Simple Power Mods for V Star 950 and Head Buffeting with Windshield
~two years ago this forum was absolutely wonderful in helping me decide on purchasing a 2012 V Star 950 (non tourer. It was my first bike after 30 years of not riding and I was worried about buying to large a bike and winding up a statistic. I absolutely love the bike and take her out every chance I get for short rides and the occasional 150 miler.
Now, two things I'd love some help with if anyone has some advice:
1) I added a windshield (similar to the stock one for the touring version of this model). I actually look over the top of the windshield and I've tried the adjustments to lean it back and forward and the symptoms are the same; at speeds above 65+ miles per hour I can barely see due to the buffeting that seems to shake my head so much I can barely read road signs. From my readings on this forum, it appears the consensus is that this is not due to the windshield, it's due to not having lower shields in place to keep the wind from coming up the body (at least I think that's what I'm reading)? If I'm reading it right, anyone have any good suggestions (and links), to what types of lower shields I should put into place (or any other suggestions)?
2) Are there any simple mods that I can do (things that can be undone to take the bike back to stock), to improve the power of the bike? She pulls well, but seems slower in acceleration that what I remember from my old 750 and she seems to start to run out of pull at around 75'ish (which around here on the 70 MPH roads is considered slow if you don't want to get run over from behind). I'm 6'1" and weigh 210 so I hope I'm not the problem. From what I've read here there are some air intake kits and things people are doing to improve power. Note: I'm not trying to make her a crotch rocket, I'd just like a little more pull and some more acceleration at the 70-85 range if I needed it.
Thanks for any advice/help
2012 V-Star 950