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09-13-2012, 11:05 PM,
#1
Lower Wind Deflectors
I have had my bike almost two weeks now. As the weather is cooling down, especially for my morning commute, I notice the cold wind coming up from beneath the windshield, wrapping around the sides of the tank, and blasting into my belly. This is disappointing. My previous bike had a windshield that actually deflected the wind AWAY from the rider.

So, I need recommendations for lowers for my 2009 VStar 1300 Tourer. I've been looking at buckslowers.com, but he does not use PayPal or credit cards, only mail in checks (now if I could only FIND my old checkbook...oh, and a stamp).

And,...some of the mounting kits out there are inSANEly expensive!

What have you all found that works best for the 2009 VStar 1300 Tourer? Something "affordable" that doesn't cost more than my bike.
Thanks a million!
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09-16-2012, 12:10 AM,
#2
RE: Lower Wind Deflectors
Let me ask a few of my friends for you who have a 1300 and a windshield (I don't have a windshield). If you don't hear back from me in a few days cause I forget send me a PM, please.
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09-17-2012, 07:26 PM,
#3
RE: Lower Wind Deflectors
I've got a 950, but I've used this place to get stuff before, and they carry stuff for your 1300.

http://motorcycle-accessories.cruisercus...medium=sli

The prices aren't bad, either.

Sometimes, stuff from this place is cheap, but check the reviews first:

http://www.jcwhitney.com/fairing-accents...j1s17.jcwx

Finally, I've also used this place.

http://www.motosport.com/cruiser/lowers-...deflectors

Let us know what you decide. Cold weather = boo!
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09-18-2012, 08:08 PM,
#4
RE: Lower Wind Deflectors
Have you considered these? http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Yamaha-O-E...B005C59MFM

Very reasoanble in cost, SnaykByte. Let us know what you decide upon.
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09-19-2012, 12:13 AM,
#5
RE: Lower Wind Deflectors
Let me know what you find out, I'm starting to have this same problem since it is getting colder here and I've decided to ride it more in colder weather.
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09-27-2012, 09:43 PM,
#6
RE: Lower Wind Deflectors
You can use Harley Chrome Lowers for about $80/pr. Look for part no. 58121-85B. These are very popular. mount them as directed or reversed L to R.
I made custom lowers that work exceptionally well for me - but it gets really complicated...
(09-13-2012, 11:05 PM)SnaykByte Wrote: I have had my bike almost two weeks now. As the weather is cooling down, especially for my morning commute, I notice the cold wind coming up from beneath the windshield, wrapping around the sides of the tank, and blasting into my belly. This is disappointing. My previous bike had a windshield that actually deflected the wind AWAY from the rider.

So, I need recommendations for lowers for my 2009 VStar 1300 Tourer. I've been looking at buckslowers.com, but he does not use PayPal or credit cards, only mail in checks (now if I could only FIND my old checkbook...oh, and a stamp).

And,...some of the mounting kits out there are inSANEly expensive!

What have you all found that works best for the 2009 VStar 1300 Tourer? Something "affordable" that doesn't cost more than my bike.
Thanks a million!

   
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09-27-2012, 10:06 PM,
#7
RE: Lower Wind Deflectors
Good share, RR, thanks a ton. I'll look into those.
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09-27-2012, 10:18 PM,
#8
RE: Lower Wind Deflectors
I have this issue with WindVest. Using a 16x16 screen on long rides but if I adjust an inch or two below to block the wind from the bottom then it feels too much from top - deflecting right in to my face. You are right, some shields are insanely expensive.
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10-07-2012, 07:58 PM,
#9
RE: Lower Wind Deflectors
(09-18-2012, 08:08 PM)LondonFlyer Wrote: Have you considered these? http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Yamaha-O-E...B005C59MFM

Very reasonable in cost, SnaykByte. Let us know what you decide upon.
I've done a bit of poking around on the internet. The actual cost of of the lowers ranges from cheap to OMFG. However, it is really the cost of the mounting kits that take us to the cleaners. Thank you for the sites though. When it comes right down to it, either I will make my own, which I likely will do, eventually, or just take it in the shorts, and support all those poor Chinese that make all that crap we buy.

Nonetheless, this site looks interesting:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcyc...eflectors/

I had better do it before it gets too cold in my garage to work. When it gets cold here in the winter, it's no fun messing around in the garage. I think Santa will bring me a disc reflecting heater this year though, and then.....


