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Grant Borden

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Reply #30 on: November 12, 2018, 06:58:23 pm
I guess the answer to the buffeting question depends on a persons height, inseam and helmet. I'm 5' 9" with a 29.5" inseam wear an Aria Signet-Q helmet, I have never experienced any buffeting even at 80 mph, that speed is without the sidecar being attached.

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Reply #31 on: November 13, 2018, 12:42:54 am
this idiot on youtube who tested one said they worked fine?

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Reply #32 on: November 13, 2018, 09:09:07 am
Wildbill,

The Flyscreen that "idiot", as you refer to him, tested is made like the first one Hitchcocks sent. You are correct it does have to be installed with the headlight assembly attached, the newer production model does not. The difference is the length/depth of the inner ring is longer/deeper, a very good improvement.

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Reply #33 on: November 13, 2018, 09:27:37 am
WildBill,

That Warro guy makes excellent videos. I noticed he has your voice.

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Reply #34 on: November 13, 2018, 11:15:59 am
I am 6'1" with 34" inseam. What I am trying to find out, is does that little 5" screen actually reduce the blast of air that is hitting one's body when doing 50, 55, 60 mph? Since it seems to allow easier high speeds I am guessing that must be the case.
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Reply #35 on: November 13, 2018, 12:02:06 pm
maybe /maybe not. I had a larger screen and it was only just suitable for my 6'3".
So I went with the Avon style instead, couldn't be happier in all weathers.


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Reply #36 on: November 13, 2018, 12:50:57 pm
I find it greatly reduces the pressure on my chest above 50 mph enough to ride long distances, 200+ miles, without fatigue as before I installed it on my bike.

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Reply #37 on: November 13, 2018, 03:33:24 pm
I find it greatly reduces the pressure on my chest above 50 mph enough to ride long distances, 200+ miles, without fatigue as before I installed it on my bike.

Grant
  That is what I needed to know, thank you! Will order that along with a new header pipe.
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Reply #38 on: November 13, 2018, 07:43:36 pm
Wildbill,

The Flyscreen that "idiot", as you refer to him, tested is made like the first one Hitchcocks sent. You are correct it does have to be installed with the headlight assembly attached, the newer production model does not. The difference is the length/depth of the inner ring is longer/deeper, a very good improvement.

Grant

Grant - you mention "You are correct it does have to be installed with the headlight assembly attached, the newer production model does not. The difference is the length/depth of the inner ring is longer/deeper, a very good improvement." - this newer product you talk off - don't suppose you have a Hitchcocks part number?


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Reply #39 on: November 13, 2018, 09:54:28 pm
I do not have the part number, this event took place last year.

What I did was to email Hitchcocks explained the problem they then sent the correct part stating that it was an upgraded version.

Jo is the person that took care of resolving my problem, ask for her in your email to ensure you get the newer version.

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Reply #40 on: November 14, 2018, 03:45:05 am
I am 6'1" with 34" inseam. What I am trying to find out, is does that little 5" screen actually reduce the blast of air that is hitting one's body when doing 50, 55, 60 mph? Since it seems to allow easier high speeds I am guessing that must be the case.
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Ah, another Big-and-Tall Shop customer!  I'm the same size (not sure about weight, though!). Rather foolish looking on the solo-seat B5.  Can't imagine some riders worrying about being able to touch the ground with their toes; if I stand up flat-footed, the B5 could ride right out from under me!  Always comfortable, though (once I got rid of that horrid, horrid OEM bench seat).  I tried a larger screen, which shielded my body from wind, but buffeted my head in a most noisy fashion, so gave up on it.  Never tried the flyscreen, though...



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Reply #41 on: November 14, 2018, 03:49:53 am
I do not have the part number, this event took place last year.

What I did was to email Hitchcocks explained the problem they then sent the correct part stating that it was an upgraded version.

Jo is the person that took care of resolving my problem, ask for her in your email to ensure you get the newer version.

Grant

No problems - thanks for getting back to me - I've emailed Hitchcocks os hoipefully the get back to me..
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Reply #42 on: November 14, 2018, 06:09:59 am
Ah, another Big-and-Tall Shop customer!  I'm the same size (not sure about weight, though!). Rather foolish looking on the solo-seat B5.  Can't imagine some riders worrying about being able to touch the ground with their toes; if I stand up flat-footed, the B5 could ride right out from under me!  Always comfortable, though (once I got rid of that horrid, horrid OEM bench seat).  I tried a larger screen, which shielded my body from wind, but buffeted my head in a most noisy fashion, so gave up on it.  Never tried the flyscreen, though...



That is the issue I run into with most windscreens. At nearly 6' 3'' I find that all I have tried end up buffeting my head so badly, it's intolerable.
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Reply #43 on: November 14, 2018, 07:22:31 am
204lbs and headed to 198. I was 216 back in May and I had to do something about it. Touching the ground is not an issue. Sunrise Mountain in Stokes State Park, a glorious ride!
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Reply #44 on: November 14, 2018, 07:38:28 am
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