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Watchout for turbulence and blind spots when passing trucks

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    Eddieb
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    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    When passing trucks it’s important to know that not only can they not see you very well, if at all, but they also create a LOT of turbulence which can affect you as you approach from behind the truck, all the way along side it as you pass, and for a distance in front of the truck.

    The effects of this turbulunce will vary bike to bike but can cause some unstable behavior.

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