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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Dec 21st, 2015, 11:22 am Thread Starter
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K1600 enhancements against wind swirl

Hi, I'm new to this site. My wife and I have noticed that the wind screen on our K1600 GTL, being fairly narrow, allows some air to swirl in from the sides. To compound matters, I like to ride with my fingers draped over the clutch and brake levers. My fingers, and her thighs get really cold in the winter breeze. I am considering enhancements, or accessories to reduce the wind chill near the hand grips. Has anyone out there been successful doing this? Your comments are appreciated.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Dec 23rd, 2015, 10:03 am
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Hi D, yes the stock K16 windshield sucks. I upgraded to the 26" Cee Bailey windshield. Massive improvement for me, literally no turbulence at all levels. An improvement for the wife but still not great according to her. I'm 5'8", she's 5'7". For me I wouldn't go any taller on the windshield, for her I probably should have gone the next size up. All depends on your height.
For the K16 most guys seem to like the Cee Bailey or CalSci best. The Aeroflow doesn't seem to get great approval from buyers. It all depends. I read lots of treads before deciding on the CB and am happy with it.
As far as hand guards Wunderlich and Isotta make them. The Wunderlich supposedly work well but aren't made so great. The Isotta are ugly in my opinion. I wouldn't put those basic pieces of plastic on my bike. Don't know if anyone is making leg deflectors like they were for the K12 2002-2005+.
This site doesn't get much K16 activity. For the big beast, look at info at the K1600forum.com. All things K16. Very informative with tons of info.
Good luck.
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