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springlion 05-10-2007 01:26 PM

Re: Motorcycle Cornering Physics
 
I like this answer best. it is the closest. :)

sarnali2 05-10-2007 01:31 PM

Re: I know!
 
I change my oil every 5k, I'd be using more tires than oil..



In my experiance Pilot Roads and Azaros last about 15 k so I try to buy a new set every winter, that way I have good tread for the wet.

sarnali2 05-10-2007 01:33 PM

Re: I know!
 
A bold fashion statement few would make!

springlion 05-10-2007 01:39 PM

Re: Motorcycle Cornering Physics
 
a bike must lean in a turn.. simple as that. It is a matter of balance.. if you didn't lean the bike would fling outwards. BUT also.. the leaning also implements a turn. .. like the pencil description stated above.. however the pencil description explains why when you are in a curve your bars are essentially straight. the wheel acts like the base of a cone...... HERE is an excellent link describing all of this



this first link describes why you lean in a curve:

http://www.tonyfoale.com/Articles/Balance/BALANCE.htm



this second link describes the pencil thingy above.

http://www.tonyfoale.com/Articles/Tyres/TYRES.htm



oh hey.. I'm an engineer too! :)

SmokeU 05-10-2007 01:42 PM

Re: I know!
 
I'm a member of a very rare few indeed.

SmokeU 05-10-2007 01:45 PM

Re: Motorcycle Cornering Physics
 
Since everyone and their dog here is an engineer, I'm just going to say I'm playing with Pro/Engineer designing a cyclone for a whey permeate drying process.



Well, not at the moment because then I wouldn't be typing this.

zxZach 05-10-2007 01:46 PM

Re: Motorcycle Cornering Physics
 
I ride a bicycle and I found this link to be helpful.. By the way I had physics in college but I can't explain it ..Good luck

giganto 05-10-2007 01:49 PM

Re: Someone call Bill Watterson, make him make more..
 
Perhaps the best new comic of the last 30 yrs.

AND he refused to get filthy rich. Still feel the void...

Kenneth_Moore 05-10-2007 02:03 PM

Re: Motorcycle Cornering Physics
 
Like I said, I'm not that good at physics. But I re-read your post a couple of times, and I think you did a great job of explaining why we have to lean when we turn, (to stay balanced against the inertia) but not necessarily why leaning makes us turn. Hell, I don't know. I can roll the damn pencil and show the kid... I do appreciate the input, I'll peruse these posts at greater length once my attention isn't being taken by this pesky job.

seruzawa 05-10-2007 02:27 PM

Re: Home Beatings
 
I'll bet it's the opposite. Life is more pleasant when you aren't constantly faced by a lunatic.


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