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post #1 of 14 Old 02-19-2005, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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Windshield Shims + Towel test

Hey gang,

I have always rode the DL-650 with the windscreen in the middle, factory spot. Yeah, there is wind noise and buffeting but It never bothered me so much I had to fix it immediatley.

Well today I was farting around and thought I would play with it..

So I took some of the wisdom from the site here and adjusted it.

1. I moved it up 1 notch to the TOP Factory Spot (I looked at going to the Super secret 4th or 5th spot... but I thought it looked weird)

2. I put 2 steel washers on each top bolt... On the Black H Bar under the screen. Probably totaled 1/8" thick (washers between the H and the Fairing)

3. I put 1 Black rubber washer on each top screw between the Windscreen and the the H-Bar. about 1/8" thick.

4. I packed the crevice in the middle with foam .. Like the post here called "Towel Test" calls for

rode it around ..! :P

WOW am I surprised... it is a very different feel and I like it.
No wind noise or buffeting from 0 to 60
above 60 you get some but it is much reduced

for 20 cents worth of parts I am real happy.

So by kicking the angle of the screen up it seems to send the blast up Higher over my head..

Before it seemed like the balst was always at about my eye brows.

now it just skims the top of my helmet..

It's not perect but it is musch closer...


For 20 cents you cant go wrong try it tell me what you think

Chris

I am 5' 10"
HJC CL 12 Helmet
with ear plugs

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post #2 of 14 Old 02-20-2005, 05:41 AM
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I must try that, oddly I didnt think of packing out the top, I did pack out the bottom to give the screen a not so up and down angle which brings the top edge closer to me, didnt seem to help any,so now I should try the reverse, heres hopeing :wink:
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post #3 of 14 Old 02-20-2005, 10:26 PM
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I was coincidently doing a similar test today,
oddly with the opposite results.

I received my bike with the windscreen in the
middle position. It road OK, but some light
buffeting at speed.

I moved it up to the highest position.
Terrible. Buffeting/eye bluring at
65+.

Moved it all the way down.
Nice, very nice. Smooth. No more buffeting
and bluring even to 80+.

I'm 5'11" and use a Shoei RF1000 with foam
earplugs.
 
post #4 of 14 Old 02-21-2005, 03:02 AM
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Re: Windshield Shims + Towel test

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Hey gang,

Well today I was farting around and thought I would play with it..

So I took some of the wisdom from the site here and adjusted it.
So, what made the difference? The steel washers or the foam? Its not very scientific to change two things at the same time. You don't know which item made the improvement
post #5 of 14 Old 02-22-2005, 03:23 PM
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Re: Windshield Shims + Towel test

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Hey gang,


1. I moved it up 1 notch to the TOP Factory Spot (I looked at going to the Super secret 4th or 5th spot... but I thought it looked weird)

2. I put 2 steel washers on each top bolt... On the Black H Bar under the screen. Probably totaled 1/8" thick (washers between the H and the Fairing)

3. I put 1 Black rubber washer on each top screw between the Windscreen and the the H-Bar. about 1/8" thick.

4. I packed the crevice in the middle with foam .. Like the post here called "Towel Test" calls for


Gemini :wink:

Chris

Being bored & snowbound I decided to try this mod. It is quick & can easily be reversed with no damage

I added 2 washers behind the top hole of the H (the H is in its top position). This brings the H a bit more vertical.

Packed under the cross of the H with foam

Added a rubber washer each side between the top hole in the screen & the top hole of the H. This brings the screen even more vertical.

I believe this is what you did.

Only have to wait another 6 weeks to try it out :x

Recent DL1000 owner, now a '06 Burgman 400 owner.
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post #6 of 14 Old 02-22-2005, 05:46 PM
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great innovation.

did you say you put washers BEHIND the Yoke [between the slider/yoke and the whatever... frame of the fairing] and also between the screen and the slide? [the H i think everyone is calling it]

good show

Z

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post #7 of 14 Old 02-22-2005, 06:44 PM
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I put my washers behind the yoke

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post #8 of 14 Old 02-22-2005, 08:26 PM
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I solved my issues by outting the Windstrom in the middle and putting on CR Low motocross bars. Already had the screen and the bars were a little over $40. I'm happy
post #9 of 14 Old 02-26-2005, 09:19 AM
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I have been riding my bike with the washers behind the h part (the top two bolts) for a while now and see no reason to change. Air skims the top of your helmet. Riding into a 25mph wind you are going to get buffeting at highway speeds but not as bad as before. On a day that is not windy it is great. I can definitely live with it now and it only cost about 30 cents.

I like the looks of the stock screen. I run mine in the top position with the washers.
post #10 of 14 Old 02-26-2005, 05:23 PM
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