I've had my vespa px125 for over 10 years and was wondering if it is possible for a scooter to get blown over in high winds? It's never happened before but I've recently moved and my scooter is more exposed. It has a cover on it so I didn't know if this helps tip it over?
If anyone has any has experienced this happening or has any advise it would be much apprenticed.
yep they can go,an having a cover just increases the area that wind can hit , there not like bikes on sidestands that get blown over sideways ,in my experience its where a owners parked them with rear into the wind an there rolled forward off the stand ,not so much with px's as they sit at quite a angle on the stand ,but earlier vesps an especially when stand is worn down or bent .lambrettas are loads worse for this as often both wheels touch with stand down . H
if its got wheels n makes a noise I wanna play with it, skateboards included coz "skate-punks rule",
Thanks for that. I just hope it's not some local little sh*t
Where it is parked, the wind hits the side of my scooter. I have noticed a few times the wind getting underneath the cover causing a tent like affect. I'm assuming a big gust of wind is what has possibly caused it. Luckily my girlfriends car stopped it from fully going over.
My new PX (well 2014) blew over at work , the lads saw the wind hit the cover and lift and throw it onto it's side, dinted and scuffed all the o/s side panel , smashing the throttle tube to pieces and scuffing the mudguard, kickstart and trim ... All for the sake of me covering it at work every day rain or shine , I was absolutely gutted and all in all with the paintwork and parts needed about £400 damage ... If it's forecast heavy winds I don't use the cover at all , and it's fine in the winds...lesson learnt