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Old 02-19-2013, 02:54 PM   #59
mr. matteeanne
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Joined: May 2004
Location: Dualsport Paradise, Olympics
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Originally Posted by astroguy View Post
My now sold F650gs was the only bike that ever did this. It was a strong wind gust coming into my front right. My front tire slipped sideways 2" or so then immediately straightened up. Scared the hell out of me. Sold it and bought a bike that is 100lb heavier!
It is easy to be fooled into over correcting. Knees against the tank, light grip on the bars and remember the centrifugal force wants to keep the tires going strait is the best you can do. But once the wind is so strong it slides the tires out from underneath you all bets are off.
We get some great storms in the PNW, and at least once a year a Harley rider bites it and says "The wind".
Don't be surprised.
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