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    eureka: no more wind buffeting
    on: Feb 04, 2020, 06.52 pm
    Feb 04, 2020, 06.52 pm
    Since i got into a motorcycle accident 3 years ago where i suffered mild brain injury wind noise and turbulence drives me crazy. No kidding, even 10 minutes makes me sick and i'll have to go to bed for an hour or so. Or sleep it off on the side off the road if i dont make it.

    Comfort was never a thing for me, did 1400+ km days on the street and gnarly ofroad tracks in the alpes and marocco for weeks at a time. liked the adrenaline rides so to speak.

    It got so bad i sold al my bikes last year including beta300rr, ktm690enduro and almost my track800 diesel road bike and almost kissed my future riding dreams goodbye.

    Kept the track 800 since this exotic was my dreambike and has a full fairing but riding it was not possible for more than 30 minutes. Its vibrates like a diesel, fun once but not anymore. A variomatic takes the hassle out of riding wich is good for my multitasking, or beter lack of being able to do so.

    I bought a crosstourer last year. The opposite of what a bike should be for the old me. Supersmooth engine without vibrations, soft suspension, dct to take the headbobbing and shifting out and a lot of mass to flatten the roads in front of me :745:

    A good choice for the new me, exept for suspension en windprotection. Suspension swapt out for a wilbers nivomat. Front still a bit harsh on putholed roads but suspension is ok now.

    Windprotection with the original low screen is non excisting, with the high givi screen terrible buffeting on top and side of the helmet.

    Fitted a X-screen deflector to the givi high screen, better but still a lot of buffeting on the side of the helmet.

    Got the side deflectors from this forum as wel and the diy part for the forktunnel. Worked a bit but even when riding with a tankbag i stil had the buffeting on the side of the helmet.

    Swapped helmets, no better.

    Next screem: givi airflow for the crosstourer. hmm, ok on top but still buffeting on the sides. Tinkerd the airflow part on the high givi screen, no better.

    Ik could feel that the windbuffeting is coming from the narrow part in the bottom of the screen. It is so narrow because there must be room for the handguards at full lock. Didnt want to give that up. But it got me thinking. Taped the screen up with cardboard and ducktape and it does result in a bit less windbuffeting. So a wider screen below the airflow topscreen could be the solution. But a bike that has room for any steering angle is probably a good idea.  :192:

    If i can place the screen a bit more forward and the handguards a bit closer tot the handlebars it could make room to fit a wider screen.

    I found the palmer products brackets, and the givi airflow screen for a DL650 2004 (44cm wide!) wich gives me almost infinate screen angle and hight options. Had to dril 4 new holes to fit the screen.

    I got a 5cm gap behind the window which eliminates a low air pressure zone behind the screen and more room for the handguard.

    I got some second hand versys 650 barkbusters and made them fit. Cut of the original mounting bracket from the left side handguard and removed the plastic housing from the frontbrake.

    Now i have full steering lock and a completely windfree pocket up to 140kmh. Even without my tankbag.  :788:

    Nice bonus, i can look over the screen and not through it wich i find terrible on winding roads.

    Even croswinds dont have as much effect as before. Only stormy sidewinds spoil the fun now.

    Now it is the perfect comfort bike for me. I would say, if i can ride with this setup, most people would be very happy.

    Im 1.82m in length with the normal touratech seat. The bracket and airflow screen are in the lowest setting for me so about 20cm of room to play with.

    So in conclusion my setup:
    Givi airflow screen suzuki DL650 2004
    Palmer products crostourer brackets
    side wind deflectors
    diy fork tunnel blockoff from this forum

    Put up the links and some pics below.
     

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    Re: eureka: no more wind buffeting
    Reply #1 on: Feb 04, 2020, 07.04 pm
    Feb 04, 2020, 07.04 pm
    adjustable bracket: http://palmerproducts.co.uk/

    givi airflow dl650 2004:


    wind deflector francesco cuomo: https://www.crosstourer.com/index.php/topic,2835.144.html
    email: francesco.cuomo66@gmail.com



    diy forktunnel cover
    https://www.crosstourer.com/index.php/topic,2835.168.html

    Last Edit: Feb 04, 2020, 07.13 pm by plukenannabel

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    Re: eureka: no more wind buffeting
    Reply #2 on: Feb 04, 2020, 07.23 pm
    Feb 04, 2020, 07.23 pm
    buffeting gap:


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    Re: eureka: no more wind buffeting
    Reply #3 on: Feb 04, 2020, 07.24 pm
    Feb 04, 2020, 07.24 pm
    dl650 givi airflow baseplate:



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    Re: eureka: no more wind buffeting
    Reply #4 on: Feb 04, 2020, 07.25 pm
    Feb 04, 2020, 07.25 pm
    palmer brackets:




    DL650 givi airflow mounted on palmer brackets

    Last Edit: Feb 04, 2020, 07.27 pm by plukenannabel

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    Re: eureka: no more wind buffeting
    Reply #5 on: Feb 05, 2020, 01.31 pm
    Feb 05, 2020, 01.31 pm
    looking nice, even if it is big, but if it helps a lot and improve riding time and fun. Then I would do that to.

    Only thing I would do, es to get rid of the white color of the Give airflow screen on top.

    Per

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    Re: eureka: no more wind buffeting
    Reply #6 on: Feb 05, 2020, 02.07 pm
    Feb 05, 2020, 02.07 pm
    now THAT is a thorough post!  :028:

    Honda touring screen and a new lid (Shoei Neotec) got me to my happy place. I have pondered the fork/yokes infill a few times as I get the cold kidneys from the air over the tank.

    Too bad I'm heart lazy.  :001:

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    Re: eureka: no more wind buffeting
    Reply #7 on: Feb 05, 2020, 08.18 pm
    Feb 05, 2020, 08.18 pm
    Hi Plukenannabel, would the DL650 givi airflow mount onto the original bracket without the Palmer bracket?