Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: An hour southwest of Boston, MA, USA
Re: battling wind, thoughts?
I've always put it down to the fact that the plastic tupperware has no real holes or gaps to speak of and so it acts like more of a sail under certain conditions. My large metric cruiser, which has lots of gaps, is not as affected by wind.
I remember riding through PA one time on the LT across a plain when a storm brought huge gusts of wind blowing directly across the 4 lane highway I was on. I ended up lowering the windshield, hunkering down behind the shield and slowing down. It helped but at one point a 70mph gust blew me and the bike across an entire lane and almost off the road. Luckily there was no other traffic immediately near me - it was quite a scary moment that caused me to consider stopping for the night to wait it out...
2005 Dark Graphite Metallic BMW K1200LT
2002 Pearl Orange Honda VTX1800 Retro
Suzuki GS425E (Australia)
Suzuki T250R (Australia)