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post #21 of 31 Old 05-01-2019, 01:09 AM
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I used the general dimensions of the pattern posted earlier and cut the shapes out of a 200mm (8") black plastic plant pot. Only cost about $1.50 at our local hardware & sausage retailer. Cut them with bolt holes DOWN towards bottom of the pot / smaller diameter. Bolted on as usual with convex side out but they do need slightly longer bolts. They look like bought ones, match the black plastic parts on my 2012 650 beautifully. They do a great job of stopping wind funnelling up my chest & significantly reduce noise in the helmet. If you don't like the results / looks then buy another plant pot and start again. They only take about 10 minutes to make and can be cut with scissors.

As noted in an earlier post a big tank bag also stops a lot of this nuisance draft but I don't always want to carry that.
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post #22 of 31 Old 05-05-2019, 12:55 AM
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Done and problem gone.
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post #23 of 31 Old 05-09-2019, 07:34 AM
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Which deflector is that? They don't look homemade and if they are, damn they look good! I especially like they don't stick way out from the bike like some of the others.
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@Chipwidget ....some pictures please?

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post #25 of 31 Old 05-09-2019, 10:43 PM
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Which deflector is that? They don't look homemade and if they are, damn they look good! I especially like they don't stick way out from the bike like some of the others.
Can't post a link but search ebay for - Smoke Wind Deflectors Windshield for BMW R1200 GS Adventure LC 2013-2017
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post #26 of 31 Old 05-15-2019, 03:47 AM
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Amazing fit! Can you explain how you fastened them down? I see the regular fairing screw toward the rear but what is being done in the front? Thank you for this post! I believe it is actually what I want on mine.
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If you zoom in you will see a bit of dual lock as mentioned in previous posts. Reversible mod with no damage to original fittings.
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These are installed in reverse of how they would be on a R1200GS, correct? What did you use to plug the original mounting holes? Solid grommets?

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Yep, solid grommets.
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A big tank bag cuts the air flow a fair bit. Mine is a Touratech.
I agree (tank bag). That huge hole that the front forks need to turn is what the winglets are trying to defeat. They create a low pressure behind themselves that in turn draws some of the air coming up through the hole off to the sides.
A few years ago I posted this in the massive buffeting thread. I'm not necessarily suggesting it for everyone but the part about the yarn can help test your progress.

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