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Old 04-30-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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KTM 950 has to go bye-bye?

I know there are threads regarding windshields, buffeting, but have any of y'all sold your 950/990s cause you just couldn't take the pain of buffeting anymore.

I LOVE my 950 more than any other bike I've had, but I have some 3000 mile + trips planned this summer and don't know if I will be able to ride 500 mile days. 100 mile days and my head is spinning and ears ring bad. I have custom plugs! This is all over 65 and highway. Like I said, I know this has been discussed to no end, but what would y'all do?

At the present I have stock shield on, also have a moose shorty, didn't feel much differnce. Arai XD3 helmet.

This bike is sweet, but its a PITA not to enjoy highway speeds.

Might be up for sale shortly in flea market. :(
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:24 PM   #2
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I know there are threads regarding windshields, buffeting, but have any of y'all sold your 950/990s cause you just couldn't take the pain of buffeting anymore.

I LOVE my 950 more than any other bike I've had, but I have some 3000 mile + trips planned this summer and don't know if I will be able to ride 500 mile days. 100 mile days and my head is spinning and ears ring bad. I have custom plugs! This is all over 65 and highway. Like I said, I know this has been discussed to no end, but what would y'all do?

At the present I have stock shield on, also have a moose shorty, didn't feel much differnce. Arai XD3 helmet.

This bike is sweet, but its a PITA not to enjoy highway speeds.

Might be up for sale shortly in flea market. :(
Seems to be a pretty simple solution from any variety of aftermarket deflectors. Short of changing to a full touring bike, you might end up with the same issue on another bike.

I'm living with the stock shield for now, and using really good ear plugs. Simple solution.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:33 PM   #3
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Personally I just don't understand the buffeting complaints with this bike. To me it's simply a non-issue. Sure, it's not perfect but even at 85 mph it's not causing me discomfort. Perhaps it's because I'm only 5'10"? Have you tried taking off the mirrors to test if that's the cause? Different helmet?
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:44 PM   #4
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I've come off KLRs , ridden thousands of highway miles on them, and never had this type of buffeting. I don't mind the air, that's what its all about right? I tend to stand the pegs a lot to get into the clean air. I am 5'10".

I will remove mirrors and see if that helps. Just didn't want to go buy another helmet, I love my XD3.
It doesn't shake my head or anything, its just the noise.

Just been discouraged reading other inmates threads. Seems nothing works well without spending lots of bucks, and still not fixxin problem. Shorty the best option? Aeroflow?

Guess I can get it solved at the KTM rally?
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:51 PM   #5
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winshield

Thanks Catalina 38! This is worth a try alright for the price.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:58 PM   #6
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Cut the screen off and buy a lid without a peak....I can ride all day long 50-65 depending on wind.....Or Gold Wing... Its me butt that suffers...
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:56 PM   #7
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I've come off KLRs , ridden thousands of highway miles on them, and never had this type of buffeting. I don't mind the air, that's what its all about right? I tend to stand the pegs a lot to get into the clean air. I am 5'10".

I will remove mirrors and see if that helps. Just didn't want to go buy another helmet, I love my XD3.
It doesn't shake my head or anything, its just the noise.

Just been discouraged reading other inmates threads. Seems nothing works well without spending lots of bucks, and still not fixxin problem. Shorty the best option? Aeroflow?

Guess I can get it solved at the KTM rally?
A new shield or helmet seems to be much easier than a new bike.

A friend cut a hole in the lower part of his windshield to reduce the backpressure issue that causes a lot of the buffeting.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:20 PM   #8
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I've come off KLRs , ridden thousands of highway miles on them, and never had this type of buffeting. I don't mind the air, that's what its all about right? I tend to stand the pegs a lot to get into the clean air. I am 5'10".

I will remove mirrors and see if that helps. Just didn't want to go buy another helmet, I love my XD3.
Had the same problem (5'9" and XD).

Stock was lousy so i've invested in a Touratech spoiler. And the spoiler was no good. So, i took a hacksaw aaand, presto, this is how we did our last trip (3000 miles of highway @ 90 MPH):




... and 2000 miles of side roads and off-road is without the spoiler:

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Old 04-30-2013, 04:48 PM   #9
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Personally I just don't understand the buffeting complaints with this bike. To me it's simply a non-issue. Sure, it's not perfect but even at 85 mph it's not causing me discomfort. Perhaps it's because I'm only 5'10"? Have you tried taking off the mirrors to test if that's the cause? Different helmet?
I agree with this and I am nearly 6". I have ridden one with an XD-3 and don't think airflow overflow this helmet is very good. The Shoei is much better (but the peak is useless) even my old motorcross helmet was better than an XD-3.

The is a little ordinary behind trucks and sucks in cross winds (try riding in Wyoming or Idaho in the last two days), but otherwise I find it relative comfortable and I have done close on 80,000km on them.

All that said - I have never really been on another bike design to go down freeways.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:31 PM   #10
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When it comes to windscreens for the 990/950 less is more.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...bon+windscreen
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:45 PM   #11
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I run a regular MX helmet with alpina custom ear plugs. I could ride 160km/h all day. The noise was a serious issue for me before but the earplugs cured that very well. No more buzzing when i get off.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:50 PM   #12
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Regular Aeroflow over the stock screen. I'm 5'10" and can ride in comfort with the helmet shield open.

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Old 04-30-2013, 08:07 PM   #13
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globetrottin.com makes a flip up flip down windshield that is the best I've ever found and it completely removes buffeting. I'm also 6'5 and use the AXF dual sport helmets. It's not on their web site but it is ingenious and very well designed like all of their products IMO, and looks good and works great. This is the best pic I have unfortunately in the up position. It pops down in a second, you can do it at a stoplight with no tools... Just up and down, held in place with springs. In the down position it looks even better. I wouldn't hesitate for a long trip on a 950 with one of these.


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Old 04-30-2013, 09:00 PM   #14
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I'm 6'4", my '07 990 has the stock screen and I wear a Reevu helmet. As a fluke I tried the "Super-Visor". Granted it looks a little hokey, but it has quieted the wind noise down on my street helmet to almost nothing with ear plugs and considerably reduced helmet buffeting with the stock windscreen.

I'll probably buy one of Dustodust's swept-back carbon shortys - it appears to be a very good solution for vertically gifted.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:53 AM   #15
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I sold mine...'06 950S with all the goodies. I tried 5 windshields on it with negitive results. For me, the best was the Yellow Pig mod, but it still drove me nuts. I really wanted to keep that bike but I couldn's stand being on it for more than 2 hours at fwy speeds

I bought a Super Enduro and love it, all nice clean air = problem solved
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