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More mods - wind defection for feet
Written by cameron19444 on 11/2/2010 at 01:28 pm

While the block-the-wind idea is a more permanent mount to the bike, and the
gaiters are another option, I'm surprised no one else mentioned wearing winter
biker pants that have the waterproof liner. The bottom has elastic gathers and
prevents my legs from cold wind down below freezing. This morning's commute in
35 degrees was no problem at all. Still, I'd use it in conjuction with the
gaiters if I was riding in freezing temps for a whole day.

But then again, with the entire front end of the PC laying in pieces around the
garage - awaiting parts to repair the leaking radiator - and the sidecar out of
commission for another broken piece, I'm relegated to the GS500, with just a
small windscreen to block some of the cold air. Gotta' love the Gerbings'!

To each his own!

Cameron
'97 PC800 "Chariot of Fire"
'02 Suzuki GS 500 "Just for Fun"
'89 Yamaha FJ1200 with SideBike Comanche sidecar

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, Tim Davies <yankeesmuggler@...> wrote:
>
> Great idea Dave. I know others have mentioned simpler ways to cure the
> "wind up the pants" syndrome, but the problem I see this curing is the
> "boots in the breeze" problem in the cold weather. Your boots, and the
> feet in them, are always in the wind on these cold rides with no
> protection from the fairing. On a day long ride at interstate highway
> speeds in the 70+ mph range that's a lot of cold wind across those
> puppies and I know for a fact that even heated socks only slow the
> cooling process because you can't keep them turned up enough to be
> really warm without causing them to sweat. Giving your feet the same
> wind protection of the fairing would allow heated gear to work on your
> feet the same way it works on the rest of your wind protected body.
>
> I too am wondering about your fastening method and if it will stay
> secure at 70+ mph?
>
> Tim Davies
> Seneca Falls, New York 13148
> '98 Honda Pacific Coast "Yankee Smuggler II"
> "Yankee Smuggler I" (Retired at 124,000 mi.)
>
> IPCRC #4 : AMA #688662
> "The ride is the objective, the destination is the excuse!"
>
>
>
> On Oct 30, 2010, at 7:26 PM, revconprince wrote:
>
> > Now that it has started to get cold, it was time to salve the cold
> > blast of air blowing up my pant leg. It was a simple project. I took
> > a piece of cardboard, and held it up to the spot, figured out how I
> > wanted it to go, and tore off junks until the shape as correct. Once
> > I had the shape correct, I used that as a pattern to cut out a piece
> > of Acrylic. With a paint stripper gun, a stick, leather gloves, and
> > a ton of patience, I was able to bend it to the shape I wanted. and
> > fit it to the bike. I found the best thing to do was to get the
> > bends close, then re-heat bend and put it on the bike, this allowed
> > it to cool the proper shape. I may reheat them and flare them out
> > more, but here is how they look.
> >
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ipcrc/photos/album/1948188970/pic/1512308893/view?\
picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

> >
> > And from the back of the bike:
> >
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ipcrc/photos/album/1948188970/pic/721510646/view?p\
icmode=medium&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&dir=asc

> >
> > They do make a huge difference in how cold my legs get while riding.
> > not too hard to do, but took a long Sunday afternoon.
> >
> > Dave
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
>

Message Thread for message #98440

revconprince
10/30/2010, 11:26 pm
More mods - wind defection for feet
Now that it has started to get cold, it was time to salve the cold blast of air blowing up my pant leg. It was a simple project. I took a piece of cardboard, and held it up to the spot, figured out how I wanted it to go, and tore off junks un

    david_a_fugl...
    10/31/2010, 12:25 am
    More mods - wind defection for feet
    Dave Nice. How did you attach them to the bike? Dave Fuglestad --- On Sat, 10/30/10, revconprince <daveinet

    bobb_todd
    10/31/2010, 02:16 am
    More mods - wind defection for feet
    Now that it has started to get cold, it was time to salve the cold blast of air blowing up my pant leg. It was a simple project. I took a piece of cardboard, and held it up to the spot, figured out how I wanted it to go, and tore off junks

    dave_hiett
    10/31/2010, 03:35 am
    More mods - wind defection for feet
    Something that works very well for me - short bungee chords. Seals off those pantlegs very well. But looks like you had fun doing this, and it looks like you are set for winter! Thanks for sharing your project. Dave Hiett --- In

