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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-17-2019, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone installed, (hand wind deflectors), on a Cross Roads? The kind that attach under the mirror perch.

If so, what kind?

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Is this a "style idea", like stunt or club bike style or are you looking to deflect wind for cold weather riding?

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yep.... national cycle... just a heads up, the clutch side bracket needs to be bent up a little because otherwise at full steering lock one way, it will make contact with the tank. i have a rub mark from it and have since bent my bracket up a little. you might be able to use a washer or something to space it up if you didn't want to bend it.. my original idea was to only put them on in the winter and leave them off in the summer, but i got lazy and they stay on all the time... do a decent job in the cold months of keeping a majority of the wind off my hands. couple it with some cold weather riding gloves and my hands aren't numb by the time i finish my 48 mile commute to work (90% on the highway at 75+)...

i also replaced the bolts that attach them with some Harley Davidson Skull license plate bolts. if you go this route, you will have to grind down the bolt and nut a little so you have ample space for your hands behind the deflectors.
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Is this a "style idea", like stunt or club bike style or are you looking to deflect wind for cold weather riding?
These would be for cold weather riding.

Even though I have electric gloves, I find when I am doing 70 mph at 21 degrees, my hands still get a bit cool. I was thinking if I could take the wind off the gloves I would have warmer hands.

I know if the gloves were a bet tighter, I would get more heat from them but the next size smaller would be too tight. I had a pair some years ago that were uncomfortable tight but boy they were hot. I could not turn the thermostat up any more than 1/2 or they would burn my hands.

It took a bit of searching, but I finely found a set of wind deflectors that are advertised as fitting the CR.

I haven't made the final decision to make the purchase yet. Still thinking.




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yep.... national cycle... just a heads up, the clutch side bracket needs to be bent up a little because otherwise at full steering lock one way, it will make contact with the tank. i have a rub mark from it and have since bent my bracket up a little. you might be able to use a washer or something to space it up if you didn't want to bend it.. my original idea was to only put them on in the winter and leave them off in the summer, but i got lazy and they stay on all the time... do a decent job in the cold months of keeping a majority of the wind off my hands. couple it with some cold weather riding gloves and my hands aren't numb by the time i finish my 48 mile commute to work (90% on the highway at 75+)...

i also replaced the bolts that attach them with some Harley Davidson Skull license plate bolts. if you go this route, you will have to grind down the bolt and nut a little so you have ample space for your hands behind the deflectors.
Thank you MonsterMash, Great information and pictures.

I was looking at the National Cycle deflectors but there are so many different models to choose from. Finely, on Amazon, I found that the model #N5521 fit the CR.
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The clear or smokes deflectors will look better than the dirt-bike style and should do a decent job of breaking wind.... just like @broggyr
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The clear or smokes deflectors will look better than the dirt-bike style and should do a decent job of breaking wind.... just like @broggyr
yeah i have the light smoke ones... think i paid around $50 on ebay for them. but they were the one advertised as fitting the XR. And when i crossed the part numbers back to National Cycle it was correct, but i found the collision issue with the tank and the clutch side deflector right after i installed them... kind of sucks and with the black tank you have to look for it, but its a little more noticeable when i wash and wax the tank.

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The clear or smokes deflectors will look better than the dirt-bike style and should do a decent job of breaking wind.... just like @broggyr
funny you mention those, because I tried a set of guards for a KTM when i had my hammer.. i had to get creative with the mounts but a quick trip to lowes solved that.. it didn't look right but for cold riding, it was more critical to keep my hands warm than look awesome.
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I think my handlebars may be higher than yours but I will be sure to check before doing any damage .

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