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Yoma
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Nov7-11, 03:38 PM
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Dear All
This is a rather strange question for you one that i can find no conclusive argument to.
when riding a large motorbike i am informed that the engine must be reved at low speeds in order to keep the engine spinning at a sufficient speed to enable it to generate a strong enough gyroscope to keep the rider and the bike upright.
can anyone find any merit in this or is it just all bollocks?
I am interested to know as a friend of mine owns a large Harley Davidson and i want to know if he is simply keeping the bike up or just being bad by reving his engine in car parks.
Many thanks
Yoma

edit:
i also found this:http://www.misconceptionjunction.com...ced-on-a-bike/
suggesting that the wheels of a bike do not actually provide a effective gyroscope.
i am interested in the engine though.
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