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PostSubject: Givi windshield!   Givi windshield! I_icon_minitimeWed May 20, 2009 5:16 pm

The Givi windshield should be required by law! It's fantastic!

If you're tall like I am (6'3") you're probably tired of the horrendous noise and wind buffetting you get with the stock screen. I'd considered a Laminar Lip, but the Givi was only slightly more money. ($108 plus shipping from Twisted Throttle. By far the best price I could find online.)

Installation is easy. DO drill the holes shown in Givi's cheezy "instructions". You'll be drilling through plastic. Use a slow speed and be careful not to damage the threads of the hidden nut that Honda already installed for you. (Why? I have no idea. Maybe they knew you'd want a Givi eventually.) DO use the little metal plates that Givi provides. The taller screen will inevitably need more support, so go ahead and do it right. It's easy.

Select a drill bit that is slightly larger than the screws you'll be installing. No need to be precise. If you miss the correct alignment just ream out the hole a little with the drill bit.

Removing the bike's front cover (the one with the terrible "plastic hooks") isn't that bad. The plastic hooks reach upward, so the trick is to slide the cover DOWNWARD.

Wind noise and buffetting are vastly improved. If you're as tall as I am you have a choice between sitting up tall and peering over the screen or hunkering down behind it.

No visor needed! I can ride at any speed with the visor up and just sunglasses on. Even with the raised visor well above the top of the screen it didn't catch a single bug.

The screen itself is made of thicker, sturdier plexiglas than the stock screen. Aerodynamically, it also spreads the air out around your hands. Most of the breeze you feel will be hitting you from BEHIND as the airstream closes behind you, but it's far more gentle than the violent hurricane you're used to.

It's significantly taller, yet doesn't look goofy at all. Very nice lines.

All in all: Worth ever penny and then some! If you're anywhere near 6' tall and are considering a new Silverwing I'd have the dealer go ahead and install the Givi before you even buy the bike. Don't even bother with the stock screen. Trust me.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi windshield!   Givi windshield! I_icon_minitimeWed May 20, 2009 5:19 pm

Incidentally, I worried that it might affect my fuel economy. First tank with the Givi and a new crankcase full of Amsoil synthetic 10w30: 55 mpg. No problem-o.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi windshield!   Givi windshield! I_icon_minitimeWed May 20, 2009 11:07 pm

sounds good. I'm 6'2 and have to deal with the wind and sound...def will look into it.

thanks!

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PostSubject: Re: Givi windshield!   Givi windshield! I_icon_minitimeThu May 21, 2009 12:21 am

I have the Givi too, and also the Clearview, and really enjoy it. Even though I'm 6' tall I just cut mine down about 2" for the summer and like it. It still keeps the wind off of me too. I have the Clearview but it flexes so much I decided to try the Givi. The Givi is much stiffer and I enjoy it more too.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi windshield!   Givi windshield! I_icon_minitimeThu May 21, 2009 7:52 am

thats it i keep hearing good things about the givi screen im 6ft2 and either have to get buffeted or ride like a hunch back so im going to have to order one Smile god these forums are expensive lol
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PostSubject: Re: Givi windshield!   Givi windshield! I_icon_minitimeThu May 21, 2009 10:04 am

mr fish:
Mickey is right on. I put on a Givi about a month after I bought my Swing last July. I'm 6'5" and the OEM windshield put all that air right in my face. The Givi pushes it up and over my head so that I am in a bubble of quiet air. The Givi makes it a completely different ride. You will be amazed.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi windshield!   Givi windshield! I_icon_minitimeThu May 21, 2009 10:41 am

mr fish wrote:
these forums are expensive lol

The knowledge is free ... purchasing everything is expensive Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Givi windshield!   Givi windshield! I_icon_minitimeThu May 21, 2009 12:13 pm

just ordered one. hope to get it soon!
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PostSubject: Re: Givi windshield!   Givi windshield! I_icon_minitimeThu May 21, 2009 12:22 pm

Quote :
The knowledge is free ... purchasing everything is expensive

I have to agree i guess its true knowledge is power study
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PostSubject: Re: Givi windshield!   Givi windshield! I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 01, 2009 2:52 pm

Just ordered a Givi for my 08 Swing. I'm 6 feet tall and will probably need to cut a couple inches off so as to not have to look through the windscreen. From the pictures they seem to be quite tall.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi windshield!   Givi windshield! I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 01, 2009 3:04 pm

Jay600 wrote:
Just ordered a Givi for my 08 Swing. I'm 6 feet tall and will probably need to cut a couple inches off so as to not have to look through the windscreen. From the pictures they seem to be quite tall.

Don't be too hasty. If you don't already have one, get yourself a gel seat pad. You'll be more comfortable and it'll raise your eyes up a couple of inches.

