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Does Lean Angles Decrease Patch Sizes?


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i been readn totw 1 and im mainly trien to picture lean angles, and was curious on tire patchs during leaning. like i see straight up and down, the large patch is going to depend on wieght ratio front/back braking to acceleration and how your on the bike. but during lean angles like mabe if your going slow it wouldnt be as much, but the more centrificle force/ acceleration you put down would increase patch size, by pressure on the tire or would it, espiecailly for banking?

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i been readn totw 1 and im mainly trien to picture lean angles, and was curious on tire patchs during leaning. like i see straight up and down, the large patch is going to depend on wieght ratio front/back braking to acceleration and how your on the bike. but during lean angles like mabe if your going slow it wouldnt be as much, but the more centrificle force/ acceleration you put down would increase patch size, by pressure on the tire or would it, espiecailly for banking?

 

 

It's a good question, and maybe we can get some tire data up here on what happens when a bike is loaded. The new GP tires and Superbike slicks are running low tire pressures (12-16?). For sure when the bike is leaned over, on modern tires there is more rubber on the ground too.

 

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