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Old 11-12-2012, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New member, new red and black fury. Love it, but I noticed something that's got me a little down about my ride. When I'm taking a turn, it feels like the rear tire wants to kick out from underneath me. I figure its because of where your body weight is but i'm not sure if i should fret. wondering if it actually has happend to anyone. Also my 2 buddies have a Raider and a Victory and after I ride there's it makes mine feel skinny.

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Old 11-12-2012, 07:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It is skinny and I don't feel that kick at all.

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Old 11-12-2012, 07:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's a skinny bike cause its a chopper. And it doesn't kick out.

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Old 11-12-2012, 07:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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welcome Swampwater.. just a thought might want to check air pressure in the tires.. and it might just you have to adapt to the way the bike handles.
don't be discouraged she's built slender because of what she is, and no less bike than the ones built with more bulkiness.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Choppers are SUPPOSED to be skinny. It ain't no Fat Bob.

Is this your first shaft drive?
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I weigh about 165 and my rear bike tire is solidly planted on the pavement. Meaning, the rear tire is gonna stay and trail the bike wherever it goes.
Like the rest have said, it's a chopper. Be ecstatic about its skinniness; less weight, big motor, fast response.
Might take a few miles to fully understand how the bike is suppose to feel. Might even try having your buddies ride your bike.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You can adjust the rear spring for more comfort and control.

read the owners manual to find the valve and where to start.

a couple of quick turns and it was feeling tight!!
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I just noticed the past few weeks that mine feels like it's slipping on left hands turns too. I've put about 10, 000 miles on mine since I got it and I've never noticed that before. Could it have something to do with the temperatures getting a little colder the past few weeks and affecting the air pressure?
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have noticed a distinct difference in Belt Drive vs Drive Shaft. If you downshift letting out the clutch in the corner, the shaft drive will tend to kick you out where the belt drive is more forgiving. Just a thought.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I only feel mine when taking off from a dead stop making 90 left turns at low speeds. Don't notice it when going faster.
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