The stock shield can be lowered an addional 2" by re-drilling new
8mm holes. The top center height is 5" in this position. It lowers
the rake and reduces the air from under the screen. No more hemet
buffeting and reduced helmet noise. I can raise my face shield a
couple inches with no wind hitting my face. The bike handles better
during windy conditions etc.
Try I was a stock XR650L Rock Guard (required 2" spacers & 9 1/2" X 3/8" bolt - and a bracket to hang from the Oil Cooler bottom bolt).
TryII is a stock plastic XR650R Skid Guard attached to a Givi Engine guard (Installed over the XRL guard). I had to make a bracket to wrap around the 1" diameter Givi tubing. Since I do not plan on taking this on serious trail rides - Plastic is O.K. The plastic XR650R Skid Guard does require a small metal spacer to keep the hot exhaust from melting it!
Part# for XR650R Plastic Guard: 50351-MBN-670ZC (H/C 6374151)
Should be less than $50 via a Honda Dealer.
Most serious dirt riders upgrade stock guards to Heavy duty Skid Plates. Should be many stock guards for sale!
so, I should go out to the garage and remove the skidder from my XR650R, move that one to the Strom, then go buy a heavy duty part for the XR !! [i guess finding out which and from what source should be on another forum]
I read this, and just went out and did it. A little more wind noise but NO MORE buffeting! Clean air! I'm 6' 0'', and this was a perfect solution; took me 15 minutes. I'm going to cancel the order for the Givi I ordered last week.