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post #1 of 40 Old 08-16-2007, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Just bought a Dl650 - anyone in Syracuse NY area

Hi,
I just got an '05 "wee" as i see them called. I am in the syracuse area, is there anyone around here?

apparently i am learning exactly what buffeting is - i dont like it much, but i sure like the bike.

Anyway - Let me know if there is anyone in Central NY.
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post #2 of 40 Old 08-22-2007, 10:54 AM
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I ride a 07 wee almost daliy from Cortland to Syracuse. I am [email protected] 5'9" and the windshield move to the heighest setting NO BUFFING, Most of the time I can ride with my helmet sheild open.

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Just moved to Victor NY from San Diego. I guess that being within a 60 mile radius counts as being "near" to you. Hoping for another month or so of riding weather.

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Just picked up a Wee-Strom (actually, I have not got it yet) and would like to connect with are owners. Let me know when you might get together. Counting the days to ride again.
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post #6 of 40 Old 12-23-2007, 12:00 AM
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Hey

I'm down here in the southern tier in the Enchanted Mountains along the Alegheny. Good riding hereabouts and across the line in PA. C'mon springtime!

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Hi,

I live in Camillus - just got a new wee-strom but have not picked it up yet. CONTCT ME AT [email protected] if you want to plan a ride.

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post #8 of 40 Old 12-23-2007, 10:59 PM
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Mike: I'm near Elmira.

Remove the two lower windshield mounting screws. Go to a hardware store, and find longer screws. While there, get two nylon spacers with center hole large enough for the screws. Spacers should be at leat 1/2" long. Reinstall with the spacers underneath the windshield. That will tip the windshield forward at the bottom, and back at the top. It will also allow more air underneath the windshield, which allows the airflow to "attach" to it. That may not be the correct explanation in fluidic terms, but you'll see the effect immediately. That experiment will cost a whopping $3.

You'll probably want to put the windshield in the highest setting after doing this, because the top of the windshield will now be lower.

You can do this with the original windshield, or any of the available options. I use the Windstrom, which looks like a backwards curve (the edges are forward, not back), and it works great. Zero buffeting.

You can spend more and buy the Mastad adjustable bracket to accomplish the same thing. To be fair, the Mastad will give you more adjustability.
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I grew up in Syracuse so I thought I'd welcome you. I'd love to get back there to do some riding on my Wee. Thirteen curves anyone? Mike
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Hey New Yorkers -- warm weather this weekend and next week.

Picked up my new bike yesterday and am itching to start the break-in. Let me know who wants to ride Sunday!
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