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PostAuthor: billygee » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:54 pm

I have the '99 XV1100 Special with the Memphis Shades Fat windshield. The top of the windshield comes to the tip of my nose and really keeps the wind off my chest and face while being able to see over the top of the windshield. My problem is that there is a ton of buffeting in front of my face happening no matter how much I adjust the windshield. The wind is coming up my legs from underneath the windshield, up my chest and up my face which cause my glasses to shake while riding. Hate that effect but love that I can ride at 125KPH while not having to hold tight on the grips from the wind pushing me back.

I have tried Memphis Shades' lowers but they had little effect in cutting down the updraft. I am wondering if anyone has tried lowers that mount to the lower tubes and come up like a wedge. I know there was a pair of those for Viragos in the aftermarket but those are almost as rare as hens teeth to find new or used so I was wondering if anyone has any and a template to make them from sheet metal?

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Re: buffeting from windshield

PostAuthor: faffi » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:26 am

Albeit not pretty, your best bet would probably be to fit some kind of spolier at the top of the screen, something in the reign of this, but there are many versions out there http://www.twistedthrottle.com/mra-x-cr ... e-included

You may also consider this https://www.hdforums.com/forum/sportste ... night.html
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Re: buffeting from windshield

PostAuthor: jonno51 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:14 am

faffi wrote:Albeit not pretty, your best bet would probably be to fit some kind of spolier at the top of the screen, something in the reign of this, but there are many versions out there http://www.twistedthrottle.com/mra-x-cr ... e-included

You may also consider this https://www.hdforums.com/forum/sportste ... night.html


:yup:

I put the MRA spoiler on my last bike, and thoroughly recommend them. Either that, or fit a shorter screen altogether.
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Re: buffeting from windshield

PostAuthor: billygee » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:49 pm

These are the MS lowers I had before. Little improvement but not enough as they were not low enough and since I added a lightbar, I could not use them anymore. The wind would still come up my legs and chest..

ImageIMG_0622 [159709] by bilge21, on Flickr

These ones are more what I am looking for...

Imagelowers3 by bilge21, on Flickr

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Imagelowers1 by bilge21, on Flickr

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Re: buffeting from windshield

PostAuthor: billygee » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:51 pm

faffi wrote:Albeit not pretty, your best bet would probably be to fit some kind of spolier at the top of the screen, something in the reign of this, but there are many versions out there http://www.twistedthrottle.com/mra-x-cr ... e-included

You may also consider this https://www.hdforums.com/forum/sportste ... night.html


The first would not work for me as I would be force to look thru it instead of over it.

The second may be worth exploring.

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Re: buffeting from windshield

PostAuthor: faffi » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:50 am

Even the first can work because even mounting it on front of your screen with the same height can alter the wind flow enough. You could experiment with some stiff cardboard and duct tape if so inclined.
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Re: buffeting from windshield

PostAuthor: billygee » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:10 pm

faffi wrote:Even the first can work because even mounting it on front of your screen with the same height can alter the wind flow enough. You could experiment with some stiff cardboard and duct tape if so inclined.


The thing is, is that the buffeting is NOT coming from over the windshield, which this attachment would address. It's coming from under the windshield where the wind goes upwards my jacket and flows upward into my face, which the proper lowers will block.

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Re: buffeting from windshield

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:04 am

billygee wrote:
faffi wrote:The thing is, is that the buffeting is NOT coming from over the windshield, which this attachment would address. It's coming from under the windshield where the wind goes upwards my jacket and flows upward into my face, which the proper lowers will block.


Yea..I was (kinda) following this thread and wondering why most were concentrating on an upper deflector.

Even though mostly harley (gag) might give ya some iders.... Choose your poison ----> https://www.google.com/search?q=harley+ ... 36&bih=734
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Re: buffeting from windshield

PostAuthor: mark75 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:06 am

I'm not familiar with the M/S windshield, can you alter the "tilt" ? maybe change the airflow?

found these ---> https://www.kuryakyn.com/products/5227/ ... U4QAvD_BwE

if you have 'crash-bars' you might try cardboard-cutouts taped to them to find an effective shape :ider: :con:
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Re: buffeting from windshield

PostAuthor: billygee » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:52 pm

mark75 wrote:I'm not familiar with the M/S windshield, can you alter the "tilt" ? maybe change the airflow?

if you have 'crash-bars' you might try cardboard-cutouts taped to them to find an effective shape :ider: :con:


Can only tilt it so far before they contact the speedo/tach assembly.

I have forward controls, so am unable to use crashbars.

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Re: buffeting from windshield

PostAuthor: mark75 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:17 pm

maybe something like this modified/adapted? ---> https://www.amazon.com/Engine-Highway-Y ... =crash+bar
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Re: buffeting from windshield

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:42 am

Next thing..you'll be putting engine guard chaps on em... http://www.eglidegoodies.com/id527.html Might as well go with a full fairing.
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Re: buffeting from windshield

PostAuthor: mark75 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:24 pm

yeah, that's kinda where I was heading :con: you know, try to cover your asp with whats available.

found some cool stuff ---> http://www.hagemanmc.com/
but full fairing for virago is pretty rare.
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