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RE tall screen creating turbulence

El_Guapo

Well travelled
Location
Melbourne
Hi guys:
I installed the RE tall screen in my interceptor around Sep 2022.

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I am 1.86cm tall and I could not feel any difference in terms of wind protection, but I left it there for cosmetic purposes and to protect the instrument cluster from a potential rock or debris from the road and to avoid cleaning bugs from the instrument.
So much for a "tall screen" I though .

We know the interceptor has a very straight seating position, no leaning forward like sport bikes.
Well, few days ago while riding around 60 - 70 km/h, I crouch a bit and I heard some low frequencies noises in my helmet. That's strange, that noise, only comes up when I am going over 100km/h (and usually leaning forward). As soon and I went back to my standard straight seating , the noise was gone.
It must be turbulence, so I follow the air flow from the screen and it ended under my neck. That is why I never felt the difference with or without screen.
My wife is 1.78 so my guess is that she was under the turbulence zone at all times while riding the Interceptor.
All this ended with me removing the screen to see if the improves the air flow.

It's a shame that the screen RE sells specifically for the bike does not actually help doing what it is designed to do .

Have you had the same experience?

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ceptorrider

Well travelled
just installed a Dart Classic today ,Im 6 ft tall & will ride soon to test for turbulence.the Dart is very nice & I liked their mounts better than anything else on the market.Ihave been enjoying the "wind in the face" riding again after many years of sport bikes with lots of plastic.
 

Gone in 60

Well travelled
Location
California
I think the RE screen does what any flyscreen is designed to do - keep wind off of your chest, ending around your neckline, so that your helmet is in undisturbed air.
Of course, that effect assumes that your height and riding position allow the deflected air to end at your neck. If your head is below that level, such as a short rider or someone crouching or leaning forward, that will put the helmet into the area where the deflected air is sort of "messy". You won't feel that on your neck, but you will feel it when its colliding with your helmet.

The RE Tall screen name is as logical as Starbucks calling a small coffee a "Tall". But, it's named in comparison with the other screen, which is actually shorter. Might not hurt to buy the shorter screen and swap them - they're cheap, and you can probably just interchange the shorter plastic screen portion with your existing mounts, to see if this is an improvement for you.

Mine came with an RE Tall screen attached by the original owner. I'm 5'8", and the screen deflected air to my upper chest. But, I have a collection of Dart screens from over the years, so as with Ceptorrider, I bought the Dart brackets for the Interceptor and mounted a Dart Classic screen. It stands quite a bit taller than the RE screen, and deflects air a bit higher to my neck. I prefer the much more subtle bracketry of the Dart, and can swap between Classic and Piranha model screens. The shorter Piranha mimics the height of the RE Tall screen.
 

Woodstock

Well travelled
Location
Woodstock, NY
Hi guys:
I installed the RE tall screen in my interceptor around Sep 2022.

View attachment 13839

I am 1.86cm tall and I could not feel any difference in terms of wind protection, but I left it there for cosmetic purposes and to protect the instrument cluster from a potential rock or debris from the road and to avoid cleaning bugs from the instrument.
So much for a "tall screen" I though .

We know the interceptor has a very straight seating position, no leaning forward like sport bikes.
Well, few days ago while riding around 60 - 70 km/h, I crouch a bit and I heard some low frequencies noises in my helmet. That's strange, that noise, only comes up when I am going over 100km/h (and usually leaning forward). As soon and I went back to my standard straight seating , the noise was gone.
It must be turbulence, so I follow the air flow from the screen and it ended under my neck. That is why I never felt the difference with or without screen.
My wife is 1.78 so my guess is that she was under the turbulence zone at all times while riding the Interceptor.
All this ended with me removing the screen to see if the improves the air flow.

It's a shame that the screen RE sells specifically for the bike does not actually help doing what it is designed to do .

Have you had the same experience?

View attachment 13840
Interesting.
 
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