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Re: So, ride report Letterip?
« Reply #640 on: June 02, 2016, 01:35:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by Michel Savage [+]
Please, ride report on your screen... I replaced mine for a 16, and still get severe buffeting at top of helmet. I had used 1/4 inch spacers on top, and recently removed them...

I am 6'1 and the 2016 screen did not work for me. I felt the same problem as you, buffeting at top of helmet. I tried with spacers, and also with the bruudt brackets, and did not help.

Then I installed the Givi screen along with the bruudt brackets and hooooooooollllyyyyy god. It feels I have a completely different bike. See this thread with more info and links: https://www.cb500x.com/index.php/topic,714.msg41704.html#msg41704

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #641 on: June 02, 2016, 05:29:16 PM »
could you possibly post a picture. thanks

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #642 on: June 02, 2016, 11:44:52 PM »
I just bought and tried the 2016 wind screen and although it looks much better I did not find any improvement over the OEM 2013 screen so I put the GIVI back on with 3/8" spacers on the bottom two screws. Yes I did have to buy longer screws and yes I did have to tweak the brackets for the 2016 screen. Noe the GIVI fits better.

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #643 on: June 03, 2016, 02:14:39 AM »
*Originally Posted by wyattdog2015 [+]
could you possibly post a picture. thanks

I will on Saturday

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #644 on: June 03, 2016, 11:42:28 AM »
Whether a particular windshield works for someone or not is a result of rider height, rider inseam ( as in how high your torso sits above the seat ) the spacing, and the angle of the windshield. All variables have to be just right and are different for most people. Getting it right ? Takes a lot of adjusting, spacing, changing the angle ect. More hit and miss . I'd say it's almost a black art without your own personal wind tunnel. No easy fix since it's different for almost everyone. But persisitance pays off.
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #645 on: June 03, 2016, 12:12:40 PM »
You're right. I tried a Givi screen on a 500X I was considering buying: heavy buffeting, far more than the regular 2013-2015 screen. So, following this thread, I bought a 2016 screen. Buffeting on top of helmet, quite strong. Next, I will attempt the 30 mm spacers on a four screws, following a recent suggestion here. Now, if I listen to Jimmy Buffet music while riding, will I get more or less "Buffeting"...
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #646 on: June 03, 2016, 12:25:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by Michel Savage [+]
Next, I will attempt the 30 mm spacers on a four screws, following a recent suggestion here. Now, if I listen to Jimmy Buffet music while riding, will I get more or less "Buffeting"...

Like I posted in other thread, the Givi screen + the bruudt adapter completely transformed my bike. It adds about 1 inch space, and you can move the screen a bit higher than stock. My current problem is that I don't get enough wind on the helmet :).

I am 6'1, and yes, I know height is not the only important factor, but at least is a starting point.

This is the other thread: https://www.cb500x.com/index.php/topic,714.msg41883.html#msg41883
Bruudt adapter: http://www.bruudtcnc.de/shop/product_info.php?info=p239_bruudt-windscreen-adjusters-fort-the-honda-cb500-x.html


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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #647 on: June 03, 2016, 12:32:36 PM »
Julman99... I hear ya. Your solution, however, is a rather expensive one. I will try the cheap alternatives first, like 30 mm spacers on all four screws, and see what happens. I don't mind a bit of wind, but frankly, buffeting is tiring on the long run. Never had this problem on my CBR250R, aboard which I did a lot of long distance traveling...
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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #648 on: June 03, 2016, 01:59:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by Michel Savage [+]
You're right. I tried a Givi screen on a 500X I was considering buying: heavy buffeting, far more than the regular 2013-2015 screen. So, following this thread, I bought a 2016 screen. Buffeting on top of helmet, quite strong. Next, I will attempt the 30 mm spacers on a four screws, following a recent suggestion here. Now, if I listen to Jimmy Buffet music while riding, will I get more or less "Buffeting"...
Love Jimmy Buffet !
I get far less "Jimmy Buffeting" with my 2016 screen on the higher position with spacers.

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Re: Windshield Options
« Reply #649 on: June 03, 2016, 02:00:50 PM »
Please elaborate on "with spacers"...
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