EFFECTIVE lean angle?




skydivr

Jumps from perfectly good Airplanes
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You are confusing visual with effective. The green line is effective. At that speed and that radius the green line will never change no matter what changes are made between the rider and bike. If you get off the bike farther the bike will stand up to equal whatever weight transfer your body created but that (Green line) center of gravity will never move. The only way to move the center of gravity is to change one of the two factors (Radius or speed). You can move the red (visual) line up or down but the green (Effective) line remains fixed as long as the radius and speed remain constant. Does that make sense?
Yes; and that is the difference between EFFECTIVE and VISUAL (or I might call ABSOLUTE) lean angle....
 

ROADTOAD1340

Registered
Always found it handy , ideally , to be able to use all the bikes available lean angle , right up to the tires very edge.....and of course , over many bikes and years , have also fallen off many times trying to use all that very edge and corresponding maximum lean angle !! What comes around , can indeed sometimes also go around !!:rolleyes:
 



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