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Old 05-09-2013, 02:51 PM   #76
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I'm 5'11, but long legged. I have to stoop or move forward very slightly to have calm air with the stock shield in calm weather. Any kind of wind and I'm getting a lot of noise. I need just a couple inches more on the stock shield.

I'm going to give the standard Aero a try. 4" taller than the stock. I think the biggest benefit will result from the pressure relief by having the big scoop at the bottom.

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Old 05-10-2013, 09:45 AM   #77
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FYI, I asked for an advrider discount when I bought mine; they're not offering any at this time, but I was able to get 15% off for a scratch I never was able to find. You might ask if they have any factory seconds
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:22 AM   #78
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Hellsickle: That Alienflow wont get to me, BUT that highfender. Where to get?
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:41 AM   #79
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The weather finally permitted a bit of a test run with my Aeroflow windscreen. I bought the medium (~6" higher than stock). I'm 6'3"; 215#; Edit: XL Arai XD4. I haven't been through all the variables yet but initial impression is good. I can tell you the head buffeting I was experiencing from the stock screen was, at times, disorienting and not what I wanted tooling along at 80 in traffic. With the Aeroflow, the head buffeting is nearly gone and I noticed the wind noise is greatly reduced as well. I notice there is a definite vacuum behind the screen that kinda pulls your head forward; gonna have to get used to that. I also notice more wind on my shoulders/chest but it feels balanced. At lower speeds, the sight line is a bit of a bother.
The unit mounted easily using the upper 4 windscreen screws and I was pleasantly suprised at how solid it was. The distortion is minimal but there seems to be a bit of milkiness to the transparency; not bad but there. I think it will be good for long hauls and I may get the side deflectors as well. I plan to cut down the stock screen for dirt work,etc. and will update if that combination works with the Aeroflow.
I cut down the stock screen 2"(50mm)..oh yeah!! Big difference on helmet-rattling bufetting. The helmet wind noise is back, but it and the wind pressure are more evenly distributed around the helmet. Definitely a better experience for short jaunts around town. Next is to put the Aeroflow back on to see what, if any, changes to that combination.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:12 PM   #80
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Running around at 70 or so I put my hand in the gap between the original and the Aeroflow shields, laminar flow is disturbed with lots more noise.
It definitely works, and well at that
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:17 PM   #81
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Hellsickle: That Alienflow wont get to me, BUT that highfender. Where to get?
Sorry, that picture was from the Aeroflow web page. I don't have a high fender.

Google ADV and you will find which KTM parts to order to allow installation on a 990S.
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:06 PM   #82
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a little better

Well I'm enroute to the Overland Expo.
Pulled the peak off my XD3, noticed a little bit better. Running 85. Still a noisey helmet like mentioned. Sure missed the peak with the texas setting sun though.
Pulled mirrors, no change.
Running stock shield this trip.
When I return I will run the shorty a while.
Its really windy so its hard to tell much change.

I love this machine, something will work I'm sure.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:03 PM   #83
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Just got my Aeroflow shield today & mounted it. I'll make a test run tonight and report back.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:45 PM   #84
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I'm 5'11, but long legged. I have to stoop or move forward very slightly to have calm air with the stock shield in calm weather. Any kind of wind and I'm getting a lot of noise. I need just a couple inches more on the stock shield.

I'm going to give the standard Aero a try. 4" taller than the stock. I think the biggest benefit will result from the pressure relief by having the big scoop at the bottom.

Shield worked great on a 30 mile ride tonight. Speeds were under 70. There is still some low frequency rumbling above 60. At speeds below 45 I can open my helmet face shield and have calm quiet air.

The standard height is perfect for me. In a normal sitting position, my view of the road over the top of the shield starts about 20' in front of me. I can slouch slightly and lean forward a bit to be completely protected behind the shield in rain.

Verdict?
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