Experiencing buffeting at speed on a scooter?

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by DLRider, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. DLRider

    DLRider Been here awhile

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    Has anyone had problems with wind buffeting at speed while riding their scooter? If so what was the cure?
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  2. jktpa

    jktpa X-Troller

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    The buffeting occurs after the surging goes away.
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  3. Mike Butt

    Mike Butt Agent Provocateur

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    What kind of buffet was being served? I could do finger foods at high speed, but knives and forks would be hard due to my limited dexterity.
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  4. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    Slow down.....












    copy cat :ksteve
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  5. ilmostro

    ilmostro Under Da Sea

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    What kind of scooter do you have?

    Is it faired or unfaired?

    Stock shield or aftermarket?

    How tall are you?

    At what speed do you experience the buffeting?

    :dunno
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  6. DLRider

    DLRider Been here awhile

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  7. ilmostro

    ilmostro Under Da Sea

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    If it's buffeting you may want to wear gear that fits closer and isn't baggy. This wil reduce the tendancy of your body acting like a sail. Maybe a small windscreen will help. Try making some out of cardboard first to see what the effect is beofre springing for a real one.

    Check your tire pressure and condition, steering head bearings and swingarm bearings too. If worn they may be exagerating the condition.
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  8. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel See Ya At The Swamp

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  9. CGH

    CGH Polluting the ether

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    It depends on what you had for lunch. Be extremely careful if impending buffeting is preceded by surging.
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