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post #21 of 219 (permalink) Old 03-09-2014, 12:14 AM
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I did read on another site that the GIVI screen solved one guy's issue with noise with a woonderful write up. I'll see if I can find it again. Not sure if posting links to another site is allowed. Can anyone advise?
We are here to share information on motorcycling. I don't think posting information relevant to what we are discussing would break any rules. As you can see by this thread a number of links to other sites has already been provided.

If the problem has been addressed on other forums and a solution found, we would love to see it. The more information we can obtain, the better chance we have of buying the proper windscreen to suit our individual needs.

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How come my R with a lower shield and with an aftermarket exhaust sounds like a farty sewing machine, and your X with a higher windshield is unbearably loud?

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All bikes suffer wind noise above 50 mph , you get used to it .....
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All bikes suffer wind noise above 50 mph , you get used to it .....
My F with no screen has almost no unusual wind noise.

Add a screen similar in size and shape to the one on the X and the noise/vibration from the turbulence became nearly unbearable. There's wind noise, and then there's windshield-induced turbulence. The two overlap, of course. One is unavoidable, the other can be corrected. As I said, bikes with screens like those on most "adventure" bikes are particularly bad. They are, for the most part, truly worse than nothing at all.

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This discussion has been going on since 2006. These guys are for the most part not new riders who don't know what to expect. It's a problem that is endemic to this style bike. You may find some useful ideas in here: The buffeting and windscreen thread for '04-'11 DL650 and '04-'12 DL1000 - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums

This is a more recent discussion of the "new" 650, which was supposedly redesigned to solve the problem. Guess not: Windscreen and Buffeting Thread for the 2012+ DL650... The only one!!! - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums

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Have chucked the honda tall screen back on this arvo. Quieter than the standard screen but still pretty noisy for me, i could duck under the worst of the noise though which i cant do with the standard screen. Not comfortable to ride like that though and not silent, still noise to either side from air going around the screen.
Im 1.8m tall (5 11ish) with short legs, so a bit taller butt to helmet wise than normal.

I'll be going screen less until the cooler, damper weather arrives here
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I never realised that something like this could be such a problem. Im a new rider on a 500r so haven't got any experience, but its a really interesting read. I personally arent a fan of adventure bikes, so I may never encounter this issue, but reading this its good to get the knowledge that should I get a bike in the future with this kind of problem I'll have a decent idea of how to sort it.

This is why im part of this forum. We all help each other out and we all learn and grow together. Hope you find a solution to the wind noise without having to sell the bike. It is a cracking ride.

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I have the same problem...

Used to a Givi taller screen on 8 years daily driving on a Transalp 650 I would only close the helmet visor at + 120 Km/h, in recent years I could even ride almost all year with a jet helmet... it was perfect.

Both things impossible with the 500X stock screen... so I ordered a Puig taller screen and will see.

Had the same feeling trying the F800GS with the stock screen so I think it's expected...
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I must say that I am with bodessia on this one.
Wind noise above 70 km/h? Have to sell it, it's too much, I just can't bear it, all that noise above 70 km/h, my poor ears.
Yes, sell it already, to someone who is used to bikes and the fact that riding is not the same as sitting in a car.
It's one thing to ask for some advice how to deal with excessive wind noise or which screen does what, and another to whine about it. Maybe try a CBR250 or a bike that doesn't go faster than 70 km/h.
There are some real riders on this site who have ordered the X and are waiting to pick their bikes up; they don't need anybody raising non-issues.
Sorry to be a bit hard on you but personally I've never minded if someone set me straight.
Maybe something this would be best for you:

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I think telling someone who asked a reasonable question to buy a car and “gtfo” is vulgar and uncalled for.

I intend to do a lot of back road riding for pleasure, but have to ride busy highways at 110 kph for an hour each way to get there and back home. So an effective windscreen certainly would make the first and last hours of my rides more enjoyable and less fatiguing.
I see your point and have to agree, "gtfo" is not a nice thing to say - but it sure made me laugh!

Funny you should mention 110km/h; today I rode just for fun 140km from Songkhla to Phattalung, had lunch and then rode back. I kept the numbers on the speedo between 110 and 120, sometimes I went all out to 135 km/h - on my CRF250M! No wind protection at all, I'm sitting upright, wind on my chest, shoulders, helmet. But it was fun and I'd do it again tomorrow but I have to work. And I'm probably twice as old as OP.
So if you're complaining about unbearable wind noise above 70 km/h on a cushy CB500X you have a problem, and it's not the bike.

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