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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-22-2010, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 2011 XC with the tall winshield that I added because of my height. Noticed this weekend that the wind coming into my neck was from around the edges of the windshield. Anyone know of deflectors that clamp onto the outside edges of the windshield?
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Do you have the lowers installed? Even though this might seem unrelated to your question, remember that air doesn't travel in a straight line. High and low pressure points around the bike will suck air or blow air out of unexpected places. From what others have been reporting, the lowers will fix this problem.

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Thanks for the reply. Yes, I do have the lowers installed. Originally I installed then as high as they would go but found that when I moved them down about two inches they seemed to deflect more wind around my lowere legs. I wondeedr about changing the angle tho. I noticed you have the mid height windshield. Is that the "flip" windshield? It looks like the flip provides more side deflection.
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Just as an aside, while I was riding yesterday, I held my habd at the outside edge of the windshield and could feel a noticable difference on my upper chest/neck area. Crosscountry has a good point about air flow but this simple test indicates to me that tho the lowers do deflect some air upwards some sort of deflectoin at the edges of the windscreen would make a difference. I probably should have gone with the flip screen instead of the taller one.
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When I test rode the XC I made sure I tried both the stock and the tall shield. Just prior to purchasing I got a chance to try the flip and absolutely love it compared to the others.

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Just prior to purchasing I got a chance to try the flip and absolutely love it compared to the others.
Well, there you have it.

Btw, I'm curious, when does this draft become noticeable? Various speeds, or just a certain range?

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Well, there you have it.

Btw, I'm curious, when does this draft become noticeable? Various speeds, or just a certain range?
I was doing about 45 when I did the test with my hand at the edge of the screen. Haven't tested at other speeds yet (damn the rain today) but will next time I'm out. Taking the bike down to Destin FL for T'giving weekend, I'll check it then.
BTW, I'm 6'3" - don't know if that makes a difference, sometimes I have a tendency to slouch in the saddle tho.

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