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I am awaiting delivery of a wind deflector, similar to the Puig item, ordered from Ebay.  I realise this varies depending on the individual, but what position works well for reducing turbulence at speed?  I'm just looking for some pointers for initial position that I might try.

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@captainscarlet - I use one of the Ebay deflectors during winter months and started with the arms collapsed down and the deflector pointed upward, perpendicular to the ground.  I then tried a few different positions, raising the arms until they were parallel to the ground, still keeping the deflector pointing upright.  I haven't tried raising the arms any higher though I think if I was caught in a torrential rain storm I would just raise it 100% and not worry about the angle. 

These take A LOT of fiddling and experimenting to be effective, every time you make an adjustment you have to pull off the highway, loosen 4 locks, make the adjustment, reset the 4 locks and then get back on the highway and hope the direction you adjusted is an improvement.  In addition to the deflector, you also have the screen height that can be experimented with as well, giving you almost too many variables to manipulate.  They ARE effective but plan on dedicating some time just riding back and forth on the highway, over and over changing positions.  You might be lucky and get it 'close enough' on the first few tries.

FWIW, I also have an MRA deflector, when I saw the Ebay deflector for about $25 I decided to give it a try just out of curiosity.  I find it has a larger surface area and more robust construction then the MRA version which costs 5x more.

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1 hour ago, captainscarlet said:

I am awaiting delivery of a wind deflector, similar to the Puig item, ordered from Ebay.  I realise this varies depending on the individual, but what position works well for reducing turbulence at speed?  I'm just looking for some pointers for initial position that I might try.

CS

I have my Puig clip on deflector in the highest and closest position in relation to the windscreen.  This put the bottom of the deflector almost in line with the top of the windscreen.  I noticed more of a difference when adjusting the height as opposed to adjusting how far in front of the screen the deflector was and the angle of the deflector (as you can see mine is set parallel to the windscreen). For reference I am just under 6ft with a 32in inseam.

 

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Here's my X-Creen Tour on a Madstad. Much will depend on the main screen angle and design. I generally keep it like this, or one step lower... but still parallel with main screen.

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7 hours ago, betoney said:

@captainscarlet - I use one of the Ebay deflectors during winter months and started with the arms collapsed down and the deflector pointed upward, perpendicular to the ground.  I then tried a few different positions, raising the arms until they were parallel to the ground, still keeping the deflector pointing upright.  I haven't tried raising the arms any higher though I think if I was caught in a torrential rain storm I would just raise it 100% and not worry about the angle. 

These take A LOT of fiddling and experimenting to be effective, every time you make an adjustment you have to pull off the highway, loosen 4 locks, make the adjustment, reset the 4 locks and then get back on the highway and hope the direction you adjusted is an improvement.  In addition to the deflector, you also have the screen height that can be experimented with as well, giving you almost too many variables to manipulate.  They ARE effective but plan on dedicating some time just riding back and forth on the highway, over and over changing positions.  You might be lucky and get it 'close enough' on the first few tries.

FWIW, I also have an MRA deflector, when I saw the Ebay deflector for about $25 I decided to give it a try just out of curiosity.  I find it has a larger surface area and more robust construction then the MRA version which costs 5x more.

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You have a link for your eBay spoiler?

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I have the two mount version and it works extremely well on a larger screen. FYI, if you get one of these, you have to glue the adjusters after finding the right angle.

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4 minutes ago, captainscarlet said:

I got mine from here:

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Small motorcycle windshields, motorcycles stuck in the windshield...

But there are a raft of them on Ebay and I suspect they are all pretty much the same product.

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I ordered the smoke one and got a clear one, complained, got it for free as the supplier couldn't guarantee that I could get a smoke one .

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I don't have one on my FJ, but I've used them on other bikes. The position that works best with me is to have the top even with the windscreen, at the angle parallel to the windscreen. This creates a silky-smooth windflow, which I like.

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9 hours ago, 2and3cylinders said:

Bring

You have a link for your eBay spoiler?

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This is the one that I used, it is the width that fits my screen.  There is a wider one for larger screens but you have to be careful and read the product description to make sure.  Like @jdavis and @captainscarlet mentioned, most of these listed are the same, send the seller a message first to ask about size or color before buying.

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Universal Adjustable Screen Windscreen Windshield Spoiler Air Deflector...

 


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Thanks, looks just like my MRW tour I have on my Givi barn door but clamp-on.  I have a mono-clamp-on ebay unit but want to try something wider or maybe shorter in height and wider but either way that adjusts lower.

I also have a bikini screen for super hot weather.

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