mjsracing Posted April 29, 2015 Share Posted April 29, 2015 My only material complaint about this wonderful bike is the wind noise. It became very clear after riding my 690 Enduro R then my FJ-09 that the FJ is crazy loud in comparison. I'm not talking about buffeting or turbulence. I'm talking a loud wind roar that is not substantially changed with any of the three windscreen heights. Rather than throwing windscreens options at it, which may or may not address the source of the noise, I want to try to figure out why it is so loud. Unfortunately for me, expanding foam ear plugs do not fit into my ear canals so that is not a good option in my case. This got me pondering what the source of the noise could be. I came up with the following 4 potential sources: [ul type=disc] [*]Windscreen [*]headlights / nose geometry [*]hand guards [*]mirrors (with and without extenders) [/ul]Seems like the hardest to address would be the headlights / nose geometry. The rest are potential bolt-on fixes. Once the noise is addressed, then "comfort" issues like wind velocity, turbulence, buffeting, rain protection, etc can be addressed. I'll be away from my bike for a week or so, but I want to experiment and find the source of the noise so that a solution can be found. I hope to try back to back testing with a sound level meter to get some less subjective data. Has anyone tried riding with no windscreen? With the mirrors off? with the hand guards off? With all three items off? Did it have any impact on the noise? Other possible sources for the noise? Lets get this noise issue figured out! 2015 FJ-09, 2016 1290 Super Duke, 2017 150 XC-W (primary ride), 2012 DR650 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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