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|Subject: Windshield opinion(s) Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:16 am|| |
I look at the pic [Nov 2021 forum photo] and think who seriously owns a Silver Wing and doesn’t junk the useless Honda screen ASAP and fit an Airflow.
i don't know why everyone is so enamored with the give windscreen. I have tried both givi's and clearview. I won't disagree ....the honda is not very good. I find the givi airflow still gives me buffeting no matter where i adjust the screen but I find there is a lot of wind on my arms and little protection on the hands especially in rain! It is more pronounced when the temperature drops
I removed a clearview and replaced with givi and reinstalled the clearview after a year on the givi. Besides it i cheaper and you can add ventilation for the summer.
Each to their own. I just find the givi airflow is somewhat overrated.
BTW i have two NEW OEM screens that are sitting idle if someone is interested.
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|Subject: Re: Windshield opinion(s) Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:44 am|| |
I suspect that the riding position on most scooters will be difficult to protect from the wind. I quite like my GiVi 214, I found it a big improvement over the OEM. I still get a lot of buffeting but it depends on so many dynamics, like riding speed, wing direction and speed etc.
For the most part it works fine and I have found it's best quality is deflecting the rain above and over my visor.
Whilst enjoying this distraction, that picture is still making feel uneasy!
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|Subject: Windshield opinion Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:40 am|| |
I liked the Airflow on my Silver Wing, even though I had two top screens jettison off at high speed. When I remedied the fault and later added a Wunderlich wind deflector it was spot on. The Airflow's side wings don't look much but they work well at speed in wet weather to deflect rain off your gloves.
I now have a taller, wider Givi screen on my Forza, not that they was much wrong with the OE screen, I just wanted more weather and wind protection. In addition to it being electrically height adjustable it has the Wunderlich wind deflector off the Silver Wing fitted, and bodywork mounted Givi hand wind deflectors. Together they're a pretty formidable wet weather combination.
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|Subject: Re: Windshield opinion(s) Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:52 am|| |
After hearing the issues with the adjustable (as Meldrew says) and after having a Goldwing with an adjustable windshield which once set I never moved again, I went another route. Cee Bailey made motorcycle windshields for a time (no longer sadly) so I measured exactly the size needed and ordered it. The windshield is great quality and exactly the size I needed. LOVE it!
That said I got a Givi fixed screen for my Forza to replace the horrid shorty screen that Honda put on it... Will install it in May and it should make a big difference.
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|Subject: Re: Windshield opinion(s) Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:56 pm|| |
I have the 18” windshield from https://madstad.com/products/honda-fjs600
I love it
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|Subject: Re: Windshield opinion(s) Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:34 pm|| |
When I bought my 08 SWing it had a Clearview XL windscreen. I think the XL stands for Extra Large or Long. Either way it fits me fine and I haven't thought about changing it. If I sit up straight I can just see over the top without stretching any. I figure if it ain't broke...
But then, To Each His Own.