      timdearborn
      11/1/2010, 12:23 am
      More mods - wind defection for feet
      Maybe a little overkill, but I just tried some mid-calf gaiters (the kind you were when skiing or snow-shoeing) and they worked great too. -Tim Dearborn Blue Island, IL, USA '96 Pacific Coast, "Tuppie", 36K --- In

    bobb_todd
    10/31/2010, 12:42 pm
    More mods - wind defection for feet
    Bobb, Tuck your pants into your boots. No mod necessary! VA Dan --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "Bobb Todd&qu

    yankeesmuggler
    10/31/2010, 03:15 pm
    More mods - wind defection for feet
    Great idea Dave. I know others have mentioned simpler ways to cure the "wind up the pants" syndrome, but the problem I see this curing is the "boots in the breeze" problem in the cold weather. Your boots, and the feet in t

      douglasvanb
      10/31/2010, 05:30 pm
      More mods - wind defection for feet
      Would this serve the same purpose as the Baker Build Air Wings? http://www.bakerbuilt.com/bbairwings/stpcaw.html I vaguely remember last winter people talking about them solving the

        yankeesmuggler
        10/31/2010, 06:06 pm
        More mods - wind defection for feet
        No these are different. Dave's mod solves the problem of the PC800 fairing not extending low enough to block air blowing on your boots. Now if we attached ductwork to the BB Wings and directed heat to the feet that would work. We could then u

          revconprince
          10/31/2010, 07:26 pm
          More mods - wind defection for feet
          My oldest daughter who is 14 has just started riding with me over the last month. The other day we were riding in a 30 - 40 mph cross wind. I warned her to make sure she was hanging on good when we hit the freeway. Open spot in traffic, and I

            devofletcho
            10/21/2011, 02:20 am
            More mods - wind defection for feet
            Genius Dave Who doesn't take turns hanging there hand in front of the side vents. re-routing that for your feet is brilliant. I just have to make some footy fairings so that nice warm air has time to defrost my toes. --- In

              akienm
              10/25/2011, 02:11 am
              More mods - wind defection for feet
              oddly enough, I can see this post, but somehow seem to have missed the original post. Can't find in my spam box or anything. I'd love to see pics of this mod... -- Akien MacIain Epiphanies before our very eyes!

              akienm
              10/25/2011, 02:14 am
              More mods - wind defection for feet
              oddly enough, I can see this post, but somehow seem to have missed the original post. Can't find in my spam box or anything. I'd love to see pics of this mod... -- Akien MacIain Epiphanies before our very eyes!

      pwhite422000
      11/1/2010, 01:30 am
      More mods - wind defection for feet
      How about gaiters for keeping your feet warm? I used to use them in very cold weather when cross-country skiing. They are not that expensive and don't require any bike modifications.

        yankeesmuggler
        11/1/2010, 09:20 pm
        More mods - wind defection for feet
        It works for me at XC speeds, but 75 mph is another world of cold. Besides, I don't really need one more thing to pack and put on when motorcycle touring. One great beauity of heated gear is the increase in storage space you recover by not ha

      cameron19444
      11/2/2010, 01:28 pm
      More mods - wind defection for feet
      While the block-the-wind idea is a more permanent mount to the bike, and the gaiters are another option, I'm surprised no one else mentioned wearing winter biker pants that have the waterproof liner. The bottom has elastic gathers and prevent

        sr139fox
        10/23/2011, 06:00 pm
        More mods - wind defection for feet
        Will this mod block rain from getting only your shoes or pants? Dave p --- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, "cam

          pcnz2004
          10/24/2011, 08:00 am
          More mods - wind defection for feet
          Hi Dave I have made up a couple of small extensions that are attached to the lower fairing bolts with small stainless steel brackets that I fabricated. The extensions work a treat at keeping my feet dry and reduce the wind up my trouser

            sr139fox
            10/24/2011, 10:45 pm
            More mods - wind defection for feet
            Thanks, this is on my list to add to the bike. Working on adding a deflector to the stock windshield to keep hands warm and dry in the winter. --- In

              mlmiller1959
              10/24/2011, 11:06 pm
              More mods - wind defection for feet
              I wonder if it's possible to attach some of those handguards that are made for dualsport bikes. ?That's the biggest weakness, in my experience. --- On Mon, 10/24/11, sr139fox <