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    Bolt-on Wind Deflector set...How much difference do they make?
    on: Nov 16, 2019, 02.27 pm
    Nov 16, 2019, 02.27 pm
    Anyone bought and using this wind deflector set?  Do they make a difference?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-VFR1200X-VFR-1200X-Crosstourer-Wind-Deflector-Pair-16-18/163379415245



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    Re: Bolt-on Wind Deflector set...How much difference do they make?
    Reply #1 on: Nov 17, 2019, 08.06 pm
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    Damn they're ugly!

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    Re: Bolt-on Wind Deflector set...How much difference do they make?
    Reply #2 on: Nov 17, 2019, 10.29 pm
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    *Originally Posted by baudbish [+]
    Damn they're ugly!

    Meh.  No worse than the BMW GSA winglet deflectors that have been OEM equipment on that bike for years.



    So, besides that mostly unhelpful aesthetics comment  ( :192:) is anyone actually using them and do they work for their intended purpose?
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    Re: Bolt-on Wind Deflector set...How much difference do they make?
    Reply #3 on: Nov 18, 2019, 12.05 pm
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    I would need to see the instructions before I tried them, if it involves drilling holes I'm out.

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    Re: Bolt-on Wind Deflector set...How much difference do they make?
    Reply #4 on: Nov 18, 2019, 01.13 pm
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    It looks like you have to drill a hole for the front fixing.

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    Re: Bolt-on Wind Deflector set...How much difference do they make?
    Reply #5 on: Nov 19, 2019, 01.14 pm
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    From the manufacturer...

    Hello,

    Thank you very much for getting in touch with us.
    Drilling is required on previous models 2012-2015.
    Drilling is not required on 2016-2018 models.

    Please let me know if I can I assist you further.

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    Re: Bolt-on Wind Deflector set...How much difference do they make?
    Reply #6 on: Nov 19, 2019, 03.44 pm
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    Yeah, mines a 2013 and would just need a fixing for the front. Wouldnt be a problem as fixing could be left in place if deflector removed and would just look like a fixing for the panel.

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    Re: Bolt-on Wind Deflector set...How much difference do they make?
    Reply #7 on: Nov 19, 2019, 04.43 pm
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    *Originally Posted by McVicar [+]
    Yeah, mines a 2013 and would just need a fixing for the front. Wouldnt be a problem as fixing could be left in place if deflector removed and would just look like a fixing for the panel.

    Aye, but I'm still wondering how effective they are at managing the wind while on longer tours. There has to be someone on here who had purchased some?

     



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