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post #1 of 7 Old 04-20-2015, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Wheelie goes to the right

I'm coming from Honda world. I've had street bikes 2008, 2009 CBR600RR's and also own 2001 Honda F4i fully stunted.
The other week I bought brand new 2014 Kawi 636. Love the bike.
After breaking in the engine and doing oil change I started poppoing 2nd gear wheelies. Sitdowns for now.
Now almost every time I clutch pop the bike goes on one but kinda leans to the right or when I'm in the wheelie and the bike starts going to the right as well.
-I run 30psi in the rear for riding streets
-Chain is adjusted to specs
-Rear wheel axle is set straight

What causes that? I'm suspecting that it's the heavy stock exhaust.....?
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post #2 of 7 Old 04-20-2015, 05:54 PM
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I would say rider input. It's kinda the same how most riders are better on the track at left handers then right handers. Because of the throttle hand.

My theory is you may be clutching the throttle side clip on too much and putting some input into the bike to make it tug that way. the stock S20s are a very sporty, round tire. They will respond to minor inputs. You can drop the tire pressure more but those tires wear out fast on lower pressures.
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I would say rider input. It's kinda the same how most riders are better on the track at left handers then right handers. Because of the throttle hand.

My theory is you may be clutching the throttle side clip on too much and putting some input into the bike to make it tug that way. the stock S20s are a very sporty, round tire. They will respond to minor inputs. You can drop the tire pressure more but those tires wear out fast on lower pressures.
I must say that my stock 600RR's didn't do this. They went straight no matter.
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post #4 of 7 Old 04-20-2015, 06:27 PM
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I must say that my stock 600RR's didn't do this. They went straight no matter.

Yea but they come stock with Dunlop qualifiers. Not as much of a sporty tire and probably has a flatter profile. Those S20s are a whole different tire. They are designed to be on their edges. They would be more sensitive to inputs then maybe what you've rode on before.

Just throwing an idea out there...
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Yea but they come stock with Dunlop qualifiers. Not as much of a sporty tire and probably has a flatter profile. Those S20s are a whole different tire. They are designed to be on their edges. They would be more sensitive to inputs then maybe what you've rode on before.

Just throwing an idea out there...
I've went through like 5 different brand names of tires on Honda's.
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I've went through like 5 different brand names of tires on Honda's.
Like I said, just throwing an idea out there. Tons of R & D go into these bikes, including the proper front to rear and side to side weight ratio. Too much weight on one side, the bikes won't ride straight. What weight was added to the right by the exhaust is compensated somewhere else on the bike. Brand new bike, I'm saying, just consider the possibility that it might be rider input.

Hope you get it figured out.
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the stock exhausts are pretty heavy just taking your hands off the grips you can feel the bike pull right.
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