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Offline David

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Stepped seat causing wife to complain about "air buffetting"
« on: August 19, 2019, 02:03:03 am »
Hi Connie Community,

I bought a 2003 Connie ZG1000 for my wife and I to ride. It has a stepped seat. The fairing (26" Cee Bailey) keeps the wind off me fine (and I'm 6'3" tall), but with the stepped seat, my wife, seated behind me, says there's way too much wind in her face (she says "I'm always fighting the wind"). So I see 2 options: get a flat/level seat and/or extend the fairing height. Any suggestions on either? (a good/recommended level/flat seat and/or a fairing extender or replacement tall fairing). Someone said Murph's makes a fairing extension, but my quick look didn't find it. Thanks for any suggestions.

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Re: Stepped seat causing wife to complain about "air buffetting"
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2019, 02:26:06 am »
Check out the California Scientific website. Their windshields are specifically designed to eliminate buffeting. Read the articles on their site about how wind travels around a motorcycle and riders. They have a size chart on their as well but the best bet is to call and speak to them and let them recommend the right screen.
I bought one of their screens for my FJR and it works better than any other screen I tried.
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Re: Stepped seat causing wife to complain about "air buffetting"
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2019, 06:57:55 pm »
I was going to suggest looking into a 'Laminar Lip', but when I try to find a working link to them, they seem to have gone away....? anybody know if they went under?


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Re: Stepped seat causing wife to complain about "air buffetting"
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2019, 07:34:47 pm »
This is what I have on my C14. Not cheap but if you get the clamp on model there is a pretty decent aftermarket if you don't like it.
https://www.twistedthrottle.com/brand/mra-motorcycle-windshields
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Re: Stepped seat causing wife to complain about "air buffetting"
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2019, 08:35:43 pm »
I'm running the Laminar on the C14 also, have since '08... it works good for me, and wife has no issue... On the C10, I tried one, when I had my Rifle windshield, didn't care for it, and installed a tinted, taller Targa screen, because wife really din't ride with me a lot... but on the C14, she has been there on about 30% of the miles I put on... so... let's say it's "her" bike of choice.

(and she will never get on my KZ1000 again... I know that for a fact)... >:D >:D >:D >:D

Another interesting thing, that does come into play for "passenger" air/buffeting is... a trunk... depending on the size, and shape, it can create a different air pocket on a C10, and change the flow radically,  it changes the "bubble", and helps create a void further back,

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Re: Stepped seat causing wife to complain about "air buffetting"
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2019, 12:46:11 am »
I appreciate the several suggestions on the different fairing options. I'll check them out. And the thought of a trunk changing the "bubble" of air is something I'd have never thought of. All great suggestions. Thanks all!