Thanks fellows. I appreciate the humor to lol! I wasn't very clear with my heading... What i really meant to say was: How far can I lean on wet ground Meaning pavement minus gravel etc on a rainy day , curves etc? Can I get lean and mean or will the tires slip on concrete/asphalt ??
Totally depends on tires. Manufacturer, model, condition, temperature and pressure all affect it. The only certainty is that traction is less when it is wet than when it is dry. So I always ride more conservatively on wet roads. Am I near the limit when riding on dry roads? Probably not. Probably not near the limit on wet roads either. I just don't want to be that guy to make the call, "Help I've fallen and can't get up."
I've never had any trouble to 45 degrees. I have scraped but its along way over to get it done. For me it's easier to scrape on the right than the left. The center stand is what scraped. I have michelin city grips on the bike and live on one of the curviest roads in Arkansas.
My tires seem very Grippie, I have done some skid tests With the rear brake on wet ground... You see racing motorbikes banking hard all the time in the rain on the race Track so why couldn't a scooter do it... I've had mine down to about 40 degree,s But it makes me tingle lol.... On the right day I want to scrub that stand So I know where we both stand! Tire manufacturers go along way To make sure that rubber is good in the rain, Of course they can control terrain.
Most Motorcycle tires have about 80% of the dry grip when wet. I know you are not getting the answer you are looking for. It seems most Burgman riders are not Joe Rocket riders. I have never measured the angle.
But I know that when I was accident avoiding on wet pavement and TRYING to go harder left than my normal cornering, I hit the center stand, levered the rear tire up, low sided, then the tire re-caught grip, high sided me into theside of the RED pickup truck followed by my very own Burgman smacking me from behind, squishing me.
Got some good info there Dave. 80 Percent grip wet of dry Gives us an ideal calculus to work with... From my bicycle days, I know I could lay her down pretty good in the curves on Wetground But of course that was avoiding a banana skin And gravel! Lol
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