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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-13-2003, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Any suggestions for a quieter windscreen for my Sprint?

Hi, I'm Inky. I've been hanging out with the hoodlems over at the Redline site. I have a 2000 red Sprint St. (His name is Saint) I love riding him, but lately the wind noise is just killing my ears. My husband and I bought the Autocomm communication system to be able to chat with each other, but the wind noise from the tall accessory screen is just too much. I'm not a little lady. I'm 5'8" and don't ask the weight. I have GenMar bar risers on it, and I have a full face Arai quantum, it's getting old and needs to be replaced, but I'm wondering if anybody has found another company that could offer better protection, or dispersion of the air.
And yes, I have tried ear plugs, but they tend to even block out the Autocomm.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!!1

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You could contact Clearview shields and ask about them making a replacement for your St.the prices are not bad and its top quality.You'll have to know what you want though.Are you getting buffeting also,if so the shield might be belive it or not too tall,taking a quater inch off might help or try one of the edge lips that are for sale,they filp the turbulance over the top more decreasing buffeting.I think Sang sell those.
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Thanks Maddjack. I did try one of the turbulence lips, and it actually made it worse for me, but thanks for the help!!!!!!

What do you think about a double bubble? Are they for looks or does the extra curve really help?

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I have ridden a friends bike with a Zero-g double on it and it seems to help.I had the problem you are having on my 97 Trophy,I think on it the angle was too steep and it was noisier than heck on it.

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I have ridden a friends bike with a Zero-g double on it and it seems to help.I had the problem you are having on my 97 Trophy,I think on it the angle was too steep and it was noisier than heck on it.
Sounds about right..........but I thought I would at least see if anybody else was having any luck in defeating the noise! Thanks again for the advice.....

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I've tried them all, and there is no good solution. I have the triumph touring screen, stock screen, double-bubble screen and a laminar lip. I've tried all of the combinations of the lip on each of the screens, and there is no combination that gives both good protection and low noise. Believe it or not, the quietest is the stock short screen. It gives you a windblast in the helmet, but it's "clean" air and relatively quiet. The touring screen moves the windblast up to the upper helmet, but it's very noisy (as you know). The double-bubble is pretty worthless, it moves the windblast up about an inch over stock and it's much noisier. What it really needs is an even taller touring screen that is at more of a raked angle, but no one makes one.

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I've tried them all, and there is no good solution. I have the triumph touring screen, stock screen, double-bubble screen and a laminar lip. I've tried all of the combinations of the lip on each of the screens, and there is no combination that gives both good protection and low noise. Believe it or not, the quietest is the stock short screen. It gives you a windblast in the helmet, but it's "clean" air and relatively quiet. The touring screen moves the windblast up to the upper helmet, but it's very noisy (as you know). The double-bubble is pretty worthless, it moves the windblast up about an inch over stock and it's much noisier. What it really needs is an even taller touring screen that is at more of a raked angle, but no one makes one.
Awesome information. My dealer suggested a Shoei, instead of my Arai. I guess the side plates by the ears are terrible at letting in too much noise. I just wish that I had a Shoei head.
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Agreed on the Shoei. I have an RF900, and it's the quietest helmet I've tried.

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Agreed on the Shoei. I have an RF900, and it's the quietest helmet I've tried.


How many miles you got on that red beauty?

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RooF Helmet

Doesn't "sound" like the wind screen is the problem. Your helmet may not be properly fitted, or that specific model helmet may have intrinsically poor wind noise attenuating capabilities. I have a RooF helmet and it has excellent wind noise attenuating attributes. The only draw back is . . . it's manufactured in France.
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