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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-21-2020, 11:50 AM
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I too am 6'-2" with a 2020 FJR and I too find it noisy, wind-wise. A few comments:

A motorcycle windshield should never be so high that you have to look through it.

Always wear earplugs, even where wearing them is illegal or semi-illegal like in Minnesota where apparently it is illegal to wear 2 earplugs. That is unless you don't mind tinnitus or you hope to go deaf some day. I doubt there's a windshield/helmet combination good enough to protect your hearing.

Helmet design is a huge factor in wind noise. The Shoei Neotec II is said to be the quietest modular helmet, even better than the Schuberth. I have both a Neotec II and an AGV Sport Modular Carbon and the Neotec II is much quieter than the AGV. Better yet, give up the convenience of a modular and wear a conventional full face helmet.

I bought the Yamaha touring windshield and it helps but it is not perfect. I believe it is 4" taller and 1/2" wider than stock. It does block a lot of air, in fact it blocks too much air in the hot weather so I switched back to the stock screen and put up with a little more noise. I now use the touring windshield for cold weather, like below 5C.

Good luck in your quest to find quiet. It can be like searching for unicorns.

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I tried 3 different windshields and this was the answer for me, on the stock shield.
Shimming made It better in full down position with a touring screen, but so bad in raised position it was unridable.
Stock screen with this attachment works for me “finally”
Kinda funny we all try various windshields and then one day, boom. How to disturb the turbulence at the top of the windshield.

That deflector is the answer, shims also, have one on each of my two bikes. Cheap too.
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Helmet design is a huge factor in wind noise. The Shoei Neotec II is said to be the quietest modular helmet, even better than the Schuberth. I have both a Neotec II and an AGV Sport Modular Carbon and the Neotec II is much quieter than the AGV. Better yet, give up the convenience of a modular and wear a conventional full face helmet.
I wear a flip-up because I have to show my face to the guards when riding onto work property. With my Nolan N104 Evo, my Sena 20S is unusable above 60mph - won't pick up my voice at all. When I rode with a Shoei RF-1200, I could talk on the Sena and people didn't know I was on a motorcycle at least through 90mph. Untested above that. I expect that a flip-up will never be as quiet as a quality full-face.

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Andy, the Yamaha touring shield is a night and day improvement over the stock shield and it’s reasonably priced. The Shark Evo helmet is one of the loudest helmets there is for wind noise. Owned on some years ago. Generally speaking modular helmets are louder than a full face but if you like modular that’s fine. Helmets rate right up there with tires and oil so I’m not going there.
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With my setup, both N104’s and Neotec 2’s are quiet, even at speed. I have conducted phone calls in both and folks had no idea I was on a motorcycle. That’s with Nolan n-com and Sena SRL units.
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I wear a flip-up because I have to show my face to the guards when riding onto work property. With my Nolan N104 Evo, my Sena 20S is unusable above 60mph - won't pick up my voice at all. When I rode with a Shoei RF-1200, I could talk on the Sena and people didn't know I was on a motorcycle at least through 90mph. Untested above that. I expect that a flip-up will never be as quiet as a quality full-face.

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Ear plugs!


It's the ONLY way to protect your hearing. No windshield or helmet will prevent hearing loss from over-pressures of air past your ears. Protect your hearing. Trust me.
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With my setup, both N104’s and Neotec 2’s are quiet, even at speed. I have conducted phone calls in both and folks had no idea I was on a motorcycle. That’s with Nolan n-com and Sena SRL units.
Bill,

Maybe I missed it, but what is your "setup" exactly?

The OP here is tall. How tall are you?

Do you use earplugs too, and if so, which ones?

Thanks.

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6’, 32” inseam. Custom Laam seat or stock. Touring screen. I use moldex foam or earpeace earplugs. Helibars in the middle position.
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Maybe I missed it, but what is your "setup" exactly?

The OP here is tall. How tall are you?

Do you use earplugs too, and if so, which ones?

Thanks.

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6’, 32” inseam. Custom Laam seat or stock. Touring screen. I use moldex foam or earpeace earplugs. Helibars in the middle position.
Bill,

Good to know. I have some generic foam earplugs now; I'm gonna try some Moldex. Thanks.
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I just bought 2020 FJR this week, rode it from the dealership for the first time - what a great bike!! I was bit nervous switching from a small cruising Triumph America but the Yamaha was so easy to handle that it was a pleasure to ride. I played with it till it got too cold ( November in Boston). I loved everything about the FJR but the wind noise. I am 6.2 , put the windshield to the highest possible setting , I did not feel too much wind on the head or the chest ( comparing to my Triumph ) but the wind noise was brutal. If I dipped my head just 3-4 inches lower the noise went down 50%., but the riding position was too comfortable. Lowering the shield did not help. Does anyone experienced this before? I thought about lowering the seat but it is set into the lever position already, I can't lift the windshield any higher ( I think this would help) , I have a good helmet Shark Evo 2 , so I don't see any solutions. Maybe I just have unreasonable expectations after riding the Triumph with its huge "window" at front ( it was quiet but I hated looking thru it !!).
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I’m only 5’10” and have the touring shield on my 2015. Makes a difference!!


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