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Stopping Distance: Theory vs Practice

Braking is a dynamic event. A host of factors dictate how, when and where a motorcycle will come to a stop after initiation of braking. Typically, on application of brakes the weight on the rear wheel starts shifting forward. This implies that the centre of gravity (C.G.) will also shift forward. Thus braking effort needs to vary dynamically beginning at the rear and terminating at the front.
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A Cheats Guide: Measuring coefficient of friction between tyre and road

Measure your bike’s weight or obtain it from the brochure. The weight on the rear wheel is measured using a split ratio of 60-40 as standard between the front and rear. Maintain an upright position for the bike by either supporting it or clamping on training wheels.
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Maximum brake force calculations for Drum Brakes

The maximum brake force that can be generated on application of drum brakes are a compound of the force applied on the lever, the mechanical advantage offered by the connecting linkages and a function of the shoe efficiency.
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The Optimum way to Brake your Motorcycle

Motorcycle braking seems easy. Everyone assumes that application of both the front and rear brakes simultaneously will bring the motorcycle to a halt in the quickest and safest way, but there is more to braking mechanics than meets the eye.
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How do you drop a Tank from a moving Airplane?

In 1997, eight NATO air forces issued a Request for Proposal for a new generation military airlifter. To respond to the proposal, a new consortium for the development and industrial production of airlifters was established as the prime contractor and single point of contact between the customers and industry.
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