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Offline Swanny

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Re: Wind noise. What to expect
Reply #60 on: March 21, 2020, 01:07:18 AM
Get rid of the oversized sprocket, you don't need that  :152:
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Re: Wind noise. What to expect
Reply #61 on: March 21, 2020, 11:01:25 AM
*Originally Posted by Swanny [+]
Get rid of the oversized sprocket, you don't need that  :152:

I've got to agree with you.

It's The King's New Clothes of the forum - everyone raving about it so it must be good.
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Re: Wind noise. What to expect
Reply #62 on: March 22, 2020, 01:36:43 PM
*Originally Posted by hilldweller [+]
I've got to agree with you.

Just been out and tested it, the old X is back.

Let's face it, performance it does not have but with the stock gearing it feels happy and lively.
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Re: Wind noise. What to expect
Reply #63 on: April 08, 2020, 08:21:21 PM
Had to do some miles today. Vet run.
I don't get buffering and it doesn't seem that noisey but it makes my ears ring  :156:
I've got it spaced out on all four screws (two tap washers) but I've now taken the bottom washers out so that the screen is tilted more upright. Next time I get an excuse to get out I'll report back
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Re: Wind noise. What to expect
Reply #64 on: April 09, 2020, 10:12:27 PM
*Originally Posted by Swanny [+]
I don't get buffering and it doesn't seem that noisey but it makes my ears ring  :156:

Get yourself some custom made earplugs mate (if you already have them, ignore me). I have tinnitus (permanent ringing) and it's really not fun.

Because of this I am also very much experimenting with windscreens and such. What i have found is that the biggest issue with the X is that it has a really strong updraft coming from the fork tunnel. I think that this is what is causing most of my buffeting. I have made a winddeflector that blocks the gap between the fork tunnel and the tank/fairings. Have not yet been able to test it however so can't tell you just yet wether or not it works. (coronalockdown)  :431:

I do know that the africa twin has the same problem. A comany called swegotech makes exactely the same kind of thing for this bike.
http://www.swegotech.com/Forkshield-Africa-Twin-CRF1000L-stop-ADV-helmet-vibrations.html
Last Edit: April 09, 2020, 10:19:14 PM by BenjaminCB

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Re: Wind noise. What to expect
Reply #65 on: April 10, 2020, 10:13:07 AM
I have tinnitus too. I'm a bit deaf as well, did a lot of shooting when I was a boy.  :130:
Sounds daft but I find what I eat makes a difference to the tinnitus. Blue cheese is the worse  :261:

I saw that someone here made one of those fork screens. I'll have a go  :028:
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Re: Wind noise. What to expect
Reply #66 on: April 16, 2020, 12:28:31 PM
I made a tank screen thing.



Had to get some materials for work so managed to get a test ride of it
I had also put the screen in the highest position. To be honest I don't know if it made a difference.

Next time I go out I'm going naked without a screen :305:  :005:
Last Edit: April 16, 2020, 12:29:22 PM by Swanny
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Re: Wind noise. What to expect
Reply #67 on: April 16, 2020, 12:35:33 PM
*Originally Posted by Swanny [+]
I made a tank screen thing.



Had to get some materials for work so managed to get a test ride of it
I had also put the screen in the highest position. To be honest I don't know if it made a difference.

Next time I go out I'm going naked without a screen :305:  :005:

Love the blue and red combo.  Proper HRC colours...

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Re: Wind noise. What to expect
Reply #68 on: April 16, 2020, 01:41:14 PM
*Originally Posted by Swanny [+]
I made a tank screen thing.



Had to get some materials for work so managed to get a test ride of it
I had also put the screen in the highest position. To be honest I don't know if it made a difference.

Next time I go out I'm going naked without a screen :305:  :005:

Great idea to go without a screen, but I'm not sure about going naked - you could be arrested for that.....

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Re: Wind noise. What to expect
Reply #69 on: April 16, 2020, 03:34:08 PM
On the newer 500X the ones with the holes in the windshield I don't think you will see much difference-now if you add an accessory shield without the holes than yes big difference-takes me back to my Suzuki DL days those bikes would blow so much air though that hole in front of the tank that you could not ride without your shirt tucked in it would raise you shirt to your chin-and rain would blow straight up had to wear a full helmet- so making that piece for the DL's was very popular - seems Givi shields were popular but the worst --no holes to counter act the in coming air
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