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Old 03-07-2013, 02:24 PM   #21
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Volfy, you my friend are the biggest geek I have ever met! Just kidding bud!
Hey, I take that as a compliment! I actually took an undergrad elective course in Ground Vehicle Dynamics. That's how much of a geek I was. Would've taken one in Internal Combustion, but thermodynamics wasn't my strong suit. A pretty cool geek I was though, thundering around campus on a Maxim XJ700.

I do get carried away with the geek talk though. Found myself explaining the tapering lattice frame of transmission line towers to my wife when we were driving through West Texas... then I glanced over at her, and she has this look of "admiration with zero comprehension": "yes, Honey... blah, blah, blah, oh really?... blah, blah blah..."
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:30 PM   #22
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Hey, I take that as a compliment! I actually took an undergrad elective course in Ground Vehicle Dynamics. That's how much of a geek I was. Would've taken one in Internal Combustion, but thermodynamics wasn't my strong suit. A pretty cool geek I was though, thundering around campus on a Maxim XJ700.

I do get carried away with the geek talk though. Found myself explaining the tapering lattice frame of transmission line towers to my wife when we were driving through West Texas... then I glanced over at her, and she has this look of "admiration with zero comprehension": "yes, Honey... blah, blah, blah, oh really?... blah, blah blah..."
I bet you drove the women crazy with your lattice frame of transmission line tower talk! Panties probably instantly dropped! You managed to figure out my speedo problem on the KTM in 10 minutes that seemed to have a certain dealership stumped for 5 weeks.
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220? Lightweight! Let me know when you get man-sized...

I went from a high of 280, now down to a svelte 260 . Yes, twenty lbs made a huge difference. My next goal is 240. The 20 lbs was more in comfort and feeling more confident on the bike. I can't speak to the effect on suspension as I am not as sensitive as others (and not as fast!).

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Stanton you look pretty slim in your avatar pic; but with a nickname like Mongo I should have known you were a big man!
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Staton you look pretty slim in your avatar pic; but with a nickname like Mongo I should have known you were a big man!
It's a big bike.
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It's a big bike.
I still want to see that MZ1000 in person.
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I bet you drove the women crazy with your lattice frame of transmission line tower talk! Panties probably instantly dropped!
lol... I wish. Geek talk didn't do didley back then. Helping them fix their cars did pretty good though.
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if inertia and weight carry true..then the bigger the better....lol
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does my gut count as rotating mass?
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I think the adjustments happen so slowly that you wouldn't notice it.
You could like, just ride a light bike and a heavy bike to get the feel for the change.


When I started riding I was somewhere around 220-230 pounds.
I now weigh 155, but the only difference I've noticed seems to have more to do with how old or worn my tires are.
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cornering will not be affected if you gain the weight around the ankles. This way the low hung weight will not affect much.
if you gain weight around, lets say, the neck, then you will have to stick out your neck more when cornering, and it would help to dip the head down too. You can practice the dipping by keeping your face level and at same time move the head back and forward...can do this in a restaurant, on the bus or in your car while driving.
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Losing weight was the best mod for my suspension I could do FWIW.
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I guess weight loss in general is good all around. Your energy levels increase and your reaction time seems to improve with the lose of weight. You are putting less strain on ligaments and joints that we use to ride. I never realized how physically draining riding can be, and being in the best shape helps. Not to say that big boys can't ride; but as long as they are in pretty good shape.
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Weight does'nt effect cornering speed. It cancels out, just like it does for two thing of differnt weight fall from gravity. All that matters is the effective lean angle of your combined bike plus rider center of gravity. Think of it as the degree at which your falling into the turn.
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