Wind buffering

Jester

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Location
Northants, UK
Take up a racing crouch?

I'm 175 and I felt for the wind blast at about 70 mph yesterday and from the middle of the screen it comes straight at my head and then stops as it appears that the wind from the side creates back pressue.

As well as Overdrive's suggestion there are also laminar flow screen extenders that you could try..
 

OldGuy

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Location
Seattle,WA
I'm not sure what your weight has to do with windscreen height or anything else.... but...

This has been discussed ad-nausea going back to 2019. One of several threads:
https://www.royalenfieldowners.com/index.php?threads/hitchcocks-taller-windshield-for-the-himalayan.357/

BTW, a shorter windscreen kind of solves the buffeting by putting your face directly in the wind stream, which I find makes tears and neck strain much worse. The Hitchcocks tall windscreen helps with the neck strain, and goggles instead of a face shield help with the tears. A velcro-type goggle strap works a wonder at making them more convenient. And the goggles I use fit over eyeglasses.

FWIW, I'm 225, so ....?

OG
 

Laserman

Well travelled
Staff member
The buffeting seems to be different between pre-Tripper models and models with Tripper, too. The windshield is larger on the Tripper models - I'm 6'3" 230ish and only experienced severe buffeting on my '22 Himmie when I was behind larger vehicles at 60+MPH. I put a PowerBronze screen on my bike that is 100MM taller (bout 4 inches) and it solved my issue.

Cut it down or add a larger one, the choice is yours! The stock screen is definitely a problem for some torso lengths. Also note, changing mirrors and/or mirror position can alter the windstream at speed. Mine got better with a 40MM riser, for example, but wasn't quite enough to stop the buffeting.
 

Ozan

Getting there...
Location
Thailand
BUGFERING SOLVED 👍….I cut the screen 2 cm each time down until the wind was out of my eyes….
Now it’s short 10 cm from the bottom of the shield…..NO WIND IN FACE ANYMORE…👍
It’s an easy cut operation with an angle cutter for metal…hold it down on the table with on hand…wear 👓 glasses…
….anyway better to wear while riding wind glasses and or visor…
Thxs guys….
Save ride…
Best wishes from Thailand
👩‍🚀🏍✌👍
🙏
 

Jester

Well travelled
Location
Northants, UK
I was thinking we were referring to height not weight!

I do find it easy to watch my weight, due to a slowly expanding waistline I no longer have to bend my neck so far to see it.
 

Woodstock

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Location
Woodstock, NY
I was thinking we were referring to height not weight!

I do find it easy to watch my weight, due to a slowly expanding waistline I no longer have to bend my neck so far to see it.
Ditto, in centimetres. But there was also a brief moment I thought it may be biblical years while I was trying to work it out.
 
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