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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => BMW 1200 LC => Topic started by: Dare on August 21, 2015, 04:53:18 am

Title: Wind buffeting
Post by: Dare on August 21, 2015, 04:53:18 am
Hi Folks
Am getting serious wind buffeting on my 2015 GSA, Arai TX4, even at low speeds. At cruising speed its so bad that my vision blurs. The helmet fits perfectly, not loose at all.

I find the best position is windscreen fully down and sit as far back as possible and relax my back so it's curved. I'm 1.65m tall which isn't really tall. Someone suggested I take the peak off the helmet but I'm not too keen to do that.

Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Wind buffeting
Post by: Noneking on August 21, 2015, 11:41:36 am
Hi Folks
Am getting serious wind buffeting on my 2015 GSA, Arai TX4, even at low speeds. At cruising speed its so bad that my vision blurs. The helmet fits perfectly, not loose at all.

I find the best position is windscreen fully down and sit as far back as possible and relax my back so it's curved. I'm 1.65m tall which isn't really tall. Someone suggested I take the peak off the helmet but I'm not too keen to do that.

Any suggestions?

Same bike and helmet as you, 1,79m with no issues whatsoever. Maybe try a screen extender?
Title: Re: Wind buffeting
Post by: TheBear on August 21, 2015, 12:02:41 pm
My LC buffeted the crap out of me.  BMW System 6 helmet.  Problem solved with a MRA Vario Touring Screen.

(https://app.resrc.it/S=W440M,H400M/http://s3.bikepartsmarket.com/media/images/products/2014/03/456-0-MRA20Variotouren20R12GS20LC203.jpg)

Title: Re: Wind buffeting
Post by: Gryshond on August 21, 2015, 12:06:43 pm
Get the Puiq screen from Pauli at GPS4Africa, best screen ever.
Title: Re: Wind buffeting
Post by: BennNevis on August 21, 2015, 07:07:28 pm
You are to short for the bike, bike was designed for average German height, 1.801m
Title: Re: Wind buffeting
Post by: Dare on August 22, 2015, 07:46:25 am
Thanks for the advice. I'm off to see Pauli today
Title: Re: Wind buffeting
Post by: Charlie600 on August 22, 2015, 09:36:33 am
I had the exact same issue with the TX4 on my GSA LC, have a look at my thread in this regard - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=167208.msg3144192#msg3144192 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=167208.msg3144192#msg3144192)

The short and long is that I thereafter installed a Ztechnik V stream screen and it is now awesome to spend time in the saddle. Pauli & co didn't have the PUIG at that stage hence going the Ztechnik route but the PUIG is apparently just as good (if not better).
Title: Re: Wind buffeting
Post by: Inverted on August 23, 2015, 09:30:43 am
Hi Folks
Am getting serious wind buffeting on my 2015 GSA, Arai TX4, even at low speeds. At cruising speed its so bad that my vision blurs. The helmet fits perfectly, not loose at all.

I find the best position is windscreen fully down and sit as far back as possible and relax my back so it's curved. I'm 1.65m tall which isn't really tall. Someone suggested I take the peak off the helmet but I'm not too keen to do that.

Any suggestions?

How the hell do you get on a bike with a 900mm seat height if you are only 1.65m, and stay on?
Title: Re: Wind buffeting
Post by: Copernicus on August 23, 2015, 03:03:02 pm
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Title: Re: Wind buffeting
Post by: Dare on August 23, 2015, 06:13:54 pm
Hi Folks
This story has a happy ending...(and Sonja reminded me that I am 1.85!)

Bought a Puig screen, fitted it yesterday and went out for a solo 450km dirt trip to Koster today. The screen is FANTASTIC. No wobbling head at 90km/h. Fast section from Derby to Magalies at 160 was very comfortable. Funny thing it works best in the fully lowered position.

Thanks for the advice!
Title: Re: Wind buffeting
Post by: TheBear on August 23, 2015, 08:18:33 pm
Hi Folks
This story has a happy ending...(and Sonja reminded me that I am 1.85!)

Bought a Puig screen, fitted it yesterday and went out for a solo 450km dirt trip to Koster today. The screen is FANTASTIC. No wobbling head at 90km/h. Fast section from Derby to Magalies at 160 was very comfortable. Funny thing it works best in the fully lowered position.

Thanks for the advice!

Not funny at all.   Buffeting is,  more often than not,  caused by a too high screen.

Glad your problem is solved though.
Title: Re: Wind buffeting
Post by: T Rex on August 23, 2015, 08:24:01 pm
Hi Folks
Am getting serious wind buffeting on my 2015 GSA, Arai TX4, even at low speeds. At cruising speed its so bad that my vision blurs. The helmet fits perfectly, not loose at all.

I find the best position is windscreen fully down and sit as far back as possible and relax my back so it's curved. I'm 1.65m tall which isn't really tall. Someone suggested I take the peak off the helmet but I'm not too keen to do that.

Any suggestions?

Same bike and helmet as you, 1,79m with no issues whatsoever. Maybe try a screen extender?

Same helmet , I am 1.86 tall .... Adjust it a bit  higer and the top more forward , it directs the air a bit higher and over you.

Try different settings before you spend money on something else.
Title: Re: Wind buffeting
Post by: K-9 on August 24, 2015, 11:06:15 am
take screen to highest position and turn back until screen drops slightly and starts to tilt back.  best position

i had already ordered a wunderlich screen, before i worked this out, new screen is brilliant, but not necessary if original is adjusted right. 

i change back to original if going for a long off road trip.

must have is the second bracket
Title: Re: Wind buffeting
Post by: BSD65 on January 10, 2016, 06:24:10 pm
I Fitted the larger tinted screen (I'm 1.86mt) and it made a huge difference, and looks great.  I went for the tint, but when off road in the dust it affects visibility, so clear is a better option.  Unfortunately and a run the Swartburg pass a rock dropped from a cliff about 15mtr and hit the screen as I was doing 100kph, the screen shattered and left some nasty looking sharp edges, it happened so fast I never even saw the rock, just a brown flash and perpex everywhere... few 100th of a second could have turned out much worse.
I have refitted the original Adv screen (heard they are shatter proof) and have bought, but not fitted yet, one of those small deflectors.