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Offline Amdonim

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Wind deflector thingy.
« on: June 12, 2012, 06:45:06 am »
So I've finally found a Connie of my own. Put a few hundred miles on it this weekend, and I'm really enjoying it. I have one big question though.....which way are the little black wind deflectors (outside the fairing) supposed to point for the summer? I put them on the way I assumed, which is having it pulling air INTO the fairing, but after riding another 50 miles or so the heat on my legs seemed worse. Thanks for your time.

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Re: Wind deflector thingy.
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 11:27:17 am »
The jury has been out for sometime on wether these things actually work.  I think it might make a slight difference but then I've forgoten to put mine back on years ago, it seemed they were more of a nuisance kicking them with my feet during mount/dismount.  It sounds like you've got them mounted correctly.  Summertime they should be scooping in fresh air to help cool things down, winter just the opposite so the scoops change sides of the bike and are reversed.  Riding boots help me most with the heat but I live in Colorado were hot weather rarely gets above 80
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Re: Wind deflector thingy.
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 11:34:57 am »
It's a matter of personal taste. It's quick enough to change the position during a ride so try it both ways or set each one to a different direction.  One fall season the bike got a pair of fairing extenders and they never came off.

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Re: Wind deflector thingy.
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2012, 05:49:01 pm »
+1 on the extenders, went on and they stayed. In the winter I put the scoops back on over the extenders to give more deflection of wind off my feet.

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Re: Wind deflector thingy.
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2012, 09:24:45 am »
I've forgotten to put mine back on years ago,

HMMMMM....  seems like I'm not the only forgetfull one.... :)   :)

I don't even know where they are.... :truce:
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Re: Wind deflector thingy.
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2012, 09:31:22 am »
They only blow air on your feet so with boots on you wouldn't feel much . Baker air wings help with the heat .
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Re: Wind deflector thingy.
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2012, 11:05:56 am »
In case the OP is interested heres the extenders

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1_91&products_id=192


Baker air wings, I thought Murph had carried them but couldnt find them..

http://www.bakerbuilt.com/bbairwings/concours.html
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