What does it mean when they say a bike won't finish the turns?

Discussion in 'General' started by gixserman, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. gixserman

    gixserman Well-Known Member

    I've heard anouncers say this when talking about how a bike handles

    What does it mean when they say a bike won't finish the turns?

    is that like pushing or sliding the front wheel ?
  2. mad brad

    mad brad Guest

    when you get on the gas, the bike runs wide. {won't finish the turn}
  3. Rusnak_322

    Rusnak_322 FOX Mullet

    In NASCAR they call it a "push"

    In F1 they call it "understeer"
  4. Number400

    Number400 Well-Known Member

    My old 92 GSXR1100 would not finish right turns...until I was over the double yellows!

    Turned left great, must have been the accident that bent the frame.
  5. dave333

    dave333 traveler

    Can you still consider the turn finished if you come out of the apex on the bodywork?
  6. Sean Jordan

    Sean Jordan Well-Known Member

    A really bad rear wheel alignment can cause this too.
  7. Number400

    Number400 Well-Known Member

    Yes, so misaligned that my friends riding behind could see my front and rear tires at the same time. I rode that bike for almost a year like that...

    I was broadsided and the frame broke and was welded...never bothered to check alignment after that ;-)

    But it was a fast machine for the day.
  8. gixserman

    gixserman Well-Known Member


    I was wondering about it.


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