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PostSubject: windscreen upgrades??   Sun 12 Oct 2014, 12:47

Hi guys.

Im an over 6ft rider and sometimes get buffeting issues. Is it worth shelling out for a givi airflow or oem windshield extenders?

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PostSubject: Re: windscreen upgrades??   Sun 12 Oct 2014, 12:54

Marcus,

I'm 6' tall with with a taller torso and I found the Airflow to the be the best of the bunch. I had the stock shield, XL Clearview with vent, standard Givi, and the Airflow. The XL Clearview would have been very good but it flexed way too much for me. I'm not sure if they fixed that problem but if they did than that would be a very good screen.

But the Givi gave me an Airflow to do a review on it and I have it posted on this site.
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PostSubject: Re: windscreen upgrades??   Sun 12 Oct 2014, 12:56

Thanks for the reply.

Do you know if the add on spoilers and any good for oem screen?
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PostSubject: Re: windscreen upgrades??   Sun 12 Oct 2014, 14:59

You can try the Laminar Lip to put on the stock screen:

http://www.laminarlip.com/silverwing.php

I used this on the Givi screen for the Majesty I had and it really helped out a lot.  I have a 23" Cee Bailey on my CTX700 and I also added the Laminar Lip and it has done a great job with buffeting and noise.  I sit high in the seat since I have a longer torso so I need things like this.  But since you are 6' tall I doubt the Laminar Lip will do you any good.  The stock screen is way to short for a 6'.  If don't want to spend so much you can get the standard Givi screen and cut it down to size.

Also, the Givi standard screen isn't too much more than the Laminar Lip so that would be the best bet really. Like I said, you can cut it down to be just right for you. The first time you cut it I would keep it a bit on the tall side so you don't cut too much off, and then go from there. But it is a very strong screen and you could probably even put a smaller vent on the Givi without getting the flex.
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PostSubject: Re: windscreen upgrades??   Sun 12 Oct 2014, 19:51

Add ons do nothing for SilverWing or other maxi scooters-----basic design of the scooters puts your nose too far from tip of shield---I have spent money on Laminar Lips several times!!......and on other windshields for SilverWing/Helix/Reflex/Burgman 400.

Best bet is Givi adjustable screen---works the best, allows look over and has good protection and min. buffeting
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PostSubject: Re: windscreen upgrades??   Mon 13 Oct 2014, 01:03

I liked the Givi Adjustable, stiff and solid at high speed even passing semi trucks on a windy day. Little or no buffeting on my helmet with it either. I wish they made one for the BMW 650GT scooter. The electrically operated windshield is nice but not quite as good.
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PostSubject: Re: windscreen upgrades??   Mon 13 Oct 2014, 06:40

Thanks guys ill look into the givi abit more
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PostSubject: Re: windscreen upgrades??   Mon 13 Oct 2014, 10:54

Im 6-2 and i look through my givi shield and twisted throttle had the best price
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PostSubject: Re: windscreen upgrades??   Mon 13 Oct 2014, 12:36

transam86 wrote:
Im 6-2 and i look through my givi shield and twisted throttle had the best price

Just remember there are 2 Givi screens, the Airflow and the standard Givi screen.
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PostSubject: Re: windscreen upgrades??   Mon 13 Oct 2014, 18:58

A friend and I were out riding our S'wings.  His has the Givi standard and mine the Honda stock windshield.  We switched bikes so I could experience the Givi effects.  WOW ... I was sold on moving to the larger windshield.  I was about to order the Givi standard from Twisted Throttle but found that it was on back order.  Too bad as it was $114 + shipping + tax.  Would have come in at about $165.  In questioning when it would be available I had a reply from A Vicious Cycle - A Twisted Throttle Company that it had been replaced with a different part number and a new price of $132 + shipping+tax which now comes in at $171. Don't really understand why a new number on the same product increases the price by $18.  Anyway this was still the best price as local dealers quoted me $196 and $202 for the same screen.  Despite the Airflow seeming to be the favored screen, I didn't want to spend any more than I needed and I really didn't want some adjustable handles in front of me  -- because I would forever be adjusting the screen for that "better" setting.  So now I wait ... and wait for the screen.  Being the end of the season I was told delivery might be 4 - 6 weeks.  I'm hoping for something better than that.  

