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07 October 2008 @ 01:43 pm
40 degrees of lean  
well cranked ...and still no kneedown; cunnox. Not only that, at this angle, the cornering force amounts to only ~0.839g...
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ik_laboratoriesik_laboratories on October 7th, 2008 06:02 am (UTC)
Yes; that's my excuse, too, and I'm sticking to it...
khan_orionkhan_orion on October 7th, 2008 09:54 am (UTC)
Is that you? Do you just measure the picture for lean, or do you have a nifty lean-o-metre that you put on the bike?
ik_laboratoriesik_laboratories on October 7th, 2008 12:19 pm (UTC)
Same bike, same helmet, same leathers as I turned up on/in to your place the other night, when Darren was over and we watched "Death to Smoochy"... that photo was taken the following lunchtime.

For a clinometer, I opened the pic in Microsoft Picture Editor, zoomed in and rotated counterclockwise until the turning points on the centre and lane edge lines both lined up with the top of the screen 11 degrees of rotation, then continued until the edge of the rear tyre lined up with the left side of the screen at 51 degrees... thus 40 degrees of lean angle... and as the road is likely to have a degree or two of positive camber, my estimate of the absolute horizontal on the image is likely to err on the conservatice, so there could easily be a whole 42 degrees of lean angle there.

The GP boys log lean angle as part of their telemetry; they peak out at just shy of 70 degrees of lean indicated... I can't see how the hell that's possible.
khan_orionkhan_orion on October 8th, 2008 03:27 am (UTC)
Was I drinking that day? That would explain why I could not remember a thing. Besides, you look short on a bike. XD

Thank you for explaining it to me though. This is all very interesting. I think yesterday I learned quite a lot about bikes.
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