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I know this question has probably been asked somewhere here before but on the off chance that anyone has come up with a recent solution........
Are there any ideas out there for solving the incredibly odd wind buffeting created by the vstrom windscreen? I am used to unfaired bikes and before owning a strom would have agreed with the nay sayers that its a bike, there will always be wind and you should just toughen up . All i can say is you have to experience it to believe it.
speeds over 70 cause my head to vibrate so fast side to side that my nose itches and eyes feel like their gonna fall out of my head. I've put the screen up and down to no avail. the only thing i havent tried is taking it off altogether. Its a perfect bike at any speeds under 70 but it would be a shame not to use that torque on the motorway and wind it up a bit just because of the buffeting!
Aye, it's a very common complaint and there are long threads over at the vstrom users forum.
In short, there are many solutions that depend slightly on factors such as rider height, etc. that determine their individual effectiveness.
One such solution that worked for me was that I bought a mad stad bracket that allows you to raise, lower, or tilt the screen in many different settings so you can find a height and angle that works just for you. In addition, I added a laminar lip.
The combination of those two make a big difference. Most important for me was the adaptability. On the highway, the screen is high and vertiical and I look through the screen to the road. Off highway I lower it down, lean it back, and take off the laminar lip to allow me to look over the screen to the gravel right in front of the bike. This is a great set up in places like Africa where you only have one setup for widely varying conditions.
To get rid of the buffetting you will have to alter the angle of the screen .
One way to do this is to fit the Madstad bracket ,a cheaper solution is to fit longer windscreen bolts and use spacers to adjust the screen angle .
What you want to do is to lay the screen down towards you so that the wind is deflected over your head .
The standard screen is too upright and creates a vacuum behind the screen , air coming around the screen from the sides spills into this void and causes the buffetting .
A longer screen might help as well , I ended up with a Givi and it works very well .
To get rid of the buffetting you will have to alter the angle of the screen . One way to do this is to fit the Madstad bracket ,a cheaper solution is to fit longer windscreen bolts and use spacers to adjust the screen angle . What you want to do is to lay the screen down towards you so that the wind is deflected over your head . The standard screen is too upright and creates a vacuum behind the screen , air coming around the screen from the sides spills into this void and causes the buffetting .
A longer screen might help as well , I ended up with a Givi and it works very well .
I've had a Wee and a VEE , with stock W/S, with a GIVI tall screen and with Madstad brackets on both. The Madstad does a great job, allowing you to customize the wind rush to your personal preferences. I like the stock Suzuki screen with the Madstaad .... small enough to not get in your way in the slow dirty stuff, but still does a good job [ for me any how ] of minimising wind buffet on the hiway
PS: I ride with a flip face helmet, and in hot weather I often leave the face shield up. I actually like some wind in my face, which you might not enjoy as much as I do. YPMMV
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