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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 04:55 AM Thread Starter
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Sand problem

Sand problem , Sand is blowing up through my triple tree when im off roadig !
Question : is it coming off the front of my front tire or the rear of my front tire?
I do have an exra large fender extender on rear of front fender .
Just installed new avon distanzia road knobbies large inprovement for dirt roads over stock tires.
Has anyone figured out the sand problem ?
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Sand is composed of very fine particles, so the tire is pushing it out to the side as well when you ride thru it. Also, the air behind the fairing is in a negative pressure zone - air pressure is lower there. This creates a partial vacuum and the sand - being light - rushes into this area.

Water and mud, being much more dense, will not travel so far and need to be 'thrown' by the tire to hit the bike.

Make sure you have a good seal around the air cleaner and the airbox, sand gets everywhere.
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thanks for the education ,will try putting a wider mud flap on back side of fender
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