Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Auburn, WA 98401
With really hard and continual side gusts, the best you can do is place as much weight as possible on the downwind peg and lean slightly into the wind. This will keep you on course unless a big sudden gust hits you, in which case if you are riding a newer superlight sport bike you will probably drift over to the next lane anyway.
When I had a Ducati, that bike was very unstable in cross winds and blew all over the road no matter what I did. Part of its problem was the fairing, which had no venting on the sides so it acted like a sail.
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