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post #261 of 275 Old 02-24-2019, 08:04 AM
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Try mirror extenders. Many people have reported that they decrease noise and buffeting originating from wind coming off the mirrors.
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post #262 of 275 Old 03-10-2019, 02:00 PM
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Mirror extenders should push more air outward. They are on the 2018 I just ordered. I have had them on bikes in the past, KLR and F800 GS, to improve rear visibility.
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Model, link, please
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This works too, very happy
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post #266 of 275 Old 04-17-2019, 10:05 AM
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There were two major downsides for me. First was the nice still pocket of air was unbearable when riding in the Atlanta Summer through city traffic.
Where in Atlanta? I'm live in Decatur, work in Marietta.

I wish you had feedback on the Madstad... i'm considering.

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Side note: the picture of the 2017 Vstrom on their website shows a different model screen than the adventure model I have been talking about (as of 5/17/18). Oh, and did I say how their service is top notch!
My biggest issue is that I dont like the one on the website - what is this "Adventure model"? Could I get a pic of your bike?

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I'm currently torn between ordering a Madstad or a Calsci screen. I just want to buy once and be done with it.

I think the Madstad looks kinda silly sticking so far out in front, where the Calsci is able to sit closer because it has a cutout for the airflow. If the Calsci gets like 90% of the way there I'm fine with it but it's hard to tell until it's installed.

Should I just get the Madstad if I want to be completely sure im satisfied?
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I'm currently torn between ordering a Madstad or a Calsci screen. I just want to buy once and be done with it.

I think the Madstad looks kinda silly sticking so far out in front, where the Calsci is able to sit closer because it has a cutout for the airflow. If the Calsci gets like 90% of the way there I'm fine with it but it's hard to tell until it's installed.

Should I just get the Madstad if I want to be completely sure im satisfied?
I have tried quite a few windshields on my 2018 DL650XT and the best in terms of providing still air was the Givi Airflow.

The Calsci as an improvement over stock but I did not like how the windshield caught the glare of the headlight at night. I had the same issue with the Airflow.

In my case both of these were too hot for the Atlanta summers - not enough air movement at slower speeds. So in the end I went with a Givi Shorty screen that I chopped of about 3~4" off of and that puts my head in clean air and provides plenty of cooling. For winter riding I went with the Suzuki Tall screen - not as effective as the Calsci wrt buffeting but it does not reflect the headlight back into my eyes at night which was a big plus.

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I have tried quite a few windshields on my 2018 DL650XT and the best in terms of providing still air was the Givi Airflow.

The Calsci as an improvement over stock but I did not like how the windshield caught the glare of the headlight at night. I had the same issue with the Airflow.

In my case both of these were too hot for the Atlanta summers - not enough air movement at slower speeds. So in the end I went with a Givi Shorty screen that I chopped of about 3~4" off of and that puts my head in clean air and provides plenty of cooling. For winter riding I went with the Suzuki Tall screen - not as effective as the Calsci wrt buffeting but it does not reflect the headlight back into my eyes at night which was a big plus.
I have read your posts on the topic and they have been helpful. Maybe the Calsci would be ok for me in the Northeast where it doesn't get so hot as frequently. I'm also shorter at 5'8" so perhaps my line of sight will catch less of the headlight glare. It's a shame you haven't tried the Madstad because your write-ups are quite thorough, and supposedly the Madstad's lower section reduces the headlight glare (part of the reason I'm not into the looks as well). It'd probably block too much air for you I bet, but it is also adjustable, and I think I'm leaning towards it for a one-screen solution.

I don't even have a buffeting problem to start with...I just like how quiet it gets when I tuck my head down a few inches and look just over the top of the screen. I would like to have that at all times. I deal with loud noise too much as it is, my ears get irritated easily these days even with ear plugs.
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