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Old 04-30-2013, 02:38 PM   #16
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Seriously, you like the XD-3 better than your bike? Did you try taking the visor off the helmet?

I think the stock screen and the XD-3 is a bad combo. I went with the Rally-Raid screen. Big difference with the XD-3. Still, the visor in an issue up over 80mph for extended periods. It adds to the fatigue for sure. If I were doing a cross country trip with long freeway sections I would wear a normal street helmet for sure.

I don't chinch on helmets, my XD3 fits perfect. Can keep that for offroading. Not against another type, if that fixxes my issues. Think Schuburth make s a great one for $800.
I will try anything before I get rid of this bike.

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Old 04-30-2013, 03:20 PM   #17
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When I was shopping for a 990 I test rode a used2012 with the full aeroflow setup (adjustable main screen, winglets and lower/side things). No buffeting, shoot I only had my bobber open-face helmet and didn't have much of an issue. Definitely a difference from my 2011 990 R w/her stock screen. I can't say for certain which piece made the biggest difference.

FYI I'm 6'1".
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:27 PM   #18
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Not an ADV but on our SE the mirrors where beating my XD4 helmet around because of their height, lower mirrors = problem solved, we fitted a screen and it worked out perfect so lucky with that.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:52 PM   #19
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I think peaked helmets are always going to be an issue at highway speed. I did this to my Shoei Hornet, and on my obviously more exposed 690R, it's much more comfortable. Haven't tried it on the 990 yet - it's on holidays in California.



I usually wear my Scorpion EXO 900 on long hiway rides.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:07 PM   #20
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20 minutes with a jigsaw, file and emery cloth and you're good to go.

Just that simple. I wondered why I waited 1500 miles to do it. Should have done it before it left the dealer.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:18 PM   #21
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I think peaked helmets are always going to be an issue at highway speed. I did this to my Shoei Hornet, and on my obviously more exposed 690R, it's much more comfortable. Haven't tried it on the 990 yet - it's on holidays in California.



I usually wear my Scorpion EXO 900 on long hiway rides.
I don't have a Shoei Hornet...what exactly is "this"?
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:21 PM   #22
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20 minutes with a jigsaw, file and emery cloth and you're good to go.

Just that simple. I wondered why I waited 1500 miles to do it. Should have done it before it left the dealer.
Are you responding to folknride's post, or another post? What did you do with your jigsaw, file and emery cloth
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:35 PM   #23
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Are you responding to folknride's post, or another post? What did you do with your jigsaw, file and emery cloth
Cut 2.5-ish inches off the stock shield.

No more buffeting.

Sorry, should have been more clear.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:44 PM   #24
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I don't have a Shoei Hornet...what exactly is "this"?
I cut vent holes in the visor.
So the gentle breezes just blow through, instead of trying to rip my head off
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:48 PM   #25
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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, 04:52 PM   #26
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Not an ADV but on our SE the mirrors where beating my XD4 helmet around because of their height, lower mirrors = problem solved, we fitted a screen and it worked out perfect so lucky with that.
Yeah, but we are talking about people of a regular height .

Seriously did you think those mirrors I swapped with you made a big difference? I didn't notice the difference between them and the ones I swapped with you.

Either way to the OP the ones TMK is talking about were just some inexpensive OEM ones from a bike shop.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:25 PM   #27
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Like some of post already talked about .......... a lot of the discomfort is from the XD3. The peak is to "soft" ....... next time your out ..... reach up and grab the peak and it will take the drone away. I bent up a piece of aluminum and riveted to the underside of peak which stiffened it up.

Windshield is cut down

I also have an Arai motocross helmet and the peak is a lot stiffer and use it most of the time ..... even on the big highways.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:45 PM   #28
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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   #29
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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, 06:02 PM   #30
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04 950 with stock windscreen. I got it with a tank bag and ride everywhere with it. I removed it once and the wind seems to come up around the tank and buffet like crazy. I put the bag back on and all is calm and quiet.

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