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  1. Saul

    Saul New Member

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    I was spending some time, or wasting it-whichever, pondering on the handling of my vfr1200 when going around bends. After much contemplation and an inspection of the bike I realised what the problem was: The bikes a righthand drive model.
     
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    Some ideas, YMMV on legality:

    1. Fill your fuel tank from the opposite side until the bike neutralizes.
    2. Perform routine maintenance using left handed wrenches.
    3. Replace the powerband, maybe with a dual sport model, and reset all the switches.
    4. Jump up and down on the footpegs every few miles to re-align all the suspension bits.
    5. Increase the air pressure on the right hand side of the tires to make it easier for the bike to go left.
    6. Wear a magnetic bracelet on your left wrist.
    7. Ride "commando".
    8. Balance and blueprint the footpegs, one might be out of spec.
    9. Port and polish the mirror stalks for minimum coefficient of drag, especially the left side.
    10. Switch your muffler to the other side.
    11. Periodically check your tailpipe for bananas.
    12. Find some poor US bloke who has the opposite problem as you and swap bikes.
     
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    I blame the Coriolis Effect.
     
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    Oh my, a barn stormer of a reply, all good intelligent quips from the Round Table aligned with Venus dipping. I shall bear in mind these acute suggestions whilst eating my squid and chips. Nice one Samuel.
     

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