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Offline Alekkas

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Windshield Mounting Mod Question
« on: May 03, 2013, 01:53:43 am »
The PO to my bike made a windshield for the bike.  Cheap, but decent.  23.5 inches from top to bottom.
I see over the top fine.  Like it.  Just a little bit of buffeting I want to tune  - for CHEAP!

SO I have considered the saeng micro swirls.  Before doing that, I have a bright or hair brained idea.

Tell me if this has a good chance of working...

Remove all screws and get new ones 1/4 or 1/2 inch longer.  Install spacers with a washer at each end or maybe just stack some hard plastic material washers.  Reinstall.  Would raising the shield off by 1/4 " or so relieve enough back pressure to smoothen out the minor buffeting?  Would it cause harm to the mounting channel normally covered by the shield?  Thoughts?
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Re: Windshield Mounting Mod Question
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 03:22:53 am »
Can't really think of a reason why it wouldn't work...

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Re: Windshield Mounting Mod Question
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 07:26:50 am »
The advantage to trying this is no permanent mods to windshield so why not try it. My guess is you might need more like 3/4 or 1 inch (or a ram-air funneling scoop :o) to get enough airflow on the backside to make a noticable difference. I made my own laminar-lip style add-on with a 1 inch gap. That was on a fairly short windshield so I didn't really notice a lot of difference. Good luck. :great:
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