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lumpc1
Posted 10/27/2005 8:41 PM (#11164)
Subject: Stress in front end


I just noticed the last couple of days the front end went I'm turning, seems to have a hell of alot of sideways stress. Am I cornering to quick? Is it alright?
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Uncle Ernie
Posted 10/27/2005 10:19 PM (#11166 - in reply to #11164)
Subject: RE: Stress in front end


I think the front hqs a lot of stress. That's a big reason I use SC tires- more tread contact.
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claude #3563
Posted 10/28/2005 6:15 AM (#11173 - in reply to #11164)
Subject: RE: Stress in front end



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Lump,
Do you mean fork flex? Do you have a fork brace?
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lumpc1
Posted 10/28/2005 9:27 AM (#11176 - in reply to #11164)
Subject: RE: Stress in front end


Claude, not fork flex. Left cornering it seems to skid kinda, I noticed it is sideways. Make sense?
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hal77079
Posted 10/28/2005 9:41 AM (#11177 - in reply to #11176)
Subject: RE: Stress in front end


A lot depends on type of road surface, but more particularly on the relationship of the degree of sidecar wheel lead and the degree the front wheel is turned and the speed.

This can take the form of a sort of crabbing effect. Is that what you are referring to?

The greater the sidecar wheel lead the more the effort to turn.

The smaller the sidecar wheel lead the easier it will be to lift the rear of the bike on a hard keft hander.

Everything is compromise.
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lumpc1
Posted 10/28/2005 9:53 AM (#11178 - in reply to #11164)
Subject: RE: Stress in front end


Yeah Hal I think that is it, I just happened to notice it of a sudden
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hal77079
Posted 10/30/2005 7:59 AM (#11218 - in reply to #11164)
Subject: RE: Stress in front end


This is quite normal - just that it not normally seen under lower conditions - such as when first learning. Then, as we get more "experienced" and expand our capabilities or "push the envelope" we begin to see or notice things we did not see before or notice before. I would watch it but unless they begin to be really scary scary I would not be too alarmed. Just slow down a bit and see if this dows not take care of it.
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