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Old 11-07-2012, 07:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Looks good, does the winglets provide any benefit being installed on or off the bike.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:30 PM   #14 (permalink)
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im pretty sure theyre mostly there for aesthetic reasons. i'd think having an additional part in the airflow wouldnt help aerodynamics much but im not an engineer...
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:39 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Ella,

Looks great with the matching paint job. Just wondering if you could get a bigger chain for the bike though, don't think that one is quite big enough.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:57 PM   #16 (permalink)
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im pretty sure theyre mostly there for aesthetic reasons. i'd think having an additional part in the airflow wouldnt help aerodynamics much but im not an engineer...
Actually, BMW engineers claim the winglets reduce wind turbulence or buffeting on the rider. Read that in a couple articles.

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Old 11-07-2012, 10:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Nice job! I like the winglets painted better than without myself.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:30 AM   #18 (permalink)
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So I read this long article about a former bike thief "it's on the net somewhere " and he would also answer questions . He did say that the worse place to lock your bike was the front wheel ,said always try and go threw the frame or swing arm! He would see the bike and come back with another front wheel and be gone . So be careful .


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im pretty sure theyre mostly there for aesthetic reasons. i'd think having an additional part in the airflow wouldnt help aerodynamics much but im not an engineer...
There has been many statements about the aerodynamic benefits of the winglets

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So I read this long article about a former bike thief "it's on the net somewhere " and he would also answer questions . He did say that the worse place to lock your bike was the front wheel ,said always try and go threw the frame or swing arm! He would see the bike and come back with another front wheel and be gone . So be careful .


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Or you could just use bolt cutters which is quicker and easier than replacing a front wheel. But a chain through anything is better than nothing.

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