Cheers!
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10-07-2012, 09:47 PM,
#10
RE: Lower Wind Deflectors
(10-07-2012, 07:58 PM)SnaykByte Wrote:
(09-18-2012, 08:08 PM)LondonFlyer Wrote: Have you considered these? http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Yamaha-O-E...B005C59MFM

Very reasonable in cost, SnaykByte. Let us know what you decide upon.
I've done a bit of poking around on the internet. The actual cost of of the lowers ranges from cheap to OMFG. However, it is really the cost of the mounting kits that take us to the cleaners. Thank you for the sites though. When it comes right down to it, either I will make my own, which I likely will do, eventually, or just take it in the shorts, and support all those poor Chinese that make all that crap we buy.

Nonetheless, this site looks interesting:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcyc...eflectors/

I had better do it before it gets too cold in my garage to work. When it gets cold here in the winter, it's no fun messing around in the garage. I think Santa will bring me a disc reflecting heater this year though, and then.....


Cheers!
I hear you when it gets cold how it isn't fun working on things. 20 degrees or less, even with a heater in the garage, gets miserable pretty quickly, especially when crawling around on a cold cement floor.
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10-08-2012, 07:53 PM,
#11
RE: Lower Wind Deflectors
(09-13-2012, 11:05 PM)SnaykByte Wrote: I have had my bike almost two weeks now. As the weather is cooling down, especially for my morning commute, I notice the cold wind coming up from beneath the windshield, wrapping around the sides of the tank, and blasting into my belly. This is disappointing. My previous bike had a windshield that actually deflected the wind AWAY from the rider.

So, I need recommendations for lowers for my 2009 VStar 1300 Tourer. I've been looking at buckslowers.com, but he does not use PayPal or credit cards, only mail in checks (now if I could only FIND my old checkbook...oh, and a stamp).

And,...some of the mounting kits out there are inSANEly expensive!

What have you all found that works best for the 2009 VStar 1300 Tourer? Something "affordable" that doesn't cost more than my bike.
Thanks a million!
I ordered "BucksLowers" today. When I get them installed I will post up.
Richie
2012 1300 T Highway Bars, Passing Lights, Passenger Floor Boards, K&N Filter, LED Brake light module, Power Point, Ram Mount GPS, Mustang Vintage Seats, Luggage Rack, Bucks Lowers, Screaming Banshee Horn, LED Fogs, Volt Gauge, Saddle Bag Guards, Radiator Cover, Boss Bags trunk, Kurykin Longhorn pegs
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10-14-2012, 08:40 PM,
#12
RE: Lower Wind Deflectors
(09-18-2012, 08:08 PM)LondonFlyer Wrote: Have you considered these? http://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Yamaha-O-E...B005C59MFM

Very reasoanble in cost, SnaykByte. Let us know what you decide upon.
Thanks! I did look. However, I am on my way to making my own from the instructions at: http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorcyc...eflectors/

I have found everything I need in my "rural" town of 250,000, with the exception of the small-sized Lexan sheets. The smallest I can find are 48x48-inch. Don't know what I would do with all that extra Lexan. Another option is a glass place.

This weekend was spent bleeding my front brakes after a handlebar swap-out fiasco. I think next week is good timing to pull out my Shop Smith and get the lowers cut, drilled, and mounted.
Cheers!
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10-16-2012, 11:08 AM,
#13
RE: Lower Wind Deflectors
http://vstar1300.pbworks.com/w/page/5760727/Windshields

Probably common knowledge, but there is a VStar 1300 wiki site
that has a good bit of various resources and info.
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10-18-2012, 04:39 PM, (This post was last modified: 10-18-2012, 04:40 PM by SnaykByte.)
#14
RE: Lower Wind Deflectors
(10-16-2012, 11:08 AM)RadioRider Wrote: http://vstar1300.pbworks.com/w/page/5760727/Windshields

Probably common knowledge, but there is a VStar 1300 wiki site
that has a good bit of various resources and info.
As a noob on this forum, I never assume that anything at all is "common knowledge". Just like I had hoped that the rest of y'all wouldn't assume that just because I ride a motorcycle, I must be a guy. Happens to me on forums all the time.

Please don't hold back just because you might think one of us noobs already knows about something. I just appreciate the information and the willingness of all of us sharing. Really, I do! Keep it coming!
Cheers!
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10-31-2012, 09:40 AM,
#15
RE: Lower Wind Deflectors
@SnaykByte, it's always more satisfying when you can make something for your ride and it works for you! I made my lowers and they are very successful. I utilised the original windscreen mounting bracket/s and bolts, the main drama I had was clearing the indicators, I overcame this by slotting the bolt holes so that I could adjust the lowers so that they were nearly running parallel with the forks. This gave me a gap of just over half an inch at the screen and a gap of about 1/4 inch behind the indicator.

I am having some tech issues in posting photos into the thread, so I will send you a PM with my email address and if you zap me a short G'day on it I'll send you the photos of my lowers.

Gibbo Smile
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