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post #1 of 12 Old 04-30-2019, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Mirror extenders - unexpected benefit

Had it in my mind to buy a Givi windscreen next time I ordered from Motostorm. After installing the mirror extenders noticed just about all the buffeting I was experiencing at 70-80 mph is gone. Not so sure I need the new screen now.
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Yah, that seems to be why folks were putting Aprilia mirrors on the bike. Whatever works!
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post #3 of 12 Old 04-30-2019, 07:46 PM
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I did the extenders after the AF... interesting.

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https://www.adventuretech.biz/suzuki...extenders.html

Yep, I noticed the improvement (reduced buffeting) during beta testing of teh mirror exteners and kept quiet about it until others reported the same. It's true.
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Had it in my mind to buy a Givi windscreen next time I ordered from Motostorm. After installing the mirror extenders noticed just about all the buffeting I was experiencing at 70-80 mph is gone. Not so sure I need the new screen now.
If you have a 2012-16 winglets made the biggest difference for me. I made my own...cost was about $5

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winglets made the biggest difference for me. I made my own...cost was about $5
Motor7, could you post some photos or your winglets? I'm curious as to size and how you attached them. Thanks.

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Wind screens make the biggest difference. Mirror extenders after that.
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post #8 of 12 Old 05-02-2019, 03:11 PM
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Curing buffeting is an incremental thing. All too often people buy different mirrors, spacers, windscreens etc and put them all on at once. Sometimes with better end result other time marginal or only minor changes.

Even though it may take a little longer if you do corrective measures in steps you can get a better end result and sometime spend less money by not buying things you don't need like the OP experienced.

Do the cheap things 1st and after each one go for a ride and make note of any improvement. I don't mean a 5 miles shakedown i mean go ride the bike for an afternoon or a couple days.

Different mirrors
Mirror spacers
Winglets
Bar risers/Bar backs

Then if needed move to the more expensive items like windshield deflectors or new windshields.
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Motor7, could you post some photos or your winglets? I'm curious as to size and how you attached them. Thanks.

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Here is my design. I used 1/8" Lexan:

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https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650a-...ectors-17.html
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PerazziMx14,

Those seem to target address a very specific cause of buffeting. Whats the story behind your path to coming up with these?
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