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Offline SimonW

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Adjustable wind deflector
« on: April 29, 2015, 11:51:12 »
Came across this on the Adventure Bike Rider magazine forum and posting here in case of use. It's a small wind deflector which is fully adjustable like the (excellent) Madstad (full) screen.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301558399182? ... EBIDX%3AIT

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Re: Adjustable wind deflector
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2015, 15:31:58 »
Good find.
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Re: Adjustable wind deflector
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2015, 20:01:56 »
+1 - Interesting looking "thing". If anyone gets one then please review it  :thumb:
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Re: Adjustable wind deflector
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2015, 20:36:50 »
Sorry Simon, I've just had a look at the "enlarged" pics. Not so good.

It looks like I made it with bits from an old wardrobe....

That doesn't mean I wouldn't fit it onto the blue nail. :)
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Re: Adjustable wind deflector
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2015, 20:45:22 »
More pics here, fitted to wee(s) at the Polish manufacturer's site -Darkojak

http://www.darkojak.rkr.pl/Deflektor/    (click on 'standardowe' then select the v-strom from 'galeria')

Don't we have a polish speaking member who did some translation for Heed products?

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Re: Adjustable wind deflector
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2015, 20:53:27 »
That would be me;)
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Re: Adjustable wind deflector
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2015, 08:40:46 »
If anyone tries one of the Darkojak deflectors, I'd be interested to know their thoughts.

Thanks longman - might need to contact you if it turns out to be a good product.

-You could ask for a freebie to try out?

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Re: Adjustable wind deflector
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2015, 09:27:23 »
Quote from: "Pedro41"
-You could ask for a freebie to try out?
Good effort! Let us know how you get on with that...!
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Re: Adjustable wind deflector
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2015, 22:11:04 »
I bought one of these about 10 days ago and fitted it to my Glee and what an amazing transformation. My standard screen is on the highest setting and the wind deflector is on it's lowest setting. At first I had the deflector parallel to the screen and there was a slight buffeting,so I tilted the deflector about a centimeter towards me and Hello presto perfection. I've taken the Glee up to around 95 'on private roads ' with the visor up and also worn my open face lid and no buffeting at all. Mind you I'm used to riding cruisers with no screens at all so having a lump of perspex in front is still a novelty.
It may not be the prettiest thing in the world but it doesn't look out of place and it works. For interest I'm 5' 11" the lids I wear are either a cheapo Nitro full face or a Scorpion Exo open face.

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Re: Adjustable wind deflector
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2015, 22:37:21 »
Excellent.

I use an MRA X-Creen on my DL1000 L4, as here: viewtopic.php?f=108&t=23604&p=228270&hilit=MRA#p228270, and find it excellent. 80mph visor open no problem.

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Re: Adjustable wind deflector
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2016, 21:22:51 »
I've been using one of these for the last year, excellent bit of kit in my opinion.

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Re: Adjustable wind deflector
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2016, 12:25:58 »
A good bit cheaper than the MRA version I have -  cira 100.  Although the MRA has fancy fixings whereas this one looks a tad agricultural (nothing wrong with that though)
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Re: Adjustable wind deflector
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2016, 08:30:50 »
I make use of an Aerotrim (www.aerotrim.co.za) on each of my bikes. It works. The only down side that I found is that the double sided tape does not work for high speed, so you have to dill your screen for permanent / high speed riding. The double sided tape method is a plus in that you can test the product before making it permanent. See their website and you decide. And no I don't have any shares in their company, save the price of 4x Aerotrims that I purchased for my bikes so far.

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Re: Adjustable wind deflector
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2017, 17:45:38 »
I have put the Suzuki touring screen on my 2016 DL1000 and I'm still experiencing some buffering. Can anyone recommend a wind deflector, I'm 5ft 10. Is the MRA one best or not. If not, Can you recommend another one.

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Re: Adjustable wind deflector
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2017, 08:22:51 »
Its trial and error I guess, what works for one person doesn't always work for others. I changed from the small sports screen on my Vee to a MRA didn't work as well as I wanted so added a Madstad adjustable bracket. I'm happy with that option, no buffering and I can ride with my visor up on the motorway no problem. Others will say the Givi Airflow works well but I haven't tried that. I'm also 5 ft 10.

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Re: Adjustable wind deflector
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2017, 15:54:28 »
I just bought this deflector, I will report how it's behave when arrive :)  Today I went for 60miles ride and wind was so annoying in 70+ speeds, that my head nearly fall off my spine  :dl_smiley_banghead: :dl_smiley_banghead:  Hopefully this deflector and 35mm mirror extenders will help with wind buffetting.
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Re: Adjustable wind deflector
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2018, 22:05:31 »
Deflector and mirror extenders installed. From what I've already noticed I have much better view in mirrors, almost panoramic. About buffeting I will report after longer motorway ride :)
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Re: Adjustable wind deflector
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2018, 21:50:59 »
Just bought this:

Windscreen regulator adjustment

And it makes even bigger difference with wind noise and stability of the bike on speeds exceding X mph.
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Re: Adjustable wind deflector
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2018, 09:15:00 »
That looks like a madstad bracket.
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Re: Adjustable wind deflector
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2018, 12:04:34 »
It is indeed a madstad. for K4-9 DL1000 and K4-L1 DL650