Originally posted by Tigger RR
If your bike weighs 375 lbs. then it's going to come down with 375 lbs. of force every time. No way around it, so you might wanna think about the laws of physics before you call B.S. on someone.
not meaning to start an arguement here but this statement is actually wrong too for several reasons.
#1=you will not have the full 375 pounds hitting the ground.
#2=your object would be considered a "body in motion" so you'd need to figure in gravity and the speed of the object on impact
#3=calculate in the surface are of the object sustaining the most impact
the force of a body in motion is much greater than the actual weight of the object. the actual weight is considered the gravitaional force on the object but the actual amount of force the bike has when it comes down is based on the weight of the actual body, the height of the drop, and the surface area which is sustaing the most impact.
the resultant force acting on any body equals the PRODUCT of its mass and acceleration. F=ma 375 pounds dropping from say, 4 feet, will be going at a certain speed. i do not know what it is but lets just say for arguements sake, its 5mph. 375 x 5=?
sorry to get technical and piss on your flame but physics isn't as "simple" as you think.