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mp3 300 hpe sport 2019
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Hi, I think I have a problem with my steering in my mp3 350.
As I drive in a straight line, when I let go of the handlebars (in city speeds as well as highway), the scooter falls over to the right, immediately leans to the right.
No matter how I distribute my weight..
It feels like something is off with the steering.
What can it be?
Thanks.
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First off, verify cold tire pressures. Even a slight diff will cause the front to veer.

Sounds like bent steering linkage or other suspension component(s).

Any history of incidents with the bike?
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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Weight distribution is nothing to do with steering.

Keep your hands on the bars, and allow counter-steering to operate as normal. The MP3 does need slightly more counter-steer input at slower speeds than two-wheelers.
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Dave98vid wrote:
Hi, I think I have a problem with my steering in my mp3 350.
As I drive in a straight line, when I let go of the handlebars (in city speeds as well as highway), the scooter falls over to the right, immediately leans to the right.
No matter how I distribute my weight..
It feels like something is off with the steering.
What can it be?
Thanks.
The obvious thing, if you have not already checked or already did it, is to check if your tyres are worn out, if they are worn it would affect the riding. You may need to check them. also, other point, if both were not changed in the same time, that can cause the issue, is that you have one Tyre worn out more than the other, I hope that helps, this is from my general understanding and I am not a mechanic.
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