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Helmet lift

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I having some helmet lift at highway speed

Should I raise or lower the windshield


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You should buy a helmet that fits.

To answer your question: I think raise your windshield.
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I agree. It sounds like your helmet doesn't fit you very well. I can go 80 into a head wind and mine doesn't move.
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I agree. It sounds like your helmet doesn't fit you very well. I can go 80 into a head wind and mine doesn't move.
+1. Some buffeting, but that's only due to a small stock windscreen.

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Yep sounds too big a helmet, my misses was getting that on an openface, just changed it for a fullface with a tight fit, no probs now.
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I don't mean that I'm loosing the helmet

I mean that their's some wind "around" the helmet that pulls my helmet/head up

Didn't had that problem before the V (klr 2009)
And -IF- their's something wrong with the helmet, it's to small ...

So the helmet is OK !!!!!!!!!!!!


So, does everybody agrees on the raising of the windsheild like Pretbek is proposing ?


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Do you mean buffeting?Like it moves your head about?
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A few questions:
1) How tall are you?
2) What kind of helmet are you using? (Open face, full face, MX with a peak, etc)
3) At what speed are you noticing the lift?

I'm 6' and have a Shoei Hornet. I have the stock windshield in the highest position, and don't notice any issues at all riding around town (80-90 km/h tops) unless I tilt my head back enough for the peak to catch the wind.

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@ Spainy

Not 100% shure what is buffeting,
If it's wind turbulence around the helmet (up, down, side to side, rolling around the helmet in all axis, it ain't that
But what I experience is the helmet/head is being pulled up, not sideways, not front to rear, but really up
If I lean foward, it stops

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My helmet http://www.givi.it/Caschi/Caschi-int...1-Summer-Light in that configuration ("summer"
Around 110 km/h (65-70 mph) or so depending of the direction and speed of the wind

I will probably try to raise the windshield anyway since it's not that big of a deal ...

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I have a fairly high raised wind shield and generally don't have this problem except for the first time a week ago. I was being bounce all over the road by 30+ mph crosswind gusts. With each big gust it felt like my helmet was being pulled straight up off my head. BTW my Cymax II is quite "snug". Bending forward did reduce this effect.


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6'2"
My helmet http://www.givi.it/Caschi/Caschi-int...1-Summer-Light in that configuration ("summer"
Around 110 km/h (65-70 mph) or so depending of the direction and speed of the wind

I will probably try to raise the windshield anyway since it's not that big of a deal ...

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So, you're tall, have a full face helmet (no peak to catch the air, etc), and bending down under the airflow prevents the problem. Sounds like the air off the windshield is catching you just below the bottom edge of the helmet. If that's the case, then raising the shield is worth trying.

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Why don't you just experiment with the windshield. It's only 4 little tiny bolts.
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@ Dorian
Last time it happen, it was a rather windy day

@ DaveC
No peak on my helmet, and it's a full face

@ DaveC and Rumbo75
I will experiment this week-end
I just wanted to have a few comments to give me the heads up ...

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