Helmets & windshields - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
General V-Strom Discussion Talk about all things V-Strom not limited to just one of the above models

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 06-03-2007, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
MAXSTROMBERG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Posts: 171
Helmets & windshields

When I first got my new DL1000 just Tuesday, I had an older model SHOEI RF200. The wind kept closing the shield at 60-70 mph. I noticed quite a bit of buffeting. Moved the windshield up as far as it would go and reduced the buffeting.
Today, I went for a 55 mile ride (still breakin' it in) and wore my quad helmet. The buffeting is all but gone and the visor of course doesn't come down. I think its going to be ok now and I won't have to spend 200.00 on a different windshield. Anyone else try switching helmets?
Jim
MAXSTROMBERG is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 06-03-2007, 07:19 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
MonkeyGrass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 1,025
Send a message via AIM to MonkeyGrass Send a message via MSN to MonkeyGrass
I've tried to say this for over a year. Some get it, some don't.

It's ALL about the helmet. If you want real sweet, get an RF900 or 1000.

Pure smoothness and instead spending money on large silly looking pieces of lexan, you are protecting your noggin with a VERY comfortable, non-fogging, quiet helmet.

Glad you figured that out so quickly. The other good solution is to chop your screen down by about 3-4" and put it in the lowest position.

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC][I][SIZE=1][SIZE=3][SIZE=3][B]
V-Strom - embarrassing squids since 2002.[/B][/SIZE][/SIZE]

[/SIZE][/I][FONT=Georgia]DL1000K2 #938
[SIZE=1][COLOR=Navy][B][SIZE=2]Blue, of course!!

[/SIZE][/B][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Book Antiqua][SIZE=2][I][B]
R.I.P Jason. You will be missed.[/B][/I][/SIZE][/FONT]
MonkeyGrass is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 06-03-2007, 11:09 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
johnonastrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Southern Cal
Posts: 86
i am back to the stock one on the lowest setting,seems ok to me.I wear a full helmet now,the WindStrom is back in the box

John Grant,Thousand Oaks,CA.
johnonastrom is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 Old 06-04-2007, 11:54 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Forseti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Near Kingston Ontario Canada
Posts: 475
Yup.. went from an older HJC to a Shark Air Fantasy. HUGE improvement. Visor is self closing at about 125Km/hr which is kinda annoying but not surprising since I'm 6'4".

Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
Albert Einstein

14 DL 1000
15 Capo
Forseti is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome