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post #1 of 5 Old 08-11-2019, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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Removing windscreen.

Has anyone here removed their windscreen and run without it? I have a 2015 R3 that I bought new in that year. I have never gotten used to the wind noise. Earplugs help some but it's still annoying. Tried diff helmets too. If I tuck way down it helps a lot, but I don't ride that way. I have noticed that if I raise my head way up, almost standing (this is at highway speed) the noise vanishes. So I was thinking of removing the windscreen as an experiment. If that helps, I would maybe consider cutting off the part of the windscreen that sticks above the colored fairing. This would remove about 4 or 5 inches of windscreen and maybe help with the noise. I don't want to run without the windscreen forever cause it helps to protect the dash electronics.

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The reason the noise vanishes is that's the sweet spot aerodynamically for you on the bike. It was meant to do that on this bike. If you want less noise, you will want to get a taller windscreen. You don't want to eliminate it as that will make it worse, not better.

You may want to try a search for 'Zero Gravity' on the forums as I think there was extensive discussion on the various heights and wind noise.

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There is a area of turbalance that comes off the top of the windscreen in my case, I'm 6ft tall, hits me at shoulder level. If I strech my head up I avoid the turbalance my head is in clean air and it is quiet. I played around with different shield heights and all it did was to raise the turbalance to the level of my ears and got very noisy.

I think using no screen or using no screen will work for you, take it off and see how it works for you.
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The R3's windshield is not so easily removed... More panels/pieces coming off than I first thought when I replaced mine. The Zero Gravity "Corsa" screen was lower than I thought it would be, but not enough difference that I'd go to the trouble of disassembling the front end of the bike again to swap it back out for another try. And to be honest, maybe the biggest change in wind turbulence between the two screens was my belief that it helped. Good luck in your decision. But IMO, any sports bike is going to be prone to the wind noise you're concerned about. And just this side of going with a rolling LazyBoy tourer/cruiser, I'm not sure the problem will go away.

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Zero Gravity Double Bubble:

Read the reviews; mind you, the reviews are from many different bikes (they are not all from R3 owners).
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