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Old 02-03-2009, 11:30 PM   #766
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The FF-75 Hella cyclops light actually works very well. I have it linked to the high beam via a relay
The best of all worlds.
Thanks for the info, I suspected the holes in the screen would be less than usefull and I hadn't thought of the relay for the light.

Next step, see if I can remember electrical wiring 101!
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:04 PM   #767
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What is the final height dimension of the cut screen from the top of the headlight cutout to the top of the screen and the final width dimension across the top of the cut screen? With those numbers and your pics I can figure the rest out. Thanks. Screen looks great and looks like where I'm going.
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Old 02-04-2009, 05:25 PM   #768
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8.5 inches centered from the top of the light to the top of the cut off and 6.25 inches wide across the top of the cut.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:00 PM   #769
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:50 AM   #770
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A good helmet make all the difference!!!

Hey guys; I been following this thread for a while; I owned and own several dual sport bikes, and I can tell you that the helmet is one of the most important factor in buffetting and wind noise. If you want a good helmet buy the Fulmer D4 or the Shoei TZR; I been using those helmets with BMWs, Vstroms, KTM, KLRS and so far they work great with the standard windshields (except Vstrom). My two cents..
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:43 PM   #771
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Anyone tried this Laminar Lip?

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/1020001772.html
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:37 PM   #772
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I did....Didn't care for it one bit. When it was taped down to the touring screen, to figure out where to mount it, it worked. Once mounted it vibrated above 60mph and created a strange pounding sensation on the top of the helmet. Actually shaking the visor and my head. I finally gave up completely and put the touring screen on for winter and my chopped down stocker for summer. If you want, I'll sell you mine for $40.00. It's clear with slight scratches from the mounting process. The other thing is that it is made from real soft plastic and can be scratched just by looking at it wrong.

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Old 02-05-2009, 05:43 PM   #773
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Interesting. Just goes to show you how no one system will work for everyone. The laminar lip with the touring screen worked very well for me, but I'm only 5'8" I tried it with the stock screen as well and it didnt have enough height to block the airflow. It attached with these 3M velcro type adhesive disks called dual locks or something. For me they worked very well into triple digit speeds.

The one thing that became apparant was that there is quite a bit of turbulent air coming from the fairing underneath the handle bars. By quite a bit, I mean ALOT. The air comes up from below the bars and hits the underside of my visor, not good.

I plan to fab up some Lexan winglets to put on the top of the left and right fairings.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:06 PM   #774
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I think it is what you get used to. I sold a Road Glide with full fairing and all the gadgets and went to my 950SE and the wind doesn't bother me except when it is really cold. I wear my full face helmet now every time I ride my SE (and that is good). The wind doesn't bother me. Zero buffeting and I can ride all day like that.
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Old 02-05-2009, 06:54 PM   #775
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Key word there is buffeting. thats the whole issue with the adventures. Clean air doesnt bother me either.
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Old 02-05-2009, 07:03 PM   #776
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Key word there is buffeting. thats the whole issue with the adventures. Clean air doesnt bother me either.
I haven't ridden an ADV and maybe that is the difference.
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:07 AM   #777
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When I ride with my Renazco seat and the touring shield, it's quite comfy. With the stock seat it's really bad.
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:14 AM   #778
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Question to ponder!

I previously installed two NACA ducts near the 3/4 mark in my windscreeen, they worked great.... but there's a slight buffeting effect still present.

Would drilling two holes at the bottom of the screen further reduce buffeting???
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:14 PM   #779
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I've pondered, and have no response. Try it out and see.

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Question to ponder!

I previously installed two NACA ducts near the 3/4 mark in my windscreeen, they worked great.... but there's a slight buffeting effect still present.

Would drilling two holes at the bottom of the screen further reduce buffeting???
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:37 AM   #780
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Ive been reading this thread since it started and have finally got round to doing the "ricardo" mod
only trouble is can't find any screw posts to mount the 2nd screen with here in the uk. Don't know if they're called something different over here.

Anyone from the Uk done the mod?
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