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Old 01-19-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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Naked bikes are a work out...

It sucks when you are cruising on the freeway into the wind, trying to find that sweet spot where you aren't buffeted to and when you do find it you're uncomfortable because you arms are backwards or some ...

Especially when you get passed by a guy in a cruiser doing 90 with a big windshield just chillaxin.

Funny thing is he waved, but I couldn't wave back because the wind was so ferocious and I was afraid of falling... I must have seemed like a douche
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:17 PM   #2
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Yeah, it can be a pain at times!

I got a new jacket for Christmas, one with a hump, and man that thing really gets rid of the helmet buffeting/turbulence!
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:18 PM   #3
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I empathize with your Cool story bro.

I should get around to making a windshield. I'm such a slacker...
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:19 PM   #4
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Haha I know what you mean. I rode in today down 59 from the NE side and there was a nasty headwind the entire trip that was straining my neck muscles to keep my head upright.
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:25 PM   #5
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I've been riding naked for a few years, now, and you're correct - when the wind is blowing, there is not much you can do save holding on.

My biggest problem is that I have a tiny head. My helmets are all xxsmall and xsmall. Even those helmets smash against my face while I'm riding into strong wind or over 90. If it's really bad, my neck will get sore.

Perhaps being small has a slight advantage, though, because I have never felt as though my arms were being held behind me.

BUT - you'll get used to riding in the wind. Give it time. It's not always windy.
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He's doing it wrong...
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:41 PM   #7
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Haha I know what you mean. I rode in today down 59 from the NE side and there was a nasty headwind the entire trip that was straining my neck muscles to keep my head upright.
Did you come from around Cleveland? I saw a red bike at the light when I was coming out of Chevron on 105.
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Did you come from around Cleveland? I saw a red bike at the light when I was coming out of Chevron on 105.
Nope. I came out 1960 and got on the HOV at Townsen on a black/orange bike.
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Did you come from around Cleveland? I saw a red bike at the light when I was coming out of Chevron on 105.
He rides from Huffman. I ride from Roman Forest. What time do you leave? I usually leave my house by 730 Tues and Thurs - the other days I have not set schedule.

My bike is black/gold/red. Perhaps I will see you around, or we can ride in together.
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:48 PM   #12
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:53 PM   #13
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He rides from Huffman. I ride from Roman Forest. What time do you leave? I usually leave my house by 730 Tues and Thurs - the other days I have not set schedule.

My bike is black/gold/red. Perhaps I will see you around, or we can ride in together.
Oh I don't live around Cleveland, I just like to ride out there. I'm on vacation for the moment. I live in the Humble area... but maybe I'll catch ya out there sometime.
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:55 PM   #14
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My tinted shovel on the naked SV helps a bit. Still get some buffeting, but less of course..
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Hey Sqouddy! Really diggin' your streetfighter conversion on the SV!
I would like to convert mine one of these days..
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I've never ridden a sport bike with full fairing, so I don't know much about the difference, but I feel you man, recently put a roadster windscreen on the bike, and it reduces the buffeting a lot. On the cafe racer, that's a different story.
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Either get a windscreen or clip-ons. Adding even a couple of degrees of forward lean to the ergonomics can make a big difference with a headwind.
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I fight the wind at the track with my naked all the time but man, it is fun
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