rgn wrote:Just say you were doing 150 mph but with twice as many deviation in the racing surface, or 75 mph with four times as many.
Motorcycle road-racing suspension these days is something special in itself. High-end rear shocks have low and high speed damper circuits, and separator valves that 'as much as possible' isolate the compression and rebound circuits from each other. I'll try to get some telemetry data off a friend who crews one of the top motogp riders. These bikes commonly do well over 200 mph these days. (lap after lap)
Sometimes you will see telly on-board footage, with a rear facing camera looking at the rear suspension working, it's quite amazing to see.
I really don't understand why it is perceived that LSR is any different to any other elite form of motor-sport? That it is thought the laws of physics that apply every where else in the world, don't apply on the salt.
Using treaded tyres, pumped up to whatever, (certainly beyond what they are supposed to run at) lead on swing arms, solid rear ends? Can someone please explain?
Anyway, as I said I'll try to get some data. I'm open to to doing some field research on the topic, on the salt.
Last year, our bike felt like it was running down a newly surfaced freeway. The only deviation experienced was soft salt on our last run when the bike bogged down, and I ended the run.
I've got to say we did pay attention to what was commonly said about slip etc, and geared far to tall, with only 2 runs after rookie licencing, it was obvious that our best speed would be achieved at beyond red line in 5th gear. So we let the tyre down to minimum recommend pressure, off the tyre warmers... (gearing change) and ran it like that.
I'm just providing anyone interested, with a different point of view for consideration.
uummmm, i seem to recall a multi million dollar funded F1 Team running at Bonneville a cuppla years back,, thay made no secret about the fact that thay were gunna show everybody "how to do it",, went home with their tails between their legs, have never come back, , apples and ummm, lemons,,