SWEGOTECH Forkshield deflector -- reduce helmet vibrations !!! - Page 8 - Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Forum
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post #71 of 110 (permalink) Old 05-20-2017, 07:05 PM
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Just ordered one now.
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post #72 of 110 (permalink) Old 05-20-2017, 10:44 PM
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Got one via eBay, the beginning of this month. Stainless silver screws were included, however, I prefer original blacks as those match the black plate. Rust has not occurred, so far, despite driving in some rainy days here in Japan.
Glad that the forkshield hides fork tunnel from my eyesight, in addition to preventing updraft.
I take this opportunity to thank you for a nice part, Swen 😃
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post #73 of 110 (permalink) Old 05-26-2017, 12:10 AM
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Do these help with buffeting for a street helmet (no peak)?

I looked through the thread, but didn't see the answer.
I'll answer my own question. Yes they help with buffeting with a non-peaked street helmet for me. Very happy with my purchase.
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post #74 of 110 (permalink) Old 05-26-2017, 04:33 AM
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I have a GL handlebar bag and it seems to eliminate buffeting also.
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post #75 of 110 (permalink) Old 05-31-2017, 09:52 AM
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I got the swegotech shield in yesterday and installed it last night.

The holes do not line up perfectly so some tweaking and pulling was in order between the shield and the body panels but I was able to get it installed.


Observations during the installation:

1) The front bolts are factory indexed with a shoulder. Maybe in future builds swegotech could include a bushing that includes the shoulder so as to properly secure the fairing.

2) The holes should be elongated to allow some movement side to side. Instead of a round hole for each bolt, maybe an elongated hole that is 2-3mm wider than the bolt diameter. This would aid the user during installation to ensure none of the bolts are cross threaded.


After installation:

The shield does exactly what it says. I noticed much less buffeting from 30 to 65MPH during my ride

I'm using the stock windshield and I have a non-peaked helmet (schuberth S2)

I'm also 6'0" tall and have a short legs @ 32" inseam


Next on my list to help with the buffeting is the batzen adjustable screen mount.
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Thank you Swen,
I have had it on for 4000 kms and it works excellent, with the buffing and the small bits of rock coming up by the fork tubes. I read one posting were a guy said, people will buy anything, I sure am glad I bought one!
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post #77 of 110 (permalink) Old 06-17-2017, 12:13 PM
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Just ordered one. Noticed a bit of a vibration with my new E1 helmet. Worth a shot & seems like it's helped some people out...
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So, I definitely noticed a difference with the wind. However, recently after some moderate rain while riding the supplied screws started rusting on top
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So, I definitely noticed a difference with the wind. However, recently after some moderate rain while riding the supplied screws started rusting on top
That's why the stainless ones are included...
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