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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-31-2015, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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I have read SO MUCH about buffeting on the XC and never understood it. Last weekend at Lil Sturgis we were talkin and a lot of guys were sayin the same thing, that the buffeting was so bad that at some times they couldn't see. After we talked for a while, their response was "you must ride with your knees against the tank" which I never thought about, but it is exactly how I ride. On the way home I moved my knees as far away from the tank as I could, and HOLY COW!!! the wind was crazy. Stop spending so much money on farkles and put your knees against the tank when you ride, you'll be surprised. BTW my bike is not a "tour" and I have the forged engine guards and stock shield.

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Stop spending so much money on farkles and put your knees against the tank when you ride, you'll be surprised.
Holding my legs to the tank is not comfortable for me, so it was money well spent to put lowers on
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Holding my legs to the tank is not comfortable for me, so it was money well spent to put lowers on
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Straddling the tank might work for a 15 minute ride to work, but not on a 5 hour weekend cruise or Cross Country (see what I did there? ) adventure.

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JTD lowers. Without them over 60 sucked.

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Wonder if these are any good.

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Those are pretty good for the money , but do nothing to prevent or cure the buffeting .

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I added the hard lowers 2 weeks ago . Even with my blade screen I have on there now (not pictured) I still have no buffeting and plenty of fresh air in the many high 90's days we have been having .
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Excellent soft lowers...but they'll do very little to reduce buffeting.

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Mags, you gotta get those lowers flamed to match up. Nice LED headlight

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Thanks K , I been meaning to call Goody for pricing on flaming them , I think it will look amazing with flames on it .... LED headlight is the bomb , I love it .

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