corner leaning

Discussion in 'Performance Mods' started by turbo/chaos, Aug 11, 2007.

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  1. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest

    i was messeing around in the back yard and was thiking what is the farthis a person can lean when enturing a corner and how low can you go place vid or pic here

  2. I didn't have a camera handy but I was leaned pretty low into a high speed corner when first testing out these little engines....I would guess that the top tube on my bike was no more than a 2 feet or so from the street!....Of course
    a millisecond later I kissed the concrete ;-( HA

  3. Jim H

    Jim H Guest

    These are still bicycles with lots of added weight and stress on frames and wheels. You might get away with treating it like a motorcycle for a while but sooner than later she'll let you know she's a bike after all.
  4. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    i completely wasted a great rear wheel & hub by overstressing it in "circle-track" races with and learn.
  5. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    My chicken strips are thin...
    But Jim H is absolutely correct! One fateful day She'll let you know she's only a bicycle after all:

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  6. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Since I added a motor, I find that I go a lot faster in a straight line and a lot slower around corners. I'm cool with that.
  7. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    I bet you had a lot of fun doing it though.:cool:
  8. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

  9. Jim H

    Jim H Guest

    As I think about it, I was taking some fairly hard leans not so long ago which may have contributed to the demise of my last wheel. It seems a lot of us riding these things go 200 lbs+-. Guys like us need triple wall steel rims and 8g spokes but then we might as well ride MCs again.
  10. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    I didn't go down. It fell out from under me just as I giot off of a four lane highway...
    I guess 2,500 miles at 35-40 M.P.H, on vile road surfaces, and hard leaning into some of the sweetest curves you'll ever find was just too much for a 100 year old frame!
  11. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    Good on ya'...
  12. turbo/chaos

    turbo/chaos Guest