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    Hi, ive read a few stories on google about this happening on smaller bikes, has anyone had personal experience with this happening or know someone who has? i want to buy one as my bike sits directly in the sun in a really windy dusty area, its on a looser sort of gravel road base ( construction site parking) but before i do i want to know if it has any chance of actually getting wind under neath the cover and pushing the bike over, ive noticed one or two times the peg has dug a tiny bit into the ground on rather windy days. bike is a daytona if that helps at all.
    (please dont say park in a more secure location as there is no other location) thank you.

  • #2
    Go to Perth Airport in winter after a good blow...

    Bikes on the ground everywhere...

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    • #3
      http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/foru...irport-136072/

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      http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/foru...irport-165326/

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      • #4
        WOAH!
        so on quite a windy day is it something i should be looking out for?

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        • #5
          it's windy and dusty?

          so the dust could get under the flapping cover you put on your bike and scratch the paint up as it moves around?

          no better parking location you say? i'd be putting a cheap car in the same spot.
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          • #6
            If you're concerned about the damage that might befall your bike because of things like this, total up the potential cost to repair it in a theoretical scenario and spend that money on a 4-wheeled banger.

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            • #7
              As the others have said. Go on gumtree and get a bunky car
              Every one has a story.....

              http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/foru...updates-82338/

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              • #8
                The advantage of a bike is that we don't pay parking fees

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                • #9
                  Bunky bike, push bike or car pool?
                  Every one has a story.....

                  http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/foru...updates-82338/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by elb94 View Post
                    ive noticed one or two times the peg has dug a tiny bit into the ground on rather windy days. bike is a daytona if that helps at all.
                    for serious? If your peg is digging into the ground (without any forward momentum) I would bet money the bike would be on the ground shortly thereafter.
                    Last edited by Kristy; 08-02-2014, 08:22 PM.

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                    • #11
                      you could place some steel plate or a crushed can under sidestand to prevent it digging into dirt.
                      tent peg with cable or rope to each side of bike would stop it blowing over.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Falcore View Post
                        As the others have said. Go on gumtree and get a bunky car
                        Originally posted by Tackleberry View Post
                        The advantage of a bike is that we don't pay parking fees
                        The alternative is to get a cheap bunky bike... you can get a fairly reasonable GPX250 for $1,000 with some looking around these days.
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                        • #13
                          Been ages since I had a centre stand, however would that offer any more stability in the wind anyone know?

                          Failing that Perhaps there is such thing as a right stand much like is standard on a posty bike along with the left and centre stands.

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                          • #14
                            Occy strap the cover tight on the bike. This works for me. It holds it on and reduces the surface area for wind to get hold of.

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                            • #15
                              sure it can happen a little care and common sense goes along way,

                              i had mine outside with a cover for a couple of years no problems.

                              it could just be Harley stability though
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