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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Thu 03 Mar 2016, 23:25

Bought a set from the UK eBay seller. Got them yesterday, 13 days after ordering. Not bad delivery time coming from over the pond. Waiting to install them until after I do a bit of body work.
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Fri 04 Mar 2016, 07:05

Are they really worth it Meldrew? I thought they were just cosmetic, but if you say they are a benefit I will look again.
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Fri 04 Mar 2016, 07:27

Hello mate, as I said I've had leg deflectors on my Silver Wing from new so I can't say what riding without them is like. They don't look like much but they do seem very effective,  I've never had wet feet riding in all day heavy rain, and there's no chilly winds blowing up the legs of my riding pants to shrink my appendage to the size of a normal mans. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Fri 04 Mar 2016, 08:19

When I bought my first Silverwing, in Belgium, I ordered leg deflectors.
They should have been fitted before I collected the bike but there was a delay so I rode home having arranged to go back when they'd come in.

My trip home was around 20 minutes long, mostly on exposed motorway. I had been used to the protection afforded by the wider foot wells on my X9 so was acutely aware of flapping trouser-legs and draughty ankles on the Silverwing.
Naturally, the same thing happened on my ride back to the dealer's a week or so later to have the deflectors fitted.
However, and others will know, the deflectors eliminated the flapping and draughts completely, or as near as.
They are worth every penny and will always be a 'must-have' accessory for any Silverwing I own.
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Fri 04 Mar 2016, 15:59

I've been riding for the past week on my new OEM leg deflectors. The difference is huge, the trouser flap issue is no more (wind used to flap the legs and push them up to my knees) So, I don't need straps around my ankles anymore! I haven't had any rain to ride in...yet.
I got them on eBay from UK, First time I saw them they had more then 10 listed and were all gone in a couple days, next time I saw them I almost sprained my mouse finger!!! They only cost me $150USD and took about a week to arrive. As was mentioned, the directions were useless as were the little body pins. Just put them in position, mark with tape, drill small holes, peal the mounting tape and attach with short PK screws.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemVersion&item=161965937250&view=all&tid=1370121493006
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Fri 04 Mar 2016, 19:28

Years ago, I bought some hard plastic ones that looked like the belonged in the garden section of my local hardware store. I never even tried to install them.
Then I bought some that were more expensive, made of rubber.
From the front, they looked great. From the rear, side, not so nice. They did not fit well and there were open spaces. Got some black silicone and did a patch job,
The wind was greatly reduced but decided to never use them again.
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Fri 04 Mar 2016, 23:21

I bought a cheap set of wind deflectors that sound a lot like those rubber ones you had. I didn't keep them on the scooter very long. I didn't like the way they mounted or their looks. My GT's body shape seems to do the job well, no need for any add ons. My feet stay dryer than they did on my Goldwing and there's little or no wind on the lower legs especially if one keeps their feet well forward.
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Sun 06 Mar 2016, 12:23

I don't get a lot of trouser flap, and my jeans don't ride up, but there is some
on cooler nights and days I keep my knees tucked, almost like I was gripping the sides of a tank with my knees, but on hot days I angle the knees out to get someair flow up there between my legs
probably it's more of a problem in colder wetter climes
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Sun 06 Mar 2016, 14:08

I used to tuck the bottom of my pant legs into my socks when riding my SWs in cold weather. Helped a lot. Made me wish I still had some of those 'Boot Blousers' we used in the army. They were much like short bungy cords with hooks on the ends. You snapped them around your ankles and tucked your pant legs around them. More comfortable than actually tucking the pant legs into one's boots and looked sharper when standing inspection for guard duty or some such.
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Sun 06 Mar 2016, 14:30

In my squaddie days we used a home made version of those boot blousers we called 'elastics'. We made them by cutting up an a old pair of army issue braces, or suspenders in American speak. Just take a length of the wide elastic strap, roughly measure round your ankles, allow a couple of inches of overlap, cut off the surplus, and sew the overlap to the rest of the elastic using your army issue sewing kit or 'housewive' to make a thick strong elastic band.

