.......... The correct technique for riding with strong crosswinds is to hang your knee out loosely on the side of the bike that the wind is coming from. ..........Please PLEASE don't ride leaning into the wind.
Can't say I'd necessarily agree with that. I've been riding in some pretty rippy winds for the last 50+ years and never really had a problem with leaning into the wind. Learned about the wind in Wyoming!Bare
Can anyone explain why this "knee trick" works?
If your leg is hanging out into the airstream it creates a turbulence which breaks up the constant side blast so areas of the motorcycle like the rear of the tank, the tool box cover and rear fender that were getting the full side blast are no longer getting it.
getting off topic but...Can anyone explain why this "knee trick" works?
Nothing,don't own a RE but still looking.Saw this one at Gene's Holopaw while there test riding 2014 Urals.
re. the knee trick...If you guys say so! I kind of figured that whether you stick your knee out or not, it doesn't really change the side surface area you present to the wind...I'll be sure to give it a try next time I'm battling the gales!
I'll be sure to give it a try next time I'm battling the gales!