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 !!). Thank you
Usually, the biggest source of wind noise is the helmet, particularly the vents/seams. Borrow or change to something closer
to a Bell Star Classic or similar, and see how that goes. Otherwise, just tape up the vents and seams in your helmet, to find the offending part. You can fill in any noisy seams with sealants, such as RTV, if you wish.
Alternately, there are a variety of aftermarket FJR windshields, and some bolt-on clear top deflector panels, which can change the airflow you have in many ways. You can get taller, wider, or top-warped FJR windshields that may do the job for you. You can also get angled mounting blocks that will lay the windshield back more, or stand it up straighter, so feel free to experiment. You can use washers in increasing or decreasing stacks for each mounting bolt, to make minor tilt adjustments. The Yamaha windshield mounting bolts are a safety item, designed to fail in a crash, rather than breaking your windshield into deadly shards the way steel mounting screws would. Accept no
substitutes, there. You can sell any excess parts that do not work for you in the Classified ads here, and on other FJR forums, to defray the costs of your experiments. Few FJR riders still have stock OEM windshields, because there are better options out there.
Of course, you might want to use ear plugs for the time being, while you are getting the noise problem sorted out. HTH.