Slip Streaming

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Slip Streaming

Postby Lusciousthelock » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:22 pm

With a pillion my month old 125cc 2t scooter top's out at 50-55mph on the flat which is fine usually, but hill's can be stressful forcing much rowing of the gearbox. I needed to get home quickly yesterday back from Dover to Medway as I had to take the wife out for a meal and had been out playing too long :cry: . I had an hour to get back and no way did I want to thrash my poor scooter back along the A2 but I had left myself little choice. Usually on bikes I hate following lorries, getting blown about but yesterday by slip streaming, I managed to hold a genuine lorry calibrated 56mph at half to three quarter throttle with a pillion, from Dover through to Faversham up hill's and even braking on the downward stretches. You could feel the slip stream, it was like surfing with a scooter and we were buzzing! It was total bliss, big smiles from my daughter and me. :D

Anybody else get a buzz from this sort of thing or am I just sad lol ?
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Re: Slip Streaming

Postby mikey 69 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:44 pm

Very sad dude, very sad!
However i have done this in the past to save fuel and keep speed up, chasing lorries to and from rallies over the years
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Re: Slip Streaming

Postby NICK » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:00 pm

Don't forget they can stop very quick, and bits DO fall off lorries. Better to arrive late than not at all! Nick (being sensible for a change!) Cheers
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Re: Slip Streaming

Postby Lusciousthelock » Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:15 pm

Ye I discovered how crap the brakes are, locked the front up and slid the rear but still made me giggle. It was a nice maintained Asda lorry, so nothing to fall off just my own stupidity to worry about :D
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Re: Slip Streaming

Postby NICK » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:05 pm

It's not the wheel nuts on the lorry, it's more often than not the nut behind the wheel! Cheers
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Re: Slip Streaming

Postby marty r » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:57 am

Sounds a bit scary - you can't have much view ahead if you do this, surely.
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Re: Slip Streaming

Postby Lusciousthelock » Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:08 pm

I found the sweet spot to be about 10 meter's. It's not something I plan on doing often, just needed to get home fast and was bit of a buzz! That A2 section is pretty straight for 15-20 miles and no junctions so was fairly safe providing I kept full attention. :lol:
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