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I have a 2013 XR Classic with a Lock n Ride windshield. At highway speeds I am getting dirty air. its not buffeting from the front but more like wind chattering, swirling from the side. Bounces my glasses around and loosened the screws on my helmet visor. If I had to guess I would say its coming from the area below. I have installed the fork leg deflectors which helped a little but the problem persists. I would really appreciate any input or suggestions. I'm sure many others have experienced this.
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I have a 2013 XR Classic with a Lock n Ride windshield. At highway speeds I am getting dirty air. its not buffeting from the front but more like wind chattering, swirling from the side. Bounces my glasses around and loosened the screws on my helmet visor. If I had to guess I would say its coming from the area below. I have installed the fork leg deflectors which helped a little but the problem persists. I would really appreciate any input or suggestions. I'm sure many others have experienced this.
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A 7Jurock w/s, the same height as a factory medium, gave me a lot cleaner air. It has a flip at the top and no cutouts on the bottom sides. Very good protection.
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I was wondering about the cutouts. They really don't make sense at all. May try covering the cutouts to see if it helps. Also ordered the triple tree deflector mentioned above. Can't hurt to try.

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I was wondering about the cutouts. They really don't make sense at all. May try covering the cutouts to see if it helps. Also ordered the triple tree deflector mentioned above. Can't hurt to try.

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It made a substantial difference for me. I would like to try the fork mounted deflectors alongside the tree mounted one. Some day I'll have spare money for bike farkles.

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After installing the 7Jurock without those lower cutouts, I noticed less wind on my hands. I keep the fork mounted wind deflectors on the year 'round. I took them off the first summer I had the bike and the wind would lift my feet off the boards at highway speeds. They went back on - permanent like.

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You may try taking the visor off your helmet. One helmet I have with one worked fine, the other didn't. Even with it off it's not my best helmet for buffeting.

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I have both the shorty and medium OEM windshields and I much prefer the shorty. Still get that dirty air from underneath but not as bad as the medium windshield is. The turbulence is so bad with either one of them I can't wear a half helmet because it shakes my glasses all around. Been wearing a full face since I got my XR 6 years ago because of the "tank air" and got so used to a FF that I won't go back to a half helmet.

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I have both the shorty and medium OEM windshields and I much prefer the shorty. Still get that dirty air from underneath but not as bad as the medium windshield is. The turbulence is so bad with either one of them I can't wear a half helmet because it shakes my glasses all around. Been wearing a full face since I got my XR 6 years ago because of the "tank air" and got so used to a FF that I won't go back to a half helmet.
That's exactly how Ifeel. Went for a 100 mile ride today, started to think i was getting blurred vision. I am convinced it is the dirty air from below. I order the triple tree deflector. At this point I'm almost willing to try anything. I'm even considering getting my old TC out of mothballs.

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Those of you getting the triple tree wind deflector, tell us how it worked for you after you try it.

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