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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-27-2019, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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Lowers which can protect legs from rain

Has anyone been able to install something like a lower rain protection for the legs on fairing version?

Buffeting is not bugging me but mostly what I still need on my CTX is to protect legs and shoes in a rainy weather.
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Has anyone been able to install something like a lower rain protection for the legs on fairing version?

Buffeting is not bugging me but mostly what I still need on my CTX is to protect legs and shoes in a rainy weather.

Here's the scoop on the madstad lowers.
https://www.ctx700forum.com/forum/ct...nk-inside.html
I'm surprised you haven't got more replies on the subject. I for one question the functionality of them especially in wet weather. I've been experimenting with my own home made lowers and have gone thru three designs for year round protection and function in all types of weather.
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Depends on what your expectations are, and do you have pegs or floor boards? Floor boards help some, larger mass to block some from underneath, other than that Madstad lowers. If you put them wide end down, protect more road trash, bugs... some buffeting. Put wide side up, opposite. In heavy, rain, rain pants. Only other option I know are Boot Gators.
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@Gordon, Thank you for this thread. Your solution is great, but I'm not sure I may find this kind of hood deflector to cut it.

@mtvic I have the pegs. I have removed the boards because of the lower back pain I have had. I need more protection for my knees and legs than my feet. Madstad's lowers look small to be a rain protection for legs. But maybe I'm wrong and aerodynamic can do some "magic" in motion. And has anyone tried to bend Madstad's mounts?

Sometimes I even think to try fork lowers.

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I don't recommend fork lowers. In straight on wind, not much problem. With gusting side winds, or drafts from 18 wheelers, it can be a handful. Option is to trade it in on a BMW R1250RT, or a scooter.
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I put a small strip of self adhesive rain gutter on my windscreen to lift the wind about 2 inches higher, for a quieter ride, mounted upside down, and it works. I'm going to add a strip of this to my madstad lowers to see if it will deflect the wind outward by another 2 inches. If not, then I'm going to use the madstads as a template and cut a bigger plexi fin.
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I put a small strip of self adhesive rain gutter on my windscreen to lift the wind about 2 inches higher, for a quieter ride, mounted upside down, and it works. I'm going to add a strip of this to my madstad lowers to see if it will deflect the wind outward by another 2 inches. If not, then I'm going to use the madstads as a template and cut a bigger plexi fin.
May I ask you if you can get a photo of the rain gutter on your windscreen or just a link to this gutter

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Option is to trade it in on a BMW R1250RT, or a scooter.
It is not an option. I don't like it I was considering to trade it in for Voyager 1700, but my back didn't like the vibration of it. So it looks like the only option Is Goldwing with driver's backrest.
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Sorry for the delay in my response. I got locked out of the forum.

Customized "N" can give you an over view of my lowers.

https://www.ctx700forum.com/forum/ho...tomized-n.html
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May I ask you if you can get a photo of the rain gutter on your windscreen or just a link to this gutter
https://www.brandsport.com/drip-rail-molding.html

I used the 7/16 size. I found it worked on my Crossfire by breaking up the wind around the window. Plus it kept the rain out. So then I tried it on my last bike. I found by installing it upside down it raised the airflow about 2 inches higher and it took away the top of my helmet buffeting. Right side up did nothing.

On my current, I have the puig clip on. But it was right in my line of sight, which was annoying. So I dropped it in between the clip on and the screen and that worked. So we'll see if it works the same on the lowers.

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