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 Post subject: New Forza 125 owner
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:53 am 
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And also new to the forum.

I got my Forza yesterday and used it for its first commute to London this morning. I am really impressed with it so far, still running in though, so can't go to mad.

One question I do have though, I feel there is a lot of wind noise over the screen, I'm only 5 ft 11, so not the tallest. Is there a decent wind deflector that anyone can recommend?

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Ps I'll say a proper his and post a picture later when not on my phone.

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 Post subject: Re: New Forza 125 owner
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Welcome Dave :) glad you decided to join in on the fun...chatting with us and riding a Forza.

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 Post subject: Re: New Forza 125 owner
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Hi and welcome.
The standard screen is adjustable, try it in all the different positions before buying any addons.
Generally speaking screens make windnoise worse, so make sure you have good ear defenders in at all times.

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 Post subject: Re: New Forza 125 owner
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HA, sorry Whitenoise, is this better.

gn2 wrote:
Hi and welcome.
The standard screen is adjustable, try it in all the different positions before buying any addons.
Generally speaking screens make windnoise worse, so make sure you have good ear defenders in at all times.


gn2
I have used the screen at full extension and its lowest setting, Still doesn't change anything, still very noisy. I would rather buy one than not have one I think.

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 Post subject: Re: New Forza 125 owner
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Hi & welcome.

I tend to have it set lower than it's highest position. It helps with buffering but wind noise is still there.

Just need a good helmet to keep the noise out. I have a bluetooth system which will play music or radio - that tends to keep the wind noise at bay.

Give us a report on you're bike ( is it 2017my with keyless start? ) when you can. Worth finding out what others think of it.


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 Post subject: Re: New Forza 125 owner
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Ill try that.

I had a Kawasaki z300, before this so no windscreen and I have a Shark skwal helmet. It used to be so quiet, it was a joy. But for some reason, with the screen the noise, it a bit annoying. I have speakers in my crash helmet as well, which does help. If i have the visor open slightly this helps which is strange i know.

I'll get some decent pictures and write a report on it. It is a 2017, so it is the keyless version.

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 Post subject: Re: New Forza 125 owner
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Earplug suggestion seems to be falling on deaf ears...

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 Post subject: Re: New Forza 125 owner
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you you wrote:
Earplug suggestion seems to be falling on deaf ears...

It took a while, but that one was actually funny. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: New Forza 125 owner
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you you wrote:
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:lol:

Don't worry, I have some of them too, (somewhere) so will be trying that too.

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: ( I wish I could be only 5 feet 11, you might as well claim 6 feet at that height.


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 Post subject: Re: New Forza 125 owner
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I have a Forza 300 at the moment but had a Forza 125 for most of last year and in some ways I would prefer that I still had it.

Anyway I am also 5ft 11" and found the wind noise (whatever the screen position) was really horrendous on the Forza 125 so much so it really spoiled my enjoyment of what was otherwise an amazing machine.

I had to do something so I bought a Givi tall screen which was, for me, a total waste of money as it was way too high, unsightly and really did not solve the problem.

Next I bought a Puig V tech touring screen (clear) which really looked good but I found it to be no less noisy than the OEM screen.

In recent years I had used an MRA X-Creen (touring) on my Honda Swing 125 and my Kymco Downtown 300 and found it to be excellent as it reduced the wind noise and buffeting significantly on each scoot so I thought I would have one last try and bought a new clear X-Creen (touring) for my Forza 125 which I fitted to the Puig V Tech screen. Once again it transformed the bike and I was able to fully enjoy it thereafter.

Perhaps a X-Creen could be fitted to the Forza 125 OEM screen but I think the OEM screen might not be wide enough at the top to take the touring X-Creen - It may however take a sports X-Creen but not having had the smaller version I do not know how it would do.


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 Post subject: Re: New Forza 125 owner
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PS

There are two methods of fitting a touring X-Creen i.e. Clamping or mounting - If clamped overall the screen plus spoiler is slightly higher than if the X-Creen is mounted.

A mounted (fixed) Xcreen looks very tidy but requires holes to be drilled in the screen whereas clamping is easy, quick and the X-Creen can be fitted and removed without damage to the screen.

I mounted the touring X- Creen to my Puig V Tech screen on the Forza 125 but have it clamped to the OEM tall screen on my Forza 300.


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 Post subject: Re: New Forza 125 owner
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Thanks Jockay

So in your opinion unless I change the OEM screen theres not a lot of point getting a deflector?

PS ear plugs worked great

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 Post subject: Re: New Forza 125 owner
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I wear earplugs too to protect my hearing especially as most of my riding is on country roads, dual carriageways and motorways, but unfortunately I have found that they have not solved any of my wind noise / turbulence issues by themselves.

I think the sports X-Creen has a width of around 10.2 inches and a height of around 3.9 inches so it might better suit the Forza 125 OEM screen but I don't know how effective it might be.

I am very aware of the difficulties and frustrations in trying to sort out these problems especially as you cannot try an after market windscreen or spoiler before you buy.

It would be well worthwhile having a good browse of X-Creen suppliers' web sites and a look on You Tube too for more detail and guidance.


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