Does anyone else notice this


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Does anyone else notice this

Postby starfleetengineer » Fri May 13, 2011 10:43 am



I don't know if this is normal for a Interstate or not. But, as I am riding down the road, wind direction makes no differance, the wind blows by me then comes back around into the windscreen. My shirt sleeves, hair and even my cigar ash gets blown forward. I have moved the screen up and down, but it makes no differance. My windscreen is the wrap around so I can not put the side extenders on it. If you look at my pictures you can see how it is set up. I didn't know if it happens on all the wings or mine is doing something funny.
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Re: Does anyone else notice this

Postby dan1951 » Fri May 13, 2011 11:25 am

Just sounds like normal backdrafting, The same effect as following close behind a 18 wheeler, Or the reason Nascar drivers follow so close in a race.

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Re: Does anyone else notice this

Postby Mooseman » Sat May 14, 2011 10:17 pm

My 85 and 86-A did this. Creates a low pressure behind the wind screen. Air flow Would go just over my head and then push on the back of my helmet. I put in a wind screen vent which really helped a lot. Big diffrence.
Here is a link to my photos and the install.
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Re: Does anyone else notice this

Postby starfleetengineer » Sun May 15, 2011 11:38 am

Thanks Mooseman. Guess the vents in the fairing don't help much. Wish I could put the vent in. I have a eching in the screen that taks up to the ctr. of the screen. May have to design up some small side wings for it.
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Re: Does anyone else notice this

Postby Mooseman » Sun May 15, 2011 12:20 pm

Yea, I found that the vents in the faring don't help. Don't know if a wing on the side of the windshield would help. It's getting rid of that low pressure area behind the wind screen.
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Re: Does anyone else notice this

Postby detdrbuzzard » Mon May 16, 2011 10:20 am

i don't think you can put a vent in a wrap around windshield either. i have one too and thinking about selling it so i can get a windshield with a vent
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Re: Does anyone else notice this

Postby marksaunders » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:41 pm

I added a vent to my wrap around windshield with no issues....

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Re: Does anyone else notice this

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:45 pm

detdrbuzzard wrote:i don't think you can put a vent in a wrap around windshield either. i have one too and thinking about selling it so i can get a windshield with a vent


Umm...I'm pretty sure you can put a vent in a wraparound....see here: How to install a windshield vent :)

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Re: Does anyone else notice this

Postby starfleetengineer » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:07 pm

That looks great. But for my screen, I don't think it would work. Heres a pic. I would have to put it in to high up.
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Re: Does anyone else notice this

Postby paganplasma » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:46 pm

Hi,I don't know if this is any good to you,but my 1200gl 85 has a gap around the top of the forks just under the radio ,Arie flows over the top of the front wheel is scooped up through the gap and up behind the screen,i don't know if this should happen but it does. :)

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Re: Does anyone else notice this

Postby Roleketu » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:28 pm

Here's a photo of the vent I just installed on a wrap around windshield. Saber Cycle has the vent for $29, check the GL1500 section for it.
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Re: Does anyone else notice this

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:37 pm

Roleketu wrote:Here's a photo of the vent I just installed on a wrap around windshield. Saber Cycle has the vent for $29, check the GL1500 section for it.


Or you could not support the nasty scammers at Saber Cycle, and buy the same thing from a reputable parts seller like Cyclemax Ohio. :)

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Re: Does anyone else notice this

Postby jwhitmore44 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:10 pm

starfleetengineer wrote:That looks great. But for my screen, I don't think it would work. Heres a pic. I would have to put it in to high up.


Vetter used vent cups http://craigvetter.com/pages/Online_Sto ... tails.html you could add vent cups to the side of the design in your screen.

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Re: Does anyone else notice this

Postby Dogmeat » Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:00 pm

Buy the wrap around screen, helps but this is a normal physic thing..gonna happen any who.
Tis a vacuum and as all vacuums do..they suck..so
You get ashes on the windscreen and speakers,,so be it.

That is why Harley rides complain "wing riders do not wave" ...heck we gotta put down the coffee and smoke and by then.. to late we past them

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Re: Does anyone else notice this

Postby starfleetengineer » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:44 am

Dogmeat wrote:Buy the wrap around screen, helps but this is a normal physic thing..gonna happen any who.
Tis a vacuum and as all vacuums do..they suck..so
You get ashes on the windscreen and speakers,,so be it.

That is why Harley rides complain "wing riders do not wave" ...heck we gotta put down the coffee and smoke and by then.. to late we past them

It's not our fault that we as Goldwing riders like to ride in comfort :P I've seen more Harley riders convert to Goldwings than Goldwing riders to Harleys. Most of them have said they like the smooth ride and being able to hold their coffee :lol:


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