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post #21 of 53 Old 04-06-2019, 09:13 PM
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Took me 2 tries of different widescreen until I found something suitable buffeting wise. The bike itself was never an issue gliding down the slab in the 80 mph range.
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Took me 2 tries of different widescreen until I found something suitable buffeting wise. The bike itself was never an issue gliding down the slab in the 80 mph range.
Yup we ALL have to make our bike suit us, that's why so many accessories are available for just such a thing. Just so many variables with perceived individual comfort, I have my 650 Strom set up "for me" the best of any bike I've own and honestly ridden. It wasn't always that way for me, which is the point of many here who've responded. Either make the bike better for you........or sell it.
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Yup we ALL have to make our bike suit us, that's why so many accessories are available for just such a thing. Just so many variables with perceived individual comfort, I have my 650 Strom set up "for me" the best of any bike I've own and honestly ridden. It wasn't always that way for me, which is the point of many here who've responded. Either make the bike better for you........or sell it.
I can't think of a single motorcycle I've ever owned that didn't need tailored or tweeked in some manner for me. I've had a couple to which I did no tweeking; but, that wasn't because they didn't need it or couldn't use it.
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I can't think of a single motorcycle I've ever owned that didn't need tailored or tweeked in some manner for me. I've had a couple to which I did no tweeking; but, that wasn't because they didn't need it or couldn't use it.
I have had a lot of bikes and only on one occasion have I found a bike that fit from the factory and fit like a glove. Factory seat, windscreen, handlebars, grips, mirrors, ergos all are great.

I did add some small mud flaps to the engine guards to keep the splash from the front wheel hitting the tips of my shoes and cargo nets inside the pannier lids. But those two things were done out of boredom of not having anything else to make fit.
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Yup, 2 bikes, best answer. Or more...
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110 mile commute? each way? Yikes - no wonder you're whupped

You really need a Goldwing or something like that

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Took me 2 tries of different widescreen until I found something suitable buffeting wise. The bike itself was never an issue gliding down the slab in the 80 mph range.
So what windscreen did you try and not like and which one did you wind up with? And did you stick with the stock mount?

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So what windscreen did you try and not like and which one did you wind up with? And did you stick with the stock mount?

Tried the Givi and the Madstad 18" adventure.

The Givi was about a 50% improvement over stock

The Madstad was about a 70% improvement

Handguards got rig of another 5%

Tank deflectors 10%

Lower and wider mirrors 5%

I could never get rid of all the buffeting but got it tolerable for 95% of my riding. The bad thing was that last little percent of buffering became more nd more noticeable. Once you ride without buffeting it get hard to tolerate it even for short durations. That last 5% of buffeting for me was at around 70 mph (right at cops aren't going to ticket you speed).

It more than just he screen the tank deflectors, lower and wider mirrors and handguard all played a big part in it. The windscreen alone will not get most people to where they want.
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... and I made the little side wind diverters also. Those side dealio's are the best thing for a Wee!
I did a quick search for "side wind diverter" here and couldn't find anything. Mind sharing a bit more info on this magical device and the incantation required to bring it into being?
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Mine is fine.

I'd like the 1000's suspension though.

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