[Elist] [ABATE] Fw: STOPPING DISTANCE

fran del santo franmcob at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 24 14:16:34 PET 2011


when we pack our bikes how many of ours test the breaking to see which way it will shift or will it come out from under us?
testing is one of the best things we can do every trip I now have to add everyday expect the bike to become a squeal and are you ready for that bike to jump or almost go down on us?
I was lucky twice in one week I have had my skills tested by the road and bike I had to go around to see what it was wrong to only see the road had cracked wide enough to get me my front tire just followed that F---- crack but I was a lucky one I managed to ride it out.
I guess the real qa is are you that quick to be able to save yourself and the bike? I thought I was on a horse again what a ride.

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--- On Thu, 2/24/11, MARK THOMS <REPTILEFAN at VERIZON.NET> wrote:

From: MARK THOMS <REPTILEFAN at VERIZON.NET>
Subject: Re: [ABATE] Fw: STOPPING DISTANCE
To: "John Del Santo" <mcbwaycool at yahoo.com>, "abate list del+santo" <ELIST at ABATELOCAL6.ORG>, "ABATE CA DISCUSSION" <abate_ca at googlegroups.com>
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011, 2:23 AM



 
 

John-
You left out a VERY important 
fact here.
Semi trucks are designed to 
stop 80,000 loads and the brake systems are set up for that weight. When the 
truck is empty, it is vastly overpowered concerning the braking system. You pull 
out in front of the truck, the driver hits the brakes to avoid you, and the 
brakes lock up resulting in an uncontrolled skid. Not a good thing. Those double 
aluminum bulk trailers you all see only weigh 22,000 punds on a brake system 
designed to stop 80,000 pounds. Think about it!!
Mark

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: 
  John Del 
  Santo 
  To: abate list del+santo ; ABATE 
  CA DISCUSSION 
  Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1:59 
  PM
  Subject: [ABATE] Fw: STOPPING 
  DISTANCE
  

  
    
    
      
        

 
        
          
          
            
            
              

                 
                  “THIS BABY CAN 
                STOP ON A DIME” 
                (AND OTHER URBAN 
                MYTHS) 
                  Information compiled 
                by  John Del Santo 
                 
                REACTION TIME 
                :  AVERAGE  REACTION TIME FOR AN ADULT IS 
                GENERALLY CONSIDERED TO BE 3/4 OF A SECOND FROM THE TIME THE 
                HAZARD IS SPOTTED, UNTIL THE TIME THE DRIVERS FOOT TOUCHES 
                THE BRAKE PEDAL. 
                  
                BRAKING 
                DISTANCE       
                TOTAL FEET TRAVELED FROM THE TIME THE 
                DRIVERS FOOT TOUCHES THE BRAKE PEDAL UNTIL THE VEHICLE IS AT A 
                COMPLETE STOP. 
                  
                 TOTAL STOPPING 
                DISTANCE   IS A COMBINATION OF REACTION TIME 
                DISTANCE AND BRAKING DISTANCE. 
                  
                  MILES PER HOUR   
                TIMES 1 ½   EQUALS THE FEET PER SECOND THAT THE 
                VEHICLE IS TRAVELING.     
                 (MPH X 1.56 = FPS. 

                -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
                 TIMES BELOW SHOWS  BRAKING 
                DISTANCE FOR VEHICLES WITH BETTER BRAKES, OPERATED BY 
                EXPERIENCED 
                DRIVERS           
                 FROM 60 MPH – 0  (DOES NOT 
                INCLUDE REACTION TIME). 
                ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
                  
                TRUCKS 
                3-AXLE SEMI  210 – 249 
                FEET 
                3 AXLE SINGLE-UNIT 
                TRUCK    184 – 252 FEET 
                2- AXLE SINGLE-UNIT TRUCK 
                WEIGHING LESS THAN 10,000 LBS      
                  155 – 170 
                FEET 
                  
                STANDARD SIZE PASSENGER 
                CAR 159 – 165 
                FEET 
                INFORMATION FROM Lawyers and 
                Judges publishing. com “vehicle speed and stopping distance 
                computer. “ 
                  
                Large SUVs’ & light 
                trucks (weighing 8,000 – 10,000lbs) must 
                be able to stop within 280 feet of braking 
                distance. 
                Large SUVs’ and light trucks 
                weighing at least 7700 lbs must be able to stop within 204 – 218 
                feet. 
                  
                ALL NEW vehicles weighing 
                less than 7700 lbs, (cold brakes, dry 
                road, new blacktop)  requires a minimum braking distance of 
                230 feet. 
                Info from Sam Daniel, New 
                Vehicle Effectiveness Dept , US Dept of Transportation 
                NHTSA    6/1/05 
                  
                MOTORCYCLES 
                BMW   
                R1200GS                  
                125.2 FEET 
                Harley Davidson Sportser  
                114.1 feet 
                Honda Valkyrie  114.8 
                feet 
                INFO FROM MOTORCYCLE CONSUMER 
                NEWS WINTER 04/05 PERFORMANCE INDEX 
                  
                `MOTORCYCLE-TYPE 
                TRIKES     RAY,WHO 
                OWNS A TRIKE DEALERSHIP IN WASHINGSTON STATE, AND WHO WORKED 
                WITH THE EVERGREEN SAFETY COUNCIL PREPARING THEIR TRIKE & 
                SIDECAR COURSE, SAID THAT A MOTORCYCLE-TYPE TRIKE( NOT A 
                CAR-ENGINE MADE INTO A TRIKE) SHOULD STOP IN A SLIGHTLY SHORTER 
                DISTANCE THAN A 2-WHEELED MOTORCYCLE OF THE SAME BRAND AND 
                MODEL.   THIS IS PROBABLY BECAUSE WHEN A MOTORCYCLE IS 
                BRAKED HARD,  IT NOSES TOWARD THE FRONT, AND THE FRONT 
                WHEEL HAS TO DO MOST OF THE BRAKING,  AND THEY FOUND DURING 
                THEIR TESTING THAT WHEN A MOTORCYCLE-TRIKE WAS BRAKED HARD THE 
                BACK-END SEEMED TO SETTLE IN SO THAT ALL THREE TIRES WERE 
                BRAKING, WITH THE BACK WHEELS DOING MORE OF THE WORK.  
                (Ray  3/05) 

                DISCLAIMER AND 
                WARNING :This guide is to provide accurate and authoritative 
                information on this subject. If expert assistance is required, 
                the services of a competent professional person should be 
                sought. 

                 
                John Del 
Santo
                ( 619 ) 223-0421   

                
                 
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