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Old 11-22-2008, 05:54 AM   #706
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What's up with buffeting issues?
I took a spin on my bud's Street Glide with stock and Klockwerks screens...
Damn turbulence is always there.
Haven't ridden a RoadGlide yet, but a recent article in one of the big rags
said they experienced the buffeting as well.
Is there some secret to make it go away?
With my T-Sport, I tried a few differerent screens, and it never went away.
What gives with this turbulence/buffeting??????

That's why I was thinkin' of a softail...
The last spin on another bud's FatBoy-
Yes, there was wind, but it was 'clean' air, no turbulence.
On my Roadglide I am running the stock shield in the summer and a clearview xl during the winter. I have 0 buffeting with either shield.
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:04 AM   #707
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What's up with buffeting issues?
I took a spin on my bud's Street Glide with stock and Klockwerks screens...
Damn turbulence is always there.
Haven't ridden a RoadGlide yet, but a recent article in one of the big rags
said they experienced the buffeting as well.
Is there some secret to make it go away?
With my T-Sport, I tried a few differerent screens, and it never went away.
What gives with this turbulence/buffeting??????

That's why I was thinkin' of a softail...
The last spin on another bud's FatBoy-
Yes, there was wind, but it was 'clean' air, no turbulence.
Buffeting is part of the deal on any HD bagger, even a Softail or Road King with a shield. Wind comes up from under the fairing and plays hell with your helmet. It's not so bad if you wear a 1/2 helmet or none at all, but I refuse to wear anything less than a full-face.

I rode a buddy's RK with a shield and some chrome "fangs" on the forks. It reduced the buffeting quite a bit.

The best riding (read least buffeting) HD bagger I've ridden is an '09 CVO Road Glide. That super short shield keeps the wind off your chest, and allows clean air for your head. Best riding bagger I've ever ridden, bar none.

I'm on the fence now as to what to get. I love the styling of the RG and Batwing models, but I hate the buffeting. It gets very fatiguing on long rides. I think my solution is going to be to get a Deluxe, Night Train, or Road King for local riding under 200-300 miles/day, and find a used BMW RT for multi-state touring.

HD can't match, as of yet, the excellent wind protection of my '04 K1200GT.
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:08 AM   #708
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Just got notice that the XR1200 is being introduced into the US market, first of the year.

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Old 11-23-2008, 05:01 AM   #709
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:16 PM   #710
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..... I think my solution is going to be to get a Deluxe, Night Train, or Road King for local riding under 200-300 miles/day, and find a used BMW RT for multi-state touring........

ROAD KING
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:24 PM   #711
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Buffeting is part of the deal on any HD bagger, even a Softail or Road King with a shield. Wind comes up from under the fairing and plays hell with your helmet. It's not so bad if you wear a 1/2 helmet or none at all, but I refuse to wear anything less than a full-face.

I rode a buddy's RK with a shield and some chrome "fangs" on the forks. It reduced the buffeting quite a bit.

The best riding (read least buffeting) HD bagger I've ridden is an '09 CVO Road Glide. That super short shield keeps the wind off your chest, and allows clean air for your head. Best riding bagger I've ever ridden, bar none.

I'm on the fence now as to what to get. I love the styling of the RG and Batwing models, but I hate the buffeting. It gets very fatiguing on long rides. I think my solution is going to be to get a Deluxe, Night Train, or Road King for local riding under 200-300 miles/day, and find a used BMW RT for multi-state touring.

HD can't match, as of yet, the excellent wind protection of my '04 K1200GT.
The latest Motorcycle Consumer News did an extensive test of the 09 Road Glide. but they complained about the buffeting.
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:57 AM   #712
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What's up with buffeting issues?
I took a spin on my bud's Street Glide with stock and Klockwerks screens...
Damn turbulence is always there.
Haven't ridden a RoadGlide yet, but a recent article in one of the big rags
said they experienced the buffeting as well.
Is there some secret to make it go away?
With my T-Sport, I tried a few differerent screens, and it never went away.
What gives with this turbulence/buffeting??????

That's why I was thinkin' of a softail...
The last spin on another bud's FatBoy-
Yes, there was wind, but it was 'clean' air, no turbulence.
I have an 04 Road Glide and run the stock windshield in winter and the 12 " Klock werks in summer. I wear full face helmet and have no issues with buffeting. I think motorcycle reviewers are like movie critics, 90% of the time when they pan something I find it pretty good ! I love my Road Glide and regularly do 500 - 700 mile days on it on trips.
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:27 AM   #713
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I spent lots of time working out the up-draft buffeting issue with my V-Rod. Solved it by putting a Bat-wing fairing on it. Completely gone. But I prefer the 6" shield with my full face in the clear air above it. It cools better in summer. And the clear air is quieter at speed than the slight turbulence behind a tall screen.
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Old 11-27-2008, 09:25 AM   #714
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Thank for the input fells.
Big decision for me, since I'll probably go with an '09.
Gotta find a dealer doing demo rides...

*edit*
Hey, if it's not too much to ask...
Lobby: ya think you could scan that article and email it to me?
Not trying to be cheap; actually, I've been having a problem with
the dingbats at MCN...

My subscription lapsed, then they sent me a mailing to re-subscribe.
Instead of doing it with their return envelope,
I sent an email requesting to do it electronically.
I received three different responses over the past 2 months that said
"you will receive an invoice", but still nothing.
I don't know what the hell they're doing.

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Old 11-27-2008, 09:26 AM   #715
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I have an 04 Road Glide and run the stock windshield in winter and the 12 " Klock werks in summer. I wear full face helmet and have no issues with buffeting.
What is your height?
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Old 11-27-2008, 11:24 AM   #716
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What is your height?
I am 6 ' tall. I also have a Corbin seat on my bike, which sets me down a little lower and back a little more, than the stock seating position. Don't know if that affects anything as far as buffeting or not.
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:09 PM   #717
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Nice pics all.

The H-D P&A catalog has all kinds of options to customize the RG so buffeting is minimized. The huge aftermarket also has options. What is a calm ride for one rider is a breezy one for another.

As for the Road King, no issues here.

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Old 11-27-2008, 04:18 PM   #718
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Old 11-27-2008, 04:49 PM   #719
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Wow. Wish I was there now.
Might need a Polaris snowmobile more than a Road king now ! Beautiful picture !
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:10 PM   #720
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Intro with rideing buddies.

Hello fellow ADV Riders.

This picture is in Utah on a ride I did with some good friends, and the Girls..
From left to right- 1st is Jason & Val from Las Vegas, NV. Second is myself & Carla from California with my 08 XL1200N. Third is Kit & Joan from LV, NV.
Fourth is Geovanie & Letty from CA. Fifth is George & Favi from CA.



Here's my baby.




I'm glad to see there is a section for Harleys, as this will most likely lead to me being here year round instead of just in Dirt Biking season.
Well see you arround!

Heres a link to the latest ride report.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=411908
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