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- Almost as Awesome as Murdock
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- Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:16 am
- Region or State: Motor City (MI)
- Motorcycles Owned Currently: 1994 XJ600, 2006 SV650
It is windy, eventually you get used to it and your neck gets strong.
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- Yearns for The Scrambler
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- Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:17 pm
- Region or State: Goes, Netherlands
- Motorcycles Owned Currently: BMW R 1150 GS
- Location: Goes, NL
I live in an area of the Netherlands that always has wind. Some days more than others. We're an island, so there's lots of water everywhere and wind and water are a great combination. I have to say that it does matter what you are riding. The Alp is a lot more comfortable in wind than the Tiger. Then again, my naked XJ550 wasn't as bad as I expected. It was much less affected by the wave behind a car or truck than either of the allroads is. In my opinion it really is a case of getting used to it and playing with screen heights. I'll be mounting a new screen on the Tiger soon. Bigger isn't always better though, as I rode a BMW K1100LT which was way worsely affected by the wind than my alp was. A naked bike also usually has a bit lower profile and less stuff that wind can grab from the side.