Okay I am about 6" and ride my 990 on everything from the interstate to washed out forest roads. I always ride with a tank bag. At the moment I am riding everyday from 200 up 500 miles a day. Today I did 350 miles (Mountain Home to Bend). I normally have no issue with buffeting.
So a couple of observations I made today thinking about this issue.
1) If sit back about 4" further than I normally do I get buffeted about enough that it would bother me within say half an hour. This is with arms stretched right out.
2) You do get blow about a fair bit on this bike with moderate head and cross winds.
3) One thing I have noticed riding the US, anywhere it is relatively open (Think Southern AZ, High Desert, Mid West) that is it constantly windy compared to other parts of the world I have ridden (Russia, Central Asia, Mongolia, Australia), this at times make riding the big girl a little tiring, in line with point #2.
4) Following anything big (truck, RV) creates a nice vortex that buffets me badly.
ciedema screwed with this post 05-01-2013 at 08:21 PM