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I'm 6'1" on a 2019 V650LT. No matter where I adjust the windscreen, I get buffeting around my full-face helmet. Super loud and annoying. I wear earplugs too!

When I stand up on the pegs, I get super clean and quiet air. That's what I want.

What can I do besides removing the windscreen altogether? Cut it down shorter? Something else?
 

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I'm 6'1" on a 2019 V650LT. No matter where I adjust the windscreen, I get buffeting around my full-face helmet. Super loud and annoying. I wear earplugs too!

When I stand up on the pegs, I get super clean and quiet air. That's what I want.

What can I do besides removing the windscreen altogether? Cut it down shorter? Something else?
You can buy wind deflector, i have this one: (I am 180 cm height and this help me 99% to solve buffeting, but I thinking about buying GIVI windscreen)

Or you can buy this windscreen from GIVi:

You can see that dimensions of this windscreen and compare to OEM.
There are more aftermarket windscreen, but that will tell you other members because I know only for GIVI.
 

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I'm 5'10".

I had the same problem, so I got a Madstad windshield. They have different heights available.

Note the aerodynamics of the windshield isn't to block the wind but to create a smooth flow, which will be at a lower velocity. At the right height and angle it should give a smooth flow for a given speed. Cross winds will confound it, though. A taller windshield like the Madstad will help quite a bit.

There will always be a turbulent zone. The tradeoff is to either have a lower windshield and have your upper body and head in the full force of the wind, or have a taller screen which keeps you in the smooth air but have more drag (lower gas mileage and lower max speed).

I did find that a different helmet also reduced the buffet.
 

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Thanks guys. I'd really prefer to have clean air in my face, I don't mind it at all. I get no buffeting at all in clean air with my helmet. I might try cutting the stock shield down and maybe look into a different taller windshield for long journeys. I mostly use my Versys around town/commuting.
 

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I have a MRA with the top pegs outside the guides sitting on top. Works perfect with open lid riding. I’m 6’1 too.
 

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I'm 6'3 with the 2017 650LT and I had buffeting no matter what I did with the stock screen (highest, lowest, upside down, remove completely). I got the Puig Touring screen to replace the stock and I keep it on the highest setting. I went with the Puig instead of Givi as I read the Givi also blocked wind on the arms and I'd prefer to keep that but never tested myself. Buffeting is like 95% gone with Puig at the highest setting. I mainly run into it when in some areas that have a constant high wind going against me combined with California freeway speeds. In those cases I just hunch down a little if it starts to bother me and it is fine.
 

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I'm 6'3 with the 2017 650LT and I had buffeting no matter what I did with the stock screen (highest, lowest, upside down, remove completely).
How do you get buffeting with the screen removed? The screen causes the buffeting. Its the same as standing up on the pegs above the screen, nothing but smooth air.
 

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How do you get buffeting with the screen removed? The screen causes the buffeting. Its the same as standing up on the pegs above the screen, nothing but smooth air.
I may be misdescribing it as buffeting by grouping it in with comparing the stock windscreen in different places. To clarify I found even without the stock windscreen attached I still got a fair amount of noise and vibration in the helmet (RF1200 that I think may be a hair too big after riding a few months - which could certainly be a factor) when compared to standing on the pegs. It was definitely no where close to the buffeting I got with the stock windscreen in place, but it also wasn't comfortable enough for me either.
 

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Went for a ride today with the windscreen removed - PURE BLISS. Super super happy with it off. I cut down the windscreen tonight and will try again soon as pictured below - it's really just on there for aesthetics now. Although if it doesn't work out I will fill the slits/gaps in the meter cover with strips of textured ABS from underneath to complete the naked look. Of course, when it gets colder here in Chicago (I ride year round with heated grips and heated jacket/pants/insoles/gloves), I will look into the Puig touring screen or perhaps the eBay knockoff of the Puig.

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Just went for another ride and was still getting some undesirable wind noise. Better, but still undesirable. Can't really cut the windscreen down any shorter and I love feeling the wind at my chest and clean air at my helmet so off it came again! Filled in the gaps in the meter cover with some heat-molded ABS. The perfect summertime setup!

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I'm also thankful that this bike looks good without a windscreen. Would be kind of a problem if it didn't!
 

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If you can't lean the windscreen back enough to eliminate buffeting, the windscreen is too tall.

No windscreen is fine if you don't have many insects, bugs, etc.
 

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I take my windscreen off every year once the temps climb over 85. I just find it too hot with it on. Even with my mesh jacket on. Way better air flow through the mesh with it off.
 

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Just went for another ride and was still getting some undesirable wind noise. Better, but still undesirable. Can't really cut the windscreen down any shorter and I love feeling the wind at my chest and clean air at my helmet so off it came again! Filled in the gaps in the meter cover with some heat-molded ABS. The perfect summertime setup!

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Do you have a full on shot with the screen removed?

I think wind buffeting and noise can be a deep discussion where helmet, height, hearing protection, comfort are all factors. Glad you found a solution.

At 6' I went with the Puig and run it all year round. Hot or cold. I wear mesh but also hydrate on the fly with a camelback. Ride in temps over 110. Not so bad so long as you are moving. Sweat evaporates lol.

But again I would dig seeing the bike with the screen off. That is a clean install with the fill pieces.
 
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