SV650.org - SV650 & Gladius 650 Forum



Bikes - Talk & Issues Newsworthy and topical general biking and bike related issues. No crapola!
Need Help: Try Searching before posting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-08-19, 04:50 PM   #11
admin
John T
Mega Poster
 
admin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Shrewsbury, Shrops, UK
Posts: 1,898
Default Re: First world problems and bike dilemmas

The screen buffeting problem seems to be an issue on a lot of adventure bikes. A couple of years ago an MCN reporter had an issue with the DL650. This month in Bike they complained about the KTM 790 adventure.
Doesn't the latest Trancer have narrower bars?

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
__________________
Admin for this forum and the main site. John@sv650.org
admin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-19, 06:14 PM   #12
SV650rules
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Shropshire UK
Posts: 937
Default Re: First world problems and bike dilemas

I shortened the MRA screen i fitted to my AL7 due to buffeting and helmet noise, took 75mm off the top and layed it down at a shallower angle to move air down to chest. Tall screen can produce turbulent airflow round your head and make horrendous noise. I am happy to get over 70mpg from without trying too hard. Most bike seats too tall for me, used to have a DRZ400 SM with 35" seat height and could only ever get one foot down.
__________________
SV650 AL7

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear - Mark Twain
SV650rules is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-19, 06:21 PM   #13
Seeker
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: NE Lincs
Posts: 456
Default Re: First world problems and bike dilemas

if you drilled some small holes in your screen maybe that would equalise the pressure better and cut the buffeting. Not sure whether near the top or near the bottom would work best though.
Seeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-19, 06:59 PM   #14
Chris_SVS
Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 334
Default Re: First world problems and bike dilemas

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seeker View Post
if you drilled some small holes in your screen maybe that would equalise the pressure better and cut the buffeting. Not sure whether near the top or near the bottom would work best though.
I've seen people tape and cut the stock screen right down as well as drill holes, yet I cannot find the posts

My Puig double bubble came with longer bolts, which will accomodate 6mm of spacer easily - I'm going to try 3/8 rubber tap washers with drilled centres to see what difference it makes.

Spacing out the bottom two will obviously lower the top of the screen and move it back, where the top two bolts would lift and move forward. May just be enough, or may also not work
Chris_SVS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-19, 07:31 PM   #15
Adam Ef
Member
 
Adam Ef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Bristol
Posts: 614
Default Re: First world problems and bike dilemas

Quote:
Originally Posted by daktulos View Post
I would personally look at the reasons why you decided to move away from your SV. What were you looking for which the SV didn't provide?

As Grant mentioned .. the run up to overtakes on A roads and never quite being confident about getting past and back in. Doing the IAM course where they encourage progress and overtakes made me feel even more this way. The Tracer is great for this.


A bit better corner handling? I'm already going around corners that I'm familiar with 10 to 20mph faster without really thinking about it on the Tracer, and the stock suspension isn't even that sharp for it.


More wind protection to make long journeys at decent speeds less tiring.. altough now realising maybe it's not what I wanted, or at least no working out how I expected with a bike that is meant to be for that purpose?
__________________
.
/// VFR800 vs Street Triple R ///
2019-2019 * MT09 Tracer *
2016-2019 * SV650s K8 *
+ CB250rsd, YBR125...
Adam Ef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-19, 07:38 PM   #16
Adam Ef
Member
 
Adam Ef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Bristol
Posts: 614
Default Re: First world problems and bike dilemas

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seeker View Post
On the other hand you don't like looking through plastic want wind protection but no buffeting. I think you may only get to pick 1or 2 out of those.

I'd prefer smooth air flow to turbulent buffeting. I think it's the broken up design of the front of the Tracer that causes it more than anything. All the gaps and angles of the lights etc. That and the fact the screen sticks out on it's own and isn't attached to anything at the sides. The short screen is better, but I'm basically riding a naked bike that pretends to have fairings when it's fitted with the short screen. Why aren't I just on a naked bike?
__________________
.
/// VFR800 vs Street Triple R ///
2019-2019 * MT09 Tracer *
2016-2019 * SV650s K8 *
+ CB250rsd, YBR125...
Adam Ef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-19, 07:56 PM   #17
Adam Ef
Member
 
Adam Ef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Bristol
Posts: 614
Default Re: First world problems and bike dilemas

I think the big problem is how upright it is. Contrary to what I thought it would do for comfort, it's actually causing me to hunch and crouch a bit and I keep finding myself trying to lean forwards on corners. The bad back ,especially between my shoulder blades from holding on for any decent length of time at speed isn't really what I expected. I've thought about looking into lower bars, but the space they have to fit into is quite specific with everything that's going on at the front of the Tracer, so not really an option.
__________________
.
/// VFR800 vs Street Triple R ///
2019-2019 * MT09 Tracer *
2016-2019 * SV650s K8 *
+ CB250rsd, YBR125...
Adam Ef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-19, 08:28 PM   #18
Grant66
Member
 
Grant66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chester
Posts: 572
Default Re: First world problems and bike dilemmas

The naked version allows the bars to be rotated, gives a degree of adjustment to the riding position.


Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
__________________
Formerly known as Gajjii
Previous Bikes: Red Sk1 Curvy, Red MT-07.
Current Bike: Black MT-09.
Grant66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-19, 08:46 PM   #19
Talking Heads
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 484
Default Re: First world problems and bike dilemas

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adam Ef View Post
the IAM course where they encourage progress and overtakes
A wanky old bunch of shyte.
Talking Heads is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-19, 08:51 PM   #20
Chris_SVS
Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 334
Default Re: First world problems and bike dilemas

Quote:
Originally Posted by Talking Heads View Post
A wanky old bunch of shyte.
Strongly disagree
Chris_SVS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
world's fast production bike is an electric bike SUPERSTARDJ01 Idle Banter 13 21-05-14 01:27 PM
Bike Channel is now Bike World! SIII Idle Banter 1 12-04-12 08:30 PM
Sexiest Eco bike in the world? Spiderman Idle Banter 17 30-11-09 07:30 AM
Animals of the bike world.. John 675 Photos 62 31-03-09 11:21 PM
Problems with my bike can someone help!!! Muzzy SV Talk, Tuning & Tweaking 2 13-05-06 01:26 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.