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PostSubject: Centre Air Vent   Centre Air Vent I_icon_minitimeThu May 16, 2019 5:23 pm

Just wondering, can the air vent at the front be blocked, just thought it may stop some wind noise. or would it lead to problems !!

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PostSubject: Re: Centre Air Vent   Centre Air Vent I_icon_minitimeThu May 16, 2019 5:39 pm

IIRC that air vent is to help equalized the air pressure and reduce back pressure created by air flowing over your helmet and pushing you forward.

But to answer your question, yes, why not give it a try.

Tim
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PostSubject: Re: Centre Air Vent   Centre Air Vent I_icon_minitimeThu May 16, 2019 5:57 pm

I blocked mine with some soft black foam, got tired of the bugs getting through, no noticeable change in noise but way fewer bugs.
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PostSubject: Re: Centre Air Vent   Centre Air Vent I_icon_minitimeThu May 16, 2019 6:22 pm

Many thanks Tim & Oldwingguy, appreciate that. Will have a go tomorrow then Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Centre Air Vent   Centre Air Vent I_icon_minitimeThu May 16, 2019 8:44 pm

Just put some tape over it and see if anything changes first . I doubt it. Helmet -windshield most of the problem. Might keep a few of bugs from getting behind shield.
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PostSubject: Re: Centre Air Vent   Centre Air Vent I_icon_minitimeFri May 17, 2019 12:12 am

About six or seven years ago I fitted a strip of that self-adhesive SAENG Stealth screen edging along the top outside of the bottom section of my Givi Airflow. Just long enough to go between the rails for the screen top section when the air vents through.

At the time it had nothing to do with air pressure, wind noise, or turbulence. I just had some of the edging left over from my my Helix years and thought it be good way to use it up, and it was.

In use I found the curved edging strip more or less stopped any rain droplets being blown up through the vent and onto me by catching them like a gutter. The edging strip stayed in place too, it's still on my now boxed up Airflow in the garage.
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PostSubject: Re: Centre Air Vent   Centre Air Vent I_icon_minitimeFri May 17, 2019 3:29 am

Thank you Mech 1 twa & Meldrew, gives me some more options to look at.

Meldrew, so you never attempted to block the "Center Vent" then, just edging strip on the screen as described.
I asked the quest because at the moment I am still getting wind noise even after using the Givi screen in various positions (but not fully up as that would distort my vision) on the OEM screen if I put head down a little, It was a lot quieter. I am 5'5" so I don't tower over the screen, just wish I could get rid of the wind noise a bit more
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PostSubject: Re: Centre Air Vent   Centre Air Vent I_icon_minitimeFri May 17, 2019 1:59 pm

GoonerKev are you sure you bought the right bike for you? it seems you want to change or "improve " everything about the machine. I would suggest you ride the bike a few thousand miles before you feel the need to "improve" it. I am on my second Silverwing the first one I traded in after 40000mls. My current one will be five years old in July and that has 41600mls. I have not felt the need to do half of the things you have come up with. I have an Airflow screen, I fitted Dr pulley sliders, and I have a top box I also changed the mirrors for a pair off my old Burgman 400.
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PostSubject: Re: Centre Air Vent   Centre Air Vent I_icon_minitimeFri May 17, 2019 5:25 pm

Old Limey
What have I changed.......
Done an oil change
Had new brakes shoes fitted
New tyre fitted
New Dics fitted
Got Air Filter for replacement
Got Belt for replacement
Waiting for DR pulleys & rollers to arrive and fit
Put on Alarm
Put on Spot Lights (for Safe Riding & to be seen)
Put on Givi Airflow Screen
Put on Heated Grips
Enquired about the Front Air Vent !!!
Put on Lighted Mirrors (Again for safety & to be seen)
I'm sorry if that does not meet to your approval, but I want the Bike how I want it & I am paying for it. I prefer riding it that my Scomadi (New) and my old Vespa PX. We are all different on what we do to our own machines (thank God) otherwise we would all be like Robots.............Don't you think mate  Wink  Wink
And having just retired from the Fire Service, I have seen a lot and I mean a lot of horrible Bike accidents, with drivers stating.......I never saw him !!!

Kev
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PostSubject: Re: Centre Air Vent   Centre Air Vent I_icon_minitimeFri May 17, 2019 8:05 pm

Enjoy your retirement . Do whatever makes you happy. Get out and ride it that's the fun times.
SW can take you almost anywhere summer is here go ride.
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PostSubject: Re: Centre Air Vent   Centre Air Vent I_icon_minitimeSat May 18, 2019 2:27 am

Mech 1 twa
Exactly mate, appreciate that. I'm taking her to Belgium in September to lay a Wreath at Ypres and do loads of riding all around the South of England Wink
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