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post #1 of 15 Old 11-18-2012, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Broken windscreen

My Givi touring screen and finely cracked right across after getting a small crack in it at Innamincka some time ago.
What's a good screen and where did you get it?

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post #2 of 15 Old 11-19-2012, 05:44 AM
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Check out the new model

Hi Buzz, that's a bit of bad luck. A new screen, that's a good point. I would check out the new model and see what they have done. Surely after all the years of stroms they took the opportunity of getting the new model just right.

And where the heck is Innamincka...

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For future info, Buzz, when you get a crack in the screen, get a small drill, say 1/16th dia, and drill a hole right at the end of the crack. That should stop the crack progressing any further.

I had to do that to my screen some time back.

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What's a good screen and where did you get it?
Whats wrong with the Givi that you wouldn't buy another one?

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I would check out the new model and see what they have done. Surely after all the years of stroms they took the opportunity of getting the new model just right.
Won't fit.
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post #5 of 15 Old 11-19-2012, 06:39 PM
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Buzz if you don't want to spend the big bucks you could try these guys.

A.J. Plastics Pty Ltd.
18 Pedder St, Albion QLD 4010, Australia
(07) 3262 2384

They have a mould of the OEM Strom screen that they can stretch up to an extra 3". I have one of these with a laminar lip on top. It's fine for long trips but I use a shorty for around town.

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post #6 of 15 Old 11-19-2012, 10:17 PM
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Got any pic's of the QLD moulded OEM screen you've mentioned? My screen's rubbish and must be the noisiest thing ever, no matter what height setting you have it on. I've also tried heating up the top edge to turn it up and re-direct the airflow a little higher over my head, no luck.

I've looked at Madstad brackets, Givi, Laminar lip and all sorts of options but just want something that takes away the intense buffeting at 110-130.

Any help?

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[QUOTE=230Rocket;877422]Don,

Got any pic's of the QLD moulded OEM screen you've mentioned? My screen's rubbish and must be the noisiest thing ever, no matter what height setting you have it on. I've also tried heating up the top edge to turn it up and re-direct the airflow a little higher over my head, no luck.

I've looked at Madstad brackets, Givi, Laminar lip and all sorts of options but just want something that takes away the intense buffeting at 110-130.
I have the Madstad bracket MRA Vario touring screen on my 2012 650 it works the best option I have tried gets rid of the buffeting and wind roar
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post #8 of 15 Old 11-20-2012, 02:26 AM
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There you go Dean.

Third and fifth photos down. The screen is exactly the same as the stocker only three inches taller. The laminar lip gives a little more protection as well. I have the whole thing mounted on a Madstad bracket and it's adjusted just far enough back so that I can still turn the bars far enough to lock the bike.

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PS: With the tall screen and panniers and top box on, the bike seems to have a "sweet spot" at 120-125 kmh. I have trouble maintaining 100 kmh in sixth when fully loaded but it all comes together nicely at 120-125. No buffeting, no straining, just nice cruising. Bear in mind too that I'm very tall and I look just over the top of the laminar lip. I don't think I'd like to have to look through the screen. Get out the ruler. These guys will make the screen to whatever height you nominate (up to plus 3").

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Perhaps this wiki page can help you:
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I love my Givi Airflow. No buffetting and can ride flip helmet up at any speed. Bonus is that when it buckets down i raise it to max to keep dryer. Negative I have to lean the head left or right of center to blow dry the visor. That should give you an idea how calm it is behind it. Still looking for a motorcycle ashtray however
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