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  • Offline sparky230v   ie

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    Wind Buffering
    on: May 05, 2022, 07.31 am
    May 05, 2022, 07.31 am
    Hi All
    Just back from 12 days touring the south of France the CT 1220 didn't miss a beat I was so happy with her. Just found that the wind was pushing me about a lot as some lads on the BMW GS seemed to be fine. Question is it me or is the bike set up wrong. I weigh about 100KG plus bike fully loaded but found it so unconformable I had the screen about Half way up as its a Givi adjustable one.
    Thanks in advance
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    Re: Wind Buffering
    Reply #1 on: May 05, 2022, 12.39 pm
    May 05, 2022, 12.39 pm
    Yes, I've been having the same issue with my new (to me) 2020 CT with adjustable screen. My theory is it's because the screen is quite narrow compared to other bikes I own/ have owned e.g. Goldwing, FJR1300, R1200GS, K1600GT.  It has to be narrow to avoid hitting the bars when turning. That's not to say there isn't a suitable after-market replacement out there somewhere and I had posed the same question previously on this forum.  The CalSci screen gets good reviews but it will be expensive to import from the USA with VAT, shipping, duty etc.  I emailed the CalSci manufacturer about a fortnight ago to ask about shipping costs but have had no response. If you hear of any other solutions I'd be glad if you could let us know.
    Last Edit: May 05, 2022, 12.39 pm by t15dja

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    Re: Wind Buffering
    Reply #2 on: May 05, 2022, 01.19 pm
    May 05, 2022, 01.19 pm
    Thanks for the reply my screen is a  GIVI AF1110 Just can't make it out

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    Re: Wind Buffering
    Reply #3 on: May 05, 2022, 09.39 pm
    May 05, 2022, 09.39 pm
    I have a deflector on the top of my Givi AF1110 and generally have the screen all the way up; I can still see well over it.
    I notice windblast around the shoulders, and a fair bit of noise coming from under the forks, but it seems fine all in all. I
    have 15mm spacers under the bottom mounts of the screen to kick out the bottom and rake the top inwards, improving
    the flow of air.



    I have bought and will fit (eventually) the Honda side fairing deflectors and the GP Kompozit upper deflectors - I will
    need to perform minor surgery on those so they don't clash will the lower part of the Airflow screen. Then, with the
    wind tunnel deflector mod, I should be as wind-proofed as possible with the CT!

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    Re: Wind Buffering
    Reply #4 on: May 06, 2022, 06.49 am
    May 06, 2022, 06.49 am
    Hiya
    Yes good idea I might try that too  :028:

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    Re: Wind Buffering
    Reply #5 on: May 06, 2022, 08.44 am
    May 06, 2022, 08.44 am
    "..... and the GP Kompozit upper deflectors"

    Do you have to drill any holes in the bodywork to fit those?

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    Re: Wind Buffering
    Reply #6 on: May 06, 2022, 10.22 am
    May 06, 2022, 10.22 am
    One, at the base of the black plastic surround for the instrument panel. There are different deflectors for 2012-2015
    (pictured) and 2016-on with the adjustable screen. I guess you could get away with DualLock rather than drill holes.


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    Re: Wind Buffering
    Reply #7 on: Jul 05, 2022, 08.06 am
    Jul 05, 2022, 08.06 am
    Morning Hound
    I fitted that type of wind deflector using the existing screw and a piece of dual lock which held them fine, one thing to be aware of is that I got a build up of road crud under the deflector which I only discovered when I removed one to remove the side panel one day. It wasn't noticeable as mine were the smoked black/grey ones and I left them on when I sold the bike.
     I found they seemed to make a difference but its an expensive job trying to control nature  :001:

    PS thanks for the tip off to Gareth re DCT cover   :031:
    Last Edit: Jul 05, 2022, 08.07 am by mad-dawg

     



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