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post #11 of 55 Old 04-18-2013, 01:58 AM
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I am interested in those using the HeliBars with the stock windscreen. Specifically, is there a noticeable difference in where or how forcefully the wind blast hits the helmet/chest? Increased or decreased turbulence? The HeliBars don't grossly change the hand postion, but the stock bars have the windshield spitting the flow right up under the chin of my current helmet, with the consequence of directing every bit of dust, grit and sand into my eyes. So I am wondering how the HeliBars might alter the airflow to the helmet area. I am 5'10" tall.
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Turbo,

That's kind of a tough question. Personally I recently added a laminar lip wind deflector. I had been using an OEM Honda touring screen but honestly I like the laminar lip better. It puts the wind blast right around eye level, perhaps a bit higher.
The Heli bars definitely allow me to sit a tad more upright - but I don't think it's a huge adjustment as far as where the wind hits. You can try (Carefully!) holding your bars more on your finger curl vs the area where your thumb attaches - that might give you an idea. Though, if you are more just worried about changing where the wind hits, a different screen would probably be a better option.
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No, I was hoping I could kill two birds with one stone! Since my post I have tried holding my hands in a phantom postion to mimic the 1.5" rise and 1.25" pull-back, and you are right, there really is not enough diffence to change the where the wind hits. But I can tell I will like the sitting position more. I am thinking of getting a Saddlemen saddle, since sometimes the junk goes numb on long rides. Can you provide a link to the laminar lip? Is it clamp-on or drill, or choice?
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I too bought the saddlemen seat (gel channel track CF seat). It should be here today or tomorrow. Gotta give the baby makers some relief.

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I too bought the saddlemen seat (gel channel track CF seat). It should be here today or tomorrow. Gotta give the baby makers some relief.

Can you please add pics when you get the seats i want to see them on the bike before i order them


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Will do. It's raining today, but it should be nice tomorrow.
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I too bought the saddlemen seat (gel channel track CF seat). It should be here today or tomorrow. Gotta give the baby makers some relief.

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Yep, that's the one! I actually prefer the Laminar Lip to the Honda OEM touring screen, gets the wind blast up even higher I think.
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Here's the promised pics for Swiftnezz. I haven't gotten to ride it much yet with the new seat, but I can tell it's going to be all kinds of more comfortable on the crotch area. The pillion cover isn't stapled on yet. It comes with elastic around the base so I just pulled it over the seat and locked it back down. I'm sure pulling it tight and stapling it would get rid of the wrinkles.
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Here's the promised pics for Swiftnezz. I haven't gotten to ride it much yet with the new seat, but I can tell it's going to be all kinds of more comfortable on the crotch area. The pillion cover isn't stapled on yet. It comes with elastic around the base so I just pulled it over the seat and locked it back down. I'm sure pulling it tight and stapling it would get rid of the wrinkles.
Thanks for the pics they look great Looks soo comfortable. I may have to pick me up a new seat, im sure my butt will thank me


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Does anybody who has the Helibars also have a Puig racing windscreen installed? I have the Helibars ordered, and I was contemplating the Puig. It looks like the Puig is quite a bit taller than stock.

Which brings up an observation I made today. I had my bike steering column locked all the way to the left, with brake master cylinder/handlebar close to the upper right side of the stock wind screen. For the life of me I cannot visualize how the master cylinder area will clear the windscreen after being raised 1.5" and pulled back 1.25" by the Helibars. It looks like it would hit the windscreen when full-left lock raising these components even that small amount.
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