Different direction on buffet Control

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  1. jjpilot

    jjpilot Well-Known Member

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    So...I've seen thoughts on the air coming through the forks contributing to buffeting.

    While cleaning bike the other day, noticed the threaded bosses under the fork.

    Then noticed a 6"×12" piece of aluminum on my workbench.

    Then my A.D.D. kicked in!!!

    15 minutes later, I had to run to the hardware store to get 6mm fine screws.

    This is what I came up with.

    Rode 20+ miles. Some into 30mph winds.

    Holy Crap!!!!!

    My glasses didn't dance, and try to go up my face like normal. Felt NO wind into my chest either.

    More testing to come, and what I think will be a better deflector.

    Can't believe that no one has tried something like this before, as I can definitely tell that more air is being pushed into the engine. Felt more heat on my shin area versus before. Will have to lead to a cooler engine besides the buffet improvement.

    Combine this with some small fork lowers and we may have something big........! 20160707_151658.jpg 20160707_151857.jpg
     
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    You can see the screws in this one.
     

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    Is it going to block air going.to the intake?
     
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    Good question.
    No idea.
    Course it was only 20 miles. Still hauling ass.
    More importantly the buffeting was WAY down. And if it helps cool down the engine. ..

    I do have my intake strip removed.

    Always wondered why they designed the intake where they put it.
     
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    Pretty awesome. I did a bunch of experiments on air control and made several different types of air re - directors -- and finally settled on one I liked.

    I love your idea.
     
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    If intake blockage is an issue, then you might be able to cut either some strategicly placed holes or slots to allow some passage of air but in a more "controlled" manor. Hey, let your ADD run rampant and you could be on this project for at least a week. :biggrin:
     
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    Wow JJ, you had me going with the title. I thought it was about food buffet control for us fatties out there, and here it is, all about air control. Who'd have thunk about air on first reading?
     
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    The intake is under the tank on top of the frame, not down low where the air dam is.
     
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    great idea GREAT
     
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    You know I was looking at the same thing yesterday. Just a hunch but oil cooler should be fine, great one-off job!
     
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    My only concern with this "mod" is the fact that you have a piece of metal attached by cable ties to the brake lines...... Now I have parachuted a lot of years back, but that piece of metal being as thin as it is, is going to act as a para-sail and be tugging at those lines, and I do not like that idea one bit.... The ideal behind it I like a lot......
     
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    I was just going to say the same thing. Seems like the zip ties would wear into the lines after a while of riding.

    Looks good, like others have said, you might be on to something and might have to mass produce this bent piece of aluminum for others.
     
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    Please look closer guys.

    There are two 6mm bolts holding the stiff aluminum under rhe middle of the fork. That is what started me thinking about this, when I saw the two threaded holes there.

    The zip ties were an afterthought.

    Yesterday I shortened it a little, by bending the bottom 3/4" back on itself. Still no air coming over tank from there.

    Rode about 50 miles yesterday.

    Guys, I can't believe the effect this has. Smoother air, and can tell more air is getting forced into the engine. Course that means warmer shins!!!

    Needs some tweaking, but I think this way is worth exploring. I've got an idea for a slightly different version.

    Just remember where you saw it first!!!
     
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    I made a similar thing out of Perspex and it works great no heat problems
     
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