I thought they already had something like this - called 'em "Chakra-absorabers" or "Shockers" or "Wetters" or "Dampers" or somthin' like that, didn't they?
It seems like a way to exploit tuned flex while controlling the rebounding of the flex. Kinda clever, in concept at least. I'll believe it more when I see it in MotoGP.I thought they already had something like this - called 'em "Chakra-absorabers" or "Shockers" or "Wetters" or "Dampers" or somthin' like that, didn't they?
Now it's about comfort and a scooter, but from hearing the concept defined, I could imagine its application in racing.Ah, but it's not performance related. It's a COMFORT accessory, so it will never see racing use, will it?
A 50 degree lean angle on a Harley is called "layin' her down."This is really interesting, but I'm trying to visualize how it works. If the flex is along the perimeter beams of the frame, then it seems you'd have one along each side, longitudinally. But if the flex is between the "fork" that the frame beams creates, there would be one horizontally between the beams.
This is cool stuff. Harley riders have needed this for years!
WRC/ Pro-Rally fan, news monkey? The Wife and I do a bit of Control Worker Volunteering on the side.Here's a picture of the Yamaha Performance Damper for automobiles that the Power Beam is based on.
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And anything good for The People is good for all of Earthkind, Da Komrade!I think that it's a nice thing that the Yamaha has introduce the Chassis Vibration Damper.It will be good for the people that they can take a ride on this.