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Old 05-14-2004, 02:31 PM   #52
AntWare
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Originally Posted by cap
If you are saying that by standing on the pegs, one lowers the CG, then I disagree. I hope this wasn't one of the lessons in physics that you alluded to earlier in your otherwise excellent post.

Cap
I think when seated the mass of the bike and rider are one, when standing, because the bike can move independently, they are somewhat seperated and so you now have two entities to deal with

Also the riders load on the bike is moved from above the seat to the footpegs, closer to the fulcrum point of the tyres contact patch.

Sit down and weight the pegs and very little happens, stand up, and you can completely control the bike by loading the pegs.
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