I have a question on how to get the insect bodies above me and wind noise reduced on my '03 K12RS. I'm looking for ideas or other's experience. I have looked on the web to find that I can fit a laminar lip on my bike to change the air flow. I have also seen the windshield on the K12GT that looks like it may help air flow. I'd like to make only one purchase to solve the problem if there is a chance of spending the money only once.
I don't know what will solve the insect bodies right at eye level, if I could get them up on to the top of my helmet it would be great. The insect problem did go away in the last week or two since the temp has hit the freezing mark overnight. I'm in search of a solution for next year when the bugs come alive again. Laying on the tank bag and peeking over the windshield was this years solution when the insects get thick.
Lip looks like it might do the trick and force the wind up just enough. I am concerned that something that isn't bolted on will decide to part company and hit me in the face. That has crash written all over it, hit in face at 80-100 mph would certainly put my riding skills to the test. K12GT windsheild is bolted on and also looks like it may do the trick of moving the bugs up about 3 inches.
bars all the way forward
stock windshield in low position
Did I mention that I love this machine for every bit of the 10K I rode since the purchase in June? It is just slightly different than my old '71 R60 that found a new home this summer, something about 30 years of technology may play a role.
any thoughts on how to solve the bugs in eyes issue?