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Yamaha's Power Beam

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by DGA, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. DGA

    DGA Moderator

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    This is interesting. I wonder what it can do for older bikes and their frames.

    http://www.autoblog.com/2011/03/22/yamaha-unveils-power-beam-damper-to-control-motorcycle-frame-fle/

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  2. jnicola

    jnicola Shredical

    They tried that in snowboarding. It supposedly worked really well but left the board feeling a bit dead just as described above.
     

  3. They are estimating the cost of that gizmo to be "equal to that of a track day"...
     
  4. Is it going to be mounted next to the flux capacitor?
     
  5. DGA

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    Interesting, did not know that. I wonder how much different it would be for a bike? A lot stronger forces at play here.
     
  6. DGA

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    Nah, right next to that thing you don't use often enought...*cough* throttle *cough* :mrgreen:
     
  7. Coincidentally, also right next to the other thing I use too much... brake!
     
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  8. jnicola

    jnicola Shredical


    So you don't use throttle... or brake...

    So you're on a bicycle?
     
  9. I'd probably be safer on a bicycle... faster too.
     
  10. he said he uses brake TOO much.
     
  11. jnicola

    jnicola Shredical

    Here's the abstract for the big research paper conducted on the 1998 K2 Electra which used Piezo Electro Dampening (vibration to light):

    The board was only made for one year. Not sure why it didn't catch on or anything. The research paper costs money so I didn't check out what it's about.
     
  12. TRAIL BOSS

    TRAIL BOSS Defiler of Threads

    Was a sweet board, too.

    Until it broke, at least. :angry7:
     
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