Turning Radius too big- where to look

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....back in the saddle again....
Sep 29, 2004
Truckee, CA
Since I bought my 80 I've had the impression that the turning radius wasn't a tight as those of other 80s I've been in.

A little while back I borrowed a buddy's 80, and it confirmed that mine doesn't turn as tightly.

Where should I start looking for fixes?

I've got 31" tires (he had 255/85s) but otherwise the suspension was almost identical (OME w/ spacers in front).

All advice welcome.
Did you check the stops on the knuckles?

Is the turning radius equally bad in both directions?
Seems equally bad in both directions.

I'm going to go out in a field this afternoon to measure just how wide it is, and ask my patient wife to spend some time in the seat turning stop to stop...
update: I forgot about this thread but the fix was easy: the 4 bolts were turned wayyyyy out for some reason. I put them all the way in and it is so much better!

When I get larger tires I'll check the limits again, but with OME heavies and a 1" spacer up front, i don't think that there is any way that I can make 31's rub, even with the stops adjusted for maximum turning.

Love it when the fix is A) easy and B) free! total cost was the cost of the paper towel i used to wipe the grease off of my fingers.

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