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Any buyable fix for windshield updraft?

2980 Views 7 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  SmokenJoe
So been riding with the quick release tall windshield now for a few months and the updraft is just unbearable. My shirt or jacket get sucked up to my neck, if I wear half helmet and sunglasses the draft up under my sunglasses makes it hard to see with the buffeting or my eyes being dried out.

I can feel a huge amount of air riding along the side and top of the gas tank, so I'm guessing it's riding along the tank then hitting me mid chest and then flowing upward. Either way, it isn't comfortable. Is anyone else experiencing this and solved it. Saw a thread about side deflectors, just not sure if that fixes the updraft or buffeting.
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Looks like for me with the quick release stock version, only the last link is what I can use, short of buying a whole new windshield.

This the best price you've seen for them around, $143?
SmokenJOE said:
I made a set of these, and painted the plastic black. They worked pretty well. I removed them because I didn't like them hiding my turns mounted to the forks.
I have the same LED turn signals as well, so I'm hesitant to plop those deflectors down there, not to mention the reviews on the site that sells those plastic deflectors isn't glowing.

I was hoping for something like loismustdie said, something that maybe deflects it right in between the headlight and the tank. To me, when I was riding feeling around for the airflow, it seemed like the updraft I was getting was from the air coming between the gap of the windshield and the headlight. I was adjusting my knee positions out and in tight and it didn't have a dramatic effect on the updraft, so I was thinking it was the front end draft. Either way, I may look at trying to find some deflector in that position and see if it helps.

If anyone else has ideas, please reply here as I'm open to any solution.
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