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Is the TT susceptable to wind - when parked?
« on: January 07, 2016, 02:38:31 pm »
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My TT was "blown" over today while parked on it's side stand here at work in Warton, Lancashire. I didn't think it was even that windy, not even gales here in Lancs.
It may be that there is another explanation as I have never known a bike to be blown over. Has anyone experienced such susceptibility with the TT before?
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Re: Is the TT susceptable to wind - when parked?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2016, 03:09:34 pm »
It must have been a pretty strong wind. There are no motorcycle hooligans living in those parts, are there?
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Re: Is the TT susceptable to wind - when parked?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2016, 03:39:24 pm »
Commiserations - must be hooligans (unless you had a cover on the bike, or parked facing downhill - I'm sure the tarmac was not at melting point yesterday!)
My bike has a significant lean angle on its side-stand, and takes quite a bit of effort to get it up  :430:
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Re: Is the TT susceptable to wind - when parked?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2016, 03:50:37 pm »
Did you leave it in gear or in neutral? I have seen a few BMWs fold up their side stand when left in neutral...
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Re: Is the TT susceptable to wind - when parked?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2016, 04:24:17 pm »
*Originally Posted by ShaunDW [+]
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My TT was "blown" over today while parked on it's side stand here at work in Warton, Lancashire. I didn't think it was even that windy, not even gales here in Lancs.
It may be that there is another explanation as I have never known a bike to be blown over. Has anyone experienced such susceptibility with the TT before?
That's truly a shame about your bike... :012:  Perhaps the others are on to something - hooligans!

This past Tuesday, here in Florida we experienced high winds - sustained winds of 17-23 mph, with gusts of 28-30 mph.  To give you an idea, the corner marker flags at my daughter's soccer game and the field American flag were fully extended and stayed that way the entire evening.

My bike was parked on flat and level asphalt, on the side stand, in neutral, no cover and no other shelter from the wind - it was pretty solid.  I'd say it would take quite a bit of wind to knock a TTSE over unless there were some other extenuating circumstances.

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Re: Is the TT susceptable to wind - when parked?
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2016, 04:56:03 pm »
I have to agree with others on here, have parked up in 40mph winds and nothing has happened to the bike. Something or someone has knocked it over me thinks!!!!

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Re: Is the TT susceptable to wind - when parked?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2016, 06:16:20 pm »
Update:
It's unlikely to be hooligans as it was parked on a secure Defence Industry site ...
The lass who reported it to Site Admin (who informed me) left a note so I was able to quiz her - she was crossing the road and heard a crash during a strong gust. She turned around to see my bike on it's side, and says there was no-one near. As it was to the side of a pedestrian way, no cars would be going past so it seems it was just the wind! The hangers & adjacent buildings do tend to funnel the wind, but even so I am surprised that it was blown off it's side stand and onto it's right side.
When I got on it to ride home, I discovered that the rear brake pedal was loose. I have just taken the footrest plate off to discover the pivot bolt has sheared, so I am in the same position that Pete Prescott was (https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,4534.msg57688.html#msg57688) with having to drill out the remains of the sheared bolt.
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Re: Is the TT susceptable to wind - when parked?
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2016, 06:53:55 pm »
Does anyone have a part number for the right front indicator lens?  I can't for the life of me find it on the World of Triumph website. :187:

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