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Old 03-25-2012, 07:25 PM   #1
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Aftermarket windscreen increases buffeting?

Does anyone think the buffeting would improve with the stock windscreen?

I believe the PO of my ZX6 replaced the windscreen with an aftermarket on that appears to be about 3 inches taller. I can't find any identifying marks on it. I get a lot of buffeting and helmet noise. If I stand on the pegs, it's much better. I tend to believe that the design engineers know more about what they're doing than an aftermarket supplier - especially a windscreen that should be tested in a wind tunnel.

I bought the Windjammer II from the UK. It works very well, but tends to want to detach my ears from my head when donning or removing my helmet. It is removable, so I just use it on long rides.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:25 AM   #2
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I've seen poorly designed windscreens cause buffeting.
Try putting the stock height one on and see if it changes/moves.
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also windscreen preference is different for different height/sizes of people as well as riding position.
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I have a raised bubble on my bike, and like it a lot, I feel little to none turbulance (if you could say that) and virtually no buffeting, another factor to consider i'd say is power band my bike is a 1000 so it never lacks power to charge the wind
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A bikes power band has zero to do with buffeting. 100mph is 100mph no matter the engine size. Could be just a bad height for the riders size, or even a lower end helmet.
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Ask this guy about buffeting.

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Ask this guy about buffeting.

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If we could get him a bike with enough power, I could just draft behind him - problem solved.
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Like the previous guy said... obviously the wind has to go somewhere... if it is 3" taller than stock its going to push the wind approximately 3" higher on your body than the stock shield would (the curvature of the screen could make that slightly different but that's the general idea)... its all personal preference... personally I hate taller screens and rather the wind hit me where mid chest and away from my helmet... you may prefer it higher... luckily you can usually find cheap used OEM screens on the forums or on eBay to try it out... but just figure out where the main "blast" of air is hitting you and try to picture it 3" lower...
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Thanks all for the input. I'm going to try one at the original height. I'd rather get hit in the chest by the wind than the wind noise around my helmet (if it helps). On long rides the wind noise gets annoying, even with ear plugs.
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If we could get him a bike with enough power, I could just draft behind him - problem solved.
(power matters)
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