Fear Of Wind

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by bdhawk, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. bdhawk

    bdhawk

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    ok, sometimes you gotta park your bike outside. my bike weighs 535 without oil, gas, etc. anyone have an idea about how much wind would it take to blow it over if on the side stand? i just got the bike monday and we have been having winds gusting up to 50 mph. i am nervous as a 'whore in church', fearing it will blow over. any help will be appreciated.
     
  2. DaisyCutter

    DaisyCutter

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    With 50mph winds I'd be nervous too. I have a 500lb bike and anything over 15mph scares me.

    Here's some tips if you get caught out in the wind.

    1. Park your bike in gear, not neutral.

    2. position the bike so the wind blows it back and onto the sidestand. This means if the wind is out of the North, point the bike to the N/W.