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Silverback

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on: November 19, 2023, 11:08:00 pm
How effective is the wind screen on the super meteor?   Does it cause undue wind buffeting in your helmet?  Or does it just provide calm air on your torso?
I have always thought wind screens should push air up above your  helmet otherwise what good are they.  The couple of wind screens I have tried in my classic 500 give me a head ache from 5he buffeting.  When I take the screen off the air flow seems much calmer and mild.
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Reply #1 on: November 20, 2023, 07:57:10 pm
How effective is the wind screen on the super meteor?   Does it cause undue wind buffeting in your helmet?  Or does it just provide calm air on your torso?
I have always thought wind screens should push air up above your  helmet otherwise what good are they.  The couple of wind screens I have tried in my classic 500 give me a head ache from 5he buffeting.  When I take the screen off the air flow seems much calmer and mild.

Can't comment on the SM screen's effectiveness, but you can likely improve on directing the air flow higher and away from your helmet by installing a "Laminar Lip" near the top of the OEM screen. Ideally, you will get maximum protection with just an OEM screen when it is high enough that your line of eyesight straight ahead in your normal riding position falls just over the top of the screen.
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Reply #2 on: November 20, 2023, 08:48:54 pm
Great info thanks
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Reply #3 on: November 24, 2023, 12:11:24 pm
I run a dart classic on mine. It feels great and less bugs on the jacket, but it greatly increased wind noise. I wear earplugs now, before the screen install my schuberth was nice and quiet, now i cant hear the pipes.


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Reply #4 on: February 13, 2024, 12:15:19 pm
How effective is the wind screen on the super meteor?   Does it cause undue wind buffeting in your helmet?  Or does it just provide calm air on your torso?
I have always thought wind screens should push air up above your  helmet otherwise what good are they.  The couple of wind screens I have tried in my classic 500 give me a head ache from 5he buffeting.  When I take the screen off the air flow seems much calmer and mild.

I’m 5’7” and the stock RE wind screen on my Super Meteor 650 Celestial is absolutely perfect, really! No buffeting on the helmet or anywhere else at all at any speed up to 90mph or under, sporting a Shoei RF1200 full face helmet. If you wear a skid lid or are a taller person your experience may be deferent. But for me it really is the best I’ve ever had.

Just so you know I’m no stranger to putting on few miles. I’ve been riding for 60 years now and have completed the SCMA US Four Corners Tour four deferent times.
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Reply #5 on: February 27, 2024, 10:56:37 pm
I run a dart classic on mine. It feels great and less bugs on the jacket, but it greatly increased wind noise. I wear earplugs now, before the screen install my schuberth was nice and quiet, now i cant hear the pipes.

I'm in a Schuberth also, and on past bikes have had to cut down windscreens to help keep the helmet in clean air.  I love the way it rides on the SM, but definitely need to get some wind pressure off my torso.  Don't care about bugs, just efficiency.

The Dart is the one i'm looking at based on my "hand over the headlight" measurement.


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Reply #6 on: February 28, 2024, 04:12:11 am
Silverback

I'm 5'10" (200 lbs) , Super Meteor (Touring Seat) , Factory Windshield , Open 1/2 Helmet (skid-lid) see picture.
The Factory windshield has a "Upwards Cup" built into it at the top  and also a Vent toward the bottom.
The results are :  The wind hits the top of my Helmet with NO BUFFING .  ! :)

How tall are you ?
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Reply #7 on: March 04, 2024, 07:39:15 pm
I didn’t find the stock windscreen very effective while touring , after few months I went for this product
https://motocomotorcycles.com/en-fr/products/tinted-windscreen-for-super-meteor-650

It is much better compared to stock & black as I wanted it to be


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Reply #8 on: March 11, 2024, 09:35:50 am
I didn’t find the stock windscreen very effective while touring , after few months I went for this product
https://motocomotorcycles.com/en-fr/products/tinted-windscreen-for-super-meteor-650

It is much better compared to stock & black as I wanted it to be

How tall are you?
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