Lots of posts in here about buffeting so thought I would share photos of my Memphis Shades lowers on my V Star 1300 and maybe help some people, using this as a starting point to get their lowers set up and get rid of ALL buffeting.
The photographer insisted I put his photo at the end of the slide show.
1. My height - 5'11"
2. Windshield is a stock Yami 19" Med Windshield. (19" from the top of the headlight cutout)
3. Memphis Shades Lowers
FACT - I NEVER, EVER, HAVE BUFFETING.
When I bought the bike buffeting was horrible, then I bought the Memphis Shades, guess I got lucky and lots of thought, anyway less then an hour installation and I never had buffeting nor have I had to adjust them.
I THINK, maybe people try to install lowers fitted up tight to the windshield, I intentionally left a pretty big gap, simply because I wanted air, clean air, it worked perfect. (Photos 13,14,17 show how big that gap is)
Think of the lowers as air deflectors, deflect the air around you, don't try to stop it, its not possible, think of it this way, in your car, turn on your A/C, turn the vents so the air just brushes over your armpits, shoulders, over the top and side of your head.
I get a steady stream of clean air from between the gap of the lowers and windshield that comes up around armpit height over my shoulders and over the top of my helmet.
Like I say, I got lucky, but I did give it thought, my objective was to get a smooth steady stream of air not block it all off because that is impossible, in fact, trying to block it all off is what creates buffeting.
ANYWAY I NEVER have any buffeting issues, never feel unsettling turbulence, well up to 90 MPH anyway.
Here are photos, hope they help someone ...