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Old 12-17-2016, 09:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I proposed a similar idea this summer for my CBR125. A couple of days later I commuted into work on a very windy day (crosswinds) and decided that this was an experiment that I didn't really want to follow up on.
I do however have the bike in my laundry room for the winter and I do see lots of potential for cleaning the bike up aerodynamically. I've seen aero mods make significant fe improvements in cars on this site; I think there is good potential for motorcycles in this regard.
I've found it interesting that my bike; a 2008 is slower than the newer bikes with the same engine even though they have bigger tires and are heavier. The newer bikes have a larger rear sprocket and better aerodynamics.
I've attached a picture of the front of my bike. It seems like a huge gap between the front fender and the front fairing. Granted, there is a radiator there that needs some air flow, but my coolant guage always is in the bottom quarter.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2...2tPSEMxdlR5eDA

Your comment about the gap reminded me of this -

Ryno Fender: "One test result is worth 1000 expert opinions" – Wernher von Braun

Directs some air away from the radiator opening and to the side for improved aero.

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Old 12-17-2016, 11:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That's actually pretty brilliant. Thanks for posting it
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Old 12-18-2016, 12:10 AM   #13 (permalink)
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It is an interesting idea. I'm surprised I haven't seen it on road race or land speed bikes. It looks like it's legal in "... most classes of CCS / WERA / USGPRU / ASRA / AFM / CMRA" according to their site.
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Old 12-18-2016, 08:28 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Probably because it looks weird
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Old 12-18-2016, 09:00 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 01-08-2017, 04:56 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I sort of stumbled into the thread.

What I have is a wakeboard control arm. It is an aluminum tube shaped into a 5ft teardrop. When the center front is 6" above the forks of my bicycle the tail rests on my hips. I want to someday glue a poncho to a bicycle helmet and attach the hem to the tube.




It's the blue one on the top. I've bought most of those. More for rain than aerodynamics; but I need a front mount that will let it rotate and store on the side so I can take it on the bus.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:25 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Attach a boom to the head tube using a U-bolt. Pivot the frame about a rod at the end of the boom. Put the hood of the poncho under your helmet to secure it.

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