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  • kevinnugent Posts: 18
    Toogoom, Qld
    Stock Poster kevinnugent
    08 Oct 2018 12:31 PM
    On the way home the other day with my new to me 17 SGS I encountered a considerable amount of wind buffeting.  Most appeared to be coming from up under the fairing.  

    I use a good quality full face helmet, which seals the visor at the front.  And I think this may be to my disadvantage as once I cracked the visor open it stopped a lot of the head shuddering, eyesight blurring vibration through my head. Anything over about 90kph seemed to bring it back.  

    I’m booked in tomorrow to get the adjustable side wind deflectors and a triple tree deflector installed. 

    I don’t want to do without my $1k+ Shoei though.  Hopefully the deflectors will do their job.  
  • Ratbob Posts: 466
    Adelaide Hills
    Stage 1 Poster Ratbob
    08 Oct 2018 12:46 PM
    How tall are you? I’m a tad over 6’2” and get the same thing, mostly with head winds. Maybe you need the screen with the big kick up in the top lip.
  • kevinnugent Posts: 18
    Toogoom, Qld
    Stock Poster kevinnugent
    08 Oct 2018 12:51 PM
    Quoting Ratbob on 08 Oct 2018 12:46 PM
    How tall are you? I’m a tad over 6’2” and get the same thing, mostly with head winds. Maybe you need the screen with the big kick up in the top lip.
    I’m going to trial a couple of screens as well there tomorrow.   I’m hoping I’ll get away with just the deflectors, as the wind over the screen seems ok. I’m about 6’1” so not far off you.  
  • paulybronco Posts: 10247
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    08 Oct 2018 02:18 PM
    The deflectors i was referring to are not the fairing adjustable ones it the fork deflectors.......they aint ging to win any fashion prizes but wk well. The screen is the most important part of the puzzle. You need the top of it to be around the bridge of your nose height for decent airflow OVER your head at speed. The aero is crazy with these fairings and in the wet the rain on the front of my wet weathers gets sucked back off the suit and goes forward at 100kph! Shows the turbulence behind the screen
  • STEAMER Posts: 279
    East Coast Oz
    Stage 1 Poster STEAMER
    08 Oct 2018 07:02 PM

    Fork deflectors is what you want, they have Stainless HD ones, Plus try a Wind splitter screen, They have a flick up around top edge, HD have actually started making one this year, they work well,


  • puddin Posts: 8
    Stock Poster puddin
    08 Oct 2018 08:56 PM
    Have a  2015 Street Glide and tried both the Harley ones...bought the 7" without trying itand it sits in the shed, put the 10"on and swear by it..Long country rides, go the 10".
    Frasers in Perth let you use them over a few days....I bought the 7" because it looked better,but not worth it 
  • Tim S.G. Posts: 4204
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend Tim S.G.
    10 Oct 2018 05:41 PM
    These are the chrome fork mounted wind deflectors that stop the wind coming up from under the fairing HD Forums Australia - IMG_0573.JPG

  • steelo Posts: 2006
    Adelaide foothills SA
    Motor Head steelo
    10 Oct 2018 05:49 PM
    Agree with the 10" windsplitter screen. Best I've had. (well only the second one I tried) post 14 tourers have the fairing vent which significantly reduces the buffeting. Looks like Tim also has the optional (SGs?) rotating plastic air deflectors under the fairing. Good on hot days to redirect air upwards but can cause buffeting when open. I couldn't find the chrome fork mounted ones anywhere to fit my bike. I think China and or Mickle once had them and made use of a dremel to fit them.
  • kevinnugent Posts: 18
    Toogoom, Qld
    Stock Poster kevinnugent
    10 Oct 2018 06:01 PM
    I ended up getting a 10” Windsplitter fitted along with the adjustable deflectors and a triple tree deflector.  Reduced the buffeting by about 95% I recon.  Very happy with the results.  

    The only thing with the 10” screen is I have to sit up pretty straight to see over the lip and took a while to get used to the optical distortion a bit. 
  • kevinnugent Posts: 18
    Toogoom, Qld
    Stock Poster kevinnugent
    10 Oct 2018 06:03 PM
    Quoting Tim S.G. on 10 Oct 2018 05:41 PM
    These are the chrome fork mounted wind deflectors that stop the wind coming up from under the fairing HD Forums Australia - IMG_0573.JPG

    They aren’t that ugly Tim.  I may have a hunt around and see if I can find some.  
  • Ratbob Posts: 466
    Adelaide Hills
    Stage 1 Poster Ratbob
    10 Oct 2018 06:05 PM
    Quoting kevinnugent on 10 Oct 2018 06:01 PM
    I ended up getting a 10” Windsplitter fitted along with the adjustable deflectors and a triple tree deflector.  Reduced the buffeting by about 95% I recon.  Very happy with the results.  

