passenger wind deflector ????


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passenger wind deflector ????

Post by nitefuzz » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:43 am



I have seen some wings with a wind deflector that is mounted behind the passenger seat that sticks up approx. 10 to 12 inches above the back rest. What info is out here on this and does it help the passenger with wind buffering. Any comments would be appreciated.



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Re: passenger wind deflector ????

Post by tfdeputydawg » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:58 am

No longer available as a new part.
Somebody might still have one laying around.
However, I was one of few that bought one and found out a few things
1. Approx. $120 for a piece of plastic and 2 moly bolts.
2. A "bear" to get the backrest remounted after attaching this "thing"
3. Bike cover no longer fit.
4. Unless you passenger is a midget, it has no affect on reducing "back draft"
5. It's truly ugly on the bike!
6. Throwing it in the trash = priceless!
BTW, they were made for 1800's.

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Re: passenger wind deflector ????

Post by RoadRogue » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:14 pm

It's a motorcycle, it is supposed to be windy. 8-)
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Re: passenger wind deflector ????

Post by nitefuzz » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:46 am

Thanks for the info tfdeputydawg, that pretty much answers my question and I will not waist any $$$ on one.

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Re: passenger wind deflector ????

Post by Gabriel72 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:54 pm

Hi,

maybe this can help..
We use it here in Europe and it works very well.
There is also version for 1500.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/rear-air-foil-H ... 2392286378

and

https://www.facebook.com/hooligancustom/


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Re: passenger wind deflector ????

Post by C-dub » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:26 pm

My wife says that I'm her wind deflector.
I am not and have never been a LEO. My avatar is in honor of my friend, Dallas Police Sargent Michael Smith, who was murdered along with four other officers in Dallas on 7.7.2016.

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Re: passenger wind deflector ????

Post by FM-USA » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:16 pm

C-dub wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:26 pm
My wife says that I'm her wind deflector.
. . . until you expel hot air. :lol:

BELIEVE ME, HAPPENED!
.. .. i closed the lower fairing vents.
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Taste testing as those miles flow, souring as that acid grows.
And don't flirt with dirt or darkened oil, all the faster your engine will spoil.

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Re: passenger wind deflector ????

Post by CrystalPistol » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:42 am

Never had one, but people I know who did soon removed it ..... Co-riders I heard talk about it said did not work.


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