I've no need of elastics/boot blousers, but I still have and use that sewing kit that I was issued 50 years ago, and I could soon knock up a set of elastics using material from one of the various pairs of Edelweiss design braces I have in the garage. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Sun 06 Mar 2016, 14:43

Alas, In my Army days we weren't issued braces, we had to make do with the web belt with our fatigues and Class A uniform.

We call them suspenders or braces on this side of the pond. Braces being an older less used term.
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Mon 07 Mar 2016, 12:24

Then there are Galluses, 'suspenders' that were built into pants back in the 1800s, that weren't elastic
A form of them still exists in those lovely farmer's overalls, or 'hog washers' as some call them
not that you could make blousing rubbers of them That's what my brother's unit called 'blousers' in the late 80s, blousing rubbers
interesting how terms change, ain't it?
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Sun 13 Mar 2016, 00:20

Just in case anyone is interested, the Leg Deflectors are back in stock again. These are the OEM Honda deflectors, from the same dealer I got mine from a few weeks ago.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161965937250?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Sun 13 Mar 2016, 01:18

Art wrote:
That's what my brother's unit called 'blousers' in the late 80s, blousing rubbers
interesting how terms change, ain't it?

Actually that's what we called them in my unit in the early '60s. The package they came in called them 'Boot Blousers' but we called them 'blousing rubbers'. We bought them at the PX. So I guess the term really didn't change.
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Wed 16 Mar 2016, 06:31

The leg wind deflectors I can find online here are all for the early silverwings.
I mean (for Europe anyway): <2009 for swing 400 and <2011 for swing 600.
Has anyone seen or owned deflectors for the recent models?
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Wed 16 Mar 2016, 06:53

None listed anywhere. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Wed 16 Mar 2016, 06:59

Thanks MikeO !
Darn!
Two possible explanations for this I guess:
1. Issue solved or improved with the latest model.
2. Hardly any demand for them.
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Wed 16 Mar 2016, 08:37

Eduardo100 wrote:
Has anyone seen or owned deflectors for the recent models?

The majority of forum members are in the US, Canada, and the UK. All countries where the SW-T Silver Wing hasn't been imported to even though it's been out since around 2009-10. So in the US and Canada they ride the earlier FSC Silver Wing which is their version of the FJS Silver Wing that's still in the Honda UK lineup.

If you're after lower leg wind deflectors for a SW-T, why don't you enquire if the available FJS wind deflectors fit the SW-T. After all it's mainly a cosmetic restyle of the FJS and you have have the Honda importers and dealerships of the Benelux countries, France, and Germany all within a day's ride, we don't.
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Wed 16 Mar 2016, 09:13

Sorry Meldrew, but imho I think it's a little more, just a little I admit, then a cosmetic upgrade. 
Even a newbie like myself can see that the old deflectors will not fit the new model. Don't need to ask a local dealer. And the few locals dealers i visited, barely show any knowledge & interest in aftermarket products at all.
I was only trying to find out if anyone on here (from Europe i understand now) spotted some type of deflectors for the  new ones.



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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Wed 16 Mar 2016, 09:44

OK then, but you can still dig around on various Honda importers websites to find accessories for the SW-T Silver Wing. I was looking at the Honda Italy website a few days ago and they've dropped the SW-T 400 from the scooter lineup for 2016, there's just the 600 version now.
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Wed 16 Mar 2016, 10:21

Yes Meldrew, and same for the Benelux. No more sw-t 400.
At the motor show in Brussels in January the Honda importer told me there were 12 swt400's left in stock for our countries. At 15% off till the end of the month. When i went to a local dealer to buy myself one, just in time to get the 15%, i was told he sold the last one in stock a few days earlier. Honda Benelux never ever sold 12 swt400's in 10 days before.. he added. Then he did what I think every Honda dealer in the world was told by Japan to say from now on: "honda's new maxi scooters are evolving towards a lighter, sharper and more fuel friendly direction, that's why you should consider this bike" 
I'm sure everyone in here knows he steered me towards that Integra thing. 
By then, I hadn't even the energy left to start a discussion. 
I never realized they must have had such a bad beating from Yamaha's Tmax.
Anyway, that's why i had to change mindset and started looking for a second hand. Don't wanna fork out 9000 euro's for a new 600 (factory made in 2013 he said). 
I guess sometimes patience is rewarding, sometimes not.
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Sun 03 Apr 2016, 15:06

