Join Date: May 2009
Location: Prior Lake (MPLS area), MN
Power reduction with Smartpartz Hard Kore baffle
So I put the Smartpartz baffles in a couple weeks ago. Last weekend (not this past weekend) was the first time I rode with them in. The first part of the ride involved some fairly tight roads so I was rarely getting about 65 in the straights. The power seemed to be just fine. But the last part of the ride involved some pretty long straights and the guys leading ride fast so I was having to go for it, but once I got above 65 it just didn't have anything more to hardly give me. I could barely get above 70.
At first I was pissed thinking it was that the baffles were restricting me too much. But then I was thinking about it those baffles don't actually stop the air flow they just move it around. Then when we got to a stop, guys were mentioning that we had a massive head wind and with the big windshield that the LT has it made sense that maybe I just couldn't buck it. But then today and the past couple days I have noticed the same thing. Up to 65 I feel pretty good but not great, but after that is a struggle.
Has anybody else noticed a power loss at all?
South of the Twin Cities.
Ride the river.
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Last edited by Jace Bror; 11-25-2011 at 12:00 PM.