Bad case of wind

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Bad case of wind

Post by cornmek1 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:29 pm

Bike just blown over by freak gust... lost the indicator thumb toggle...

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Re: Bad case of wind

Post by knapdog » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:11 pm

cornmek1 wrote:Bike just blown over by freak gust... lost the indicator thumb toggle...

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Were you on it at the time?

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Re: Bad case of wind

Post by cornmek1 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:11 am

Nope, just parked outside the office - secretary saw it fall... freak 40mph gust ( according to web ) .. main stand down.. on gravel, which may not have helped.. that and the anti-strength of the Riders 110 headset plastic..

Going for another Piaggio Zip part ( Piaggio Zip 50cc 2010 Indicator Switch Button ) off ebay to replace it.. should work.

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Re: Bad case of wind

Post by drago76 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:07 pm

yes, that must be considered - our mopeds is light ones.
i also have my moped fallen, near my office - it sits on centre stand, on a good, strong surface, and even partially covered from winds by buildings, but it was day after a storm, and there is a strong wind gusts time from time.
and i put a cover on moped, who make situation worse, as so in result i must going to buy new right mirror, as old one has broken in result of moped falling over :(

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Re: Bad case of wind

Post by knapdog » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:06 pm

drago76 wrote:yes, that must be considered - our mopeds is light ones.
i also have my moped fallen, near my office - it sits on centre stand, on a good, strong surface, and even partially covered from winds by buildings, but it was day after a storm, and there is a strong wind gusts time from time.
and i put a cover on moped, who make situation worse, as so in result i must going to buy new right mirror, as old one has broken in result of moped falling over :(
There is an argument that a bike is more stable when in gear and on the side stand. In transit, the ferry companies also prefer it that way.

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Re: Bad case of wind

Post by drago76 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:32 pm

i dont think so.
weight centre is high, base triangle is small, when it sits on sidestand.

on ferry is preferable to fix moped with bandage /ropes by anchorage point ( i hope, i say right, my english actually is very bad, sadly)....

even big motorcycle ( say yamaha xj600) feels more stable, if you try to lurking it a bit, on a centre stand, than on sidestand...

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Re: Bad case of wind

Post by knapdog » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:09 pm

drago76 wrote:i dont think so.
weight centre is high, base triangle is small, when it sits on sidestand.

on ferry is preferable to fix moped with bandage /ropes by anchorage point ( i hope, i say right, my english actually is very bad, sadly)....

even big motorcycle ( say yamaha xj600) feels more stable, if you try to lurking it a bit, on a centre stand, than on sidestand...
This could lead to an interesting discussion. I'm going to start a new thread.

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