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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-16-2019, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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So what’s the consensus on the plastic, snap on wind deflectors that mount to the crash bar and tank bolts? Do you all find that they calm down turbulence? Anyone think that they could increase engine heat a little bit?
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Not sure which bike you have, but I do feel they help with the turbulence. I do not feel any difference on the heat side at all.

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So what’s the consensus on the plastic, snap on wind deflectors that mount to the crash bar and tank bolts? Do you all find that they calm down turbulence? Anyone think that they could increase engine heat a little bit?
They definitely take some of the turbulence away. They remove the air that comes up around the tank and hits you in the stomach and flows up your body.
I never take mine off, but you bring up a good point on engine heat. I may have to experiment next summer. Definitely not an issue in the winter.

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Not to be a smart ass, but how in the world would they have any effect on engine heat? For the most part they are above the lowest part of the front fairing.

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I have never had it affect engine heat as craig states, it is up higher. If anything, it would deflect some wind down on the engine. I have noticed it helps with the midsection wind.


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They help with buffeting, especially when I had a 2011.


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Thanks for the replies. I was just curious what everyone thought about them. They came in the saddle bag on my ‘19 RG ultra and I had to do a little poking around to even figure out what they were. Already having the lowers, I was just curious if anyone else wondered about directing some of the air upward might add a little engine heat. Thanks gang
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Not to be a smart ass, but how in the world would they have any effect on engine heat? For the most part they are above the lowest part of the front fairing.
What he may have meant was it affects the heat the rider feels with reduced air flow. Having just put lowers on I may be removing these is the summer too.
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I had these on my '11 and liked them, are they available for the Rushmore models?

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What he may have meant was it affects the heat the rider feels with reduced air flow. Having just put lowers on I may be removing these is the summer too.


Iím pretty sure thatís not what he meant.

And for the lowers, Iíve been riding a touring bike with lowers for the last 7 years and heat has never been an issue. But things are different for everyone i guess. .


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