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I read a thread two or three days ago by a guy who made his own wind deflectors. They look a lot like the Augustus Deflectors only out of clear plastic. He showed how he sketched the shape on lined paper and then cut it out and shaped the plastic, including heating it and bending it to fit the fairing.

I've searched for this thread again but have been unable to find it (Though I did find one thread w/ more than 72 pages of posts that seems to go on forever on this topic.

Does anyone have a link to that post?

Thanks in advance.
 

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I subscribed to this thread to see if there is one for the V2. I can't recall having seen one. I made my own out of Al sheet (gutter stock) that was quite an involved process and not suitable for "production". I never rode the bike without so I have no idea if they have any positive effect or not. Based on my experience with my WEE I just installed it and all is well, no buffeting with the GIVI airflow setup.
 

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I read a thread two or three days ago by a guy who made his own wind deflectors. They look a lot like the Augustus Deflectors only out of clear plastic. He showed how he sketched the shape on lined paper and then cut it out and shaped the plastic, including heating it and bending it to fit the fairing.

I've searched for this thread again but have been unable to find it (Though I did find one thread w/ more than 72 pages of posts that seems to go on forever on this topic.

Does anyone have a link to that post?

Thanks in advance.
I made several sets of the wind deflectors and they worked great. The design isn't as important as simply blocking up the channel. One post someone used a 1/2 tennis ball duct taped on for bet testing.
 

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There is a very long thread about deflectors for 2014 and 2018 model DL1000 somewhere. I remember participating in that thread and ending up by following someone's (spanish guy) advice and installing BMW R1200GS Adventure wind deflectors (tinted).
The original thread was on spanish forum, installed on '14 model and that's what I did. Later when I purchased '18 model installed them just the same way on my new bike. On the spanish forum they are clear but on eBay they sell them clear and tinted:
https://www.vstromclub.es/viewtopic.php?t=74342
Just look at the photos and you'll understand how to install them. However, you have to drill two holes on each side of your bike (I did on mine, I don't care).

Wind coming into helmet from bellow is gone.
Wind hitting my waist and chest is gone.
 

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Thank you, all. I had actually read most of the posts in the Wind Deflector thread - the one with roughly 170 posts - but I faded away towards the end and did not see #167. There is always some element of hijacking a thread, and after a bit the posts tend to repeat earlier comments. Guess I'll have to be more thorough in future searches.

Never saw the tennis ball post. Very interesting.
 

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There is a very long thread about deflectors for 2014 and 2018 model DL1000 somewhere. I remember participating in that thread and ending up by following someone's (spanish guy) advice and installing BMW R1200GS Adventure wind deflectors (tinted).
The original thread was on spanish forum, installed on '14 model and that's what I did. Later when I purchased '18 model installed them just the same way on my new bike. On the spanish forum they are clear but on eBay they sell them clear and tinted:
https://www.vstromclub.es/viewtopic.php?t=74342
Just look at the photos and you'll understand how to install them. However, you have to drill two holes on each side of your bike (I did on mine, I don't care).

Wind coming into helmet from bellow is gone.
Wind hitting my waist and chest is gone.
I was checking the pics, thought about doing it... till i saw the needed to drill.
Wish there'd be a different way, perhaps extending from the hand guards? Shrugs
 

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I had the same dilemma. In my case, I had the problem on higher speed with the wind getting into my helmet from the chin area. It made my eyes watering all the time. At the end, I decided to go ahead and drill. The improvement was so great that when I sold my '14 DL1000 and got '18 model, the day I brought it from the dealer one of the first things to do was to drill holes for deflectors and install Givi Airflow and new mirrors. Never looked back.
As about drilling, it's my bike so I do the things the way I want... I don't care...
 

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I had the same dilemma. In my case, I had the problem on higher speed with the wind getting into my helmet from the chin area. It made my eyes watering all the time. At the end, I decided to go ahead and drill. The improvement was so great that when I sold my '14 DL1000 and got '18 model, the day I brought it from the dealer one of the first things to do was to drill holes for deflectors and install Givi Airflow and new mirrors. Never looked back.
As about drilling, it's my bike so I do the things the way I want... I don't care...
Thanks for confirming this for me, well hopefully. I have this issue, but not all the time. Its very noticeable in windy/turbulent conditions, passable on calm days. Highways it gets noticeable too.
 

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Homemade Wingletts

Here are a few pictures of what I did. Started with a paper template to wedge the winglet between the plastic and aluminum parts of the fairing setup. Once satisfied I transferred the shape (mirror image for left/ right) onto aluminum gutter stock sheet and hand bent it to the final shape, with some cutouts to accommodate the cuts and knobs of the plastic panel. They attach without fasteners and are wedged between the two panel parts. They are easily adjustable (bendable) on the fly if the result is not as desired.

They don't rattle or make any kind of noise. I have zero buffeting with my standard setup but get a little when I add my oversize wind deflectors over the plastic OEM handguards. So unless its very cold or very wet the oversize wind deflectors come of. It's only an issue at higher seeds, not backroad cruising.

Windscreen is a Givi Airflow with the lower mounting bolts about 15mm longer to give me a shallower angle than stock.
 

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I became quite frustrated trying to get a smooth air flow. So, I made my own windshield and lower deflectors. The current windshield is more streamlined than the one in this old photo but the lower deflectors are the same. The airflow with this system is a as smooth as a Goldwing. I know, I've had two of those. The lower deflector is easy to cut from Plexiglass and then I attached it to the dash with Velcro. The dash was changed on the 17-19 models and they won't fit without significant modifications. The one I am showing is on a '14 DL1000. I have attached a template for anyone interested. It is made with 1/8" smoked Plexiglass and bent with a model heat gun. The smoked Plexiglass blends in with the bike so well, most people don't notice them until I point them out. Hope this is helpful.
 

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I was checking the pics, thought about doing it... till i saw the needed to drill.
Wish there'd be a different way, perhaps extending from the hand guards? Shrugs
Dual Lock is handy. I have used it to trial screen extensions etc. When my deflectors arrive I'll use one existing screw and some Dual Lock.
 

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What is a dual lock?
Really strong Velcro
https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/~/All-3M-Products/Adhesives-Tapes/Industrial-Adhesives-and-Tapes/Fasteners/3M-Dual-Lock-Reclosable-Fasteners/?N=5002385+8710676+8710815+8710962+8711017+8716423+3294857497&rt=r3

Everide (or something like that on YouTube) does lots of off road riding and his videos are great. He attaches his camera to his helmet with dual lock.

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What is a dual lock?
I'd never heard of it either, but Hopot sells what they call industrial strength Velcro that is super strong (so the package says). Its located in housewares - with the shelving stuff - tho you might have to ask someone where it is.
 

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Dual Lock is handy. I have used it to trial screen extensions etc. When my deflectors arrive I'll use one existing screw and some Dual Lock.
Please take pics, you got my full attention sir <img src="http://www.stromtrooper.com/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
Will do. Using the existing screw as a pivot point and the Dual Lock I will have some adjustability.
 

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pretty sure dual lock is the same stuff for fastening transponders to windshields and the like. Less hook and loop velcro, more plastic splines that interlock. The adhesive is good. I used it to fasten my transponder to the inside of my top case. Make sure to press it evenly, and give it time to setup on less than smooth surfaces. When i first pressed it onto the top case lid, you could pull it off if taking off the transponder. Now that its set, it hasnt budged.
 
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