Crash106 Posted July 19, 2010 Report Share Posted July 19, 2010 Hello Folks, I was reading a car racing book, and they said that when a RACE CAR reaches it's cornering traction limit, it will start to slide then gradually and predictably take a wider line. Their example was going 50 mph on a 100 foot circle at the limits of traction. If you ease the speed up to 51 or 52 mph, then the car will gradually start sliding into a 101-102 foot circle. So, if I take out the Lean Bike (or maybe it would be the Slide Bike) and start zooming around the same 100 foot circle--well, what do you think (or know) would happen when I reached the bike's limits of traction? Would "it" happen gradually (like when a race car starts to slip) or would it happen all at once (like a nasty high side)? And, of course, if I were to loose traction, what should I do about it? (I guess I've been watching too many High Side crash videos on YouTube.com, but to my untrained eyes, it looks like most of these high sides were caused by adding too much gas too QUICKLY--probably an over simplification. Maybe I'm trying to make a case for better throttle control.) Anyway, thanks for playing. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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