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Offline mad mike

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wind noise
« on: August 01, 2015, 02:10:52 PM »
hello everybody. bought my s1000xr two weeks ago and the complaints I have nobody else is talking about. very bad wind noise and a lack of support in the seat.my last bike was a gsx 1400, no wind noise until 80 mph so its not my helmet. screen up or down makes no difference. does anybody else suffer. if I don't do something about it soon I,ll be deaf before Christmas  :157:

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Re: wind noise
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2015, 03:16:45 PM »
Ear plugs ?
You tell me how fast I was going Officer !

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Re: wind noise
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2015, 03:34:56 PM »
have custom made ear plugs and tried various sponge type. no difference

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Re: wind noise
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2015, 06:46:24 PM »
How about toss up some information, like your height, helmet brand and even the brand of ear plugs. Even the worse ear plugs should be taming any buffeting noises down to something that is not dangerous to your hearing, most are attenuated to -20 decibels.

I am just a scratch over six feet, I wear a Shoei Neotec and use no ear plugs. I do have speakers in the ear pockets as I am usually listening to music when out on the bike. I did order the Powerbronze tall windcreen as I get just a tad of buffeting with the stock screen in the high position at highway speeds. For me, I get just a tad of wind noise into the helmet above 65 MPH, nothing bad but no where as quiet as my Tiger Explorer was with a heavily modified windcreen setup.

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Re: wind noise
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2015, 11:27:19 PM »
I always wear earplugs (Howard Leight Laser Light brand) and a SHOEI GT Air or Arai Signet-Q (neither of which is extremely quiet) and have not had problems with wind noise on the XR.

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Re: wind noise
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2015, 07:39:27 AM »
Thanks all, but as I put on my first post I had no wind noise at all on a naked bike. I have a 6 month old shoei gt air helmet and have tried my old aria helmet. I am 5'11 tall & small framed. I am waiting for the MRA screen to come out. If that makes no difference the bike will be for sale. Has anybody else tried a different screen.

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Re: wind noise
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2015, 12:21:40 AM »
Haven't had the wind noise with the screen up but some folks interested touring have talked about getting aftermarket taller screens which should be available.   :305:
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Re: wind noise
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2015, 08:34:31 AM »
*Originally Posted by mad mike [+]
Thanks all, but as I put on my first post I had no wind noise at all on a naked bike. I have a 6 month old shoei gt air helmet and have tried my old aria helmet. I am 5'11 tall & small framed. I am waiting for the MRA screen to come out. If that makes no difference the bike will be for sale. Has anybody else tried a different screen.

Either take the screen off, or put a smaller screen on then.