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So I’m enjoying my new bike tremendously but have a slight issue. I have a 2010 C50T. Everything’s good till about 70kmh then my head gets shaken around like crazy from the buffeting. From what I can tell the windshield is set as high as it can go. I’m enjoying the less wind on my torso but the head wagging I could do without. This is my first bike with a windscreen with not sure if it’s normal or where to go from here. Thanks.

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Get lowers, something like Memphis Shades MEP5810-MEM9898.

There is a ton of options, some DIY, some aftermarket - search this forum for "Lowers"....
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You say it blocks the wind from your torso but not your head. What kind is it? Do you look over it or thru it? Either way lowers will help but you may have a different problem.

I can head East or West, it doesn't matter as long as it's on 2 wheels.
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As far as I can tell it’s the stock windshield for the C50T. I end up looking at the top edge of it. I’m 6’3” with a 32 inseam so I’m mostly body if that makes a difference. Not sure if this picture helps.
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Lowers and adjust the windshield height. You can get the buffeting to a tolerable level but I doubt you will eliminate it.

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As far as I can tell it’s the stock windshield for the C50T. I end up looking at the top edge of it. I’m 6’3” with a 32 inseam so I’m mostly body if that makes a difference. Not sure if this picture helps.
Same here. I got lowers, still get buffeting when top helmet vent is open. When you ride highway speeds, check where wind is coming from with your left arm. I bet it is under the windshield. Try to block it with your palm, and see the difference. Also, if you spread your knees away from the tank, some wind will come around lowers anyway.

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I added lowers and a small adjustable deflector to the top of my windshield. Buffeting 100% eliminated.
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Yup, lowers will eliminate 90% of the buffeting that you are experiencing. After adding lowers if you still experience buffeting on the top of your helmet making it hard to read road signs at a distance you can completely eliminate it with a Laminar Lip. I added one to my 2013 C50T and the ride is almost as smooth as my old GL1800 Goldwing with a full fairing and tall windshield.



https://www.laminarlip.com/.
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Yup, lowers will eliminate 90% of the buffeting that you are experiencing. After adding lowers if you still experience buffeting on the top of your helmet making it hard to read road signs at a distance you can completely eliminate it with a Laminar Lip. I added one to my 2013 C50T and the ride is almost as smooth as my old GL1800 Goldwing with a full fairing and tall windshield.



https://www.laminarlip.com/.
Do I need to drill the windshield?

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You're much taller than me at 5'-9-1/2, so this may not apply to you...

I don't like looking through a windshield. Especially if it's covered in raindrops, even more so in the rain at night. I always set mine so I can look over it.

High or low, I was getting enough turbulence from my C50 stock windshield that at higher speeds or riding into the wind, it would lift up my faceshield. On one long trip out West I actually had to tape it down.

So I had lowers installed, Memphis Shades, as close to the bottom of the windshield as I could. On the way back home, it was somewhat better, but the problem persisted. I then lowered the windshield as far as it would go and boosh!, that did the trick.

There is still a small bit of turbulence at the top of my head, but not enough to mind.

The thing is, windshields are tricky to get just right. Experimenting with different heights (and angles, on the ones that have adjustable angles) is the process.
Lowers are great, but even then, some adjusting was still necessary to get the right combination.


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