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Sibbo 12-28-2012 12:33 AM

Helmet noise and the best fairing.
 
Hi all, an uneducated question from an old airhead rider.....

I ride an old naked R80 but have been considering something newer and a little quicker. The main attribute I'm looking for is a VERY low turbulence fairing.... I've been becoming increasingly sensitive to the noise caused by wind buffet, even with air plugs (although they really help).

Could I ask those of you who have wide experience of faired machines what you think is the quietest with the least wind noise?

Hendo66 12-28-2012 04:44 AM

R1200GS ADVENTURE is the smoothest quietest bike I have ridden and that was with a standard screen & my old helmet. I ended up buying the R1200GS and have at times regretted not going to the GSA. Maybe next time!

Sibbo 12-28-2012 05:05 AM

Thanks Hendo, that's a surprise, I would have thought an RT would be the thing . The GS has a really small screen by comparison.

jdub 12-28-2012 06:32 AM

A lot of what you experience will depend on your size (height) of course, but my experience at 5' 8" on my GSA is like Hendo's. The first/only motorcycle with a fairing or windshield that was perfect for me noise- and buffeting-wise as delivered. Many threads around here though about taller (normal? :D ) riders with buffeting on a GSA with the stock windshield.

Bearsfatha 12-28-2012 07:20 AM

I have an 1100gs with the large AirFlow windscreen and an added Laminar Lip. It is like riding in a light breeze at 60 mph. No kidding sometimes I forget that the visor it up on my Shoei.

sdpc2 12-28-2012 08:48 AM

I know that this is ADVrider, but IMHO there isn't a GS (or GSA) out there that compares to an RT for quiet and smooth air-pocket for the rider

YMMV

BerndM 12-28-2012 10:26 AM

Hey Sibbo

Check out this website.

http://www.aeroflowscreens.com/

I had their medium sized windshield and their mini fairing on my R1200GS and it was BY FAR the best Farkle I have ever had. It totally changed the airflow around the bike. I could now ride at any speed with my visor fully open and no longer needed earplugs at all.
It was great.
BTW...I am 5' 9" with a 30" leg and I had the seat in the lowest position. The Medium sized windshield was exactly right.

Regards
Bernd

def 12-28-2012 12:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sibbo (Post 20342580)

Could I ask those of you who have wide experience of faired machines what you think is the quietest with the least wind noise?

Ford F150 is first. Gold Wing is second.

Sibbo 12-28-2012 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdub (Post 20343316)
A lot of what you experience will depend on your size (height) of course, but my experience at 5' 8" on my GSA is like Hendo's. The first/only motorcycle with a fairing or windshield that was perfect for me noise- and buffeting-wise as delivered. Many threads around here though about taller (normal? :D ) riders with buffeting on a GSA with the stock windshield.

This is all good cos I'm a true shortarse at 5'7" so I can stay low. It sounds as if it's time for a few test rides. Thanks fellas.


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