physics poll: counter-steering

Discussion in 'General' started by Ra.Ge. Raptor, Feb 23, 2020.


main reason counter-steering works

This poll will close on Feb 23, 2030 at 3:11 AM.
  1. torque-induced gyroscopic precession

  2. inertia

  3. Neither

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  1. Ra.Ge. Raptor

    Ra.Ge. Raptor wanna_be_fast

    is it because of torque-induced gyroscopic precession?
    or is it just plain,old inertia?
  2. motoracer1100

    motoracer1100 Well-Known Member

  3. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

  4. beechkingd

    beechkingd Well-Known Member

    Neither, it's how two wheeled vehicle steering geometry works. Get a toy motorcycle and look at it while it's rolling.
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  5. fastfreddie

    fastfreddie Midnight Oil Garage

    There's no bacon. This poll is invalid.
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  6. tzrider

    tzrider CZrider

    With that choice of words, shouldn't this poll be in the Dungeon?.....
  7. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    question posed without necessary evidence of footanchors installed :)
  8. Busdriver02

    Busdriver02 Member

    Tony Foale has your answer
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  9. dobr24

    dobr24 Well-Known Member

    While we are answering the worlds great mysteries, where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?
  10. Ra.Ge. Raptor

    Ra.Ge. Raptor wanna_be_fast

    Come on, you're not voting for president, cast some votes or give your own explanation :D
  11. fastfreddie

    fastfreddie Midnight Oil Garage

    It causes the bike to fall into the direction of the turn. When you've reached the desired lean angle, stop steering.
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  12. Twist of the wrist will answer this question and get you into :59’s at tally
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  13. JCW

    JCW Well-Known Member

    countersteering is simply the most effective way to rotate a bike on it's longitudinal axis to balance a bike in a turn. it doesnt actually turn the bike in the direction u want and for a second, you actually are moving in the opposite direction.
  14. D-Zum

    D-Zum Alex’s Crew Chief

    I'm still pondering these two mysteries of life:

    1. "Less Filling" versus "Tastes Great"
    2. Pepsi versus Coke

    Let me sort those two out, then I'll get to this one, OK?
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  15. Countersteering is how you quickly add lean angle; it isn’t how the bike actually turns.
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  16. Ra.Ge. Raptor

    Ra.Ge. Raptor wanna_be_fast

    It's way less than a second, though.

    The question is: what's the physics behind countersteering? How is it described from a physics standpoint?
  17. Ra.Ge. Raptor

    Ra.Ge. Raptor wanna_be_fast

    Yes it does. How is it explained? Torques, forces, *gyros etc

    *not this kind of gyros:crackup:
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  18. Ra.Ge. Raptor

    Ra.Ge. Raptor wanna_be_fast

    A "totw 's got you covered" kind of answer. Always fitting when countersteering is mentioned :D
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  19. Chango

    Chango Something clever!

    Motorcycles turn by harnessing the pure power of awesome directly from the soul of the multiverse. Motorcycles make physics their bitch.
  20. Ra.Ge. Raptor

    Ra.Ge. Raptor wanna_be_fast

    That's deep! :clap:

    Love the signature, btw

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