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Old 04-13-2009, 09:18 PM   #826
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I have had the Airoh for 3 years now and it is a very shitty helmet for touring and the build quality is terrible. Now I am researching what to buy next very carefully - I d rather pay more but get quality and comfort.

I am 6"2"" and the original windscreen on the 990 doesn t work for me very well, but I really don t like the looks of the KTM touring screen. Really looking at some alternatives but nothing convincing in the first two pages of this thread:( Except perhaps for the Hyderacing screen.

Yesterday did 250km highway ride and my ears are still hurting, I guess I ll have to get some earplugs at least for now.
I'm a little over 6' 2" (34" inseam), stock screen, hearplugs, and my HORNET DS .

Really, borrow one and go for a long trip. It served me great this year during >3,000 miles in Baja 1/2 slab (hauling a##) and 1/2 dirt, sand, mud, rock, creeks, cactus needles, a dog, 3 days of constant rain, etc... The peak isn't as long as the XD's. I wouldn't mind an aftermarket peak when needed, but the oem one is good enough.

I attribute my good fortune to having the DS in pretty clean air. After reading and studying these threads for ADV screens for a couple of years, I've found that clean air rules. The rain was no big deal with Rain-X.

(earplugs should be worn, anyway)

/Hornet fanboy hijack
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:17 PM   #827
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Wow, this thread is still going? Dang...
Eh- gives me a place to check in and see what new developments are out there. That, and it keeps folks from starting dozens of new threads about the windscreen.

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Old 04-16-2009, 03:45 PM   #828
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Probably already discussed.... But I have read and didn't see it......

My Bro just made some aluminum spacers to do the windsheild mod. The upper screw is spaced out an inch, Middle screw about half inch and lower screw in stock location. There is rubber weather strip running parallel with screws. He did this only using the stock windshield and WITHOUT another cut one underneath it. Will it work this way? Buffering still appears to be there on the initial test ride.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:52 PM   #829
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I was able to fix 85 % of my buffetting problem with

KTM Touring screen and Touratech clip on spoiler thing..

Going to remove the mirrors tommorow and see if I need to go get the Super Moto mirrors..

I am 6'5
I wear a Arai Street helmet soon to be a Hornet..

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Old 04-16-2009, 09:20 PM   #830
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I might as well make some comments:

Stock is not working for me. Does fine until 60 mph then I get the neck workout. Heavy winds and crosswinds are not good at all. My new Hornet DS is much better than my old Scorpion. I can't wear earplugs - the drumming is bad.

My Cee Bailey #2 14" light grey will arrive Fri p.m. and I'll try it out on Saturday.

The eventual goal is to be able to wear earplugs or listen to XM with helmet speakers and cruise down the freeway with ease.

The straw that broke the camels back happened two weeks ago as I'm getting whuped on I-10 and some Hogs pass by with this dude wearing a baseball cap and a cig in his mouth, riding smooth on his Road King.

Having spent at least 7 hours of my life on this thread, I know that through trial and error I will one day me able to ride my Katoom on I-10 and wear a baseball hat and have a cig (the candy type as I don't smoke) in my mouth. It's all about looking cool...

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Old 04-20-2009, 06:42 AM   #831
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The cure to buffeting problems! Posted by Flatblack80. Just run down to Lowes and get yourself one of these!
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:06 AM   #832
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The eventual goal is to be able to wear earplugs or listen to XM with helmet speakers and cruise down the freeway with ease.
OT for sure but the only way to listen to music on a bike is with custom made headphones - helmet speakers just don't work. Why put in ear plugs only to have to play louder music to hear through them? I have a set of BigEars that are amazing (no, resist the urge...). You can listen to an ipod at half volume at 70mph.

Sorry for the interuption. Okay, resume wacky windscreen solutions.
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:06 AM   #833
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:17 AM   #834
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Looks like one of those window protectors you put on a basement window.
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:41 AM   #835
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Looks like one of those window protectors you put on a basement window.

Buffeting, gone.
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:06 AM   #836
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The cure to buffeting problems! Posted by Flatblack80. Just run down to Lowes and get yourself one of these!

How does it handle in cross wind?
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:27 AM   #837
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:03 PM   #838
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Buffeting, gone.
100% true..... I have NO BUFFETING in my basement
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:45 PM   #839
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Probably already discussed.... But I have read and didn't see it......

My Bro just made some aluminum spacers to do the windsheild mod. The upper screw is spaced out an inch, Middle screw about half inch and lower screw in stock location. There is rubber weather strip running parallel with screws. He did this only using the stock windshield and WITHOUT another cut one underneath it. Will it work this way? Buffering still appears to be there on the initial test ride.
I don't think so. You need to cut the stock screen down to next-to-nill using it as a backstop to force air along the new leading screen thereby braking up the vacuum pocket that forms at speed. Well, maybe my explanation isn't 100% correct but that's the main idea. Search for posts here by Cyborg--he's the guru of this mod. Read Cyborg's full thesis here...
http://www.ktm950.info/how/Farkels/a...en/cyborg.html
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:22 PM   #840
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I have had the Airoh for 3 years now and it is a very shitty helmet for touring and the build quality is terrible. Now I am researching what to buy next very carefully - I d rather pay more but get quality and comfort.
The most amazing thing about this thread is that 100 people can post in 56 pages and produce diametrically opposing opinions about any subject, not just the windscreen.

I spent all of 2008 riding 20k miles to Panama and back on a 640A with the Airoh S4. I just got back from a two-week trip into Baja on a 990A with the same helmet. I *love* it. The build quality is great, no worse than my Shoei Multitech at any rate. The S4 weighs next to nothing, the visor has no optical distortion, and the chin strap clip is the bees' knees. If "touring" to you means nothing but high-speed slab, you bought the wrong motorcycle!

Yes, the helmet is less than stellar at 90+ mph (which mine regularly sees) but the only way to improve that will be to remove the brim. On the other hand, the brim is awesome at keeping the sun off the dust-spattered visor so I can see.

I actually don't find it very loud. It's quieter than the Multitech. I always wear earplugs. I used to use Etymotics E-6i speakers as earplugs, now I just use regular earplugs and the Autocom speakers in my helmet. Works great, and the audio fidelity is surprisingly good.

I'm also disappointed with the stock windscreen on the 990A, but I didn't notice it until I actually tried standing up and testing the airflow. This is all you FF's fault for bringing it to my attention. Bastards. I'm going to try a Cee Bailey screen for Alaska this summer and probably cut my stocker down a few inches to match the cool pattern someone posted here a while ago.

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