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post #1 of 14 Old 04-21-2019, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
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Is there any improvement on wind going from 650 to 1000

Is there any wind improvement going from the 650 to the 1000. With the weather in Pittsburgh so iffy I am looking for better protection. I sold my FJR and picked up a 650. Wondering if the 1000 is any better. I moved the windshield up and down, by the way its a 2006 and loaded up, switched windshields and just trying to figure it out. On warm days its great, but the 30 degree days are a little rough but I still smile. Its not a Fjr but its fun. In fact it is probably more comfortable being a little more upright. I also want to ride and visit my son, a 220 one way ride and have lunch with him and head back home. The FJR would not beat me up with the wind so I want to see how the 650 does. Thanks for any input.
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I think there is a section of windshields for the Stroms. https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl1000a...-only-one.html

You got a 650, what year? I have a MRA Vario on my '04 and find it to be absolutely adequate to keep me comfy for all day riding, winds or no winds.
Cool weather can be countered with electric jacket liners. I don't leave home without mine. It may be in the saddle bag though.
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Yes, slightly more plastic on the Gen 1 DL1000, but essentially no real world difference between the Gen 1 DL650 and Gen 1 DL1000. If you open the comparison up to the other versions (e.g., Vee2 and Vee3) things change a little. But the differences are no where near as much as provided by the variety of windscreens available. None give the lower body weather protection of an ST1300 or FJR1300 without adding side winglets.

Riding pants help a lot.
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Adapt an FJR fairing to your 650. Problem solved. (J/K) (maybe)
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That reminded me of this. However, as one owner said who installed it, "They're more for looks than anything. Don't really help with the windblast."

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Its and 06. I have a Givi on and have another windshield, a rifle. Its wider and at the lower stage it hits the barkbusters on tight turn. I am thinking a lot of the wind comes from the mirrors. I started looking into other mirrors.
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That lower fairing piece sure takes the ADV out of the Strom! But it do make a good looking bike.
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With the weather in Pittsburgh so iffy I am looking for better protection. I also want to ride and visit my son, a 220 one way ride and have lunch with him and head back home. The FJR would not beat me up with the wind so I want to see how the 650 does. Thanks for any input.
timc490310, Pittsburgh, huh? Where abouts? I'm in the area, and yes the Spring weather jumps back to winter quickly and often. I have an 08 1000. Most of the wind chill that I personally feel while riding is on my legs. My windshield is set so I can look over it, but it still blocks quite a bit of wind. Is yours tall enough? I moved my mirrors outbound an inch or so each, and that helped reduce burble so the wind on my shoulders and chest is smoother. If I open the vents on my jacket, I know the cold air is still there. My riding gear basically takes wind chill and temps out of the equation. And when it gets really cold, heated grips and my DIY electric vest keep me comfy. There are things like lap aprons that riders use -- I don't but some interesting info over at https://advrider.com/f/threads/lap-a...he-u-s.659824/
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Is there any wind improvement going from the 650 to the 1000. With the weather in Pittsburgh so iffy I am looking for better protection.
It goes faster so you'll get there sooner, and spend less time in the wind? Maybe?
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Adapt an FJR fairing to your 650. Problem solved. (J/K) (maybe)

Yeah. Former FJR owner here too (had a 2003 that I put about 20k on). You just have to get out of your head of FJR level cruising comfort. The FJR is just scary easy to ride fast cause you don't feel it. It's one of only twice in my life I've been going WAY too fast and not realized it cause nothing about the bike, it's handling, or the wind told me I was going well beyond the speed limit. The 650, honestly, I think you just have accept that it's not going to be sport-touring smooth.

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I am outside of carnegie. I have a tall givi on the and it is better than the wide rifle windshield but I am going to keep switching shield and heights.
And yes I agree about the fjr. My ride to my sons was a 90 mph ride most of the way. There was a sweet spot with the windshield lowered a little and going 85- 90 mph. I know the wee is not the same but the more I ride I have noticed my speeds are picking up. As soon as I wear the knobby tires off road tires are going on. I don't see me riding trails.
I am going to try moving the mirrors but also look into a sleeker style and see what happens.
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