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I put on a set of lowers but till get lot of helmet vibrations.

The lowers I got are from VA, but they are for a KAW but attach like the original VA lowers for the Volusia.
I think these sit too low on the forks and are still letting the air in under the tank right below the BW.

What do you all think?

May just switch them out for MS fork deflectors or the lowers and call it a day.
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I put on a set of lowers but till get lot of helmet vibrations.

The lowers I got are from VA, but they are for a KAW but attach like the original VA lowers for the Volusia.
I think these sit too low on the forks and are still letting the air in under the tank right below the BW.

What do you all think?

May just switch them out for MS fork deflectors or the lowers and call it a day.
I think they are way too narrow.

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I put on a set of lowers but till get lot of helmet vibrations.

The lowers I got are from VA, but they are for a KAW but attach like the original VA lowers for the Volusia.
I think these sit too low on the forks and are still letting the air in under the tank right below the BW.

What do you all think?

May just switch them out for MS fork deflectors or the lowers and call it a day.

Too narrow and too low
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I put a Memphis Shades fats and was getting a ton of buffeting that I couldn't even see. Bought a set of memphis shades lowers and adjusted the windshield down to about to the top of my lip and get very very minimal buffeting, very comfortable to ride.
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I don't think I'd be comfortable doing 80 miles an hour on a C50 with or without a windshield. Max Speed that feels comfortable on a C50 for me is 65 mph.
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I don't think I'd be comfortable doing 80 miles an hour on a C50 with or without a windshield. Max Speed that feels comfortable on a C50 for me is 65 mph.

Do you ride with earplugs? If not, start to if you want to keep your hearing into old age.
To be fair 80 indicated is more like 73-75 actual. Feels solid as a rock though.
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I don't think I'd be comfortable doing 80 miles an hour on a C50 with or without a windshield. Max Speed that feels comfortable on a C50 for me is 65 mph.
Get the DJ mod, and 75 becomes quite comfortable, 80 isn't bad either.

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When I had my Cobra pipes on the bike even with earplugs it was incredible loud. Now that I've put my OEM pipes back on and my windshield, very comfortable. But the answer to your question is yes I ride with ear plugs. I do wish I had a six gear but I don't ride enough highway riding to spend the money for the mod. Thanks
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Think of it as renting the DJ drive. Resell it when you sell the bike.

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People rent seats and pipes here all the time.

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