The Givi does a great job, aerodynamically. With my new gel pad my eyes are as high above the Givi as they were above the stock screen, yet I'm still protected from buffeting much better than stock. One wonders why Honda can't just design a proper screen. I'm sure they own a wind tunnel. Or at least a computer. Or something.
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PostSubject: Givi Windshield   Givi windshield! I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 01, 2009 5:09 pm

I have a Givi... came with bike. Previous owner gave me the original one as a spare. I have no experience with stock installed, but I know the Givi is just fine. I am 6' and experience no wind even when I extend my face up to look over the windshield. I only do that in the rain or occasionally when my eyes are changing due to sugar imbalance. I have ridden in drizzling rain a few times and just don't get "Wet". I do get a little damp but that is mainly from water curling over the edge of the Givi or from the slight venturi effect up the vent. It is obvious to me that the air/rain is going over my head. The Givi is doing something right. No vibration or turbulence is noticeable. I ride at moderate speeds. 35 or so in town. 60 or so on state highway. 70 - 80 of freeway. 110 when trying to get to a bathroom.

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PostSubject: Re: Givi windshield!   Givi windshield! I_icon_minitimeTue Jun 02, 2009 2:29 am

mickey wrote:
Jay600 wrote:
Just ordered a Givi for my 08 Swing. I'm 6 feet tall and will probably need to cut a couple inches off so as to not have to look through the windscreen. From the pictures they seem to be quite tall.

Don't be too hasty. If you don't already have one, get yourself a gel seat pad. You'll be more comfortable and it'll raise your eyes up a couple of inches.

The Givi does a great job, aerodynamically. With my new gel pad my eyes are as high above the Givi as they were above the stock screen, yet I'm still protected from buffeting much better than stock. One wonders why Honda can't just design a proper screen. I'm sure they own a wind tunnel. Or at least a computer. Or something.

I won't cut the shield until I check it out, of course. On the seat, right now I have the backrest removed to give me much more legroom. A big difference in comfort for me. I'll be removing the brackets and having some thin, firm, foam sewn in for some cushion against the pan. With the backrest removed I can really stretch out and I'm not sure if I want to sit higher as well. It sure is fun fiddling with a new bike.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi windshield!   Givi windshield! I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 03, 2009 11:28 am

Ordered mine over a week ago still waiting Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Givi windshield!   Givi windshield! I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 03, 2009 3:24 pm

Just got the email from Twisted Throttle that my Givi windshield will be delivered tomorrow. Now can't wait to try it out.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi windshield!   Givi windshield! I_icon_minitimeThu Jun 04, 2009 6:46 pm

Jay600 wrote:
mickey wrote:
Jay600 wrote:
Just ordered a Givi for my 08 Swing. I'm 6 feet tall and will probably need to cut a couple inches off so as to not have to look through the windscreen. From the pictures they seem to be quite tall.

Don't be too hasty. If you don't already have one, get yourself a gel seat pad. You'll be more comfortable and it'll raise your eyes up a couple of inches.

The Givi does a great job, aerodynamically. With my new gel pad my eyes are as high above the Givi as they were above the stock screen, yet I'm still protected from buffeting much better than stock. One wonders why Honda can't just design a proper screen. I'm sure they own a wind tunnel. Or at least a computer. Or something.

I won't cut the shield until I check it out, of course. On the seat, right now I have the backrest removed to give me much more legroom. A big difference in comfort for me. I'll be removing the brackets and having some thin, firm, foam sewn in for some cushion against the pan. With the backrest removed I can really stretch out and I'm not sure if I want to sit higher as well. It sure is fun fiddling with a new bike.

I'll have to experiment with that "no backrest" idea. It's not the lack of a backrest that bothers me. It's the fact that, even at the most rearward position, I'm just a wee bit too cramped. I prefer to have my butt farther back and a slight forward lean, thus bending my spine into a more comfortable posture. I can't stand having my back hunched over. I also find that, with my gel seat pad, my head is actually a bit TOO high up in the wind if I sit comfortably.. I want to just barely peek over the windscreen.
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PostSubject: Givi model #   Givi windshield! I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 24, 2009 8:24 pm

Hi, I live in Europe and since Givi is an Italian brand, I guess it'll be easier for me to purchase it from the manufacturer.. What model / part # are you guys using? Is it by chance any of the models listed in the link below? Thanks!

http://www.givi.it/Screens--spoilers/Parabrezza-scooter-en/
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PostSubject: Re: Givi windshield!   Givi windshield! I_icon_minitimeWed Jun 24, 2009 9:50 pm

The p/n from the link you give is :
http://www.givi.it/My-motorcycle/?ma=HONDA&mo=Silver-Wing-600---ABS-01--09

That is for the 600 ABS The 400 has same part number...

From the Honda parts list the part number for the screen is :

67101-mct-680

Hope this helps.

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PostSubject: Re: Givi windshield!   Givi windshield! I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 10, 2009 8:42 pm

It does help Opalboy, thanks a lot!
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PostSubject: givi windshield   Givi windshield! I_icon_minitimeTue Sep 08, 2009 2:31 pm

finished mine yesterday...instructions need more detail but finished product looks great...I'm 6'1" and had the seat back shaved down 2 inches...more would be better but this shave will do...also have the Givi box on the back & have trouble keeping it shut.
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PostSubject: Re: Givi windshield!   Givi windshield! I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 14, 2010 7:43 pm

I had mine installed by a pro shop for $10 , and it made a difference, I can now comfortably ride 10 mph faster than I used to (60 instead of 50 Smile), any faster than that and the wind just makes it uncomfortable for me, but I'm 6ft. 5in. so I guess this is the best I can do under the circumstances.
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