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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Dart flyscreen question

I am trying to determine what the wind protection characteristics of a Dart on a Bonneville are. I am mainly concerned with helmet buffeting. I would rather put up with the strong, but consistant wind blast than buffeting. Can any of you using a Dart comment?
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 09:30 PM
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You will experience a constant windblast on your face with a fly screen.
No buffeting.
I have one on my bike.
It only keeps a bit of wind away from the chest.

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Evenin',

I do a mix of highway and back-road riding and have yet to experience buffeting at any speed. Perhaps it's mental, but I think you can feel the increased force on your head, but it's a constant force; your head doesn't bob around in the slipstream at all.

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I am 5'9'" and my experience is no buffeting of the head and little wind from the center of my chest down to the tank. I find it takes just enough pressure off your body and still you get the effect of a naked bike.

You've never rode until you've been throwed.
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Here's a great review of the Dart flyscreen that was written by our old friend Ridge... click

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Evenin',

I do a mix of highway and back-road riding and have yet to experience buffeting at any speed. Perhaps it's mental, but I think you can feel the increased force on your head, but it's a constant force; your head doesn't bob around in the slipstream at all.

Cheers!
My experience is very similar. The blast feels very smooth. But that little screen does a good job cutting thru the windblast. I can cruise for hours at 70-75mph, it would have been tiring without it.

However, I had trouble getting the dart+headlight to stay put where I wanted to, if I tried to put the flyscreen in a more vertical position , the windblast pushed it - and the headlight up and out of adjustment.
To solve it, I simply put the dart in the most rearward postion until it rested on the gauges , then adjusted the headlight beam.
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Dart flyscreen now available for the Speedmaster [email protected]@dy wish I had seen this before toasting $260 on the Triumph flyscreen [email protected]#[email protected]#[email protected]#$.

Looks good.
http://www.newspeedmaster.com/html/dart_flyscreen.html
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Thanks for all the info. It sounds like the Dart provides a stable capsule. I was concerned as a result of an aftermarket screen I had on a Kawa that created a real buffeting problem over 60mph. As bad as following a semi on the slab.
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I just went another direction on the flyscreen and ordered National Cycles one feom Bellacourse. They are on a closeout special...99$ including shipping.

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The Dart is great. I love mine. I'm 5'10" and I don't get any buffeting.
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