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Old 05-10-2007, 12:26 PM   #61
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I like this answer best. it is the closest.
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:31 PM   #62
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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.
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:33 PM   #63
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:39 PM   #64
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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!
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:42 PM   #65
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:45 PM   #66
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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.
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:46 PM   #67
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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
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:49 PM   #68
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Perhaps the best new comic of the last 30 yrs.

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Old 05-10-2007, 01:03 PM   #69
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Default 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.
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Old 05-10-2007, 01:27 PM   #70
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I'll bet it's the opposite. Life is more pleasant when you aren't constantly faced by a lunatic.
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