ON THE SAFETY OF MOTORCYCLE SIDE STANDS
The side stand is a common means of supporting a parked motorcycle. Motorcycle riders may, on occasion, forget to retract the stand before riding. The potential of an unretracted stand hitting the ground and interfering with the rider's control during a turn has been recognized for a long time. Different designs have been tried in an effort to reduce or eliminate the problem. Laboratory and road tests show the effects of geometrical design parameters on the retractability of side stands and define those parameters having the greatest influence.
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- Presented at the SAE Government/Industry Meeting and Exposition, Washington, D.C., May 21-24, 1984.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Kopernik, D
- Publication Date: 1984
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Motorcycles; Vehicle components; Vehicle design; Vehicle safety; Vehicle sides
- Old TRIS Terms: Side stands /motorcycles/; Vehicular safety
- Subject Areas: Design; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00395730
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 840905, HS-038 254
- Files: HSL, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM