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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Windhshield Vent questions

Couple of questions for you folks.

1. Anyone else get water coming through the Windshield Vent in the rain
2. If you've gotten rid of the vent, how is the air and buffeting in the cockpit. Looking for noticeable difference in heat and helmet buffeting. Also anything else you like or don't like about having the vent.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 07:04 PM
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I've ridden in some pretty heavy rain. Very little if any rain came through the vent. I get a lot more rolling over the top of the windshield.

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 07:44 PM
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Ridden in all kinds of rain, including throw-down biblical stupid rain.

With vent *closed*, little rain comes through.

With Pledge Multi-Surface on the windshield, most of the water droplets migrate to the top edge and blow back into the "cockpit zone".

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I wouldn't want to lose the vent. Sure, a little rain comes through, but for me that's more than offset by the ability of the vent to deal with the low pressure pocket the rest of the time. When I ride with the vent closed I feel a constant forward 'push' as air rushes in to fill the low pressure zone behind the windscreen.

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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 10:04 PM
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I added a screen to the vent on my Custom F 4+4 keeps the bees and other bugs from coming through.
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I have the National Cycle V-Stream Limited Edition with vent. I think the Limited stands for limited protection ! Having the vent slightly opened does reduce the buffeting by a noticeable degree. My foam ear plugs eliminate wind noise.

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I had the stock windshield with vent on both my 98 and 09 and did not have a problem with rain coming in from the vent.

I did replace the stock 98 with a Tulsa "Tall" windshield without a vent. It was great for the rain and wind, but it was also very hot because no air circulated.
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For the couple seasons I had my stock screen and vent, I don't recall much of any rain coming through the vent, and I very seldom had it closed. In heavy rain I had it open enough that it helped balance the air pressure in the cockpit area, but never had it wide open in rain.

My Windbender is a two piece cantilevered (?) style with a far larger open area between the upper and lower sections and virtually no water comes through. I have seen the water "puddle" on the dash on long wet rides as some does trickle down the inside of the lower section in a downpour. The rain water that hits head on largely runs up the upper section to the laminar lip where it is dispersed almost totally along the rim and off to each side (depending on wind direction and velocity) into the slipstream.
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I had windscreen with and without vents. I like the vent as it does eliminate buffeting quite a bit and does help get some air into the dead space behind the WS. Rain may get through but I would never notice as I prefer short windscreens where the helmet visor solves the water issues. But as long as it's not a tall windshield it really doesn't matter much if water gets by or not.

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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-15-2019, 06:38 AM
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Personally I wouldn't have a windscreen without a vent. If I bought a bike that didn't have one that would be the 1st thing I would change. They are invaluable in my eyes. Now as far as the rain coming in.......Yeah I suppose some does however you can close the vent up somewhat in rain. The other side of all this is that if your in rain what difference is it really if you do get some rain in it? #gottavent





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