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post #1 of 43 Old 06-05-2011, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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OMG! What a difference! 07 Vee

I did a search for "wings", and only saw one pic on this site, can't believe no one has offered these retail/aftermarket. Well worth a few hours of time, no extra holes to drill. OE bolt on top, with a right angle bracket, crash bar end simply tie wrapped for now, but plenty strong as is. (one wrap of rubber elect. tape for grip, and crashbar protection) No more tornado from the belly and up. I was riding in 97 deg heat yesterday, w/no helmet. I had so much turbulence coming UP my frt side, I couldn't bare to keep my eyes open. Screw that!

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post #2 of 43 Old 06-05-2011, 09:02 PM
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I'm not your mom but do you wear a full-face helmet? Hard to imagine how you would have difficulty keeping your eyes open from buffeting.

Nice fabrication. The GS-adventure has a similar deflector. I've never felt the need, I have the madstad with stock screen and am totally happy with the wind management.

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heat? I hear ya, up here in the PNW we actually hit 72 degrees today- I had to switch to my mesh gear!



I've seen these on wings and harleys but never on a strom.




but seriously........ wear a helmet, heat or cold, rain or shine.
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I'm not your mom but do you wear a full-face helmet? Hard to imagine how you would have difficulty keeping your eyes open from buffeting.

Nice fabrication. The GS-adventure has a similar deflector. I've never felt the need, I have the madstad with stock screen and am totally happy with the wind management.
you missed this part: I was riding in 97 deg heat yesterday, w/no helmet.

I had so much wind coming up behind my glasses, it was impossible to keep both eyes open. I know, WEAR A HELMET!! But 97 deg with high humidity? Can't do it! I've been riding for 40 years, I know it's dangerous, but passing out from the heat while going 70 mph can be problematic too.

BTW, I have the madstat brackets, and a givi....no probs with the screen, the air was coming up my torso

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I have never noticed any ill effects from riding with my helmet on at 90+ degrees, I just move my windshield down to its lowest level for max airflow.

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Agree with the above, especially if you have the Mad Stad. Lower the windshield and tip the top back as far as it will go. It seems to relieve some of the helmet buffeting too!
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oh- also- i dunno where you live but if the humidity is not too high the evaporative vest works wonders. I did 120 degrees in death valley in the summer with one (with a helmet) and my chest was cool.

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A trick that worked for me in Central Valley CA where it was 107 degrees was to fill my helmet (full face SHoei 1000f) with water, put it on and open all the vents. Worked like air conditioning for about 30 - 40 minutes... repeat.

Granted I was on a road trip and didnt have to face anyone looking like a waterlogged hairy melon, but it did allow me to wear a helmet. :biggrinjester:

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The idea of that is very functional. Doesn't look all that pretty though does it? Kind of cuts the VStrom logo in half. Looks tacked on. IMO of course.

I wonder if its possible to make one that follows the flow of the tank better? On a slight angle maybe? Might be able to use the existing bolts to mount it too.

I don't have any issues with buffeting.
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you missed this part: I was riding in 97 deg heat yesterday, w/no helmet.

I had so much wind coming up behind my glasses, it was impossible to keep both eyes open. I know, WEAR A HELMET!! But 97 deg with high humidity? Can't do it! I've been riding for 40 years, I know it's dangerous, but passing out from the heat while going 70 mph can be problematic too.

BTW, I have the madstat brackets, and a givi....no probs with the screen, the air was coming up my torso
I was riding in 103 deg heat index here in Ga full sun with a full face last week, its warm but not warm enough to bust my melon if I hit some oil. no problems with my glasses.
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