MACHINE DYNAMICS

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MACHINE DYNAMICS

Postby Mike.J.Roberts » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:31 pm

Although this video is track based it is well worth watching, as most of what is covered is relevant for road riding, if you adapt the lines shown for the appropriate circumstances. It covers such things as:
Being smooth
Being relaxed
Gentle inputs
Positive/counter steering
Anchoring
Throttle control
Weight transfer
Braking before bends
Turning in
Contact patches
Effects on suspension
and much, much, more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWgb0MtgNlo
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Re: MACHINE DYNAMICS

Postby Mike.J.Roberts » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:33 pm

The point about the lines is an important one as in the film they are hunting for the apex of the bend, but on the road safety and being able to see into the next part of the road ahead are more important.
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Triumph Explorer 1200 XRT (Gen 2), Kawasaki 1400GTR, Honda ST1300 (x2), Honda Blackbird, Honda CBR1000FK, Honda CBR1000FH, Honda PC800, Honda VF750FD, Honda VF400, Honda CX500, Honda CB250K4, Honda C90, Mobylette Sport (sic) & various other smelly two strokes.


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