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Cooler Riding in the Summer

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The RT has a great fairing and windshield system that keeps the wind off the rider. In Texas in the summer it's a big negative. After taking a closer look at the system I came up with a modification that puts a little more air on the rider. It is just a bit of sheet metal that directs the air to my chest, rather than sending it over my head. As you raise the windshield the vent opens up. My ride is significantly cooler now 馃榿
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I like that I sure could use that here in DFW!
It looks great. Any chance of getting a template? How much improvement?
Very Nice... I am going to need an installation manual STAT...
If I ever get an answer to removing the wind deflectors, I can probably do a template . Right now everything is assembled and I'm going for a ride tomorrow 馃榿
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It looks great. Any chance of getting a template? How much improvement?
Before I added the vent I got very little air flow at my chest, with the vent it's not a blast, but more like a 10- 15 MPH breeze. Enough so that my mesh gear works. With a little tinkering it could be improved by extending the leading edge. I didn't want to remove too much air going up the backside of the wind screen as I would think some forces are necessary to counteract other forces against the windshield. So far I have had the bike up to 100mph with no negative effects or noise.

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Before I added the vent I got very little air flow at my chest, with the vent it's not a blast, but more like a 10- 15 MPH breeze. Enough so that my mesh gear works. With a little tinkering it could be improved by extending the leading edge. I didn't want to remove too much air going up the backside of the wind screen as I would think some forces are necessary to counteract other forces against the windshield. So far I have had the bike up to 100mph with no negative effects or noise.
Thank you for going to the trouble of posting this for us.
thats a great idea. summer riding here in DFW requires all the direct airflow you can get. I'm goign to try a shorty windscreen to see how well that works
Thank you for going to the trouble of posting this for us.
Before I added the vent I got very little air flow at my chest, with the vent it's not a blast, but more like a 10- 15 MPH breeze. Enough so that my mesh gear works. With a little tinkering it could be improved by extending the leading edge. I didn't want to remove too much air going up the backside of the wind screen as I would think some forces are necessary to counteract other forces against the windshield. So far I have had the bike up to 100mph with no negative effects or noise.
Do have any photos of how you mounted the flap from behind the screen?
I have the 7jurock (quiet ride supplier) shield with vent installed. In a few weeks I'll head out on a trip through TX/OK/KS/NE/SD and it can get a bit warm in June lol

Will see how well the vent does. Was in TN a couple weeks ago but it never got above 80.

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After 90F degrees wind chill starts to go the other way. In other words it gets warmer.
The mounting doesn't photograph well. :mad: See the attached photos. Note the sheet metal 90 degree pieces with the 2 holes. The big hole fits on the windshield adjustment frame top boss. Then the windshield reinforcement fits over the boss, compressing the 90 degree piece in place when the windshield is screwed in down. The small hole goes to the vent axel, so the vent angle can be adjusted and fixed. I hope that that explanation makes sense o_O I was attempting to hide the evidence in case my idea didn't work ;)

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The mounting doesn't photograph well. :mad: See the attached photos. Note the sheet metal 90 degree pieces with the 2 holes. The big hole fits on the windshield adjustment frame top boss. Then the windshield reinforcement fits over the boss, compressing the 90 degree piece in place when the windshield is screwed in down. The small hole goes to the vent axel, so the vent angle can be adjusted and fixed. I hope that that explanation makes sense o_O I was attempting to hide the evidence in case my idea didn't work ;)
Thanks! Being in South Texas, I'll have to try that design.
After 90F degrees wind chill starts to go the other way. In other words it gets warmer.
Indeed,there is an inflection point with temperature and less humidity where I prefer my perforated leathers with a soaked LDComfort shirt. In humid climes tho, even if above 90 I prefer the mesh gear.

funny thing is that it makes my perf leather the most comfortable gear for xc tours, but if i head south, I鈥檒l sometimes bring my mesh jacket without armor so it packs small and transfer the armor from the leathers when i need it.
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