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PostSubject: Angle of dangle   Angle of dangle I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 19, 2012 1:55 pm

I'm used to riding 'proper' bikes and this scooterthing is new to me.

What I noticed is that I find it hard to judge what the maximum leanangle for the SW is...when I lean it over further than let's say 'needed' it feels like it just wants to tip over...wich would be rather ansavery for the plastics.

So, how far can you actually go? Can you ground any parts before it let's go so you have an indication or...?

It feels like it's best not to lean it over too far but I've no idea if this is my mind playing tricks because I'm not used to a scoot OR that it is infact not a smart move to lean it into a corner too hard...?
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PostSubject: Re: Angle of dangle   Angle of dangle I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 19, 2012 2:01 pm

Like anything new you have to explore the 'envelope'.

Angle of the dangle is different on all machines and half the fun I believe is exploring what revs at what angle one needs to negotiate bends and corners.

Just enjoy the learning curve - it's half the fun. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Angle of dangle   Angle of dangle I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 19, 2012 2:38 pm

Waspie makes a good point - you just need to explore the handling charactistics of the bike. One big difference on a scooter is the fact that you do not have a fuel tank to grip with your legs. This seems to make leaning into a turn feel more precarious. You can compensate a bit by pressing your inside foot into the floorboard and using the heel of your outside foot to grip the underside front edge of the seat. You will find that the lean angle on a Silverwing is pretty good. I have only leaned over far enough to scrape the center stand a couple of times and it took a fair amount of speed and very sharp turn to do it.
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PostSubject: Re: Angle of dangle   Angle of dangle I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 19, 2012 3:01 pm

Waspie makes a good point and, The Scootist is right that you will scrape the center stand if you are comfortable with your bike and how much you choose to lean.
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PostSubject: Re: Angle of dangle   Angle of dangle I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 19, 2012 3:17 pm

Watch this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NegpNBY7DIc
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PostSubject: Re: Angle of dangle   Angle of dangle I_icon_minitimeWed Sep 19, 2012 3:27 pm

I fine that the angle of the dangle is better then a cruiser and shy of a sport bike. I do my leaning by putting pressure on the wright or left handle bar. The response is very quick compared to a cruiser and it can over turn if your not carful . What can I say , I just love it. cheers motorcycle
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PostSubject: Re: Angle of dangle   Angle of dangle I_icon_minitimeThu Sep 20, 2012 3:06 am

After many motorbikes, I find the silverwing handles and goes round corners very well, I sometimes still go out for rides with friends with sports bikes, and at 'reasonable'speeds, my silverwing keeps up no problem on twisty roads.
Have you checked your tyres, if they are slightly worn of squared off they will give a 'tipping in' feeling at lean angles.
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PostSubject: Re: Angle of dangle   Angle of dangle I_icon_minitimeThu Sep 20, 2012 5:58 am

On the next turn you ride around lean till you wipeout then remember the angle was slightly less than that!
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