KTM 950 has to go bye-bye?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by KamLeeR, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Two Moto Kiwis

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    Oh no :eek1 ... ugly ozzie with no riding skills on an ugly bike :rofl ... do you think they will let you into startbucks :D

    Seriously anyone with buffeting probs look beyond your screen and check mirror heights, even taking them out further takes away dirty air from beside your helmet, just not too far our or you will get the leverage buffeting through your bars.

    As Craig points out sitting position etc can make a huge difference as well so there are many factors adding up one by one that can help.
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  2. GJ990

    GJ990 Been here awhile

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    Nope, I'm in the northern hemisphere and I'm 5'10" like you with no buffeting. Maybe we have smaller heads :D
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  3. Maoule

    Maoule Been here awhile

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    Y'all are riding upside down; the air is smoother close to the ground. Even I knew that:evil:1drink
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  4. Marko888

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    I'm 5'-10" and deal with only a very slight amount of buffeting using the standard windshield, I always using a full face helmet (Arai Corsair V). The airflow is no issue, and I typically travel between around 60-80mph.

    Dirt bike helmet use for local rides only...noisy!
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    Surprisingly they do and I am usually allowed to stay. :rofl
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  7. Two Moto Kiwis

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    Does that mean you can stay twice as long long :rofl
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    Cause I have browser weirdness happening - here is a link rather than embedded. (I can embedded in the Ask Baldy sub forum - go figure)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUc79w2iXRE


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  9. Maoule

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    The weather finally permitted a bit of a test run with my Aeroflow windscreen. I bought the medium (~6" higher than stock). I'm 6'3"; 215#; Edit: XL Arai XD4. I haven't been through all the variables yet but initial impression is good. I can tell you the head buffeting I was experiencing from the stock screen was, at times, disorienting and not what I wanted tooling along at 80 in traffic. With the Aeroflow, the head buffeting is nearly gone and I noticed the wind noise is greatly reduced as well. I notice there is a definite vacuum behind the screen that kinda pulls your head forward; gonna have to get used to that. I also notice more wind on my shoulders/chest but it feels balanced. At lower speeds, the sight line is a bit of a bother.
    The unit mounted easily using the upper 4 windscreen screws and I was pleasantly suprised at how solid it was. The distortion is minimal but there seems to be a bit of milkiness to the transparency; not bad but there. I think it will be good for long hauls and I may get the side deflectors as well. I plan to cut down the stock screen for dirt work,etc. and will update if that combination works with the Aeroflow.
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  10. emtecko

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    I'm also 6'3", ride in mx helmet all the time.With this screen I'm able to listen music from headphones even when I fly on highway. But on long days you have to use ear plugs anyway doesn't matter what bike you sit on.[​IMG]
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  11. silverdog

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    Where do you get that screen?
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  12. ciedema

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    Okay as I was a little bored traveling today I have been doing some experimenting. So one thing I found this that if I sit a little further back or hunch down in the seat I find that I experience some buffeting. So my view is that where I normally sit allows the dirty air to hit my chest and my is head is in clean air. So I am of the belief that for those experiencing buffeting you either need a shorter screen to deflect the airflow to your chest - or the likes of the Aeroflow to send all the air over your head.
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  13. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    KTM does make a "manly" adventure bike without the buffeting issues.......it's called a Super Enduro.....:deal




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  14. Two Moto Kiwis

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    Yeah so there!!! :hide ....some of us do put girlie windscreens on tho cos we are soft. :evil
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  15. rattis

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    Aeroflow, works like a dream and ah'm 6 8":lol3
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  16. HellSickle

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    I'm 5'11, but long legged. I have to stoop or move forward very slightly to have calm air with the stock shield in calm weather. Any kind of wind and I'm getting a lot of noise. I need just a couple inches more on the stock shield.

    I'm going to give the standard Aero a try. 4" taller than the stock. I think the biggest benefit will result from the pressure relief by having the big scoop at the bottom.

    [​IMG]
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  17. Maoule

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    FYI, I asked for an advrider discount when I bought mine; they're not offering any at this time, but I was able to get 15% off for a scratch I never was able to find. You might ask if they have any factory seconds
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    Hellsickle: That Alienflow won´t get to me, BUT that highfender. Where to get?
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  19. Maoule

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    I cut down the stock screen 2"(50mm)..oh yeah!! Big difference on helmet-rattling bufetting. The helmet wind noise is back, but it and the wind pressure are more evenly distributed around the helmet. Definitely a better experience for short jaunts around town. Next is to put the Aeroflow back on to see what, if any, changes to that combination.
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  20. rattis

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    Running around at 70 or so I put my hand in the gap between the original and the Aeroflow shields, laminar flow is disturbed with lots more noise.
    It definitely works, and well at that :D
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