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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-02-2010, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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Suzuki Body Deflector

After reading all the positive comments about the Givi windscreen, I have decided to get one. But, I am wondering if anyone has experience with the Suzuki Body Deflector. Is it helpful in keeping the legs warm and dry in adverse weather? Does it affect the gas mileage or handling? We are planning a 9 day trip next June that will take us over mountain passes and down into the dessert. So we could run into a variety of conditions and I would like to be prepared. I am also investigating luggage for the trip. Any comments and help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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I have had these installed for a long while. Have ridden with them through two winters already, about to be a third. They certainly help to keep your legs warm or dry in rainy weather. I have seen no serious reduction in fuel economy or handling on windy days from their installation.
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+1, to stiffen it up, i used some car trim. just use the link below.....

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Yours look great. I've always liked all the farkles you've added on your bike. These deflectors look a lot better than the ones for a Helix. Just a few questions though: In a tip over, the ones on my Helix cracked. How strong are the Burgman ones? I've only known the 650 and newer 400 models to have these (having personally seen drjbg's '08 400 on a recent trip to Kansas City). Are they available for the older 400? And finally, do they interfere with you being able to quickly put your feet on the ground---as in having to bend your lower legs back toward you to clear the deflectors then putting your feet down?
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How strong are the Burgman ones? I've only known the 650 and newer 400 models to have these (having personally seen drjbg's '08 400 on a recent trip to Kansas City). Are they available for the older 400? And finally, do they interfere with you being able to quickly put your feet on the ground---as in having to bend your lower legs back toward you to clear the deflectors then putting your feet down?
They aren't very strong and will probably break if you go down and hit them. Yes they do interfere with putting your feet down in a hurry. You learn to lift your feet over them or bend your legs back to clear the deflectors. They are well worth it since they do help keep your legs dry and warmer.

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. Just a few questions though: How strong are the Burgman ones? Are they available for the older 400? And finally, do they interfere with you being able to quickly put your feet on the ground---as in having to bend your lower legs back toward you to clear the deflectors then putting your feet down?
1. Laid my 650 over on a slow speed uturn and did no damage but even though they are quite tough it is doubtful they would survive a violent lay over.
2. Not sure but if they are I will be putting them on my 06 400S
3. On the An650 you must do as you describe to put your foot down but it is no big deal. After a couple of days it becomes automatic due to muscle memory. On the 400 the deflectors stop short of your feet and present no problems

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Re: Suzuki Body Deflector

When I first saw the title of this thread, I thought of some sort of cow catcher device to prevent damage to the bike by people stepping out in from of the scooter.
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Those deflectors look good, so where can I get a set for my 09 650 executive? How much are they?Thanks.

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Unfortunately the deflectors for the 650 aren't available here in the states. Some of us went in on a group buy and IIRC the deflectors came from Germany.

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Re: Suzuki Body Deflector

I have been looking at them on the Suzuki site for Burgman 400 accessories,
http://www.suzukicycles.com/Product%20L ... tView=true
They seam a bit pricey at $139.95 but it sounds as if they may be worth it. Santa brought me a heated vest so I may be riding as soon as the temperatures get above 0 long enough to clear the snow and ice off the roads.
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