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New Nope
You've got a longitudinally mounted driveshaft and flywheel. Rotate those clockwise real fast, and the rest of the bike will want to rotate counter-clockwise. No, it's probably not technically accurate to call it "torque steer", but that's what people are talking about.
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New "Torque lean", "Counter-torque lean", something like that?
New On a bike, if you're leaning you're steering
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New Not if you counter by actually *steering* the other way.
New Ever ridden a bike?
It's called "counter steering". If you want to turn left, you steer to the right, which will lean the bike over to the left. I don't care where the wheels are pointing, a bike will go in the direction it's leaning.

If you doubt this, picture the contact points of the tires and the location of the center of mass. If the center of mass is to the left of the contact points, that's where the bike will go.
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New That's every BMW ever, then.
And no-one ever says they've got torque steer or anything like it.

The only way the gyroscopic properties you mention would come into play were if the driveshaft/flywheel were mounted perpendicular to the ground, which they're obviously not, because the wheels aren't above the rider's head.


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New Moto Guzzi, Gold Wing, (old) Indian, that big new Triumph...
New How does that work, then?
Do they have a diff?


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New No; just that like BMWs, they have longitudinal crankshafts
...and shaft drive. An addition to your "That's every BMW ever, then", turning it into "That's every BMW, Moto Guzzi, and Gold Wing ever, and that old Indian and the big new Triumph too, then". (Well, every BMW ever except for the somewhat newish single-cylinder off-roaders, F65 or whateverthefuck they're called, and the two- or three-year-old K1200S [or some such], which all have transverse crankshafts and chain drive. And I'm not sure about early Pleistocene Guzzis either.)

And "how it works", BTW, is not anything as esoteric as gyroscopic effects, but just the simple force-counterforce principle: Any engine, if the crankshaft were braked by some force, that would tend to apply a rotational torque in the opposite direction to the rest of the engine. Think Superman flying up and grabbing hold of the propeller of a Spitfire: The plane would start twisting around its long axis at some 2000 rpm. Or think helicopters: That's why most single-rotor ones have that boom with a little propeller at the back, to apply a counter-counter-twist to the counter-twist that the engine driving the main rotor is applying to the whole airframe.

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New gotcha, thanks
So, in summary, it's high time people stopped using the phrase "torque steer" in relation to motorbikes, because it's frankly nonsense.


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New Yeah, of course; they should never have started using it.
New The driveshaft on the K100 is more than twice as long
If you've ever seen a 60s-era American musclecar revving at a red light, you probably saw the front end twist from the torque. A long driveshaft and heavy flywheel[1] mounted longways in a bike could have a similar effect, and I do remember people noting it when the K bikes came out.


[1] One guy said that BMW had apparently welded a sewer lid onto the end of the driveshaft.



[edit] Bah. I knew after walking away from the computer for several hours with a reply open that I should have checked for updates in the thread before posting. Christian got the physica exactly right.
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Expand Edited by drewk May 28, 2007, 12:42:04 PM EDT
New What would the LENGTH of the shaft have to do with anything?
More rotating driveshaft weight, you mean, or what?


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New Now exactly where is this conversation headed?
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New Yes, I'd guess more than twice the mass
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New Not particularly.
When a driveshaft gets to a "certain length" or is required to handle a certain power level, they get lighter and more expensive, until you get past another point in length and power handling.

It is all about reducing shaft flex, whipping, harmonics and twist.

IOW, short low-power shafts do not have to worry about flex, whipping, harmonics or twist.

The more requirements... the more "high-tech" they become.
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     Hayabusa motored VW Golf... wow. - (folkert) - (21)
         Pretty darned zippy! -NT - (bepatient)
         reminds me of legend racing - (boxley)
         Dodge Tomahawk: Viper V-10 engined Motorcycle. 368 kB. - (Another Scott) - (18)
             How would it have torque steer? - (pwhysall) - (17)
                 Monster-motored personal vehicles are silly. - (Another Scott) - (16)
                     Nope - (drewk) - (15)
                         "Torque lean", "Counter-torque lean", something like that? -NT - (CRConrad) - (3)
                             On a bike, if you're leaning you're steering -NT - (drewk) - (2)
                                 Not if you counter by actually *steering* the other way. -NT - (CRConrad) - (1)
                                     Ever ridden a bike? - (drewk)
                         That's every BMW ever, then. - (pwhysall) - (10)
                             Moto Guzzi, Gold Wing, (old) Indian, that big new Triumph... -NT - (CRConrad) - (4)
                                 How does that work, then? - (pwhysall) - (3)
                                     No; just that like BMWs, they have longitudinal crankshafts - (CRConrad) - (2)
                                         gotcha, thanks - (pwhysall) - (1)
                                             Yeah, of course; they should never have started using it. -NT - (CRConrad)
                             The driveshaft on the K100 is more than twice as long - (drewk) - (4)
                                 What would the LENGTH of the shaft have to do with anything? - (CRConrad) - (3)
                                     Now exactly where is this conversation headed? -NT - (bepatient)
                                     Yes, I'd guess more than twice the mass -NT - (drewk) - (1)
                                         Not particularly. - (folkert)

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