Wind buffeting


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Wind buffeting

Postby jjrheam » Mon May 04, 2015 11:02 am



Would like to cut down on the wind buffeting on passenger on 2014 gl1800. Any Comments would be appreciated.. John



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Re: Wind buffeting

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 04, 2015 11:45 am

Go big, and go wide. That's basically what you need. The taller and wider the windshield, the less buffeting for the passenger.

I have a Tall Tulsa on my GL1500, and the buffeting for the passenger is quite small.

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Re: Wind buffeting

Postby jjrheam » Mon May 04, 2015 1:31 pm

I just ordered a V-Stream... I'll let you know how I made out when it comes. John

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Re: Wind buffeting

Postby foxxnetmarcelo » Mon May 04, 2015 1:40 pm

Has anyone evaluated a Klock Werks or DuraShield for the Gl1800?

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Re: Wind buffeting

Postby Steve F » Mon May 04, 2015 8:51 pm

Being the cheapskate that I am, I made my own "laminar type" windshield addition similar to the one shown in the link below. I had the Tulsa Tall windshield and rode a lot of miles two-up with that on the bike (I bought the bike used with this Tulsa Tall already on it), still had considerable helmet buffeting (but not anywhere near as much as the stock windshield). I had the opportunity to buy a used stock windshield that was cheap and swapped out the Tulsa tall with it, and instantly realized why the bike came with the Tulsa Tall, so I put the Tulsa back on.
Later on, I saw that someone tried the laminar flow piece that goes on the stock windshield and they said that it worked quite well. I made one, loosely patterned after the photo I saw, installed it on the stock windshield (some drilling was required on the one I made). Went for a ride later on with the missus and without any prompting, she made a comment about not being blown around as much. She actually likes the modification that I made!!! Imagine that! :D

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Re: Wind buffeting

Postby m2102 » Tue May 05, 2015 11:52 am

when I first got my 1500 it had a stock windshield on it. got to the point I had a hard time seeing through from weathering. I put a cbaileys on and it was definitely wider and I got it 4" taller to look through it. i'm 6'4. the wing gods wanted my 1500 so now I have an1800 and ask myself what took so long. anyway, I got it from the owner of national cycles in Chicago and it came with their v-stream special edition shield. love it. I experimented with different heights and can honestly I have it lower to about chin high and feel no wind. my wife even says it is much better than any other I tried. the special edition is top of their line, and why not, it was the bosses bike. they have several models and ship everywhere. if you are close enough to go to them they will install it for you. I think mine is 8 or 9 years old and not a scratch on it. still very clear.

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Re: Wind buffeting

Postby jjrheam » Tue May 05, 2015 3:08 pm

I just got done putting the V-Stream windshield on my 1800, Can't wait to try it out. Looks like rain, so will try it out tomorrow, Will post back the results. I might have a stock windshield for sale...Thanks to all for your post on this subject.. John

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Re: Wind buffeting

Postby detdrbuzzard » Tue May 05, 2015 6:23 pm

I put a cee baily +1 on my 1500, its wider than a stock windshield and the extra inch cuts down on buffeting for me. don't know if it helps a passenger cuase my GF rides either her '84 standard or the '86 aspy she picked up last year from her co-worker
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Re: Wind buffeting

Postby jjrheam » Thu May 07, 2015 6:53 pm

jjrheam wrote:I just got done putting the V-Stream windshield on my 1800, Can't wait to try it out. Looks like rain, so will try it out tomorrow, Will post back the results. I might have a stock windshield for sale...Thanks to all for your post on this subject.. John

The V-Stream windshield took care of the buffeting. Would try one of these if you are having a buffeting problem. So now I have a stock windshield for sale. John

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Re: Wind buffeting

Postby tfdeputydawg » Thu May 07, 2015 10:36 pm

F4 Customs +4 and Baker Hand Wings. No more buffeting and no mic wind noise for you or your passenger!

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Re: Wind buffeting

Postby PastoT » Tue May 26, 2015 1:17 pm

Nobody has mentioned hand wings that attach to the underside of the mirrors. I designed my own but obviously there are commercial ones for those without a tool shop. Their angle can be adjusted and they work as a wind deflector at grip height that also aids in reducing the passenger's exposure. I like the ability to twist them such that they also can be used to jet air in to the rider and really help a cooling vest when its hot, while in cooler weather they allow you to ride with lighter weight gloves.


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