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Old 08-25-2011, 02:33 PM   #2577
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Originally Posted by Pundy View Post
I'm buying a 1200 MTS, I rode one the other day and am buying one asap. I did not like the wind buffet so I'm looking for advice. I'm 5'10" and have a 31" inseam so a reasonably tall upper body. Has anyone my size tried an alternative screen that silences the buffet?
FWIW, I'm 6' w/ 33" inseam, so probably the same size torso as you, and I found the Laminar Lip to be great up to approx. 50mph, but at freeway speeds (70mph+) it was really bad. I ended up returning it, and for now am sticking with my $10 hardware store mod that pushes the stock screen out away from me approx. 40mm at the top and 20mm at the bottom. This allows more air to come up under the screen and reduces the negative air pressure between the screen and the rider that seems to be the major cause of buffeting. 5500 miles later and speeds well into triple digits (the devil made me do it ) and it's still working out pretty well.

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