I finally got my leg shields installed today. Was doing some body painting so had to wait until that was done before I installed them. Was easy to install and took it for a ride to see if they made a difference. Maybe it's my imagination or just the way the wind was blowing today, but it felt like there was a lot less buffeting, not only around my legs but my upper body too. I know, seems weird. I'll know more as I get a couple more days of riding done.

Only downside is that I'm used to sliding my feet off the floorboards as I come to a stop and I now hit the lower part of the deflector when I do that. Will just have to relearn to raise my feet up an inch before I move them.
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Mon 04 Apr 2016, 07:44

It won't take long. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Wed 20 Apr 2016, 11:03

Fitted my deflectors today as it was warm out. Surprisingly effective but makes me wonder why Honda didn't build them in?
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Wed 20 Apr 2016, 13:55

Crustycrutch wrote:
Fitted my deflectors today as it was warm out. Surprisingly effective but makes me wonder why Honda didn't build them in?

Because they've made some extra money with you buying them !! Glad you've got them fitted anyway. I noticed a big difference when I fitted mine. Just been out today for the first time in 6 months due to illness. Weather was nice and really enjoyed getting out again. Hopefully many more to come.


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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Wed 20 Apr 2016, 14:08

Crustycrutch, where did you get your deflectors from? how much were they?
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Wed 20 Apr 2016, 14:26

Old Limey, a short while ago Dobles were flogging a load on eBay for £50 quid odd. I think they're still doing so but the price has gone up to £80 something. Hope that helps
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Wed 20 Apr 2016, 14:27

These ones are pretty cheap at the moment http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Honda-FJS600-FJS-Silverwing-Side-Visors-Wind-Deflectors-Deflector-Kit-/161965937250?hash=item25b5ec1262:g:XEwAAOSwFMZWr9s8

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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Wed 20 Apr 2016, 14:28

Yep, they're the Dobles ones
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Thu 21 Apr 2016, 04:41

Just checked them out looks like ,with p.p one hundred pounds. Are they really that much benefit for a hundred quid?
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Thu 21 Apr 2016, 05:37

My ten cents worth - at £100 no but £50 yes (albeit begrudgingly).
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Thu 21 Apr 2016, 05:55

It's like most manufacturers aftermarket accessories you'll pay more because they were designed for that particular job and will always look right. They would have put a lot of research, money and effort into designing them. Not like some of the homemade stuff that looks like it was dug out of a skip. I personally like to see something that not only does the job but also looks right. I also have a black SWing the same as yours Old Limey and the leg deflectors look like they were fitted from the factory and not added on later. One of the perks of having a black SWing. That's my opinion for what it's worth.

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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Thu 21 Apr 2016, 06:46

Fair points Terrier. I'm just a tight git Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Thu 21 Apr 2016, 07:00

Crustycrutch wrote:
Fair points Terrier. I'm just a tight git Laughing


You're not tight, just "cautious" with your money Rolling Eyes I'm a pensioner so I have to be cautious. That's what I keep telling the wife anyway.

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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Thu 21 Apr 2016, 07:07

I've had my leg deflectors on from new and they were expensive for what they are, but they do stop rain getting onto your boots and cold draughts getting up the legs of your pants. I've never had wet feet even on all day rides in the rain and torrential rain showers.

Another good thing is you can get your feet out easily onto the ground when stopping from the FF riding position. 

Unlike the more enveloping Suzuki wind deflector set that I fitted to my ’08 Burgman 650. The first time I stopped at lights about 20 miles after fitting them, I put my feet down from the FF position as normal and the deflectors stopped them. For a millisecond I actually thought the big lardass Burgman was going to topple over but I managed to get my feet out and down on the ground. I left a mark on the seat where my sphincter had took a bite out of the seat as it puckered up in fright! 

