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Old 12-21-2008, 04:36 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever been thrown off due to wind?

I was out riding today and heading out soon, but the wind has been extremely high and at times I have been riding 15 -30deg off vertical, no kidding. I just tucked in and been woobly a little at high speed due to wind. Which made me wonder if anyone has ever been thrown from a bike due to wind. I would hits spots where the wind hits from nowhere. Would hate to encounters these winds doing some twisties, especially already leaning.
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:40 PM   #2
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Yeah I was out today too and you're right, it is gusty. I never felt close to being blown off the bike though. I just relax and flow with it. Makes my neck tired more than anything, especially when I turn my head to check before changing lanes, dang wind will grab you and yank your head around.
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:42 PM   #3
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:53 PM   #4
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I really meant blown over, not actually blown off the bike. Maybe blown off the road is a good question too.
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:04 PM   #5
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I came close once but it was because the wind was blowing hard and it was poring rain, kept getting big gust and I leaned into the wind to hard and started to slide
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:06 PM   #6
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i'm a fat mthfkr. i do not have those kinds of problems.
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:48 PM   #7
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I've been blown into the other lane but that was in Wyoming and the wind was gusting up to 70 mph.
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Old 12-21-2008, 06:00 PM   #8
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Once, I was blown onto the oncoming lanes on Bay Area Blvd, near Port road. It was BAD wind. At the time, I was on my lowered 02 Busa, and it still pushed me over going around 50MPH. It was either go with where the wind was leading me, or lean extremeley far right to counter. I don't know what would have happened, because it was misting, the roads were already wet, and I had Metzlers. If there had been actual oncoming traffic, I probably would have increased my speed to get out of the way quicker, or leaned so far right to counter, that I might have layed it down.
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Old 12-21-2008, 06:51 PM   #9
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LOL, were those cruisers baggers. I guess their like bigger sails in the wind. They catch more air.
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:01 PM   #10
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:08 PM   #11
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I rode out for a while yesterday [ 288 south ] & I hit several gust that belw me around.
It is like the wind comes out of nowhere.
I ride a cruiser 1300 cc bike , not sure if it is easier on a sport bike.
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:16 PM   #12
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was out riding, and going down the freeway I found myself leaning for to the right just to go straight. First for me, it was pretty funny looking I bet.
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:21 PM   #13
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I've had my rear tire skid sideways due to wind. no kidding. I swear i felt like i was rubbing off chicken stripps in the straight aways that day
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:49 PM   #14
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Wind was pretty bad today. I've never been knocked off by it, but sometimes I gotta fight to keep the bike upright at stoplights. Like today, at Jones and 1960.
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:56 PM   #15
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Fck! Yes! Today, just got home, wind was so bad my bike almost hit the car in the next lane!
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:31 PM   #16
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Got an 800cc cruiser, the wind never bothers me. Rode into work tonight, most of the way with only the throttle hand.
I do grip the underside of the tank with my left hand, there is a seam there that fits perfectly.
I got no windscreen and I get tossed around a little, but wind has never bothered me.
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:46 PM   #17
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only time i have been bothered by the wind is on overpasses like bwy8 going west to east on the south side to 45 north. its a tall bridge and have had a oh moment there. last year i think a guy went over the edge there at that intersection because of the wind possibly. he fell and died.
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:19 PM   #18
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last sunday cross wind was bad for me. i was riding 2 up. had me going from side to side. didnt make my passenger feel any better. took a break when needed. only had this happen a couple of times.
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:45 PM   #19
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I've been pushed around pretty good by the wind on a smaller bike and my zzr seams to be a wind sail it dose not like a cross wind
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:50 PM   #20
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there was a NW-riders/MH LaHacienda meet that I couldnt make. There was a thunderstorm on the Northside that prevented me. I was in the fast lane on 2920 past Kurk and the rain coupled w the gusts pushed out my rear end and the front followed to keep me up, into the oncoming lane.

I turned around and waited it out at the 2920 BW3s. It was the first Meet and Greet I planned to go but never made it.
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