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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-29-2019, 07:26 AM
 
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Thereís a Brabus front spoiler available to the 2013 to 2015 models with the redesigned front lip. I wish I had the part number handy but that little thing does wonders for handling.

Mine came with 165 front and 195 rear tires.
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Iím lowered, stiffened, crazy widened, and I run 40 psi all around. The wind doesnít matter.
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What do you mean by stiffened?
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I’m lowered, stiffened, crazy widened, and I run 40 psi all around. The wind doesn’t matter.
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Iím lowered, stiffened, crazy widened, and I run 40 psi all around. The wind doesnít matter.

He put Viagra in the gas tank...
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You've got a vehicle that is the size and weight of a large motorcycle, it's gonna blow around in the wind. Rode motorcycles for 40 years, it feels just like that in the wind. Just pay attention and correct when necessary, about all you can do.
I don't know any motorcycle that weighs in at 1,800 lb, but you're on the mark.

Correct when necessary and don't panic. Wide front wheels and lowering springs alleviate the impact of wind, but it's a bit unavoidable that the 451s are a bit like a sail in crosswinds.

There was also a guy on here who discovered that using tape to smooth out the the ridge between the tridion cell A Pillars and the front windscreen helps dramatically.
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I don't know any motorcycle that weighs in at 1,800 lb, but you're on the mark.

Correct when necessary and don't panic. Wide front wheels and lowering springs alleviate the impact of wind, but it's a bit unavoidable that the 451s are a bit like a sail in crosswinds.

There was also a guy on here who discovered that using tape to smooth out the the ridge between the tridion cell A Pillars and the front windscreen helps dramatically.

Harley TriGlides weigh in almost 1300 lbs. Kinds close.
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I don't know any motorcycle that weighs in at 1,800 lb, but you're on the mark.

Correct when necessary and don't panic. Wide front wheels and lowering springs alleviate the impact of wind, but it's a bit unavoidable that the 451s are a bit like a sail in crosswinds.

There was also a guy on here who discovered that using tape to smooth out the the ridge between the tridion cell A Pillars and the front windscreen helps dramatically.

Harley TriGlides weigh in almost 1300 lbs. Kinda close.
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Ah, I wasn't thinking about trikes, good point!
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Harley TriGlides weigh in almost 1300 lbs. Kinda close.

Boss Hoss Trike weighs in at 1500 pounds... closer
Two-up and you would be at 1800+
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Stiffened = spring rates, lower engine mount, etc. I donít want to hijack the thread.
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