I removed the leg deflectors the next day.
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Thu 21 Apr 2016, 10:54

As Meldrew is well aware I spend my money "cautiously" let's say. I think as crustycrutch pointed out at fifty pounds maybe, but, one hundred I think I'll pass.
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Thu 21 Apr 2016, 11:40

That David Silver Spares www.davidsilverspares.co.uk has three sets in and they're £70.80 with V.A.T plus postage. There'll be a fiver more for postage. Still expensive but there'll be a bit less strain on the seams of your wallet. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Thu 21 Apr 2016, 13:26

Thankyou, Meldrew, checked it out. Will now "Ponder" for about a week, which is what I usually do before loosening the lock on my Purse.
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Thu 21 Apr 2016, 13:49

Ah, wise words Old Limey.
I wish I could go back over my life and apply a weeks pondering to all the purchases I have made.

If I could do that i'd now have a tidy nest egg saved up and far less crap in the loft!

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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Fri 19 Aug 2016, 08:44

personally I think the bike looks better with them fitted

ter with them on.
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Fri 19 Aug 2016, 09:01

I agree. I must get mine fitted.
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Fri 19 Aug 2016, 09:21

I'm usually not a fan of bikes that are festooned with farkles and various add-ons, but those deflectors don't look bad.

And why do they call them "leg" deflectors, when they deflect air, not legs?  That is, excepting Meldrew's Suzuki deflectors.  Wink
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Fri 19 Aug 2016, 09:33

I have a new set on my '96 Helix, and would LOVE a set for the '08 Silverwing.
But MY GOSH those things are pricy for a 'wing!!! I paid $70 for a set on the Helix that also came with 3 other chrome trim pcs.!!! I will make my own for my Silverwing. Wont be fancy, but will be functional. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Fri 19 Aug 2016, 10:22

How are they expensive?  A quick search found a UK Honda dealer selling them for £105.00 that's US $138.00 at today's exchange rate. Considering that since the Brexit vote here in June to leave the EU, the value of the pound has dropped quite a bit against the dollar.

So you'd be buying a set cheaper than other members of the forum that have imported them from the UK in the past. I've read a few posts in the past from US  members who'd like a set complaining about the cost being too expensive, so nothing's changed then. The few that have bought a set seem pleased enough. We have a saying here 'Oop int' North', "You don't get owt for nowt!" That translates to ’'You don't get anything for nothing’... Canadians can add an 'eh!’ on at the end!  Smile


I paid £78.00 for my set back in late 2010, that's currently $103.00. I didn't quibble about the price, I just told the dealer I wanted them fitted, and they're a lot more use to me than fitting junk like a cup holder, or heaven forbid highway pegs!  Rolling Eyes   

They're great on all day wet weather rides, and in winter cut down wind chill at high speeds. Well worth the money back then, and now.

They're also better than the OE deflectors I had on my 1996 Honda Helix.


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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Fri 19 Aug 2016, 14:17

'Leg Deflectors' indicates the location on the bike.

'Wind Deflectors' could be attached anywhere.
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Fri 19 Aug 2016, 14:34

MikeO wrote:
'Leg Deflectors' indicates the location on the bike.

'Wind Deflectors' could be attached anywhere.

Thanks.  Think I got it now.  Leg deflectors go on the legs of the bike.  Huh? Wink
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Fri 19 Aug 2016, 15:44

Whatever.
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PostSubject: Re: leg deflectors   Fri 19 Aug 2016, 18:44

Bash On! wrote:
And why do they call them "leg" deflectors, when they deflect air, not legs?  That is, excepting Meldrew's Suzuki deflectors.  Wink

I've no idea what you're on about mate.   scratch  Unless it's the set of genuine Suzuki deflectors I once fitted to a 650 Burgman, went for a ride, realised they were badly designed crap and removed them the next day. I did mention it on here, but that was 4 years ago and a long time before you joined this forum. The offending Suzuki items were banished to the dark depths of a storage box somewhere in my garage.
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