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  • Offline Laurance   gb

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    Wind noise
    on: October 13, 2022, 10:24:52 pm
    October 13, 2022, 10:24:52 pm
    I’m just back riding after 20 years away bringing up family and a business, last bikes a couple of CBR 600s and a GSXR 750. Issue I have is that even with a Puig touring screen and power bronze screen brackets and the screen set full up and forward, it’s still so much wind noise at anything above 55-60 you have to wear ear plugs to avoid a headache, never mind trying to hear the satnav, I’m 5’10. I can’t recall my sports bike having so much wind noise, even when they were being ridden at silly speeds, question am I expecting too much that, if I stand up it all goes quiet, even my Porsche Boxster is quieter without a helmet on!

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    Re: Wind noise
    Reply #1 on: October 14, 2022, 01:06:19 am
    October 14, 2022, 01:06:19 am
    I too had a puig tall screen when I acquired the bike and the wind noise/buffeting was truly awful. Replaced with a standard screen which is a little better but I next intend to get the powerbronze adjustable mounting brackets as it appears this and the standard screen is the only way to get a 'smooth' ride.  There are several aspects to the Crossrunner which are less than favorable, especially the suspension which is equally awful. Not so sure why folks rave about this bike so much as it is so let down by heavy weight, poor suspension and rough low speed running.....hardly a good basis for a long distance tourer. I'm going to persevere and have already swapped out the front fork springs for hyperpro springs and had the starter valves balanced.....getting better slowly. On the plus side, I do like the responsive engine and sound.....the potential id there but by no means is it good from the get go.   

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    Re: Wind noise
    Reply #2 on: October 14, 2022, 03:51:02 pm
    October 14, 2022, 03:51:02 pm
    *Originally Posted by Samxboy1 [+]
    I too had a puig tall screen when I acquired the bike and the wind noise/buffeting was truly awful. Replaced with a standard screen which is a little better but I next intend to get the powerbronze adjustable mounting brackets as it appears this and the standard screen is the only way to get a 'smooth' ride.  There are several aspects to the Crossrunner which are less than favorable, especially the suspension which is equally awful. Not so sure why folks rave about this bike so much as it is so let down by heavy weight, poor suspension and rough low speed running.....hardly a good basis for a long distance tourer. I'm going to persevere and have already swapped out the front fork springs for hyperpro springs and had the starter valves balanced.....getting better slowly. On the plus side, I do like the responsive engine and sound.....the potential id there but by no means is it good from the get go.   

    And you've hit the dilemma nail on the head right there. Who do you design a bike for? The 6ft 4in tourer, the 5ft 7in commuter, the 5ft 11in corner carver? Do you design the suspension for dry, wet, loose gravel dirty roads, smooth tarmac? Etc, etc.

    Any bike will need some changes depending on the rider, their riding style, the roads they ride etc.

    For my riding, the suspension on the Crossie is fine; I commute up & down a dual carriageway. If you like to press on down the back roads, then you definitely need to invest in the suspension. I don't like the brakes very much but they'll do for the use I put the bike to.

    The SV's are a pain in the ass to adjust on this bike, especially compared to previous models and I read somewhere that Honda designed these to be fixed at the factory and not to be adjusted (then why is it you can adjust them?). They certainly help with smooth lower rpm running. Likewise removal of the PAIR system, which is just useless extra weight on an already heavy machine and only there to pass Euro emissions regs, will help smooth out low rpm throttle response. As will fitting a good aftermarket end can.

    The list is endless, individual to each of us, but to my mind doesn't detract from what a brilliant bike the VFR is.

    YMMV.  :031:
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
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    Re: Wind noise
    Reply #3 on: October 17, 2022, 04:19:41 pm
    October 17, 2022, 04:19:41 pm
    You didnt mention if you had tried the standard screen, I have also heard that the clip on spoilers can do a good job of redirecting airflow.

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    Re: Wind noise
    Reply #4 on: October 19, 2022, 02:39:47 am
    October 19, 2022, 02:39:47 am
    Deflect wind and you get noise. My so called windscreen is a Givi Airflow with top section removed but it's main purposes for me is rain bugs. With the top section attached at ear level it made the bike unstable. It's wider than stock screen providing weather protection as in deflection on arms as well. Wind above is about neck height I'm 5'10". Good Helmet
    and no screen is best for beating wind noise. IMO.

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    Re: Wind noise
    Reply #5 on: October 19, 2022, 09:01:47 am
    October 19, 2022, 09:01:47 am
    Thanks all, by the sounds of the feedback i'll just have to change the bike and get a naked bike if I want a quieter ride, best get the shopping list together then.

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    Re: Wind noise
    Reply #6 on: October 19, 2022, 04:01:54 pm
    October 19, 2022, 04:01:54 pm
    Or even beter, get a car!  :112: :016:
    Stop making sense

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    Re: Wind noise
    Reply #7 on: October 19, 2022, 04:47:34 pm
    October 19, 2022, 04:47:34 pm
    *Originally Posted by voodoo [+]
    Or even beter, get a car!  :112: :016:

    HaHa, already have the car :028: a better bike makes more sense but nothing can be perfect, my Boxster is pretty close though :001:

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    Re: Wind noise
    Reply #8 on: October 20, 2022, 10:38:47 am
    October 20, 2022, 10:38:47 am
    *Originally Posted by Laurance [+]
    Thanks all, by the sounds of the feedback i'll just have to change the bike and get a naked bike if I want a quieter ride, best get the shopping list together then.

    Naked bikes give quieter rides? There's a revelation, not to mention the discomfort of high speed wind direct on the head and body.

    YMMV
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    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
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    Re: Wind noise
    Reply #9 on: October 20, 2022, 11:39:21 am
    October 20, 2022, 11:39:21 am
    *Originally Posted by Skids [+]
    Naked bikes give quieter rides? There's a revelation, not to mention the discomfort of high speed wind direct on the head and body.

    YMMV
    You just answered your own question.🍻

     



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