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09-22-2019 01:58 PM
FireManC50
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Do I need to drill the windshield?

Nope.
Purchased a windshield wind deflector: Chinese knock-off for Puig Windshield deflector or more precycle the MRA X-Creen Clear Bolt-On/Add-On Variable Windscreen Spoiler Blade. It was about $35 shipped and has rave reviews on Amazon. Have not received it yet, but this is what it looks like (11 inch/280 mm clear):

Motoparty Motorcycle Windshield Extension - Universal Adjustable Clip-on - Fits Honda Suzuki Kawasaki Yamaha BMW Harley Buell Triumph Ducati Aprilia and more Motorcycle Windshields https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07L59965N..._XF6HDbAP3TABN
09-20-2019 03:24 PM
bobjohnh I had the same problem on my 2005 C50 when I added a Memphis Shades sport screen. After adjusting the tilt I was able to clear it up for the most part. If you google "helmet buffeting" there are some good youtube videos that describe the problem and what to do about it.
09-10-2019 03:41 PM
DeanS
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Do I need to drill the windshield?

Nope.
09-10-2019 03:00 PM
FireManC50
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There are many types of deflectors out there and, yes, some require drilling. Others, though, like the one I got, clamp to the top of the windshield. I was a bit concerned at first that it would move, but no, it stays firmly in place. It can then be adjusted by tilting forward or back, and sliding up and down. Mine's adjusted to just below eye level (about "upper-lip level") and with a very slight forward tilt. Took a bit of trial and error to get it just so, but it was worth the effort, believe me! Now I have no head vibration at any speed, just a slight increase in wind noise at high speed, and earplugs take care of that nicely.


One negative about the whole set-up -- on really hot days I miss the massive airflow. But wearing my light jacket and a moisture-wicking shirt keeps it bearable. And in cool, even cold weather, it's absolutely luxurious. I made several multi-hundred-mile rides last winter on sunny, mid-30-degrees days and never got chilled.
I believe you are talking about one of those:



I had my eye on auxiliary wind deflectors for a while, I was holding off during the summer months. Now that it is getting cooler, I will probably try one.
09-10-2019 02:43 PM
oldenslow
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Originally Posted by FireManC50 View Post
Do I need to drill the windshield?

There are many types of deflectors out there and, yes, some require drilling. Others, though, like the one I got, clamp to the top of the windshield. I was a bit concerned at first that it would move, but no, it stays firmly in place. It can then be adjusted by tilting forward or back, and sliding up and down. Mine's adjusted to just below eye level (about "upper-lip level") and with a very slight forward tilt. Took a bit of trial and error to get it just so, but it was worth the effort, believe me! Now I have no head vibration at any speed, just a slight increase in wind noise at high speed, and earplugs take care of that nicely.


One negative about the whole set-up -- on really hot days I miss the massive airflow. But wearing my light jacket and a moisture-wicking shirt keeps it bearable. And in cool, even cold weather, it's absolutely luxurious. I made several multi-hundred-mile rides last winter on sunny, mid-30-degrees days and never got chilled.
09-10-2019 02:03 PM
beezer Take the sunvisor off your helmet if it has one and see if that helps.
09-10-2019 01:42 PM
Menhir 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.
09-10-2019 11:22 AM
FireManC50
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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?
09-10-2019 09:56 AM
DeanS 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/.
09-10-2019 12:38 AM
oldenslow I added lowers and a small adjustable deflector to the top of my windshield. Buffeting 100% eliminated.
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