire, what else could cause this? Taking bike to shop in few days, but would appreciate any feedback based on actual experience.

Forks out of alignment with the triple tees may cause this.
Simple remedy. .
 

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well spotted. But I dont usually dig deep and check out the op;s bio.
OK. Front end out of alignment.
 

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Warranty work needed
 

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I had a similar problem on a 2014 1800 I had purchased used. It pulled to the right but not strongly. If I had taken my hands off the bars for 2-3 seconds it would have put me in the ditch. A new set of tires fixed it.
 

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Flux capacitor or muffler bearings going out. j/k.. call and talk to dealer and maybe they can help out in some way that’s not gonna cost you an arm and leg
 

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Check the bearings on the swing arm. A loose, out of alignment swing arm can move you around like that.
 

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Make sure you’re not carrying 20 pounds of tool in the right hand bag. I carry my tools on the left side to cancel out pulling due to crown in road.
 

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Johnny-5 need input! When did this start? Was there any service done just before this started? Any impacts of note before it started, like a big pot hole?

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Johnny-5 need input! When did this start? Was there any service done just before this started? Any impacts of note before it started, like a big pot hole?

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New tire 3,500 miles ago last service done. Bike has always pulled slightly right since new. I dropped bike (standing still) on left side few weeks ago, and I think severe pulling to right might have started subsequently, now that I think of it. Maybe the drop did something to front end align via handle bar pressure?
 

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New tire 3,500 miles ago last service done. Bike has always pulled slightly right since new. I dropped bike (standing still) on left side few weeks ago, and I think severe pulling to right might have started subsequently, now that I think of it. Maybe the drop did something to front end align via handle bar pressure?
You may be on right track there. It should be a rather simple simple adjustment of the handle bar section to the central "wishbone" section using two of the alignment pins. I believe Max McCallister shows the procedure on one of his YouTubes. I hope it is that easy. Now, will your local shop possess the two alignment pins? LOL

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