    The only thing with the 10” screen is I have to sit up pretty straight to see over the lip and took a while to get used to the optical distortion a bit. 
    Excellent outcome, enjoy the ride and with that distortion, be careful at roundabouts.
  • puddin Posts: 8
    Stock Poster puddin
    10 Oct 2018 06:26 PM
    Yep , forgot about the distortion, however its a trade off I think, dont even notice it now.
  • Tim S.G. Posts: 4204
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend Tim S.G.
    10 Oct 2018 06:47 PM
    Quoting Tim S.G. on 10 Oct 2018 05:41 PM
    These are the chrome fork mounted wind deflectors that stop the wind coming up from under the fairing HD Forums Australia - IMG_0573.JPG

    Quoting kevinnugent on 10 Oct 2018 06:03 PM
    They aren’t that ugly Tim.  I may have a hunt around and see if I can find some.  
    They are a Harley part , in the Parts and Accessories Book
  • JamesJ Posts: 346
    Stage 1 Poster JamesJ
    11 Oct 2018 07:35 AM
    Quoting paulybronco on 08 Oct 2018 02:18 PM
    The deflectors i was referring to are not the fairing adjustable ones it the fork deflectors.......they aint ging to win any fashion prizes but wk well. The screen is the most important part of the puzzle. You need the top of it to be around the bridge of your nose height for decent airflow OVER your head at speed. The aero is crazy with these fairings and in the wet the rain on the front of my wet weathers gets sucked back off the suit and goes forward at 100kph! Shows the turbulence behind the screen
    +1
    I get the too tall screens,then use an angle grinder to cut the top off to suit my ride height.the open face helmets are the best for reducing buffeting  
  • Spook Posts: 2298
    Saffastraya
    Motor Head Spook
    11 Oct 2018 08:53 AM
    Quoting paulybronco on 08 Oct 2018 02:18 PM
    The deflectors i was referring to are not the fairing adjustable ones it the fork deflectors.......they aint ging to win any fashion prizes but wk well. The screen is the most important part of the puzzle. You need the top of it to be around the bridge of your nose height for decent airflow OVER your head at speed. The aero is crazy with these fairings and in the wet the rain on the front of my wet weathers gets sucked back off the suit and goes forward at 100kph! Shows the turbulence behind the screen
    Quoting JamesJ on 11 Oct 2018 07:35 AM
    +1
    I get the too tall screens,then use an angle grinder to cut the top off to suit my ride height.the open face helmets are the best for reducing buffeting  
    That works for me also.
  • VirtualT Posts: 251
    Yanchep
    Stage 1 Poster VirtualT
    11 Oct 2018 01:12 PM
    Quoting Tim S.G. on 10 Oct 2018 05:41 PM
    These are the chrome fork mounted wind deflectors that stop the wind coming up from under the fairing HD Forums Australia - IMG_0573.JPG

    Quoting kevinnugent on 10 Oct 2018 06:03 PM
    They aren’t that ugly Tim.  I may have a hunt around and see if I can find some.  
    I powdercoated mine black, much better
  • Steve L Posts: 1241
    Gold Coast
    Performance Poster Steve L
    13 Oct 2018 08:18 AM
    Have a look at Freedom Shields in the USA. Ive had 2 of them now and highly recommend them. I'm only 5'7 and on my last Street Glide I only needed a 5' one. They are reasonably priced at $100 USD plus $60 USD for freight.
  • JamesJ Posts: 346
    Stage 1 Poster JamesJ
    13 Oct 2018 10:00 AM
    Quoting Steve L on 13 Oct 2018 08:18 AM
    Have a look at Freedom Shields in the USA. Ive had 2 of them now and highly recommend them. I'm only 5'7 and on my last Street Glide I only needed a 5' one. They are reasonably priced at $100 USD plus $60 USD for freight.
    The other option is Klockwerks shields
  • steelo Posts: 2006
    Adelaide foothills SA
    Motor Head steelo
    13 Oct 2018 11:27 AM
    Other options don’t make sense. 10” clear HD windsplitter screen about $230 from your dealer. Look great, work very well. Done 8k on the new bike with it. 
  • mattt Posts: 39
    Stock Poster mattt
    14 Oct 2018 07:56 PM
    Quoting Steve L on 13 Oct 2018 08:18 AM
    Have a look at Freedom Shields in the USA. Ive had 2 of them now and highly recommend them. I'm only 5'7 and on my last Street Glide I only needed a 5' one. They are reasonably priced at $100 USD plus $60 USD for freight.
    Agree with you.  2011 SG, I'm 182cm tall and just rode around Australia with the 8" screen I've had on for 110,000kms since new. Works really well. Tried a 10" version briefly but it was to tall andI had to look through it. 
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