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Re: Lateral acceleration?
traneus   4/23/2016 12:19:29 AM
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I think perl_geek is correct about motorcycles: if the tilt is correctly done, the lateral acceleration perpendicular to the frame would be zero. Of course, if the tilt is correct, the tilt itself gives the lateral acceleration with respect to the road: tan(tilt) = lateral_acceleration/gravity_acceleration.

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Lateral acceleration?
perl_geek   2/29/2016 12:10:02 PM
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Cars and motorcycles corner differently.  Any force on a cycle would have to be aligned with the vertical axis of the bike, so unless an accelerometer was on a stabilised gimbal mount, it would perceive zero lateral acceleration, I think. Any physicists around to confirm that?

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