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post #1 of 22 Old 10-13-2006, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone around 6 ft tall actually have no buffeting at speed?

I know this topic is overdone but.

Does anyone actually have no buffeting around my height? I have a madstad bracket, 2 MP shields I am trying out plus a Cee Bailey shield that came with the bike when I purchased it, and the stocker shield.

I have tried them all and I still get some buffeting. The madstad helps alot and the MP shield see to help some but I still get it no matter how high or low the shield is. I even can set my MP shield so high I look through it and still get buffeting. It is all better than the stock setup but it still giggles glasses. By the way at speed means 65mph to 80mph. I dont have any real issues at 50 mph.

I don't think it is so much coming from the shield but from underneath. I do not ride with a tankbag or panniers.

Buffeting is always worse driving into the wind, better driving with the wind. I am going to try the stocker again in the lowest setting to see what happens. I am starting to think that maybe having some air hit my head may settle down some of the air coming up from the sides of the bike.

I don't know why I can't get it to work, my BMW RT1100 had no buffeting at all.

Please advise if you have had a similar problem and a solution, it is driving me crazy.

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I'm 6' 3" and have no buffeting at highway speeds (75 or so) with the MRA Vario Touring screen set to the highest position. There is a little wind noise if I sit up straight, but if I scrunch down a little, I'm in still air.
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I'm 6' 3" and have no buffeting at highway speeds (75 or so) with the MRA Vario Touring screen set to the highest position. There is a little wind noise if I sit up straight, but if I scrunch down a little, I'm in still air.
What size is your screen 16 or 20 inch?

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I think I have the 16. It was on the bike when I bought it (10 days ago).

I just wandered out to the garage to measure it: the windscreen itself is 14.25" tall, measured straight up the center. This does not include variable wing thing at the top.
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Re: Anyone around 6 ft tall actually have no buffeting at sp

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I know this topic is overdone but.

Does anyone actually have no buffeting around my height? I have a madstad bracket, 2 MP shields I am trying out plus a Cee Bailey shield that came with the bike when I purchased it, and the stocker shield.

I have tried them all and I still get some buffeting. The madstad helps alot and the MP shield see to help some but I still get it no matter how high or low the shield is. I even can set my MP shield so high I look through it and still get buffeting. It is all better than the stock setup but it still giggles glasses. By the way at speed means 65mph to 80mph. I dont have any real issues at 50 mph.

I don't think it is so much coming from the shield but from underneath. I do not ride with a tankbag or panniers.

Buffeting is always worse driving into the wind, better driving with the wind. I am going to try the stocker again in the lowest setting to see what happens. I am starting to think that maybe having some air hit my head may settle down some of the air coming up from the sides of the bike.

I don't know why I can't get it to work, my BMW RT1100 had no buffeting at all.

Please advise if you have had a similar problem and a solution, it is driving me crazy.

Thanks.
Try adding Seang micro edging to the MP, thats what I have an no buffeting unless there is alot of large vehicles.
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I am 6ft and have not noticed any buffeting with the stock screen on the stock/default setting. Now behind or passing a semi, the whole bike gets some buffeting. I do have some wind noise but that's probably helmet related.

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Im 6'5" with the Givi windshield in its lowest position and no buffeting. I still get a bit of wind noise, but I have a flip-face helmet. If I put my hand under the chin and block the up-draft up the face, I get almost 0 wind noise.
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I am 6ft and have not noticed any buffeting with the stock screen on the stock/default setting. Now behind or passing a semi, the whole bike gets some buffeting. I do have some wind noise but that's probably helmet related.
Your eather humping the gas tank, or 5' legs and 1' body! I find if I nean forward into the "sport" position I get little wind noise and buffeting on the stock shield. Before I got the Givi, thats how I HAD to ride at 60MPH+ or it was a miserable ride.
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6 foot 1 and no buffeting. I have the stock screen in the top position on the stock bracket. I'm glad I don't have many different screens hung on my garage wall representing failed attempts at curing the problem? Hearing some of the stories I think I'd have sold the bike long ago. :roll:

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Your eather humping the gas tank, or 5' legs and 1' body! I find if I nean forward into the "sport" position I get little wind noise and buffeting on the stock shield. Before I got the Givi, thats how I HAD to ride at 60MPH+ or it was a miserable ride.
Sorry, neither. 32-33 inch inseam and 33-34 sleeve length, normal upright riding position. I do have a nice flow of air at shoulder level or higher. Just haven't had any noticeable buffeting so far.

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