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Old 05-22-2018, 05:44 AM   #1
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FZ Wind

I'm curious for anyone who has (or had) a supersport (CBR, GSXR, etc.):

Are they better than the 1st Gen FZ1 as far as wind blast on the freeway?

It seems you could tuck under the wind a little better on a supersport but maybe I'm wrong, it could just be the way it is on any bike. I'm 5'-11 and it feels like my helmet wants to lift off my head for anything above 75mph. I've got the GYTR clamp that lowers the bars about an inch and did the fizzy mirror mod by the way. Thanks for any feedback
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Old 05-22-2018, 05:49 AM   #2
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Your helmet is too small for your head then. Or you can try a different screen.
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:06 AM   #3
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On my R6 if I tucked in it was better than the Gen1 FZ, but I could only stand to ride like that for a little while, just too uncomfortable for freeway stints.

I have the ZG Double bubble on the FZ and no complaints about the wind even doing 14 hour stretches on the Interstate.
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:13 AM   #4
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On my R6 if I tucked in it was better than the Gen1 FZ, but I could only stand to ride like that for a little while, just too uncomfortable for freeway stints.

I have the ZG Double bubble on the FZ and no complaints about the wind even doing 14 hour stretches on the Interstate.

Yep...same same

On the R1 tucked itís real quiet. But as Brad said, itís not the most comfy way to eat up miles.

I was amazed at the difference in the ZGDB on the gen2 from stock. The wind still hits me at the top of the helmet but the stock screen had it on my neck and upper chest. Not comfy at all with the OEM
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:13 AM   #5
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Your helmet is too small for your head then.
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:40 AM   #6
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Haha. Let me try again. Your HEAD is too small for your helmet. I always thought I was a large since it fit best when new and I experienced the same thing. I have since moved to a medium and zero issues.
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:15 AM   #7
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Haha. Let me try again. Your HEAD is too small for your helmet. I always thought I was a large since it fit best when new and I experienced the same thing. I have since moved to a medium and zero issues.
That is probably part of my problem that I hadn't thought much about, next helmet will be smaller, hopefully that will help
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:43 AM   #8
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Definitely get a proper helmet fit.

Nearly every bike I buy requires some changes to find clean air. Most produce some dirty air/turbulence/blast at some heights. Moving that blast below or above eye level usually helps me a great deal. You can experiment by removing the screen entirely and see if that eliminates the issue then considering a shorter or cut down screen. Or go with a barn door touring screen that moves the blast above.

I find taking recommendations from others re screens to be hit or miss. They will usually mention rider height and screen height but things like posture, arm length, and bar mods/repositioning and helmet shape all contribute.
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:12 AM   #9
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I swapped out my stock screen for a Yamaha touring screen, the difference was night and day. For the 2 mins it takes to swap screens out, itís definitely worth it if your going on a long highway ride, even if it is ugly haha.
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:44 PM   #10
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Remove you windscreen and take a ride. I found on my Gen2 a supper short windscreen provided the best airflow.
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:03 PM   #11
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On my Gen 1, I have found improvements by going to bar end mirrors, cutting my own custom Lexan windscreen (wider and a little taller than the Yammy touring) and using the factory lower fairings. All have helped cleanup or better manage airflow.

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