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Offline Mike

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Re: Help! I don't want to go deaf. Windshield frustration.
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2012, 12:11:35 am »
If you should decide to go the Sena SMH10 route with earbuds, give these a try. http://www.google.com/products/catalog?client=safari&rls=en&q=jvc+earbuds+ha-fx67&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=6803626864925761414&sa=X&ei=YMTGT6CnKqSX6QHb0OHECw&ved=0CH0Q8wIwAg#ps-sellers
They are the best sounding and most comfortable earbuds I have ever used. I used the foam tips they came with instead of the rubber ones and I can ride all day with them in. Very comfortable and cheap too.

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Re: Help! I don't want to go deaf. Windshield frustration.
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2012, 02:40:32 am »
I see a few of you have V stream shields that you are not using , If you would like to sell yours , send me a PM Thanks jj
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Re: Help! I don't want to go deaf. Windshield frustration.
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2012, 08:42:12 pm »
I'd imagine that like anything else, you have a spectrum of quality at shows.  I've seen the same guys at the Cycle World show year after year after year.  I've purchased plugs and ear buds from them, and are happy with both. 

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Re: Help! I don't want to go deaf. Windshield frustration.
« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2012, 12:57:46 am »
Has anyone cut two inches off of their stock windshield for summer riding?  This would seem to help because when I stand up on the pegs to raise my head about 2" higher than normal the noise from the windshield turbulence abates.  I am currently considering doing that tomorrow and wonder if anyone has any success of moving the turbulence below helmet level.  I am 5' 10" with a 17" torso on a stock seat and windshield on a 2010.  Than in the fall I am planning on getting a "touring" windshield for long distance rides and cold weather. 

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Re: Help! I don't want to go deaf. Windshield frustration.
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2012, 07:32:41 pm »
2" off... not shre. I think I cut off more than than. I tried the same thing you did and found it quiter lifting a little on the pegs I think I cut off around 5" maybe 6". I cut, tried, cut again, tried again, and so on until it got quieter and I was afraid I would cut too much.
I also cut a different shape than others I've seen; photo attached now...
« Last Edit: June 05, 2012, 01:05:31 am by Jorge »

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Re: Help! I don't want to go deaf. Windshield frustration.
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2012, 09:28:53 pm »
I was thinking of this thread while riding yesterday.
What would benefit me would be a spreadsheet that listed the rider's height, inseam, and sleeve-length.
Also include what bike / year you ride and whether or not you've changed the seat or added bar risers and/or wedges.
List the shields you've tried and a scale (1 to 10) of how much noise there is at varying heights.
This - while still being subjective - would allow others to gain some insight into what others with similar parameters have had success with.
Thoughts?
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Re: Help! I don't want to go deaf. Windshield frustration.
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2012, 04:50:06 am »
After all my Vstream was just about perfect until I added the risers and switched to a Bell Star. I'd say, let's add helmet and jacket/suit too.

I'll go first...

Height : < 6' ('tween 5'11" and 6')
Inseam: < 32 (same as above, butr for inseam )  ;D
Sleeves: 34/35
Helmet Bell Star Matte Carbon Fiber
Rev'it Sand 2 piece suit
2008 C14
Murphs 2" risers
Sargent seat ( I may go back to a Corbin)


Shields:

CalSci XLarge - Currently my favorite and quietest. Fully up, nice and quiet. What little wind noise is subdued and consistent with virtually no buffeting. Fully down the noise does increase as the clean air is hitting the helmet and is direct shot at the jackets chest vents (why I thought jacket would be important too).

V-Stream - Was my favorite until the risers and Bell. This combination creates some buffeting and in the full down it really blocks more air from the chest and helmet.

MRA VarioTour - Short like the 08-09 OEM, but the adjustability wasn't enough. Air was cleaner than the OEM.

OEM '10 - Hmmm Different... Just different. Somewhere between the MRA and OEM '08.

OEM '08 - Short, lots of air. In full up the air is pretty dirty and hits around the top of  my faceshield..   


I was surprised with the versatility the CalSci X-large was able to accomplish with my current setup. All the air was clean And I fould that whne slabbing it, setting it to about 3/4 to 7/8 up was the best compromise. It works well from between the upper 40's to the high 80's and did a good job in the rain.

This year's Bun Coller provided me with a wide range of variables to test it against. So, I'll probably keep the CalSci and the MRA or maybe the '10 OEM for when it's REAL hot.
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Re: Help! I don't want to go deaf. Windshield frustration.
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2012, 03:23:32 am »
Last week, I ordered a Wunderlich wind deflector:

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/8110025.html

I got to try it out today, there are many available adjustments, but I found it will solve my problem I think.  I found there were many settings to get things much quieter, but I also had to look through the deflector. 
It took some getting used to, but it got better as I went along. I also found out it was better to have the deflector pointed mostly vertical as when it was slanted, my available vision area decreased.
It was quiet to 80mph on the speedo, didn't go faster than that.  So, it is a keeper for now. My wife thinks it looks bad, but I don't care.

Tom