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PostSubject: Re: windscreen upgrades??   Mon 13 Oct 2014, 19:37

I changed the stock windshield out quite awhile ago for a Givi AirFlow and never looked back. The AirFlow is an excellent design. I am 5-11 and the AirFlow does not buffet at any speed I've ever ridden on the SWing.
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PostSubject: Re: windscreen upgrades??   Mon 13 Oct 2014, 21:50

I bought a Clearview standard height for my bike, which is just slightly taller (about an inch) than the stock one. I'm thoroughly happy with it and it provides more protection for the shoulders and arms in cold weather riding.
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PostSubject: Re: windscreen upgrades??   Wed 15 Oct 2014, 09:43

Adding on Clearview---my experience with them on SilverWing and Kawasaki Concours (old Concours)----adding the GoldWing Vent does wonders killing buffeting up to about 65-70 mph. I look over,too.
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PostSubject: Re: windscreen upgrades??   Wed 15 Oct 2014, 15:37

I'm always amazed that people will ride Goldwings with the tall Tulsa windshield. Too many times riding in bad weather I've had windshields go opaque with mist, road spray, mud and even snow. Being able to look over the windshield provided the only forward vision I've had in those conditions.
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PostSubject: Re: windscreen upgrades??   Wed 15 Oct 2014, 18:56

exavid wrote:
I'm always amazed that people will ride Goldwings with the tall Tulsa windshield. Too many times riding in bad weather I've had windshields go opaque with mist, road spray, mud and even snow. Being able to look over the windshield provided the only forward vision I've had in those conditions.

Absolutely. I won't ride a motorcycle that I have to look thru the windscreen on. I like a nice blast of air on my helmet face shield to help keep it clear of water when riding in rain. And the vents on my helmet work good if it has good airflow to the helmet. My helmet has both cooling vents in the top above the face shield, and defroster vents on the chinpiece.
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PostSubject: Re: windscreen upgrades??   Thu 16 Oct 2014, 19:37

On the topic of windshields, should you happen to lose one (or more) of those little rubber doohickeys that the windshield bolts go into, do not despair! I put too much pressure on the screwdriver while removing my windshield. Darn thing dropped into doohickey 'never never land'. Thought, "I'm screwed"! Couldn't get it to bounce out, but remembered purchasing something for the fairing on my recumbent tricycle called a "WELLNUT" at Lowes! Went to Lowes, and sure 'nuff, they carried a size small enough to work. Have to use a different bolt - a 10-24 which is no problem to find. What I had to do was thin out the shoulder with sandpaper - not hard to do. I figure that if Lowes carries "WELLNUTS", then Menards and Home Depot should, too. No need to go to the Honda store and hope they have them, or order on line.
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PostSubject: Re: windscreen upgrades??   Fri 17 Oct 2014, 09:04

My take----buy your well nuts from bike shop-----metric dia. and metric screws. Them falling thru---common deal I keep a few on hand.
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PostSubject: Just recieved and installed Givi214dt   Fri 17 Oct 2014, 23:35

I just received and installed the Givi214DT Screen Blade. I purchased it from Accessories International located in Miami Florida. The price was 99.90 less a 2% discount. The total worked out to be 97.90 free shipping and no tax. It took three weeks to arrive but was well worth it. The fit was perfect and as I sit on my saddle (5'9") which I have a gel seat with sheepskin cover my eye level is just over the top of the shield. I have a cast on my leg at the moment so I wasn't able to take the swing out for a ride, I was not pleased with the stock shield with a Laminar lip.
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PostSubject: Re: windscreen upgrades??   Thu 18 Dec 2014, 07:51

I'm just over 6ft also and spent a lot of time considering options. I decided that the best value for money was the Givi AirFlow screen. GET ONE! You won't regret it and it is easily fitted. For £100 it's the best modification I ever made to any of the bikes I ever owned!
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