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Offline A_C

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« on: June 16, 2009, 01:06:00 am »
Has anyone made or bought wind deflectors for their connie (that direct air towards the rider?)      I just finished making my summer windshield for the connie, and I have a large chunk of plexiglass left over.  I've seen a couple products on the interent but I'd prefer to make my own.    Anyone have an idea of the best placement of these flaps?  I want the 'cooler' air directed towards my midriff. The 'short' windshield lets air reach my shoulders and the highway pegs cool my legs.    Thanks,    Colin Pelletier  

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2009, 12:19:00 pm »
Baker air wings are available.    http://www.bakerbuilt.com/kawasaki.htm  AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  TEAM OREGON MC Instructor    http://community.webshots.com/user/2linby  http://tinyurl.com/njas8 (IBA BunBurner Gold Trip)  http://tinyurl.com/lwelx (Alaska trip)
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Offline A_C

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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2009, 05:47:00 pm »
Thanks 2Linby,  These are exactly the thing I want.  (the mirror ones are the ones I had in my head)    Has anyone had experience with these (or any other type)?  What does the assembly look like?  Is it a pivot that you can tighten?    I'd prefer to make my own, any tips would be appreciated.    Colin Pelletier.      

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2009, 09:42:00 pm »
I have seen all types bought and made on bikes so they must like them.  I just never have had them.  One guy used RAM mounts somehow to make adjustable ones like Baker  ----------------------------------  South Central Area Director  Email scad@cog-online.org    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2009, 10:04:00 am »
I have the Kawasaki air deflector and they work well.  Direct it in during the summer and out during rain or colder weather.  Looks good I think, I had bakers and like these better.  The only thing is they cost $80-$90.  

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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2009, 12:08:00 pm »
Sounds good,    Stephen do you have any pics?    Thanks,    Colin  

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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2009, 09:50:00 am »
What a timely subject!    I was beginning the task of looking for some wings to direct air toward my legs and body.  The engine heat is beginning to be annoying on these hot days.  : 42k miles
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2009, 10:31:00 am »
You guys don't have to spend all that $$$ on Baker air wings or the Kawi ones.  These will work just as well for $48.  I had the ones that fit a 1984 Interstate.    http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/ItemBrowse/c-10111/s-10101/p-100000146914/mediaCode-ZX/appId-10622405/Pr-p_CATENTRY_ID:10000014691410622405/index-3      
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« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2009, 11:41:00 am »
I have the kawasaki wings, and I don't think they do much.  In the position to get air to you, it puts air right on my knees, and very little up high.  So, the unbreathable foam knee pads in my riding pants don't let any of the air in.  It does seem to help in deflecting air away in the winter and rain, though.  
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2009, 05:30:00 pm »
I made my own out of some plexi and some chrome shelf brackets and stainless bolts. You can see them in this photohttp://pets.webshots.com/photo/2050957640063175854dHkjLr    Of course, I would also suggest looking at the heat shields I make. I think they make a bigger difference than deflectors do. Combine the two as I have, and it is the most help short of removing the fairing.  
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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2009, 12:13:00 pm »
I've got the Kawi deflectors on my '01.  I had the Baker wings on my '86 and right now in this Atlanta commuting heat (!!!) I am wishing I had my Bakers.  IMO the Bakers work better.      
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