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Old 10-03-2012, 12:27 AM   #7156
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The little dohickey on the front of my screen seems to do the business for me. I haven't had to adjust it of the screen height since I bought the bike. The wind noise is less than the screen on my Connie...



Wonder what the new one will be like: http://banditrider.blogspot.co.nz/20...e-new-vee.html
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:06 AM   #7157
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The little dohickey on the front of my screen seems to do the business for me. I haven't had to adjust it of the screen height since I bought the bike. The wind noise is less than the screen on my Connie...
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EVLED, how tall are you?
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:18 AM   #7158
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I'm 6'2".I have a Rick Mayer seat.My buddy has a M.C. shop and we found these at the Indy trade show this last spring.Pretty cheap,much better then stock,I ride with my shield open most of the time,no buffeting at all.(Moose windshield)

Is this the +2" or the +4" shield they advertise?
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:29 PM   #7159
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That flows well with the bike. How do you like the seat?
The seat gets better with every mile,took a while to break in.Me losing 60lbs has helped too!

The shield is 19"at the longest point,4 over maybe?
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:45 PM   #7160
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The seat gets better with every mile,took a while to break in.Me losing 60lbs has helped too!

The shield is 19"at the longest point,4 over maybe?
Did losing the weight seem to help ride comfort? I'm in the process of losing some "fluff" and was hoping that would help with long distance comfort.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:19 PM   #7161
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Downsides are its noisier. I prefer a naked bike in the summer but my strom is my only ride for now.
Windshields are noiser?! I reckon my Madstad windshield and brackets actually make it a hell of a lot quiter. Every time I jump back on my DR-Z (no windshield) and bring her up to 100kmh, I'm always surprised about the noise difference. My DR-Z is significantly louder than my DL650 at 100kmh.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:37 PM   #7162
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Windshields are noiser?! I reckon my Madstad windshield and brackets actually make it a hell of a lot quiter. Every time I jump back on my DR-Z (no windshield) and bring her up to 100kmh, I'm always surprised about the noise difference. My DR-Z is significantly louder than my DL650 at 100kmh.
I guess I worded that wrong. If I stand up and put my head in the clean air stream there is low level smooth constant hiss of air going around the helmet. When I sit down I think the overall sound level may go down but there is low frequency rumbling sound. I prefer the former. This also probably depends on how quiet your helmet is in the wind. I've had some helmets that the noises from the vents would drive you crazy.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:39 PM   #7163
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Did losing the weight seem to help ride comfort? I'm in the process of losing some "fluff" and was hoping that would help with long distance comfort.
Yes it helped with comfort everywhere.I have two naked BMW's and I feel so much better on and off the bike.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:12 PM   #7164
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EVLED, how tall are you?
I can't have both feet flat on the ground



Probably about 5'9".
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:42 AM   #7165
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Is this the +2" or the +4" shield they advertise?
That appears to be the +4", I just installed the +2" on mine with the madstad and my head and shoulders are happy, but I still get huge windblast up my body. I will be fabbing up some sort of deflecters to mount on the crash bars because I get lots of wind right over my knees that shoots up both sides of my body and right up into the helmet.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:59 PM   #7166
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That appears to be the +4", I just installed the +2" on mine with the madstad and my head and shoulders are happy, but I still get huge windblast up my body. I will be fabbing up some sort of deflecters to mount on the crash bars because I get lots of wind right over my knees that shoots up both sides of my body and right up into the helmet.
I said it was 19"maybe you missed it.I have no problems at all,very happy with it!
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:58 AM   #7167
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I can't have both feet flat on the ground



Probably about 5'9".

flat footing is overrated. I flatfooted a cruiser for 6 years before switching. I'm much happier and more comfortable at 5'7"
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:00 PM   #7168
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My V checking out the scenery in Turner Falls, Oklahoma.


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Old 10-07-2012, 02:04 PM   #7169
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My V checking out the scenery in Turner Falls, Oklahoma.
My stars! I picture of a VStrom on this thread.

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:54 AM   #7170
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The little wee is losing the battle for my spare time to my non motorized 2-wheeler.
Still she doesn't complain
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