Howling noise

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CaptonZap

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Howdy,

I have a 1980 Yamaha XS11 with one of your fairings on it, and at speeds over 50 MPH, and with certain quartering wind conditions, a howling noise is generated in the cavity around the headstock.
Is that normal, and if so, what can be done to mitigate the noise?
Thanks for any suggestions.

CZ
 
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Welcome to the forum! For the most part, the howling is normal and is a lot less than the noise you would experience if the fairing wasn't there at all... :D

Does your windscreen have the pop-out vents? I suspect that it doesn't as they tend to decrease the area of low pressure which is behind the windscreen which can increase the howling and buffeting.