Hello my friends,
with my new Africa Twin I nearly bought the perfect bike, something I was dreaming of for a long time
Sadly on my first ride on the interstate, I suffered from a problem many of you already knew about. The helmet vibration problems on my Adventure/Dual Sport helmet were driving me crazy. My vison got so blurry at higher speed, that I had problems to read street signs and even got a headache and neck pain after a while. I first tried some different helmets and a bigger windshield, but this wasn't the solution I was looking for.
The more I researched this topic in the internet, the more I realized, that many of you have similar problems. And there was no real solution to fix this available on the market - to stop the updraft coming from the fork tunnel which is the reason for these annoying helmet vibrations.
I heard stories of creative people trying to fix this with plumber foam pieces, rubber mats and other things into the fork tunnel. As much as I love to be creative, but MacGyver-like sticking an old sock with a bubble gum into the fork tunnel wasn't my preferred solution for a $15,000 motorcycle
Also I wanted the best possible result without any danger of blocking the steering when doing sharp turns riding offroad.
Luckily I've gained a lot of experience in my life in designing and developing products. Just for myself I wanted a functional solution to fix my Africa Twin helmet vibration problem. One of my companies is operating a very nice CNC-Laser for a few years now. And I used it to build a prototype for me. I showed the prototype to my friend and fellow Africa Twin owner and he loved it so much, that he also wanted one for his bike. Only then I thought about producing the perfect solution also for other riders with the same helmet vibration problems.
Building something for yourself is quite different than offering a finished product for sale. So, I spent much more time and money in developing the perfect, good looking and affordabe "Forkshield" then. After in total about 30 different prototypes and a lot of testing, I finally found the most optimized solution in every aspect
I filmed the following video that quickly explains & demonstrates the effect of the Swegotech Forkshield updraft deflector on an Africa Twin CRF1000L:
Here you can read more about the product:
For me it is a night and day difference to ride my Africa Twin with my new SWEGOTECH FORKSHIELD updraft deflector and I am sure you will be as happy with it as I am