passenger needs some help....


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j32475
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passenger needs some help....

Postby j32475 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:51 pm



hi all,
went out today, got about 50 miles and my passenger wanted to go home.... (cold) (temp said 55deg, and sunny), she was dressed well, i believe its the wind, not necessarily buffeting just plain wind...i'm 5'8 she's 5'0 (in 3" heels ), the bike is a 01 gl 1800, it has a TC1800NV T-167-C Gold Wing GL 1800 Tulsa windshield, i feel nothing when riding (3/4 helmet, face shield up), what do you all think i can do to lessen the wind behind me..... biggest bang for the buck works for me.....but i've got to get it done or its not going to be fun riding until its 95+ outside.....i appreciate the help.....no ones happy until the boss smiles....
thanks,
joe



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Sally
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Re: passenger needs some help....

Postby Sally » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:09 pm

you could try some baker build air wings >But I really think the only thing that going to work is heated clothing.Even at 75 most women are still cold. most don't want to spend the money but once you do. You'll say should have done that years ago. Sally

j32475
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Re: passenger needs some help....

Postby j32475 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:41 pm

i'm fine with the heated gear..... but what i'm hearing is the "wind"....i don't feel the "wind" that she does so i'm thinking fix that first.....i emailed baker wings to see what their thoughts were.... we'll see, thanks for the reply,
joe

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Re: passenger needs some help....

Postby themainviking » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:42 am

Perhaps the passenger is just more sensitive to cold and wind than the driver. I know passengers get more wind, and they also get it from the rear. There is a rear shield made to help with this rear returning wind, which I believe is by Big Bike Parts. For a tiny woman it takes a lot less cold to penetrate to the core than with a larger man. I think the heated clothing would be the lifesaver for this couple. My wife has to have a face shield on her helmet in order to ride in comfort. I prefer a half helmet. Each person has different needs.
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Sally
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Re: passenger needs some help....

Postby Sally » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:43 am

I believe Kurakyn make a rear wind foil also. Sally

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Re: passenger needs some help....

Postby wayne ian » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:02 am

I had Baker wings in my bike and my wife loved them. They allow you to control the air. Turn out when hot and in when cold. I broke one and have yet to replace. We really miss them.




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