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  1. Interesting... might have to check this one out! Have you found buffeting to be an issue with smaller screens as well?
  2. @texscottydyeah I think Im in the exact same boat as you... that's why I run my shorty for touring (and 99% of other situations). My previous bike was the naked SV650 so I'll take a lots of clean, laminar air even over a small bit of turbulent air. I also ride with earplugs (surefire ep4s) but definitely found the buffeting actually pushed my head around, giving me a headache more than being just loud. Its too bad because the yamaha touring screen would be perfect if I was maybe and inch or two shorter. When I crouch down, you'd swear you were in a convertible... so nice and quiet!
  3. I bought my bike in Summer 2017 and the previous owner was gracious enough to include 3 windscreens with the bike... the OEM windscreen, the taller/wider Ermax windscreen and the Yamaha Touring Screen. We all know the OEM one is terrible, so I decided to chop it down a few inches and tint it a bit darker... this is the result (with hard cases and tail bag for touring). I have 2 tall windscreens, so why the hell am I running that tiny windscreen for touring you ask? Well, both the Ermax and the Touring windscreen have unbearable buffeting and turbulence. The Ermax is the worst at about 90 km/hr but not any better at 110-120 (highway cruising). The Touring windscreen completely sucks after 110 km/hr. They both seem to throw all the turbulent air at my eyebrow. Therefore, I'm reaching out to you tall guys in the community. What do you use? I think the answer here is 'suck it up, you're tall, no windscreen will help with touring' but I'm hoping someone can be my saving grace! I'd probably sell both windscreens and buy something that actually fits me considering they both sit on a shelf.
  4. Going to be down at the tail this summer.. last week of June. If this is still for sale I'll take it off your hands! Frees me up to chop my stock exhaust for a slip-on
  5. Thanks Cruizin! Sorry for the duplicate thread. I'll read up on some of the older posts.
  6. $75.99 for 4 liters... Welcome to Canada lol. Looks like it is JASO MA rated - Shell Rotella T - Wikipedia EN.M.WIKIPEDIA.ORG
  7. Hey gang, Wanted to pick your brain a bit. Im in a sport riding group and they are doing a group buy for Rotella T6 oil. Its diesel engine oil, but apparently a bunch of track guys go on and on about it and how good it is. Buying 19L at a time ($7.50/liter) Rotella T6 Synthetic Diesel Engine Oil, 18.9-L | Canadian Tire WWW.CANADIANTIRE.CA Rotella T6 Synthetic Diesel Engine Oil provides protection in three critical areas Acid control — helps protect against corrosion from acids formed as fuel burn Even better, Shell has a $25 mail-in rebate on it for 2019 (https://www.shell.ca/en_ca/business-customers/lubricants-for-business/save-five-dollar-per-litre-back-by-mail/better-fuel-economy.html#iframe=L0RJWS90NXQ2L2NhLw). Brings price down to $6.26/liter Anyways, just wondering what people think about running 5W-40 Synthetic diesel engine oil in their bikes... crazy or genius? I usually buy Motul 7100 which is $75 for 4 L ($18.75/liter). Thanks!
  8. Ontario owners, make sure you add yourself to the Member Map here: Hopefully we can get a meetup going for this upcoming summer!
  9. Yeah some of the feedback is making me re-think the configuration. I think I will be moving it to point to the side, slightly downward to help with clearing water. I don't ride in the rain, but still good for when washing the bike. Thanks!
  10. Sounds a touch high... I'm 26, single and paying $1200 for full coverage on my 2015. Maybe because your bike is slightly newer? Also my insurance dropped by about 30% when I moved from West GTA to the Kitchener-Waterloo area.
  11. Can't post the full PDF but this is what the Insurance broker sent me for Yamaha
  12. The difference here is that even though $200k is the minimum liability, I haven't seen any insurance that will do <$1M. Other ontario owners can chime in here.. but definitely something I would be willing to look at next season
  13. Happy to help! I figured what the hell... couldn't find a good video that really showed how EASY it is to install! And as I mentioned, 1 to 1, it isn't really 'louder' but a much better tone. As @bugie pointed out, its a straight swap, unlike many of the air horn variety that need a power source. I will also look at facing it at a minimum sideways. I don't ride in the rain if I can avoid it, but still a good idea for washing the bike, bugs etc!
  14. Video link above shows before/after, and quick install guide (extremely easy). There was no improvement in actual horn volume, but the Soundbomb Mini is definitely lower and seems louder. Happy with it and will be messing around with the configurations in the next little while!
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