I love the look of the short screen and I love the feel of not having to look through a screen,all my other bikes are naked,but ….the wind noise I get is just deafening for me even with ear plugs .
Ok we’ll that’s waist I needed to knowI love the look of the short screen and I love the feel of not having to look through a screen,all my other bikes are naked,but ….the wind noise I get is just deafening for me even with ear plugs .
Thank you for detailed response 👍Welcome to the forum @Kj001
I found the CTX1300 was the best bike of any I've owned at handling wind. Really never had any "buffeting" as it is properly defined, but I did have a very strong wind stream coming off the front while using the OEM factory stock shorty screen. That all was the same even passing big 18 wheeled rigs. The bike just handled the buffeting coming off those big rigs and smoothed it out by the time I felt it. Still strong but relatively straight line wind stream. I know that many riders call that strong wind stream "buffeting" even though it is straight line... as opposed to the feeling of taking the blows of random hits by those kids giant padded boxing gloves one side and the other. That last bit I never felt on my CTX1300 in the 49,000+ miles I rode it on Interstate roads including a long stretch of 85-90 mph highway in SD (I know the speed limit is only 80 there 😔 ). When I bought the bike and rode it home 145 miles there was a 35 mph wind with 45 mph gusts coming at 90 deg to my line of travel all the way home. I was amazed that this bike practically ignored the wind. I felt it but the bike handled like there was no wind at all.
There is a very significant difference with the Honda Tall screen that I added a month after I bought the bike. That one cuts down the wind stream a lot. And the 2 vents all but eliminate the negative pressure directly behind the screen so there was no significant back wind on my back.
This was my experience. Others seem to have different experiences. Just a matter of personal perspective.
What @bob said. I use the Honda tall and those lower vents worked nice for me. I've had other bikes with Memphis Shades but I would get the buffeting rattling my helmet. The installation of lowers pushing air up behind the screen eliminated the buffeting. I guess the vents in the tall Honda screen have the same effect as the lowers.Thank you for detailed response 👍
cute kid. looks like he or she is ready for summer!lol![ avatar]Bike came with touring windshield and the original short one
What’s it like with the short shield
I get buffeting from touring shield
My granddaughter 🥰cute kid. looks like he or she is ready for summer!lol![ avatar]
Thank you I think I’ll take your advice and try it👍It's fairly straight forward to switch the windshields and I'd recommend putting on the shorty and see if you like it, since you have one. Stock shorty is super clean air, but a lot of it. Most folks run with full screens, some with added deflectors and such. The level of buffeting is so variable and dependent on body dimensions, helmet, and desired experience. My screen is 2.5 inches taller than the stock shorty and perfect for my tastes, which are not common among the touring crowd. For me, the best compromise between airflow (perfect), buffet (minimal) and noise (minimal).
Hope you find the sweet spot!