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Hi everyone
So my 2018 Outlander 1000 XT-P pulls to the left. It's been like that since I bought it last November. Old left front tyre was worn-out more than front right. Similar to the old back ones but not as bad as front ones. I've replaced wheel bearings 3 weeks ago, then last week replaced all 4 tyres. All are directional but been put in the correct way. Correct amount of air pressure in all of them. With new tyres it got much worse, I was all over the road when driving back from the garage haha :D Then replaced damaged left bottom ball joint and adjusted tie rods ("measuring front and back of front tyres " technique). Little bit better but still pulls to the left. Unplugged the DPS but that hasn't made any difference. There's no visible damage to the arms and tie rods, no movement etc. ( only little bit of movement in the bars).
Any ideas what should I do/check next ?
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With new tyres it got much worse,
Were you on pavement or on a dirt road?

Since your machine has been previously owned for more than 3 years maybe take each suspension joint apart and check for wear. Checking for movement does not always reveal a problem with the joint.
Re the damaged parts there may also be some bent parts that look OK but are not. There may be a problem with the rear wheel alignment. You could take it to a professional alignment shop for a thorough check up.
 

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Were you on pavement or on a dirt road?

Since your machine has been previously owned for more than 3 years maybe take each suspension joint apart and check for wear. Checking for movement does not always reveal a problem with the joint.
Re the damaged parts there may also be some bent parts that look OK but are not. There may be a problem with the rear wheel alignment. You could take it to a professional alignment shop for a thorough check up.
It pulls on the roads( asphalt, pavement etc ), when offroad it doesn't pull at all
Yeah that might be an idea, I'm just avoiding paying someone to check lol
 

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Were you on pavement or on a dirt road?

Since your machine has been previously owned for more than 3 years maybe take each suspension joint apart and check for wear. Checking for movement does not always reveal a problem with the joint.
Re the damaged parts there may also be some bent parts that look OK but are not. There may be a problem with the rear wheel alignment. You could take it to a professional alignment shop for a thorough check up.
Btw what do you mean by rear wheel alignment? How can I check this ?
 

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If you were on pavement then the pulling could be caused by a slant or grooves in the road surface. If you reverse direction over the same surface does it pull to the opposite side?

Rear wheels should both be parallel to the axis of the quad and therefor parallel to each other. The front wheels when steering dead straight should also be parallel to the same axis within the toe in or toe out specs for your machine.
Going to a professional would save you a lot of head scratching especially if the machine has bent parts.
 

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If you were on pavement then the pulling could be caused by a slant or grooves in the road surface. If you reverse direction over the same surface does it pull to the opposite side?

Rear wheels should both be parallel to the axis of the quad and therefor parallel to each other. The front wheels when steering dead straight should also be parallel to the same axis within the toe in or toe out specs for your machine.
Going to a professional would save you a lot of head scratching especially if the machine has bent parts.
I'll try swapping front wheels tomorrow. Also I'm gonna take tie rods out, adjust them to the specs in manual book and put them on, see if that's gonna make difference
 

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Ok guys - after sorting out every single problem with my front suspension ( I know, took me a while lol) I figured out what's wrong - my front wheel/wheels are bent. I swapped the front ones and straight away I could feel that it pulls to the right this time. So tomorrow I'm going to alloy wheels specialists and see if they can fix it.
Thanks for all your help 👍
 
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