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Stability

I need to look at a few things about stability at high speed.

Wheel Size

Fact or Myth - small wheels have less gyroscopic effect and are therefore less stable?

Issues to look at, a small wheel turns more quickly, so if the mass is about the same is the effect the same?

http://www.gyroscopes.org/math.asp

Does the force amount to much anyway?

Trail

Extending the fork link should create more trail, will this help that much with high speed stability.

Weight Distribution (2013)

Without Rider:

  • Front 40 Kg
  • Back 68 Kg

With Rider:

  • Front 65Kg
  • Back 130Kg (Note: Cannot go above this for speed rating of tyres)

Conclusion: I can add up to 70Kg of lead to front if need be

Solution: Lead tyre weights from the local service centre. This is 30Kg and will reduce in size if the weights are stacked.

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