I have not had chances to ride it because i sent out the ecu for a flash to DHM for the Yoshi exhaust which will be installed on Wednesday.How effective are you finding the windscreen? I've started doing some bigger rides on my Monkey this year and can certainly see where getting out of the wind a bit would be nice. Your setup looks great and I may copy it.
Knuckle guards would dress it up nicely for that environment, imo.Nasty single track on a fantastic day!
I just did a morning ride before breakfast.Please post with how well it works once you've had a chance to try it out.
I just did a morning ride before breakfast.
The shield works. I tried to feel the wind behind the shield with my hand at 50mph, and there was no wind between the shield and my chest.
The shield sits well below my shoulders but when I felt the stream of air above the shield, it was hitting my helmet.
On the side, stock rearview mirrors were within the bubble as well.
So the air bubble created by the shield is quite large.
The approximate size of the bubble is represented by the yellow circle below.
It was 52ºF and I was feeling warmer than before.
I can adjust the angle of the shield but currently it is about 85º.
It is shielding very effectively.
However, I feel it is creating noticeable drag.
This was my first ride since putting on the Yoshi exhaust and DHM ecu flash. The instruction from DHM states it takes about 15 miles before the ecu settles and become fully effective. But I got 61 mph.
So I will have to go out again for top speed testing and the shield will have a negative effect.
I will have to go test top speed with and without.
On Youtube, I have not seen anyone install an oil cooler for stage 2 mods.Jim, I am curious and thought I'd ask since you're in the midst of a DHM stage 2 upgrade on your 22 and you may have already given this consideration. You're adding a DHM S1 cam, flash tune, intake, and exhaust. Have you or should you need to consider an oil cooler at some point with just those changes?
I know an oil cooler is important for BBK's but is there a general consensus on whether any sort of oil cooling might be needed or recommended for the DHM stage 2 upgrade you're undertaking on the 22 engine?
Would you be able to "run wild" wide open on the road for a lengthy time carefree of any reliability/durability considerations or repercussions if the need to do so arises with out any additional cooling modifications once your planned upgrade is complete?
I may get 92 if it is ethanol free. Otherwise, 87.Thanks. Looking forward to reading about your experiences.
And will you be staying with 87 octane fill ups after or might that change?
I hope so.But will it hold up?
1. With any hondas i have owned or any car for that matter nothing ever goes wrong during the first year. And i am betting that on a simple motorcycle as Grom or Monkey, nothing is going to break within 1 year before warranty expires anyway.Just curious, in a perfect world where warranty isn't a concern, is there a certain mileage range people like to reach after break-in before adding a stage 2 upgrade? I'm no mechanic and am wondering on how swapping in a more aggressive cam at the "right" time might affect other engine internals vs a period as early on as you did.
I have always liked racing around making do with the stock Grom engine on back roads but reading about your experience has gained my interest.