Yamaha "Side Wind Deflectors": Do they work?

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Yamaha "Side Wind Deflectors": Do they work?

Postby dadreier » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:50 11

An early morning appointment took me out in the coldest temperatures since the end of last winter. While rolling past the frost covered fields, I soon realized that it would have been wise to go through the bother of hooking up the electric gloves. The elk-skins just wern't cutting it.

My legs seemed to mind the breeze, too. Maybe it was just because this was my first ride in the low 30's this year, maybe it was because I usually ride the better protected Beemer when it is cold, or maybe I'm just showing my age.

Having seen the "Side Wind Deflectors" in the Yamaha accessories listings (and the two hundred dollar price tag), I began to consider adding these things to the scoot.

Anybody out there who's already tried them and can comment on how effective they are in cutting the cold breeze?
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Postby bigwheelsturning » Wed Oct 14, 2009 13:19 13

I've heard mixed results about them.

I believe that crusty john is against them, if I remember correctly. :shock: :lol: :wink: :roll:
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Postby royr » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:28 05

They work. I liked them.
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Postby dadreier » Thu Oct 15, 2009 15:46 15

Roy,

If you happened to do the install yourself, I'd be interested to know how the pieces attach. For example: stick on?, bolt on?
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Postby royr » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:05 06

Both, you have to drill a hole at the top and bottom of each deflector. They also have tape along the length of each deflector.
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Postby john grinsel » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:13 07

They do work---that is keep pants from flapping

Mickey Mouse tape for installation-----require really small sheet metal screw to mount properly. Overpriced in US Market.

Do nothing about air management at head level.....but stick your toes out 45 or more degree and head noise goes down.


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Postby 2manycars » Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:58 03

I ordered mine two weeks ago when I picked up the machine. The dealer says they are on back-order and the expected ship date is 11/11. Of course that 11/11 could easily mean 12/11 so I am not holding my breath. I did notice my legs get cold and I hope this helps. I am coming from a Burgman that offered a lot more leg protection. Or so it seemed.
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Postby bigwheelsturning » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:59 12

You wearing plan pants, or riding gear?

I only notice the cold around my shins when my pant legs ride up. Need taller boots.
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Postby azccj » Wed Oct 21, 2009 21:59 21

Does anyone know how the side deflectors are attached to the bike, clips, double sided tape, screws?
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Postby Blexcroid » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:58 05

azccj wrote:Does anyone know how the side deflectors are attached to the bike, clips, double sided tape, screws?


If you read the post by John Grinsel that is two posts above yours, you would have seen the answer. :wink:
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Postby azccj » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:53 12

I just installed the wind deflectors on my Tmax. They are not made of hard plastic but rather hard foam rubber. They mount with double sided sticky tape and a few screws per side that require some drilling into the bodywork. As for deflecting the wing, I don't really notice any difference with them mounted. I would guess that Yamaha originally designed these things as tip over protectors as they will save the upper fairing should the bike fall on it's side in the drive way. But the marketing guys told them to market these things as wind deflectors and charge $200.00 for them. My advice is to save your money unless you desire them as fairing protectors.
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Postby 2old2rocknroll » Fri Nov 06, 2009 19:32 19

I got the Y'S gear wind deflectors. They are bigger than the Yamaha wind deflectors. From the side they look great. But from the front, they stick out quite a bit (more protection). They work great. I also have the fabbri hand protectors and the yamaha sport windscreen (black).

http://www.ysgear.co.jp/mc/special/tmax ... index.html

just click on the green dot by where the wind deflector mounts.
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Postby bigwheelsturning » Sat Nov 07, 2009 16:56 16

202: Do you have any photos of the deflectors from the front?

I was going to do a mockup this winter, and make a set of carbon fiber one's for Rosie.
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Postby DRAGON1 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 18:16 18

2old2rocknroll wrote:I got the Y'S gear wind deflectors. They are bigger than the Yamaha wind deflectors. From the side they look great. But from the front, they stick out quite a bit (more protection). They work great. I also have the fabbri hand protectors and the yamaha sport windscreen (black).

http://www.ysgear.co.jp/mc/special/tmax ... index.html

just click on the green dot by where the wind deflector mounts.


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Postby Maddman » Sat Nov 07, 2009 22:01 22

I too am interested in seeing some pics on your bike, also price and shipping charges thanks inadvance
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Postby mbk » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:30 09

Way over priced, but I bought them for the Maj. Minimal help, but enough that I felt only slightly ripped off. You have to wonder was there any thought to wind deflection when they designed this fairing, or was it all just looks with no hands in from engineering? Mike
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Postby john grinsel » Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:30 12

Difference of motorcycle industry and toliet industry for example is: in Toliet Industry, everybody is user and they had better work. In bike Industry not everybody is daily user, so who cares. Little thought given to wind/weather/comfort. Just has to look nice to sell. Later is when you find out the shortcomings.

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Postby k6gad » Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:41 12

I am liking the YS-Gear carbon fiber deflectors. How the heck would you order them from a site in (Japan)?
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Postby 2old2rocknroll » Sun Nov 08, 2009 21:32 21

I will take some pictures on Monday. I ordered mine from a web site that is kind of like a Japanese Amazon (www.rakuten.co.jp). It is a little confusing and difficult to place the order. I have ordered several parts using the rakuten web site.

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