Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oliver Springs TN
Lets talk about wind noise.
I'm going to ask you KLR guys because most of you deal with wind noise. The Goldwing guys wouldn't have any answers! I don't want a taller windshield. I like air in the summer.
I guess as I get older I'm having more trouble wind noise. I'm not on a KLR anymore as most of you know but even with a taller windshield on the Versys I'm having a lot of wind noise. I ride with a 3/4 helmet and Scala Rider bluetooth communication so I don't want earplugs.
I've seen videos on cutting the speaker wires to the Scala Riders and using earbud speakers instead. I don't want to do that either. I don't think I'd be happy wearing earbuds all day and putting them in, getting the helmet over them would be a pain.
I did a little experiment yesterday. All I had to do to quite the wind noise was to cup my hand on the outside of the helmet just behind the visor and deflect the wind over the side of the helmet where my ear is. The wind noise is not coming up under the helmet. It's the wind rushing over the plastic shell.
I'm thinking about adding some sort of wind defector to the helmet just behind where the visor mounts. Maybe something plastic shaped like an angle iron that's about 1/2" wide and 3 inches long. I was thinking I could hot glue it to the helmet so if it doesn't do anything, no harm done. It might cause the air to swirl over the helmet. Maybe???
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