Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-27-05, 08:12 PM   #1
skydive69
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
skydive69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Seminole, FL
Bikes: Guru Geneo, Specialized Roubaix Pro, Guru chron 'alu, Specialized Sequoia
Posts: 2,258
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Question Regarding Yakima Roof Mount Bike Racks

I bought and installed a Yakima bike roof mount system today, and installed it on my Murano. With a bicycle mounted, the wind noise is excessive - even at 30 mph. Does anyone have any experience with and without the optional windscreen offered by Yakima? I'm wondering if I need to go back and buy one of those?
skydive69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-05, 08:24 PM   #2
Bluechip
Senior Member
 
Bluechip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Cypress TX
Bikes: Salsa Fargo Ti, Cannondale CAAD9, Carbonello Fixed Gear, Specialized Epic Disc
Posts: 1,092
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I can't say I've ever noticed them being particularly noisy except when there are no bikes on top and you forget to fold down the carrier for the front wheel. Then you get a nice high pitched sound like a tuning fork.

Or maybe I don't notice the sound because of the three boys under the age of 12 in the backseat.
Bluechip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-05, 09:45 PM   #3
Shifty
Sore saddle cyclist
 
Shifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Eugene, OR
Bikes: Road, touring and mountain
Posts: 3,848
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I had tons of wind noise on my Highlander, the problem was the currents between the bike rack cross bars and the factory rack. I installed the wind screen and problem solved, it was a snap to install.
Shifty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-05, 01:54 AM   #4
LV2TNDM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Northern CA
Bikes:
Posts: 197
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
I noticed considerable wind noise on my Acura Legend and now on a new Toyota Sienna. The fairing (standard size, not the mini) all but eliminated noise in both cases. The only downside of them is when they've been on for a while they mar the paint above the windsheild where the rubber gasket sits against the paint. I tried to keep the area waxed more often but that didn't seem to help. A little scratching is worth the reduced noise in my opinion. And if I resell either vehicle, it'll involve a little time with rubbing compound.
LV2TNDM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-05, 05:30 AM   #5
skydive69
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
skydive69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Seminole, FL
Bikes: Guru Geneo, Specialized Roubaix Pro, Guru chron 'alu, Specialized Sequoia
Posts: 2,258
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by LV2TNDM
I noticed considerable wind noise on my Acura Legend and now on a new Toyota Sienna. The fairing (standard size, not the mini) all but eliminated noise in both cases. The only downside of them is when they've been on for a while they mar the paint above the windsheild where the rubber gasket sits against the paint. I tried to keep the area waxed more often but that didn't seem to help. A little scratching is worth the reduced noise in my opinion. And if I resell either vehicle, it'll involve a little time with rubbing compound.
Thanks for the input gang, I will install one on Wednesday. I was surprised how noisey it still was when I took the bike off the car. I thought it was the bike causing the noise, but it was the rack.
skydive69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:56 PM.