Venting your wind shield

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Neild
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Venting your wind shield

Postby Neild » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:52 am

Has anyone tried cutting a vent in the lower portion of their wind shield as a way to reduce wind buffeting? I have seen this on some aftermarket screens.
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Re: Venting your wind shield

Postby Neild » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:17 am

I went ahead and bit the bullet. I decided to start with a simple round hole that I could reshape later. My only test so far has been the 25 mile commute to work this morning. It’s a breezy day so I can’t say conclusively how much affect it’s had but it does seem a little quitter. And honestly the simple round hole doesn’t look that out of place. I will update as time goes on.
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Re: Venting your wind shield

Postby Neild » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:57 pm

Well I’ve ridden a good 75 miles since vinting the shield and I must say it does appear to help. The air coming off the wind shield is much smoother and this is the first time I’ve been able to do interstate speeds with my face shield up and not feel like it was going to rip my head off. It looks like it was a good move.
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Re: Venting your wind shield

Postby 2007 650R » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:52 pm

Pics please...
I now ride a 2009 Monster Edition ZX6R.
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Re: Venting your wind shield

Postby Neild » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:50 am

2007 650R wrote:Pics please...

I tried on my first reply but they were rejected do to size. Here is a link to another page in witch they are posted.
http://www.riderforums.com/showthread.p ... ind-shield
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Re: Venting your wind shield

Postby HipGnosis » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:15 pm

How big is the hole?
Are you going to enlarge it or add more?
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Re: Venting your wind shield

Postby Neild » Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:16 am

HipGnosis wrote:How big is the hole?
Are you going to enlarge it or add more?

The hole is 2.5 inch. So far it is doing the job as it is so I don't plan to change it as this time.

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