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MrKarl

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MrKarl says:

Protection from wind.

Other day I went about 50 miles or so on my CBF125 whilst there was strong wind. 


The wind kept pushing me around whilst riding, I don't really mind too much but does make it a bit sketchy.

Just a question for people with a bigger bike, does the wind affect you as much too?

Thinking of getting a ZZR I hope it will have more wind protection then the bloody feather 125.:mad:

Not really sure if this is in the right section but meh, I took an educated guess :biggrin:

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SlowLearner

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SlowLearner says:

Wind

Hey MrKarl...  a bigger bike will be a lot more stable, but you can be blown around just as badly, depending on how you ride.

The secret is to look far down the road, not at the sides or at the road in front of you.   The bike will then appear to be correcting itself with very little weaving.   Try not to be too tense either.

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zx12rbadassisnowzx6rbadass

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i heard

if yuo go faster than the wind is blowing it has less effect on you:blink:

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AdieR

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AdieR says:

A bigger

heavier bike can be more stable in wind than a lightweight 125, that said, faired bikes can become unstable in wind (a fairing can act almost like a sail in some cases and take the bike off-course).

When you're looking down the road, look for any gaps in hedges / junctions to the sides where wind can suddenly gust (hedges / buildings etc act as a wind-break), if you're passing (or overtaking) wagons, try and keep as far from them as possible (so you don't get pulled, plus they can be blown about as well).

Adjusting your speed can help too.

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MrKarl

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MrKarl says:

Thanks people!

It's just annoying feeling like the bike will get pushed from under me, I can't wait to actually have a bike that weighs something. I'm not a fan of 125s haha.

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