Silence is Golden

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  1. fink

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    B469A7F4-F346-4C2E-A2C2-48D5E095AB88.jpeg 2D492F1A-574E-4080-B11B-3944F9EA4BF5.jpeg 577553D4-903E-4084-B76D-A31A416EF96D.jpeg After years of putting up with the wind noise generated by the screens, or I should say various screens fitted I finally took the bull by the horns at the weekend.

    Sawbench was out as I as working on my camper conversion. I decided to lop a few cm off the original Honda screen (10 cm to be precise ) and refit in one last attempt the reduce wind noise.

    Tested this morning , massive difference, a lot quieter, commute was low speed due to thick fog for 50 miles, loose sheep and deer. On way home different matter altogether. 80mph sounded like it normally does at about 40-50. Wind hits you much lower, about collarbone level, so in the 4c commute this morning I was wishing I had stuck on a thicker jumper.

    Was it worth it? For me definitely I’ve tried several screens ( see my other post) over the past few years. The noise has always been my bone of contention with the vfr, despite 3 different helmets and goodness knows how many sets of earplugs including fitted ones.

    I’m back in love with the old gal.
     
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    A different year, but the same results for me. I cut my '99 down to just at the fairing top, made it so much
    better: less noise, less turbulence. More lift due to the air hitting me further down on my chest. Win, win.
     
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    I am really tempted to try this. Are there any other drawbacks to the shorter screen?
     
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    None for me. FWIW I bought a smoked aftermarket screen and cut it down. That way if I didn't like it
    I could put my OEM back on. If you're over 5'8" it would work really well by putting your head and
    shoulders in clean air rather than turbulent air from over the screen. I like mine, but if I were a bit
    taller it would be perfect.
     
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    I haven’t come across any yet aside from the reduced wind protection.
     
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    I am 5’11” and I have noticed that If I stand on the pegs I can get up into some much less noisy air. I never though of cutting the windscreen down.
     
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    5’11” myself.
     
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    Silence is Golden.
    Duct tape is silver. :)
     
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