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On my Gl 1800 -01 I always have to stear a little amount to the right all the time or otherwise the bike want to steer or tilt to the right. Is this common and if not was is my problem? How can I fix it?

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Hello, Thomas,

When I first bought my GL1100 last year it did the same thing. I felt like I was always having to compensate for the steering. Mine actually went away once I had the fork oil changed. I really don't know if that was the sole cause, because I had it done at a local shop when I had the carbs synched, and they actually pulled the forks out of the triple tree and removed the top caps to do it. So, it could have been that the forks were just not pumping/adjusting right, or that they were adjusted to different heights in the tree.

Anyway, mine seemed to track true and upright after that.

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Get the front forks checked ,,A friend of mine with a 2003 1800 had the same problem and honda had to replace one of the forks ....I think the fork was slightly bent from new ..cheers Ciaran
 

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Thomas wrote:
On my Gl 1800 -01 I always have to stear a little amount to the right all the time or otherwise the bike want to steer or tilt to the right. Is this common and if not was is my problem? How can I fix it?
Thomas, the usual cause of a bike leaning & self steering in one direction is worn tires. If front or rear tire wear is a little uneven side to side it will cause a lead. Conisity in either front or rear tire can also cause a bike to want to lead off one or other direction.

Other causes are an alignment problem so the rear tire isn't following the front wheel correctly, bent suspension parts, improperly, loaded motorcycle with more weight on one side that the other, not sitting centered on the seat correctly, etc

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Hey Thomas, tilt your body to the left and it should be fine! Just joking:D:D:D

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Hmmm... tilting to the right is it? Load down your left pannier!
 

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Thomas,

Can't help with a solution but I have a 2001 1800A which originated in Germany and which I bought when it was 8 months old. I have not experienced your problem so it does not appear to be a generic fault.
 

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Thomas, I find my bike leans a little after two or three Sofieros........not always to the same side, however..........JP
 

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It might be necessary to have the cheeks weighed and a little surgery!
 

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Thomas, could be a few things. Fork and axle bolts might just need loosening and pulling to align them better, or it could be a worn tyre. If it's only happening lately then its hardly a bent fork, unless of course you hit something in which case you would know already.
 
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