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    Fixed my head buffeting issue!
    on: Jun 14, 2017, 09.43 pm
    Jun 14, 2017, 09.43 pm
    Hi,
    so I was getting some real head buffeting on the CT since I got it 5 months ago. Buffeting was beginning from 60km/h and was a real nuisance. I trawled this site for answers and was about to pull the trigger on a Givi Airflow.
    I noticed however that if I placed my hand near the top of the screen the buffeting reduced. So I bought one of these:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162434487045?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    It has made a huge difference to me, I genuinely considered getting rid of the bike it was so uncomfortable before.
    I still get wind noise which is fine but the awful buffeting noise is gone.

    I have a honda touring screen on the bike and I'm 6ft 2 inches tall.

    Thrilled to have the problem sorted for £30.

    I have it a week now and all fine. If I could find any faults it would be that the plastic isn't great to see through as it is contoured, but I am mainly looking over it. It adds enough weight to the top of the screen to make it shake a bit going over bumps etc. But the good far outweighs the bad.





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    Re: Fixed my head buffeting issue!
    Reply #1 on: Jun 15, 2017, 06.06 am
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    Re: Fixed my head buffeting issue!
    Reply #2 on: Jun 15, 2017, 10.33 am
    Jun 15, 2017, 10.33 am
    Nice....Had you tried the touring screen at it's high position...?
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    Re: Fixed my head buffeting issue!
    Reply #3 on: Jun 15, 2017, 11.16 am
    Jun 15, 2017, 11.16 am
    Glad you got sorted.

     Its always down to the individual no matter what adv bike we plonk our behinds on. Trial and error unfortunately which can get spendy... various screens/ bar height/ spoilers/ spacers even new lids.

    Unfortunately it was too much for a mate and his pillion on his CT and 1st adv bike and pulled the plug after not even a year.

    I'm also 6'2" but the Honda touring screen is perfect for me on it's highest setting.




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    Re: Fixed my head buffeting issue!
    Reply #4 on: Jun 15, 2017, 12.28 pm
    Jun 15, 2017, 12.28 pm
    *Originally Posted by capobob [+]
    Nice....Had you tried the touring screen at it's high position...?
    Hi, yes I tried it at both positions. The higher position I found doesn't raise it very much, it just moves it closer to the driver. I found the higher position actually worse so I put it to the lower position and experimented with washers to get the best result I could. The bike came with the Honda and a Puig touring screen. Both had the buffeting issue for me. The first CT I test drove had a Givi Airflow and I found it comfortable to drive, however I felt a lot of wind on my hands, but I figured the hand wind deflectors were too small. I don't have any wind problems on my hands now so I suspect the Airflow moves the air sideways more than the other screens I tried.

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    Re: Fixed my head buffeting issue!
    Reply #5 on: Jun 15, 2017, 12.36 pm
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     :460: thanks for the info...very usefull...
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    Re: Fixed my head buffeting issue!
    Reply #6 on: Jun 15, 2017, 12.50 pm
    Jun 15, 2017, 12.50 pm
    *Originally Posted by andyrob [+]

    I'm also 6'2" but the Honda touring screen is perfect for me on it's highest setting.

    You would think being the same height it would work for me too, but you are right it is very individual.  For me the only way of describing the sound was like the noise you hear when someone whips/cracks a towel. So I was getting this constant sound cracking as soon as I hit  just over 30mph. I tried two different helmets with no luck. I also saw on a different forum that Vstroms have a similar issue caused by the wing mirrors so I played with that too. Really glad it is better now.

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    Re: Fixed my head buffeting issue!
    Reply #7 on: Jun 16, 2017, 10.08 am
    Jun 16, 2017, 10.08 am
    Aye fella, I can tell you I was not £30 to fix!  :008:

    40mph was the same speed where the wind noise became unbearable with my old full face Arai and the standard screen.

    I spunked a load of wages on a Shoei Neotec which made it much quieter (and discovered the joys of "open-faced" motorcycling) and then the touring screen.

    Turbulent noise gone, replaced with the glorious, my kind of noise, airbox honk.

    I do though get freezin' kidneys due to the way air passes through between the tank and yokes. The cure I'm sure is the Perspex infill (as seen on the forum somewhere) just need to get round to it...