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    Any suggestions for screen to stop buffeting?
    on: Apr 24, 2022, 04.30 pm
    Apr 24, 2022, 04.30 pm
    I am new to the CT and I'm experiencing a fair amount of wind buffeting that comes around the sides of the OEM screen and hits me in the shoulders. The OEM CT screen is necessarily quite narrow to allow for lock to lock movement of the handlebars. I've been quite spoiled by the fairly generously sized screens on my previous bikes and I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a wider aftermarket screen that will give me a more comfortable ride. Note that I do already  have a lip spoiler fitted to my OEM screen but that doesn't really help with the shoulder buffeting. Mine is a 2020 bike with the adjustable screen. Thanks in anticipation.

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    Re: Any suggestions for screen to stop buffeting?
    Reply #1 on: Apr 24, 2022, 05.42 pm
    Apr 24, 2022, 05.42 pm
    It seems your best option is a CalSci screen -- https://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/VFRprod.html

    I can't vouch for it myself - I have a Givi Airflow on my 2013 which works quite well but won't fit post-2015 models with the adjustable screen - but the CalSci appears well-regarded, if rather expensive (especially shipping/customs these days). Seemingly it's those little winglets either side that help reduce side buffeting; the new NT1100 has something similar. The vent helps general noise and airflow.



    The wind noise was quite a shock for me too, coming from an ST1300 with a barn-door Bike-Quip screen!  :003:

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    Re: Any suggestions for screen to stop buffeting?
    Reply #2 on: Apr 24, 2022, 10.24 pm
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    Givi airflow hands down :)

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    Re: Any suggestions for screen to stop buffeting?
    Reply #3 on: Apr 25, 2022, 07.33 am
    Apr 25, 2022, 07.33 am
    My Pan 1300 has the Bike-Quip extra wide too (fitted by the previous owner). The CT is like riding a naked in comparison! I do generally like a bit of airflow, normally riding open visor and screen on low position on the Pan, but it can get a bit tiring on long journeys.

    I do need to look at wider screen options, but for other reasons. I seem to remember reading about someone modifying a Suzuki screen to fit, will have to do some digging.

    (from https://twitter.com/Neggb/status/1518301005808640000)

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    Re: Any suggestions for screen to stop buffeting?
    Reply #4 on: Apr 25, 2022, 07.47 am
    Apr 25, 2022, 07.47 am
    *Originally Posted by Klj [+]
    Givi airflow hands down :)

    Thanks Klj, but having looked at a few for sale, the Givi airflow doesn't seem to fit the later CTs with the adjustable screens like mine, which is a shame.

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    Re: Any suggestions for screen to stop buffeting?
    Reply #5 on: Apr 25, 2022, 07.54 am
    Apr 25, 2022, 07.54 am
    *Originally Posted by Hound [+]
    It seems your best option is a CalSci screen -- https://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/VFRprod.html

    Thanks Hound. I can see they are around 185 dollars for a large, but then there is VAT, delivery and import costs,  which will probably make it very expensive. I've emailed them for an idea on delivery costs.

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    Re: Any suggestions for screen to stop buffeting?
    Reply #6 on: Apr 25, 2022, 08.01 am
    Apr 25, 2022, 08.01 am
    There is this relatively new screen from Skidmarx. https://www.skidmarx.co.uk/screen-headlight/honda-vfr1200-crosstourer-2016-62cm-tall-38cm-wide-screen
    Doesn't seem as well engineered as the CalSci one though, and I've not seen reviews of it. It's still a bit narrow at the top for me (ideally it'd be 42cm). Wish I could find that post about modifying a different bike's screen. Don't remember which forum it was on  :003:
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    Re: Any suggestions for screen to stop buffeting?
    Reply #7 on: Apr 25, 2022, 08.47 am
    Apr 25, 2022, 08.47 am
    *Originally Posted by crisort [+]
    There is this relatively new screen from Skidmarx

    Thanks crisort, looks interesting but possibly a bit too narrow for me too. Looking on fleabay to get some ideas, there are quite a few wider looking after-market screens for the 2012 - 2015 CTs, but non for the later post-2016 model. Although this Ermax one may be a bit wider.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ermax-Touring-Screen-Windshield-Light-Smoke-Honda-VFR-1200-X-Crosstourer-16-20-/372469064012?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0

    Your photo shows up the difference in screen widths very well....the ST screen easily accommodates the word "caution", the 1200RT slightly less so....but the CT's screen......no chance!!

    Last Edit: Apr 25, 2022, 08.48 am by t15dja