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R3 Wind problem

Hi fellow R3 riders. I took delivery of my R3 this past Wednesday. I am enjoying every bit of it and cant stop thinking about riding it all the time that i am not riding it. So the problem that i am encountering is that when i go past 90KM/H, my bike starts to move around and pushes my in one direction due to wind. It was a reasonable say with little to no wind. Is this normal for such a small weighing bike? I only weigh 125 pounds and i am 6 1". And this is my first ever bike and life on 2 wheels is just a beginning. Now i am thinking i should have gone with a 600cc? This is the reason i have not taken my bike on the highway just yet. Please help a fellow rider. Any suggestions are welcome.
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It's a light weight bike. Windy days can be annoying. Bigger engine doesn't help. More weight, and higher CG help. Both of which are the anti-thesis of the R3.

Doesn't matter which bike you choose, there are down sides. Pick your poison.
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We had a good discussion with tips for riding in cross winds at the 250R forum.
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It's a light weight bike. Windy days can be annoying. Bigger engine doesn't help. More weight, and higher CG help. Both of which are the anti-thesis of the R3.

Doesn't matter which bike you choose, there are down sides. Pick your poison.
Wouldnt a lower CG be more stable?
A higher CG will, when tipped over by lateral wind, have more weight off the centreline.
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Just don't go over 170kmh because the side wind can make you fly away! This almost happened to me. rsrsrs
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Hi fellow R3 riders. I took delivery of my R3 this past Wednesday. I am enjoying every bit of it and cant stop thinking about riding it all the time that i am not riding it. So the problem that i am encountering is that when i go past 90KM/H, my bike starts to move around and pushes my in one direction due to wind. It was a reasonable say with little to no wind. Is this normal for such a small weighing bike? I only weigh 125 pounds and i am 6 1". And this is my first ever bike and life on 2 wheels is just a beginning. Now i am thinking i should have gone with a 600cc? This is the reason i have not taken my bike on the highway just yet. Please help a fellow rider. Any suggestions are welcome.
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Off topic, but you are 6'1" and you only weigh 125lbs?
Instead of buying a bike, you should have bought some fucking fruit loops dude. lol
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ROFL... I so wanted to say the same thing but figured I'd wait it out and let someone else take the potential hit.
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And this is my first ever bike and life on 2 wheels is just a beginning.

Learn to ride with the wind! If you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball... wait.. errr.. if you can ride the wind on an R3, you can ride the wind on anything else.

Jokes aside, you are going to get cross winds on any bike. It's more noticeable on lighter bikes, but it's normal.

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I hated how my old Honda Shadow handled cross winds on the highway. Not sure why but when I got hit with a pretty good wind from the side, the bike would drift right into other lanes. I was always fighting it. Some bikes handle cross winds better than others. Weight definitely has something to do with it but my Shadow was anything but light.

I've heard from others that the Harley Fat Boy with the solid wheels are a complete freaking nightmare in cross winds.

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You'll get used to it.It wont blow you over it's just part of biking.

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