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PostSubject: Swinging in the Rain   Swinging in the Rain I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 28, 2021 11:40 am

Second day commuting on the S'wing and it's raining. I was supposed how it handled in the wet, it thought it might be a bit hairy compared to my pan which always felt planted in any weather.

Throwing the Wing through a few corners in the rain gave no issues, I was pleasantly surprised

How do you guys find your wing in the wet
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PostSubject: Re: Swinging in the Rain   Swinging in the Rain I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 28, 2021 1:06 pm

Right tires important.
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PostSubject: Re: Swinging in the Rain   Swinging in the Rain I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 28, 2021 1:20 pm

I've never had a problem riding my SW in the rain. I use a little extra caution in turns and tight corners and I've only had the odd slip as the rear tyre 'lets go', but then I take that as normal for any bike.

I use the Hoops and the smaller wheels have to be accounted for but overall, "I ride fairly normally in the wet".....said the Actress to the Bishop!
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PostSubject: Re: Swinging in the Rain   Swinging in the Rain I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 28, 2021 1:40 pm

john grinsel wrote:
Right tires important.

Agreed, as much as the right technique..

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PostSubject: Re: Swinging in the Rain   Swinging in the Rain I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 29, 2021 2:23 am

There is a lot more rear weight bias to be aware of compared to a regular bike, but there is nothing to worry about provided your tyres are OK.
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PostSubject: Re: Swinging in the Rain   Swinging in the Rain I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 29, 2021 4:55 am

Riding a Silver Wing in the rain, another subject that's been covered numerous times before if you Search through old topics. You might even come across that gem of a post from that lad that had a sticker made saying ‘I Ride In The Rain'.

That still cracks me up years later. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Swinging in the Rain   Swinging in the Rain I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 29, 2021 1:39 pm

I'll be testing the wings abilities in the rain and wind tomorrow for a 260 mile ride.

Damned British summer weather.
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PostSubject: Re: Swinging in the Rain   Swinging in the Rain I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 29, 2021 3:29 pm

Aye, we never get any sunshine 🤣
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PostSubject: Re: Swinging in the Rain   Swinging in the Rain I_icon_minitimeThu Jul 29, 2021 4:26 pm

Funnily enough County Durham is not too bad. It's the southern portion of the ride that could be interesting with 45mph gusts and heavy rain.
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PostSubject: Re: Swinging in the Rain   Swinging in the Rain I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 30, 2021 2:56 am

You'll be surprised how comfortable in wet weather a Silver Wing fitted with a Givi Airflow and lower leg wind deflectors is at over 60mph.
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PostSubject: Re: Swinging in the Rain   Swinging in the Rain I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 30, 2021 7:33 am

That reminds me, for UK members, I have a new unused pair of lower leg wind deflectors which I will now put on the for-sale section.
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PostSubject: Re: Swinging in the Rain   Swinging in the Rain I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 01, 2021 3:06 am

Do you guys do anything special to protect your scooter from the rain and crud? Tecktyl anyone?
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PostSubject: Re: Swinging in the Rain   Swinging in the Rain I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 01, 2021 5:17 am

bergwerk wrote:
Do you guys do anything special to protect your scooter from the rain and crud? Tecktyl anyone?

Tecktyl-type coatings? No: 1) Because that stuff will only lock in moisture; 2) Where would you spray that coating that you won’t need to access for routine maintenance?

Just hose off the scoot when you’ve arrived home after a nasty ride.

Add a mudflap to the front fender to help keep the crud from radiator.
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PostSubject: Re: Swinging in the Rain   Swinging in the Rain I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 01, 2021 6:13 am

Cosmic_Jumper wrote:
bergwerk wrote:
Do you guys do anything special to protect your scooter from the rain and crud? Tecktyl anyone?

Tecktyl-type coatings? No: 1) Because that stuff will only lock in moisture; 2) Where would you spray that coating that you won’t need to access for routine maintenance?

Just hose off the scoot when you’ve arrived home after a nasty ride.

Add a mudflap to the front fender to help keep the crud from radiator.

Agreed. I ride my Pan is all weathers and throughout winter hose it down each weekend with cold water to remove any salt and crap. Nothing else it needed really
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PostSubject: Re: Swinging in the Rain   Swinging in the Rain I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 01, 2021 12:12 pm

Bit of FS365 keeps the nasty stuff at bay.

Edit: https://www.scottoiler.com/us/products/refill-lubes-protectors/fs365-bike-protector/
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PostSubject: Re: Swinging in the Rain   Swinging in the Rain I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 01, 2021 4:18 pm

Cosmic_Jumper wrote:

Add a mudflap to the front fender to help keep the crud from radiator.

Yep. I cleaned a lot of 'stuff' out of the rad after an incident this week.
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PostSubject: Re: Swinging in the Rain   Swinging in the Rain I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 02, 2021 1:51 pm

Who edited my post 😳
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PostSubject: Re: Swinging in the Rain   Swinging in the Rain I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 02, 2021 3:42 pm

Probably one of the Moderators, because 95% of the members are over the Pond and haven't a clue what FS365 stands for and that it's water based corrosion inhibitor from a Scottish company.

I tried the stuff over one winter about 15 years ago and didn't rate it at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Swinging in the Rain   Swinging in the Rain I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 02, 2021 4:03 pm

Well they shouldn't edit the post, but post the link under their own name under a separate post.
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PostSubject: Re: Swinging in the Rain   Swinging in the Rain I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 02, 2021 5:32 pm

It happens and, in this case, would be considered sensible, especially in the light of what Meldrew said.

I am a moderator on three forums, all of which are good but have slightly different 'codes'; what happens here is not necessarily the same as on the other two.
Standards are different but not better or worse.

Go with the flow.
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PostSubject: Re: Swinging in the Rain   Swinging in the Rain I_icon_minitimeMon Aug 02, 2021 7:43 pm

Mottza wrote:
Who edited my post 😳

Administrator's prerogative: I added the link to your post. Because who knows what FS365 is?

We all benefit from shared information.
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