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Old August 7th, 2014   #31
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I have the spare front fender.

I have the Rynofender attachment.

I just don't have time yet. Last weekend, I was down helping my father and then riding the Rokon through "the trail from hell". This weekend, I'm teaching an MSF class.

But, I have next weekend off. So, I'm hoping to get time to install it then. Basically, I'll pop-rivet it to the front leading edge of my spare fender and then swap fenders.

Actual testing will have to wait till September as I teach again the following weekend but, then I have the whole month of September free.

Not sure where I can find a good place to test it out at 100+ mph, though. Maybe Pacific Raceway (used to be named Seattle International Raceway or "SIR"). The straight-a-way there isn't really long enough, though.

The best place would be down in Nevada but, I'm not sure I can get down there.

I'll figure out something.
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Well if you can only evaluate any potential advantage on a race track, it seems it'll be of questionable value to the average street rider. I'd be far more interested in your impressions from day-to-day riding.
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I am fairy sure that there will be a speed above which the Ryno will start to work and below which it will have negligible effect. If that target speed is in the usable range for road use, then the Ryno test will be a useful set of data.
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I agree. Test it on your normal route at your normal cruising speeds.


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Guys,

You missed my point. I think that this will solve the high-speed wobble issue. Mine doesn't start until I'm at 135 mph.

Yes, it may also help at lower speeds with fuel economy and handling (as advertised on their web site) but, I'm more curious with the high-speed wobble... not that I plan on riding that fast every day.

But, it kind of irked me that I couldn't go faster than 135 mph in the Nevada deserts due to a design flaw on Honda's part.

If it solves the high-speed wobble issue then, I'll also try to gather statistics on fuel economy before and after (I could plop my old fender back on to get the "before" and switch it out for the Rynofender for the "after").

I'm also hoping that Sept will find the temperatures a little cooler too.

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Can't help but ask, why would you want to ride at 135+ MPH, anyway?
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He wants to ride 1000 miles in 24 hours.
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He wants to ride 1000 miles in 24 hours.
That does NOT require excessive speed. That just requires planning, common sense, and RIDING the motorcycle. No speeding necessary.
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Because the bike should be able to travel faster than it does but, it cannot due to the wobble. That irks me.

Besides, have you ever ridden the Nevada deserts? They're hundreds of miles of straight as an arrow paved roads with absolutely no other traffic in sight.



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Guys,

You missed my point. I think that this will solve the high-speed wobble issue. Mine doesn't start until I'm at 135 mph.

Yes, it may also help at lower speeds with fuel economy and handling (as advertised on their web site) but, I'm more curious with the high-speed wobble... not that I plan on riding that fast every day.

But, it kind of irked me that I couldn't go faster than 135 mph in the Nevada deserts due to a design flaw on Honda's part.

If it solves the high-speed wobble issue then, I'll also try to gather statistics on fuel economy before and after (I could plop my old fender back on to get the "before" and switch it out for the Rynofender for the "after").

I'm also hoping that Sept will find the temperatures a little cooler too.
Well my point is that I frankly don't care about 135 MPH, I don't plan to ride my bike that fast ever again. Did it once or twice when new and before fitting a top box and did not notice any wobble. With my top box fitted and an empty passenger seat, I get some detectable movement or squirrelyness at normal speeds. Not sure I'd call it a wobble as it does not seem to have regular frequency of any kind. Sticking something as small as a bag or as large as a person into that space between me and the top box totally eliminates it. Based on this insensitivity to weight, I too believe it an aerodynamic issue. I run without the top box 98% of the time so it's not usually of concern. If this shark finned fender stabilizes my bike at normal speeds with the top box in place, I might be interested, but I'm skeptical it will help since the aerodynamic issue appears to be behind me.
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