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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-24-2018, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Question Wind noise is deafening

I have a 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic with a Kawasaki OEM quick release windshield that is 21" high. The wind noise is unbearable. After 2 trips of 10 hours each my ears ring loud for 2 days and I am wearing EAR PLUGS. No adjustment on this windshield. I have tried different helmets both full face and 1/2 helmets (no help). I have fabricated a piece of Lexan and attached it to the windshield with clamps to make it 2 1/2" higher (no help). The only thing that helped a tiny bit was to block the 1/2" opening above the headlight. Cannot use Kawasaki OEM lowers with this windshield. The noise really takes off at 55 mph and above. Makes me not want to ride. Any suggestions ???????????????
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Hearos Xtreme ear plugs have the highest rating with NPR33

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I have used them with 1/2 helmet and now a modular helmet, they work great.

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I had a wind noise reduction after replacing the windshield with a Bat Wing.

That which does not kill me tends to really piss me off.
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If you put on aftermarket lowers , it will make a world of difference.
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if I can't figure out nothing else I will try them
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the way this windshield mounts there is nothing to attach any lowers to
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I will check to see if one will fit my bike
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First thing to do is determine where the wind is coming from. Try holding your hand just in front of your chest, is the wind coming from below, if so lowers will probably fix it.
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like my post says can"t mount lowers because of the way the windshield mounts
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I know this tutorial is for the 900. Maybe you could try something similar? Homemade Lowers for Kawasaki Vulcan VN900 Classic LT

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