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Old 07-10-2012, 07:21 PM   #8
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Side Winds and Bike Profiles

Originally Posted by 243Win View Post
You need to try my SV down there in the wind. It simply does not care. Knifes right through it. I noted that in Nevada coming in from Lk Mead / Boulder City to Vegas. My DR was getting blown all over and the 800 Interceptor one lane over was steady as a rock. Not a wobble.

We should take the DR's on a ride down to Hells Canyon. Hell's Canyon will be fine.

Getting there,... Heh-heh, that's gonna be a different story.

Looks like a nice ride, wish I'd have gone too. Would have shown ya a better campground down there and some of the brew pubs in Hood River I've frequented while kayaking the Klickitat. And the road up the Klick' for that matter.
I think the profile of the vstrom and my cargo setup makes it particularly sensitive to side winds.
The high center of gravity, combined with the large cross section and relatively light weight work against it.

I could see the SV650 performing better in those conditions.
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