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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-23-2001, 09:26 PM
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Tilt meter

Do ya'll think this tilt meter would be sufficient? I've never used one or even seen one. thanks, clyde http://www.goniometer.com/M-Inclinometer/2055e.htm

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Re: Tilt meter

Mine didn't do me much good.



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Re: Tilt meter

the fealing in your gut is a much better guage. its also alot cheaper. i think by the time ya look at the guage, its probably too late.

build it, break it, then build it better.
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Re: Tilt meter

I think tilt meters look cool and can tell you what type of grade you are on if you need to let someone know (bragging), but in practical application, would you really use it? Heck, I find it hard to watch my tachometer on hill climbs, let alone a tilt guage too! but hey, if the price is right, I'd do it.

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Tilt meters are like radar detectors. They are only good after the fact.

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the only rig i have ever driven that had a tilt meter was an army hummer.it was good in that it gave novice drivers an idea of the rigs capabilitys with out getting to experiance the feeling of "too much, too far, toofast". on the other han the only hummers that i rolled were on flat paved roads, no anti sway bars on military rigs so the springs had a tendancy to unload and roll the hummer in tight low speed turns under aceleration.

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Re: Tilt meter

I disagree. For instance, I know that I can go to "30" on mine before I have to wory about it. At "33", I'd better hook up (sideways), because I'm going over shortly. I don't worry about forwards or backwards, my tilt gauge only goes side to side. I tried to get a pic of it, but can't find it now, and the Scrambler is still upside down. It's just a big "U" with a ball bearing inside a liquid filled tube.

My older brother refers to it as his "Divorce-O-meter", and says that when it hits 25, she gets out or he's divorced when it hits 30.



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My concern is that I'm such a rooky that I have no idea how far my Sam can lean before it goes over. Do I need a 60 degree meter or will a 45 degree do the job? By the way, that particular meter is $24 with another $10 shipping. I thought I'd tip it up with a hoist while it is safety strapped in order to find the maximum tilt.

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Re: Tilt meter

Cool! They have lots more styles on their website: http://www.riekerinc.com/Manual_Inclinometers.htm
If you're needing more than 45 degrees, I'm not riding with you! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] -just kidding.
Would be interesting to see how far others have gone (successfully, without tipping over) - Anyone?????

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Re: Tilt meter

I agree, if you need one that goes to 60, forget me riding with you, heck, STANDING would be a chore. Most breakover angles are in the 30-35 range, so 45 would work. Oh, and how do you find out what the actual angle is? Experience... That's why at 33 we attach the strap to make sure it doesn't go over.

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