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I have been reading allot about the buffeting coming from the cross Country windscreen? I have not yet to be able to ride my new bike due to living in Minnesota. But I loaded up my bike yesterday and took it Mitchel South Dakota To Klock Werks They are a custom bike builder & After market parts company. They are big into bagger Harley's. They have developed windshields for many bikes dealing with the buffeting and improving the air coming off the front of the bike. They also redirect some of the air to increase down force on the front ends at high speeds. They know allot about bikes at high speeds due to his wife laura holding a land speed records on Victory's at the great salt lakes.
They are great people to work with and they are going to use my bike to develop a windscreen to fix this problem. Wile its there we are going to do some customizing and paint the bike ( I'm so excited, I feel like one of the pointer sisters) some of you young folks wont get that. nanana
I will keep this post updated and we will post photos as the project comes along we have a couple of months till we can ride so its going to get busy.
I would love to hear any idea's that you guys would do to your bikes if you were going to customize yours. What works & What does not.
Klock Werks will be at Daytona so stop by and check out their stuff and bikes. Brian is the boss. or check them out on line at www.kustombaggers.com
 

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A lot of people are finding out its not just the windscreen but the bike needs lowers.

Cee has new windscreens for the X bikes now. I think with Klok Works downforce design (I read all about this once) that will be a great way to go.
 

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If the forks are 43 mm like they say Rifle has some lowers that will probably work.
I have an email into them to see if they have specific ones for the Cross bikes yet.
go to www.rifle.com and check it out.
 

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Lowers won't do a thing for the air hitting your head, I know, I have them. The notch in the windshield solves the low pressure area that lowers usually help on. The buffeting is just the result of ONLY dirty air hitting your head and not the rest of your body. The tall shield eliminates all the buffeting but it's hard to get past the looks, it kills the lines.

I just got the 11" and 13" Cee Bailey shields to see which work the best while still letting me see over it. I suspect the 11" for me @ 5'9" tall but people in the 6' range would probably want to 13" or even 15" to get it tall enough to throw the air over your head and clear up the buffeting.

BTW, the buffeting with the stock shield is no where near as bad as on a stock H-D Street or Road Glide with their stock shields so it's all relative.
 

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Buffeting

I have the same issue on my CC. Should I get the 11 inch shield. I'm 5'9" tall also.

It was so bad the other day it blew my sunglasses off!!

I'm sure Victory knew about the problem but figured it looked better with the smaller windshield. Now they can resell new windshields.
 

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I'm 6'1", and I personally don't think it's that big of a problem. Doesn't bother me any at least.
 

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Yeah, I think it's a bike issue also. I'm 5'10", have the Xroads with the standard shield and have no problem whatsoever. The owner of the local dealership told me alot of folks who bought the Xcountry are having buffeting and wind problems to the point where they cannot even hear the sound system when on the highway. While a taller windshield would likely help, he thought the shape of the fairing may also contribute to the problem. I think its a pain in the butt to have to buy a taller shield after out you just shelled out alot of coin for a new bike that was supposedly wind tunnel tested.
 

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13" Cee baileys windshield Victory factory lowers (kind of pricey)
no problems at all with no helmet. very little buffeting with 1/2 helmet (none untill 75 MPH). Full helmet buffeting starts to be a minor annoyance @ 65 MPH. I just ordered the kewlmetal winglets to mount on top of the bars and fully expect that to take care of the remaining buffeting. 5'9" tall.
 

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Hi everyone. I been riding my new XC for well over 2 weeks and just today brought her in for her 500 mile service.

In the last 2 weeks, I have rode the bike on 3 different windy days at highway speeds.

I guess being vertically challenged (I am 5'05") does have it's advantages. With only the stock windshield, I have had NO buffetting issues whatsoever and can hear the radio just fine. I've taken her up to around 80-85 mph, and as mentioned, rode it on windy days with no issues.

For once in my life, I am happy to be short.

The Blue Knight :cool:
 

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I've noticed, when my feet are up on the hiway pegs, it feels like my legs are acting as a lower wind brace. Will be doing some highway riding this coming weekend and will see what happens. Just have the stock windshield and my get a taller one shortly, after reading what others have written.
 

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Has anyone tried adding a neck cowl / air damn / air baffle? Been reading a LOT of buffetting threads on the XC and found that a lot of people complain of dirty air coming UP from the fork area. This can change the pressure system behind the fairing and cause issues.

These air baffles tend to either be installed under the triple tree or between the forks under the tree to prevent air flowing from between the forks to the back-side of the fairing. I've seen this solve numerous air pressure issues on fairing and windwhielded bikes.

If someone can post a photo of the downward angle (through front of fairing - like you're trying to see the ground from behind the fairing) and an upward from the ground to the underside of the fairing and triple tree I'll be able to see if you already have one or if there might be a way to modify the ones for other bikes to put on the XC.

Just a thought, fellas.
 

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Hey guys, read the response from KevinX. There is the answer!!!!
That seems to be what everyone is doing. Adding a 13" windshield and the Kewlmetal wings. I'm just wondering if adding an air baffel would cure it instead of adding the wings and such. It's merely a curiosity... Especially if many people don't like the look of the wings and/or a taller windshield.
 

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Get the winglets from Kewlmetal, and virtually all of the head shake, and turbulance will be eliminated
If you have installed the victory factory lowers don't buy the winglets they don't make any improvement at all over the lowers. I assume they make a difference without the factory lowers, but I had already installed the lowers. The winglets made 0 improvement. If you want to buy the winglets I will sell mine for $25.00
 

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Wind buffeting on Crossroads at 65-75 mph

I paid alot of money for this bike and when I cruise above 65mph, the wind buffeting just about blows the bike over. I bought lower deflectors (waste of money) which didn't help, removed the windshield which also didn't help. The wind seems to be coming from the triple tree or the cowl is creating a tuburlence or the saddlebags are just to big and block the air. I am sure that Victory knows the reason but u won't get an answer from them or the dealer
 

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I paid alot of money for this bike and when I cruise above 65mph, the wind buffeting just about blows the bike over. I bought lower deflectors (waste of money) which didn't help, removed the windshield which also didn't help. The wind seems to be coming from the triple tree or the cowl is creating a tuburlence or the saddlebags are just to big and block the air. I am sure that Victory knows the reason but u won't get an answer from them or the dealer
13" Cee Baileys Windshield, Vic Lowers, Quite acceptable. I don't get any wind from below or through the triple tree. At speeds above 70 with a helmet I get wind over the windshield. I just ordered a 15" Cee Baileys, I am sure that will elimate any more problem. I guess if we want 0 wind ride in a cager.:(
 

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I paid alot of money for this bike and when I cruise above 65mph, the wind buffeting just about blows the bike over. I bought lower deflectors (waste of money) which didn't help, removed the windshield which also didn't help. The wind seems to be coming from the triple tree or the cowl is creating a tuburlence or the saddlebags are just to big and block the air. I am sure that Victory knows the reason but u won't get an answer from them or the dealer

If you are that unhappy with the bike I'll give you $10.00 to take it off your hands!!:ltr::ltr::ltr::ltr:
 
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