Buffeting on Night Train

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by marcduf, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. marcduf

    marcduf Member

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    Hello,
    When i put the HD Quick-Release Windsheild on my Night Train, the wind in going under the windshield and coming up in my face from each side of the fuel tank. This is really annoying because the noise is amzing in my ears. I'm trying to find a solution. Anyone has idea besides riding without a windshield ?

    I do ride in town without windshield, but on multiple-day trip, i like the windshield,

    Thanks
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Good quality ear plugs????
     
  3. marcduf

    marcduf Member

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    I have that already but would like to ride without like I use to on my previous bike :)
     
  4. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Are you able to tilt windshield or adjust position of height to change air flow around shield???
     
  5. marcduf

    marcduf Member

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    I tried tilting it towards and away from me: No change.
    What I did also is putting plywood to enlarge it and worked better.
    But I do not waht to buy a bigger windwhield.
    Wondering if a smaller would do ?
    And I'm thinking of trying the removable batwing fairing from Memphis shades.
     
  6. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Before spending any more money in hope that a different shield will work. Make some deflectors out of plastic and attach to shield and see. A smaller shield might be a option but then you have the air coming over the top and into you chest or face. And the benefit of a shield will be less.
    As to the batwing fairing. That is going to be a sizable expense.
    What if a full face helmet is used along with windshield now???
     
  7. marcduf

    marcduf Member

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    Full face i not for me. I ride with open helmet even when the windshield is not on.

    I also put lower deflector on the forks, no change.

    It's not an easy one...
     
  8. Tracker56

    Tracker56 New Member

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    Take a look at the Memphis Shades windshield plastic lowers. I've heard several guys say it made a huge difference in the flow that comes up under the windshield.
     
  9. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Take a look at baggers. Softails are meant to have the wind in your face. If your looking for the Cadillac, look at a Ultra Classic etc. If you start adding this and that to your Softail. You nay never end up comfortable as a bagger IMHO.
     
  10. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    Someday Id like 2 bikes just for that reason...:)