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Old 08-12-2010, 10:06 PM   #301
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Wind screens ?

Does anyone use them ? I had one on my ST when I bought it but pulled it off after a few hundred miles ...too much wind buffet and wind noise .A friend has a TransAlp with a factory screen and reports perfect quietness !

If anyone has one that works ...reduces both noise and buffet , could they post a photo? I'm short at 5'7'' if that helps .
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:21 PM   #302
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:42 PM   #303
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:43 PM   #304
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Does anyone use them ? I had one on my ST when I bought it but pulled it off after a few hundred miles ...too much wind buffet and wind noise .A friend has a TransAlp with a factory screen and reports perfect quietness !

If anyone has one that works ...reduces both noise and buffet , could they post a photo? I'm short at 5'7'' if that helps .
"perfect quietness" ?!?! On a motorcycle?

My experience suggests that "perfect quietness" is highly subjective and can be significantly affected by rider height, helmet, wind direction and rider tolerance for buffeting.

As for me, I removed the "number plate" from my GS because it created unacceptable buffeting. And I spent some time experimenting with different angles.

For me, unless it's a full fairing I haven't found a solution that doesn't create unacceptable buffeting. But I'm taller and am very sensitive to buffeting. On my GS, I'd rather ride 1,000 miles in a day with no screen at all than some goofy little thing that others claim is "perfect quietness".

But I'm also williing to be convinced otherwise.

FWIW, YMMV, etc.
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:26 PM   #305
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Yep ,I just finished stuffing around for weeks , different angles , different sizes ...I didn't change the colour but everything else ! I've just pulled it all off including the little ST nose cone thing .

I'm going for clear air ! Nothing was working for me .Ear plugs and some kind of scarf to block the air rushing up into my helmet works best for me .
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Old 10-23-2010, 06:24 AM   #306
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Oh, isn't that a nice R80ST...showed the photo to Jill (my lovely wife) and she wants one like that (but she already has a R100GS and a K1200R).

I should take mine out today and wonder down some back roads.

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Old 10-27-2010, 01:36 PM   #307
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anyone we know?

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Old 10-27-2010, 07:17 PM   #308
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Nope, but I like the color.

Notice how compressed the suspension is at both ends - very plush like my ST (and like my F650 used to be before some suspension work). Also evenly compressed at both ends, which is good.
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:31 AM   #309
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Nice bike Gary, have added you to the list, I don't seem to have any info for Sibbo's bike though....
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:07 AM   #310
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:36 AM   #311
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Another R80ST

I have #7586 which would appear to have been made in May 1983, but not registered till December 1984. I'm the 7th owner and the bike has a little over 17k miles under the wheels. It fits right in with my 75/5, 90s and 80/7, it just handles better! but is blitzed by my guzzi cafe-racer........
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:46 AM   #312
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Welcome LB, you know we need a picture too, it is only right you know...

I shall add you to the list....
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:51 AM   #313
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Nice to see another Leicester BM rider here
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Old 10-31-2010, 01:03 PM   #314
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I'll pop a before and after picture of the ST up in the next few days.

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Old 11-04-2010, 07:58 PM   #315
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1983 R80ST
1983 R80ST. 31,000 miles. Runs. Fair condition.
Price: $1995.00
Location: PA

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