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by Corvus
Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Mass transfer
Replies: 6
Views: 1798

I accept that I've used the wrong terminology in my title. I should be thinking in terms of "weight transfer" or better still "load transfer". I'm grateful that tanneman pointed this out. So..... Motorcycle design and technology by gaetano cocco. A great book, just let down becau...
by Corvus
Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Mass transfer
Replies: 6
Views: 1798

Load transfer seems to be the preferred term. Makes sense. Go with that then. Is it right to use the word or term gravity? Once we are moving (along the track/road) other forces are involved. Should I have said "centre of mass"? Crikey, there's a lot to clear up before we even get to the p...
by Corvus
Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Mass transfer
Replies: 6
Views: 1798

Mass and weight are 2 different things. Make sure of your facts before posting. Mass is a more "primary" label, would it be fair to say? So if the weight moves (or even just the effective position) how can it move without saying that the primary thing from which it is derived also moves? ...
by Corvus
Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Mass transfer
Replies: 6
Views: 1798

Not a trick question. The full story is that at the weekend, during one of the wsbk races Jamie witham said that one of the riders softened off the front suspension to get more weight transfered onto the front tyre. I was just trying to think through how that would work. That's all. The front forks ...
by Corvus
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Mass transfer
Replies: 6
Views: 1798

Mass transfer

Is the height of c of g relative in mass transfer?
by Corvus
Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: When the stress hits maximum, Auntie Carole to the rescue ..
Replies: 16
Views: 3463

How is the kindle?
by Corvus
Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: When the stress hits maximum, Auntie Carole to the rescue ..
Replies: 16
Views: 3463

Ouch x2

Yes, at least everyone is ok, which the main thing.
by Corvus
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Helite Air Vests
Replies: 7
Views: 1690

An "airbag" jacket won't be of benefit in every crash, exactly the same as a crash helmet won't. But - if it provides protection to vital organs and the damage that broken ribs can cause to them ....... then for some people - it is a tangible benefit. I wouldn't judge them - it is their j...
by Corvus
Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Helite Air Vests
Replies: 7
Views: 1690

Ain't that the truth. +1 He's 53 and never not ridden since he was 16. Apart from the usual spill most of us probably have when learning, he had a perfect record accident wise. There are three riders that I rate and he's one of em. I trust him 100%. So, as far im concerned, it can happen to the bes...
by Corvus
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Helite Air Vests
Replies: 7
Views: 1690

Does the shelite version have two bumps in it? On a more serious note, my brother had a bad accident late last year involving colliding with two cars. He suffered subdural hematoma, two broken arms, a broken foot, damaged knee and numerous other small injuries. He was lucky. Things could have been a...
by Corvus
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: New bike yearnings
Replies: 31
Views: 5392

Boxered wrote:I agree with you all that the Factory or R would be more desirable, but they also command even more of the funds that I haven't got :roll:
Maybe I'll take my time and see what comes up, but that one in warrington is only 10 miles from me....must...resist

Steve


Give in to the force Luke.
by Corvus
Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Miami Vice (and welding torch)
Replies: 6
Views: 1724

Don't like it as a whole but parts of it are OK. Won't be doing that with mine. All the old Sr 500s were kick start - it's OK when you've got the knack Didn't they have a little window about 15mm diameter let into the end of the cambox, to let you know when to drop the decompressor? I've never owne...
by Corvus
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Miami Vice (and welding torch)
Replies: 6
Views: 1724

Miami Vice (and welding torch)

http://www.bikeexif.com/1978-yamaha-sr500

Tell me this little funky number doesn't bring a smile to your face. :D
by Corvus
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Early morning wake up
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

boxerscott wrote:
Corvus wrote:Blimey! Biker did a good job!
No way was that a biker. Bollox. Who in their right mind would ride in that?


I've ridden in a damn site worse.

I've never had a right mind tho. :D

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