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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-17-2014, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Default Lower Wind Deflectors - Opinions?

Although changing out that worthless stock windshield on my XC has helped, I'd still like to diminish a little more of the wind buffet I get behind the fairing without having to actually buy a Vision.

I'm wondering if anybody has actually installed these and can give a ride report. I had a set on my Electra-Glide for almost two decades and loved 'em but I wouldn't dare compare a Glide to a Cross Country.

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Do I dare compare a XR to a XC? After 3 decades of riding first generation Yamaha Ventures, that must have been designed by Moses as they part the waters so well, I was concerned that there would not be that sort of weather protection behind the plexi-fairing of a XR, so I ordered it with the lower deflectors. I have yet to get caught out in a frog drowner, but what rain I have experienced has me believing this combo's protection is darn close to that of the Venture's, if not the same.
The first summer I owned my XR, I removed the deflectors, thinking my legs would get too hot. But I soon discovered that at higher speeds, the wind wanted to lift my feet off the boards, so I put them back. To my surprise, my legs haven't gotten too hot, even when riding in triple digit temps. At stops, that's another story.
Some here carp about the price, but to me, they are worth every penny and yes, they do help to all but eliminate turbulence, on my bike anyway.

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Which kind of deflectors? There are several choices such as Arlen Ness, Cee Bailey, Goodys (now sold by Witchdoctors), JTD Cycle Parts, and Victory OEM.

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Which kind of deflectors? There are several choices such as Arlen Ness, Cee Bailey, Goodys (now sold by Witchdoctors), JTD Cycle Parts, and Victory OEM.
Mine are the OEM ones--if you're talking to me.

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Highway bar closeouts, Fork mounted deflectors, or fairing mounted deflectors??



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Well for crying out loud...I forgot to put the link into the OP. Here's the ones I'm talking about.

http://buywitchdoctors.com/p/2627/vi...t-black-sc-36/

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ric &ammo. you realize he has a cross country and we have c. roads.
with my massive piece of plastic w/shield and larger than stock
lowers i feel im probably close to a cc in deflection. depending
on the lowers the original poster would find a great deal less
air coming at him. also depends on what crash bars he has.
i demo'd a cct and it was way better than my setup with
all its air deflection.

addition--those black wd deflectors ought to do some good
and not way expensive.

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The crash bars are the round ones.

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Well for crying out loud...I forgot to put the link into the OP. Here's the ones I'm talking about.

http://buywitchdoctors.com/p/2627/vi...t-black-sc-36/
Those are the ones I have. Love them so far.

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sorry cant get the link to work. are they the ones goody makes? do they mount to the forks and go from the fairing to about the axle? if so they may be my next investment!


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