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Old 04-05-2010, 08:39 PM   #599
JimNtexas
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Interesting ya'll mention wind and the FJR. Just this weekend I took my first overnight trip on my FJR.

I rode from Austin Texas to the White Sands Missie range in New Mexico for the semi-annual Trinity Site public day.



I put just shy of 1500 miles on my 2008 Advanced Edition FJR.

I had two days of really strong cross winds, according to the TV weather guy there were gusts to 50+ mph recorded along my route.

The FJR was pretty much unperturbed by all but the two really super strong gusts that tried to tear my helmet off.

In those two events the bike did a slight weave and then continued on at 70mph. Mostly I just leaned very slightly into the wind and the bike otherwise ignored the wind.

I shutter to think how my Ninja 250 would have reacted.

Unlike the FJR, this rider got kind of tired out by terrific noise generated in my HJC modular helmet (yes I wore ear plugs) and the general feeling of being beat about my head and shoulders .

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