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post #1 of 11 Old 06-14-2007, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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Bugs on the backside .....

OK, it's not what it sounds like. Yesterday I washed my mule (1000K6) and discovered bug guts on the backside of my windscreen. I have a Cee Bailey mounted on a Madstad bracket. I guess I must have a lot of vortices from the combination causing bugs to impact on the backside of the screen.

So what I wonder is if I have the windscreen adjusted properly or is this a normal occurrence??? I am very happy with the airflow and have very little buffeting (mostly from dirty air behind pickups and minivans).

Thanks for the help, Chris.

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post #2 of 11 Old 06-14-2007, 09:07 AM
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I have the same condition on my vented chopped shorty. It was noteworthy at first, now it's another non-issue. If it gets too bad, I'll just spray some more flat black on the inside surface.
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So what I wonder is if I have the windscreen adjusted properly or is this a normal occurrence??? I am very happy with the airflow and have very little buffeting (mostly from dirty air behind pickups and minivans).
It's normal. You're going to get vortices any time you hold up anything into the windstream. Even if you mounted the screen horizontally you'd get some small vortices off the trailing edge. If the buffeting is diminished, you've got it mounted right.

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It's normal. You're going to get vortices any time you hold up anything into the windstream. Even if you mounted the screen horizontally you'd get some small vortices off the trailing edge. If the buffeting is diminished, you've got it mounted right.
My old bike, a Kawi 750 did not have this issue, but then again it completely blocked the air stream to the point of having the wind blow backwards onto me while riding. Talk about no buffeting. But I'll take the small amount of buffeting with the Strom anyday.

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My Windstrom Manta does the same thing. The sportbikes I've had never did , but they never had an opening for air on the bottom edge.

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My old bike, a Kawi 750 did not have this issue, but then again it completely blocked the air stream to the point of having the wind blow backwards onto me while riding.
Um, maybe the bugs squished on the back of your head then. D'jever check?

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Um, maybe the bugs squished on the back of your head then. D'jever check?
So that's why my comb always got stuck. And here I was blaming my conditioner.

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I have the same set up and the same thing happens. Honda wax cleaner takes care of it.
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I've noticed the same phenomenon. MP touring screen mounted to a Madstad bracket. Must be one heck of a vortex to slam an insect body forward with enough force to make it go splat.
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the bugs are deflecting off the fairing onto the shild

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