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post #1 of 17 Old Apr 4th, 2010, 5:21 pm Thread Starter
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Angle of lean when on sidestand

Just measured the angle of lean on bike.

11.5 degrees

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Re: Angle of lean

Hey..was that measured after a drop?

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No smartass,
11.5 degrees off vertical on the sidestand

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No smartass,
11.5 degrees off vertical on the sidestand
interesting ... my LT is 05 and seems to lean more.. however, that is with fresh shocks...as you might expect.

Thanks for clarifying about the sidestand.. very courteous of ya..

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Re: Angle of lean

I used a digital angle finder found on my Bosch level for doing crown moulding.

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Looks like somebody got a new smart level for Easter. Or maybe an app for their iPhone.
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Wanna know the leaning angle on your motorcycle.....there's an app for that

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Wanna know the leaning angle on your motorcycle.....there's an app for that

It must be an Apple exclusive , I don't have it on my Droid, who can I call?

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It must be an Apple exclusive , I don't have it on my Droid, who can I call?
Call Verizon and tell them you want to know your lean angle on your bike and mount the Droid level on the bike.

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Is there an App that tells you when the bike is going to tip over?
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Yes there is! I believe it's called iSHIT.

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Re: Angle of lean when on sidestand

Can you better define what you mean by "angle of lean"? Are you trying to calculate the maximum lean angle the bike can achieve while riding from a full upright position before hard parts touch down, get to the edge of the tire, other? I know the maximum lean angle while riding is more than 11.5 degrees from a full upright position, 11.5 is less than a HD Softail.


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11.5 degrees off vertical while on the sidestand

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It must be an Apple exclusive , I don't have it on my Droid, who can I call?
Actually, the "Bubble" app will give you degree angles on your DROID.
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Dang, mine's only 11. Better get the grinder out.

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Actually, the "Bubble" app will give you degree angles on your DROID.
My free Droid fart app locked up on me yesterday and won't work any more. I guess you really do get what you pay for.


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