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How to you guys handle the wind? It makes me very paranoid and im lookin for advice, i tuck, i ordered the zero gravity DB windshield, my body positioning is rather good

but yet at times(happened twice already) a gust of wind comes from the side, and my entire bike... well it switches lanes... im 200 lbs, but yet that wind isnt too strong

How do you handle wind? especially on highways?

Throw some advice im all ears(well, eyes actually... lol)
 

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thats the weird part it wasnt strong winds, like 8 mph winds
 

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When a strong gust of wind blows me to the side, I lean into it and maintain my line....
 

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i think you need to learn to control the bike a little better if an 8mph wind is pushing you into another lane of traffic. the bridge leaving base gets some nasty wind occasionally but it only blows me a few inches when a gust hits and i can compensate. i think i almost find it harder to control the bike with side winds when i'm tucked.

make sure ur not shifting your weight, turning the handle bars in the wrong way, or something dumb like that when the wind hits you. no reason a low wind like that should be moving you several feet. double bubble wont really help you with side movement tho.
 

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when i first got mine i felt the same way a little wind scared me but soon realized that a side gust can be controlled easily enough a little lean and a sturdy grip on the bars and ull be just fine even in stronger winds
 

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You already got some good advice.

Lean in to it, compensate, don't let it get you nervous.
 

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must have been very strong wind, I'm 135 pounds and I've never been pushed into another lane!

In the wind I always stay ready for a gust, and lean into it a little to keep a line.
+1000. Im the same weight and you just have to get used to leaning whenever the wind comes. After a while you'll be able to keep the bike in a straight line for the most part by adjusting your lean according to how hard its pushing on the bike. I guess with a larege gust ( i have routinely riden in 15-20 mph) you might be traversing the lane but you should be able to react and just lean to keep her sraight.
 

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Go faster!!! The bike will want to steady itself. LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaannnnnnnnn into it.
 

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nice, thanks for all the advice guys... i really appreciate it!
 

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the only time i ever had problem with the wind is when i wasn't wearing my motorcycle jacket, if you wear any loose clothing the wind is gonna grab it
 

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felt the same way when i first got my bike. i thought the wind was going to knock me over haha, then you get used to it and just lean the bike a little and firm grip and no worries.
 

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the only time i ever had problem with the wind is when i wasn't wearing my motorcycle jacket, if you wear any loose clothing the wind is gonna grab it
You know, this is an excellent point. Also, if you have your jacket not zipped, you will feel it grab it as well.
 

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How do you guys deal with big ass semis? I'm a n00b and stick to side streets, but plan on doing the whole highway thing soon enough.
 

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How do you guys deal with big ass semis? I'm a n00b and stick to side streets, but plan on doing the whole highway thing soon enough.
I try to pass them as fast as I can when I am passing them. I try to be at least 2 lanes away from their lane when I know they will be passing and I can't get out of the lane I am in to the left.

Frankly, at least around here, the wind is a bigger worry than any semis and their windwake.
 

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All these guys have good advice, you just need to be comfortable and get use to it, it wouldn't blow you off the road, unless your doing 160 mph. I have gone 170 mph in 30 mph wind gust, not the greatest feeling in the world but I got use to it. Bridges and semis should take extra caution and be careful.
 
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