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Offline Ianrobbo1

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Wind and damage
« on: 10 February, 2020, 05:41:34 PM »
For all those unfortunate enough to have to keep their pride and joy, outside and under a cover, take care with this wind, it can turn the cover into a sail, and may well drag your bike over, last time it blew a bit, a few unlucky people had their bikes damaged like this.
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Re: Wind and damage
« Reply #1 on: 10 February, 2020, 10:37:36 PM »
All sound advice. We spent Saturday night camping out in a farmers field in Snowdonia and had a few bikes blown over and that was without covers on. Fortunately the ground was a mud bath so little damage sustained. Mine went over twice and I count myself lucky to have escaped with just a cracked O/S mirror.

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Re: Wind and damage
« Reply #2 on: 10 February, 2020, 11:08:32 PM »
Some hardy folk hereabouts. Mine is still tucked up in the garage with it's umbilical Optimate attached. Brrrr!!

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Re: Wind and damage
« Reply #3 on: 13 March, 2020, 11:52:17 AM »
I have had similar problems with my scooter, living up a big hill in Scotland. My solution is a Rok strap around the mirror mount and through the railings next to the steps on my drive. Works a treat in keeping it upright in a storm.
Just an idea that may help others.

 


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