Windscreen Disgust ...... again

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by scottr, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. BigTony

    BigTony Been here awhile

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    I just installed an aeroflow screen (not the madstad one) and this seems like an ok place to report...

    I got the Tall version and it's actually working really well. I'm about 6'4" tall, 33" inseam; 285lb. Long torso - former powerlifter, etc.

    I've got a low seat concepts seat on the bike (went low after doing to s spec suspension), and the screen is still on the short side for me. As I sit normally, the screen covers about 1 car length of my vision in front of my wheel, and past that I'm looking over the screen. So really it could be an inch higher I'd say and I'd still be fine.

    Even though it's a little short though, it works really great. The very top crown of my helmet is in some slightly turbulent air at high speed which puts a slight vibration on my helmet, but there is no major buffeting, and it's night and day better than when running with just the stock screen, which has always buffeted me pretty brutally.

    Anyway, I think it's a pretty sweet design the way it works in conjunction with the stock screen to channel air up and over. I'll be sticking with it!
  2. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    I did - it was deafening.
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  3. Bighat

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    Ditto on the Aeroflow...great product...
  4. TEZZA

    TEZZA ADV B4 DEM/TED

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    Has anyone get details on the screen and pics, web site.
    Tezza:D
  5. hattah79

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  6. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    My windscreen solution:

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    I was thinking about getting the Arai XD-4, but many report that it buffets with the stock screen. I was going to spend about $530 on the helmet and then another $120 on the Raid Rally screen to hopefully get to a reasonable solution. Instead, I spent $169 on this helmet, and I'm totally happy. :clap
  7. armourbl

    armourbl Adventure Life

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    I'm guessing that helmet has a lot of sound insulation? I like the air flow on my new FX-41, but there is nearly no sound insulation around the ears so it is a loud helmet even with ear plugs in.

    ben
  8. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    I'd say average. I always ride with ear plugs. :)
  9. OrangeDevil37

    OrangeDevil37 Been here awhile

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    I read somewhere on here where another rider said to try removing the mirrors or get different ones and try that. I got new mirrors the folding kind and it helped a lot. they set lower than the stock ones and when folded in I get noticeably smoother airflow around my helmet, im also 6'4. I have a little bit buffering but not much. maybe size has a lot effect on it.
  10. TEZZA

    TEZZA ADV B4 DEM/TED

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  11. Simonhantler

    Simonhantler waiheke simon

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    this is exactly what happened to me on my 990 lately, i chopped the original screen all the way to nothing, then bought a touring screen which ive chopped down to about 4 inches above dash, ill try it out soon. but all other trials have been bloody noisy unless i stand up.
  12. armourbl

    armourbl Adventure Life

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    I have the RADE EVO6 windscreen on order. I really really really hope this solves the problem for me. Also have the Double Take mirrors on order as well, which should help.

    ben
  13. lopealong

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    so how did the rally evo screen go? those that bought the aeroflow screen does it work ,are you happy with your purchase.
  14. leesbian

    leesbian Been here awhile

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    I just ordered an aeroflow screen yesterday (to go ontop of the KTM touring screen - I'm 6'2). I'll report back once it's arrived and been fitted

    I'm planning a ride from UK to Croatia and back in a few weeks, hoping to get a solution to the damn wind problem sorted by then

    I found a touratech screen extension in the garage last night and tried it - it actually seemed to make things worse. Previously, I could duck down behind the screen and experience an almost silent ride. With the TT extension it was less noisy in my normal riding position (not nearly as good as it was previously ducking behind the touring screen), and it made no difference if I ducked behind the screen

    I strongly suspect that the aeroflow will be better than the TT extension (but still not brilliant) and I'll end up buying the Voodoo2 screen as soon as I'm back from my trip
  15. Pedaler

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    The Aeroflow is a game changer. I'm 5'9" and bought the standard screen. I can easily run with the face shield up. No more wrenching my neck against the wind forces on my visor(XD3). No bugs in the face. I use it with a moose shorty and just pop it off and strap it to my bags when going off-road. It's a bit if a pain in the ass but I won't go on a long haul without it! Make sure you get one you can see over. Looking through it is a bit annoying due to the curvature.

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  16. Bighat

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    I like my Aeroflow, works great....
  17. NeptuneTriton

    NeptuneTriton Been here awhile

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    I know it's a chunk of change, but it solved the wind noise / buffeting problem for me. I wanted something short and out of the way when I'm offroad, tall when I'm pounding hours of slab, a place to mount my GPS, and better lights than the stock 990 candles. This was a real problem solver for me and IMHO looks much, much better than a lot of the aftermarket windscreen options:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=970541
  18. leesbian

    leesbian Been here awhile

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    Shortly after my last post I ordered the Voodoo. I figured I'd end up with that solution anyway. Just hope it arrives before my trip

    Apparently, it'll be the 1st Voodoo in the UK, so my bike will be pretty unique here :clap
  19. NeptuneTriton

    NeptuneTriton Been here awhile

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    Good for you! I know, I was thinking the same thing. By the time I went through 3 windshields trying to find the right one, added aftermarket lighting, and then bought a rally style GPS mount, I could have just got the Voodoo and been done with it.
  20. rattis

    rattis Long timer

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    + a lot for the Aeroflow, absolutely great.
    I get paid to write this:rofl