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Almost as Awesome as Murdock
Almost as Awesome as Murdock
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Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:16 am
Region:: Motor City (MI)
Motorcycles:: 1994 XJ600, 2006 SV650

Sun May 08, 2016 10:55 am

It is windy, eventually you get used to it and your neck gets strong.
Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.
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Yearns for The Scrambler
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Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:17 pm
Region:: Goes, Netherlands
Motorcycles:: Yamaha TT600 / BMW R 1150 GS
Location: Goes, NL

Mon May 16, 2016 11:32 pm

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.
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