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Old 02-06-2014, 01:21 AM   #34
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Location: Gold Coast
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Originally Posted by Wraith Rider View Post

How the heck could weight be related to rain?
Weight and geometry make a big difference if the bike starts to slide around ?.

It's not JUST the rain that's a problem, potholes fill up and disappear, as does broken seal, oil becomes impossible to see.

A slide on my DL really is a non-event, and I do ride the nasty back roads in the rain on that, a heavier bike with smaller bars (less leverage), smaller lock to lock steering angle and yes, more power becomes a handful a lot sooner.

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