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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-22-2015, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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My dumbest question to date:

I had a nice long post typed out, and the internet ate it, so I'm just gonna make this quick this time.

Can a strong crosswind or headwind give you the sensation that your bike is hesitating?

Does anyone else experience this?

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Yes it can.it can also stand your bike up in a corner.don't ask me how I know.

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Yes it can.it can also stand your bike up in a corner.don't ask me how I know.
LOL....I've accelerated through a corner and stood my bike up. I can't imagine how a wind would do it!

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I gassed it up from 30-60 out of a tight turn today and the wind hit me. For a split second it felt like both wheels were off the ground. Had to back clear out of it to get it settled down. Right before that, bike was going left, I was correcting right and it wasn't happening.

If you're earshaved and wind hits your carb vent just right, it can hesitate.

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LOL....I've accelerated through a corner and stood my bike up. I can't imagine how a wind would do it!
45Mph cross wind as you're laid over...

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I gassed it up from 30-60 out of a tight turn today and the wind hit me. For a split second it felt like both wheels were off the ground. Had to back clear out of it to get it settled down. Right before that, bike was going left, I was correcting right and it wasn't happening.

If you're earshaved and wind hits your carb vent just right, it can hesitate.
I still can't figure out if what I'm feeling is hesitation or the wind. It only happens at higher speeds (60 plus) in fifth gear. I've had the place I had it fixed at test drive it, and nobody can find a problem.

I'm a big guy on a light bike, so I'm not sure if this is normal, or if anyone else experiences it, but let's assume for a moment that it ISN'T the wind.

What else could it be?

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When I first did the ear shave I have the carb vent tube going to a small emgo breather filter on the right hand side of the bike. At speed if you got a good gust of wind it definitely felt like it would hesitate. I removed that filter and just ran the vent tube directly under the gas tank and zip tied it up out of the wind completely and never had another problem with it.

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x2 on Deviate. Also, coming back Sunday from DC, a car or truck would pass and with my feet up on the highway pegs, it felt like my shoe was being pulled forward. Weird **** man.

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I have felt this riding into a headwind as well as climbing hills with a passenger. All I can figure is its the clutch slipping momentarily when under heavy load. It doesn't happen regularly and it doesn't bother me that much.

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The vent hose hesitation is soft, then there is the abrupt timing type no spark kind of hesitation. It's like your heart skips a beat. That happened to my bike at times but usually when I had the throttle steady, it never happened when I would have the throttle moving a little faster or slower.

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