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Old 02-06-2013, 01:22 PM   #308
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Location: Remington, IN
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Originally Posted by DAKEZ View Post
Actually, YES it is.

no, it's not

at low speeds, the bike leans primarily due to the torque about the longitudinal axis produced by the slip angle, which was introduced by the countersteer.

as you increase speed, you get an increasing amount of lean inducing torque from the conservation of angular momentum when you turn the front wheel. (gyro effect)

both happen any time the bike is moving.

when not moving, slip angle and angular momentum don't mean doody, and by turning the bars you're simply moving the contact patch around from the bike/rider CG - ie balancing.

bh321 screwed with this post 02-06-2013 at 02:28 PM
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