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So, as you may know I just purchased my first Harley a 2006 FLHTCUI... Well today I got to take it out for its first ride other than to and from work. I put down around 375 miles round trip and let me say. I absolutely love this fracking bike! The miles just seemed to float away as the motor hummed along. I only have one problem that I have found so far and it isn't a problem with the bike per se, but more along the lines of fluid dynamics and the way the air flows around it. My bike has the tall windshield which saved my face from a few big rocks today, but the way the air flows between me and the windshield it caused my farts to move from the seat and hit me straight in the face instead of just going behind me...

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Overall it was a great experience and I look forward to many many more miles on the machine.
 

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Check the clock werks windshields. I have the 6 1/2" and love it. Less wind. My farts vanish the other way
 

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Those weren't farts, it was just your bikes way of telling you that you need to ride it more.
 

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Would all of the above replies be classified as "fartanomics"??
 

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I swung by one of my local custom bike shops and they were talking about an air dam that goes below the front fairing that when paired with the exhaust air deflectors below your leg that it causes all the air to move downward instead of sucking up behind the windshield. They didn't have one on hand to show me, but do and of yall know what they may be talking about?
 

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I swung by one of my local custom bike shops and they were talking about an air dam that goes below the front fairing that when paired with the exhaust air deflectors below your leg that it causes all the air to move downward instead of sucking up behind the windshield. They didn't have one on hand to show me, but do and of yall know what they may be talking about?

Maybe the fork baffle??

I wouldn't expect miracles from anything, the best you can hope for is to not have any helmet buffeting issues, and you aren't getting blasted right in the face with air.
 

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There are different levels of wind protection you can get from a few different accessories you can add to your bike. For the ultimate ride protection and comfort these are the most effective. Adjustable air wings that attach to lower part of the batwing fairing. Hard lowers (don't know if you have these already?) Fork mounted wind deflectors (very effective). And the triple tree air deflector. If you add all of these pieces then you will be sitting in a nice calm pocket of air right behind your fairing. :thumbsup
 

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If the only complaint you have is that you have to smell your own farts, well, you are a lucky man. Just remember not to eat chili before you ride. :)
 

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Maybe the fork baffle??

I wouldn't expect miracles from anything, the best you can hope for is to not have any helmet buffeting issues, and you aren't getting blasted right in the face with air.
Well thankfully I don't have any buffeting issues, but I need to figure out a way to get more airflow when I use my full face helmet, at 40 degrees outside my head was sweating!

I need to save some money and I am gonna look into the adjustable air dams for the lower part of the fairing and I am gonna look at the other two options as well... I know I can't get the best of both worlds, but I wanna know my options.
 

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Well thankfully I don't have any buffeting issues, but I need to figure out a way to get more airflow when I use my full face helmet, at 40 degrees outside my head was sweating!

I need to save some money and I am gonna look into the adjustable air dams for the lower part of the fairing and I am gonna look at the other two options as well... I know I can't get the best of both worlds, but I wanna know my options.
Look into helmets, some flow more air than others . :)
 

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