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Old 03-19-2007, 08:21 PM   #91
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Hearing loss!

Me too on the hearing loss thing but that I can handle, Its the ringing in my ears 24/7 that is really annoying. Wear hearing protection always but still find the wind roar from the 950 screen hard to take for any length of time.
Fine if I stay under 60mph but who can do that on this brusier.
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:59 PM   #92
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Me too on the hearing loss thing but that I can handle, Its the ringing in my ears 24/7 that is really annoying. Wear hearing protection always but still find the wind roar from the 950 screen hard to take for any length of time.
Fine if I stay under 60mph but who can do that on this brusier.
Take it off. Take it all off. Ride nakid.
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Old 03-31-2007, 07:19 AM   #93
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Wind Noise!

OK, as Scottr said, "take it off". Wow, silence is golden. What does a stock 950 wind screen cost? I definitly want to to cut down my stocker. A little worried about long trips though. Short is quiet but push back is annoying at speed. Might be worth it though. Did it on my Tiger awhile back with poor results but realize now that I didn't cut it down enough. Any ideas on how much to take off for a 6 foot guy for optimum performance, that is, just enough air flow to keep just my head in the breeze? Guess I'll experiment today. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 03-31-2007, 07:59 AM   #94
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OK, as Scottr said, "take it off". Wow, silence is golden. What does a stock 950 wind screen cost? I definitly want to to cut down my stocker. A little worried about long trips though. Short is quiet but push back is annoying at speed. Might be worth it though. Did it on my Tiger awhile back with poor results but realize now that I didn't cut it down enough. Any ideas on how much to take off for a 6 foot guy for optimum performance, that is, just enough air flow to keep just my head in the breeze? Guess I'll experiment today. Thanks for the tip.

THe windscreens are cheap for windscreens. I paid 45 dollars shipped from www.elitektm.com . As far as how much to chop, I dunno. Take a inch off at a time till it works for you. I'm sure someone will chime in.
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:39 AM   #95
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Had prolem with turbulence and the std windscreen, I'm 6'1"...
I cut away about 4" off and found this to be okay to me.
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:40 AM   #96
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Cut off 4 inches this morning and took a spin. Quieter but not as good as no screen. Little more wind about the shoulders. Too cool today for a good ride. Will try that for awhile and maybe try another 2 inches. My dealer quoted me $85. for a new screen. Also have the Touratech 3 inch extender to play with.
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:02 PM   #97
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Had prolem with turbulence and the std windscreen, I'm 6'1"...
I cut away about 4" off and found this to be okay to me.
I use Arai or AXO cross helmet depending of the season.Attachment 109685
Any more pics from side or front and farther away. Looks pretty clean what you did.

Here's the elite link but what's30- 40 bucks between dealers?
http://216.165.193.20/elitektm/ , select 03, fairing pieces and it's number one on the list.
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Old 04-01-2007, 01:51 PM   #98
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Not to go against the common wisdom but the NACA ducts at the front don't seem to be real NACA ducts. They're just a hole with an airstream redirecting wall.
Yes, technically true but but we're also dealing with one one of the most aerodynamically retarded forms of transportation there is. The 950 maybe more so than most.

Check out the Buell below. They have a ton of money in their wind tunnel testing and that duct is for high pressure intake - far more than just reducing the pressure behind the screen. You're not looking to do anything but reduce the pressure differential which will reduce the buffeting. While endless speculation is fun (and what the internet is built on after porn of course) I've done this and it works - 24,000 miles so far with an XD.

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Old 04-01-2007, 03:24 PM   #99
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Yes, technically true but but we're also dealing with one one of the most aerodynamically retarded forms of transportation there is. The 950 maybe more so than most.

Check out the Buell below. They have a ton of money in their wind tunnel testing and that duct is for high pressure intake - far more than just reducing the pressure behind the screen. You're not looking to do anything but reduce the pressure differential which will reduce the buffeting. While endless speculation is fun (and what the internet is built on after porn of course) I've done this and it works - 24,000 miles so far with an XD.

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Well, since I'm having no luck finding anything on the web that can be custom molded without too much technical knowledge I'm going to go with what's been proven on this board by you and others. I'll try it for a couple of weeks. Then maybe I'll try adding some holes on the side with a bit of flat plastic bonded behind. We'll see. Anything will be better I'm sure.
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Old 04-01-2007, 04:44 PM   #100
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This is a little off topic but has anyone landed on the wind screen. I did now I'm thinking of cutting down my stock wind screen It might be easier on the ribs.
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Old 04-01-2007, 05:52 PM   #101
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NACA ish Holes.

As a simpler mod I wonder would it work if I were to cut a few holes in the window with a hole saw, but not cut the lower 25% of the hole. This may act like a flap directing the air up / out..... or would this be a completly stupid idea. I have had completly stupid ideas in the past.
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:13 PM   #102
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NACA ducts
http://www.mckinneycorp.com/catalog/.../bodycomp.html
http://www.nimac.biz/
http://www.cscracing.com/page42.pdf
http://www.hrpworld.com/index.cfm?fo...ction=category
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:48 AM   #103
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rickf thanks for posting those. Yikes, those prices are higher than some of the similar things I came across. Maybe it's worth contacting them about doing something in plastic and specifically designed.
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:28 AM   #104
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This has been discussed endlessly for a few years. Try a search on NACA ducts. Or you can check my old post here or a page I put up on our site here.

Basically this is what you want to do:



This solves the problem.

Woopie, I've found my spring time project !!! Got the parts on order !!! Looks real nice too !!
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:28 AM   #105
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90 deg air deflectors

What would one do with those deflectors cut it off and insert the round end flush with the window and the thin end as close to the inside of the window pointed up and out?

Looking at those cf air deflectors, why not put a 3" pvc plumbing elbow somewhere unobtrusive but into the wind in the lower fairing pointed up in the general direction of the windshield. Closer to the windshield would be better, but we still want to look profeshional.



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