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limpinggeoff
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PostSubject: Givi Airflow fault?   Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:44 pm

Hi,

Just returned from 4 hot days in Northern/Southern Ireland. On day 2 at about 60 mph on the A2 causeway route, I went around a bend on the dip of a hill turning right and in the middle of the road then hit a hole (think it was a missing cats eyes fixture). The result was the suspension bottoming out and a loud bang with the screen cracking from the bottom central area to the area near the right hand guard (not near any bolt holes).

My question to all - has anyone else had the same issue?

I've tried to contact Givi to voice my disappointment as I use Givi products with every bike I buy and have previously had no issues, but still no reply.

My next purchase will have to be hyperpro springs as my SWing only comes second in the handling stakes to the old Honda CX500 which handled like a Camel when cornering.

Thanks Geoff

Ps. The people of Northern Ireland are the most friendly and helpful I have ever had the pleasure to come across and I would recommend everyone to tour Ireland should they have the opportunity.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Airflow fault?   Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:04 am

Believe it or not there isn't a country called Southern Ireland, there's Northern Ireland up at the top which is part of the U.K. and the rest is the country is just Ireland, or the Republic of Ireland.

Now that's enough of the smart arse from me, I've been over Northern Ireland a few times on BMW's, MZ's and last time on a 650 Burgman. As you say folk over in Norn' Iron are very friendly, it's the fine rain over there that I dislike.

The way you fit the Airflow has been subject to a lot of discussion here. Especially drilling through the plastic to reveal the two captured nuts that are utilised to fit the two metal brackets when mounting the Airflow lower screen. Most fit them, some don't and just utilise the mounting holes that the rubbish Honda screen uses. Givi instructions are as usual, badly printed and vague. The mounting instruction that came with my Airflow were for the non adjustable Givi DT 214 screen which adds to the confusion.

All this waffle leads up to my question, did you use the two metal brackets when fixing your Airflow to your Silver Wing?
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PostSubject: Givi Airflow fault >   Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:33 pm

Slight thread hijack but I have to comment that the locals are friendly and helpful all over Ireland, I had a particularly good experience recently when I had a problem with my Grinnall trike in Donegal and also with the Swing way down in Killarney.  Now back to the subject !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Airflow fault?   Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:37 pm

Meldrew wrote:
... snipped ... All this waffle leads up to my question, did you use the two metal brackets when fixing your Airflow to your Silver Wing?

Anyone have a pic of these metal brackets installed?

I know I don't have them installed and do not recall them being included as part of the installation kit.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Airflow fault?   Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:54 pm

I believe that you have to order the brackets separately from GIVI. It is strongly recommended to use the brackets for the Airflow screen. The bracket installation recommends that a third hole be drilled. Using the bracket as a template, grill out the middle hole, but be very CAREFUL not to go beyond the plastic. There is a threaded hole already there on the underlying frame. You do not want to ruin the thread. The GIVI installation come with the two additional screws you will need. If your screen was not secured with six screws, then you or the prior owner choose not correctly secure the screen. The OEM screen comes with four mounting points. The GIVI screen comes with six mounting points.
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PostSubject: Givi Airflow fault   Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:18 am

My screen came with the metal bracket and replacement screws.  IIRC there is a small circle mounded into the plastic where the hole needs to be drilled.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Airflow fault?   Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:50 am

I drilled a pilot hole through the plastic with a hex-headed pilot drill-bit in an electric screw-driver (slow revolutions).
Then I opened up the hole with a sharp drill-bit (the correct size) held in my hand.

My first Airflow screen came complete with the brackets.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Airflow fault?   Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:21 pm

Easyrider wrote:
I believe that you have to order the brackets separately from GIVI.

bikerboy wrote:
My screen came with the metal bracket and replacement screws.

MikeO wrote:


My first Airflow screen came complete with the brackets.

My recently purchased (in UK) Givi Airflow came complete with brackets, too.

Whether the brackets have anything to do with the OP's screen failure I've no idea.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi Airflow fault?   Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:48 pm

Last GIVI windshield I installed, about 8 months or so ago came without the brackets. I had to order an installation kit at the time I ordered the windshield. Same installation kit for the AF and the Adjustable GIVI screens.
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