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Old 06-01-2013, 02:40 PM   #142
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Originally Posted by Calimari View Post
In a 20 banked curve, so not at all comparable to the lateral g figure from a skid pad.
I'm curious how they arrived at that figure. I can't, with absolute certainty say there aren't any, but I'm not aware of an board data acquisition system that can measure lateral acceleration on a motorcycle (I would love to know if anybody out there is aware of one). Motorcycle lean causes lateral loads to register at or near zero. The only way I know to determine lateral a (on a motorcycle) is to calculate based on velocity and turn radius. I know that GPS based systems are used to do just that but people that I know that have used have told me that this is highly dependent on GPS accuracy, instantaneous lateral a is problematic and typically not very reliable, multiple runs are required to confirm results.
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