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Old 04-18-2009, 08:34 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by earthroamer
Eggzakly. Sometimes I wonder if you guys ever took high school physics. The wheels push down the same whether they on the garage floor or a set of scales. The wheels don't know what they are on. As long as the tires are the same elevation and the bathroom scales are accurate in the 2-300 lb range it's simple physics.
Operative words - wheels at same elevation. When tipped the cg moves in the direction of the lower wheel thus biasing weight to the lower wheel and decreasing the weight born by the higher wheel. Which end of a washing machine feels heavier going downstairs - the upper or lower? Easier to wheelie going uphill or down?
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