Happy to report I received my MRA Vario Touring screen
And have rid myself of the awful buffeting that was starting to impact my ability to think straight for the first hour or two at work each morning. It ships with two different length spacers which are supposed to be used to adjust the tilt correctly, but with good experience adjusting the tilt on the stock screen I have been trying different heights and tilts to those suggested by MRA and with better results. Each works OK and I've found at least two settings with smooth, clean air at all speeds. Some serious yeeehaaaa's in my helmet later I am now absolutely delighted with my choice of bike. I wear in ear headphones usually blasting some good music while I ride so the noise isn't a problem, but there definitely is still quite a bit of noise... But...
Before over engineering the whole thing (surprisingly, the best performance I've gotten at all heights and tilts is with the vario wing as far down as possible) I am still convinced the mirrors play a substantial part in the problem. I took them off a few days back with the stock screen tilted and bombed down the motorway and back, which without being able to see behind yourself is quite terrifying, and can attest there is a SUBSTANTIAL difference with them out of the wind stream... So I've found a cheap(ish) pair of Tuorno's based on what I've read here and will report back when they get here... But thought to also mention I found the following set as well,
Mirror 4 SUZUKI Van Van Address V-Strom B-King Gladius SV650 GSR750 Bandit Gemma | eBay
And have ordered them too. I think the 'carbon' look will blend in well with the bikes tupperware and they seem aerodynamic enough for the price. I guess the real clincher will be the clarity of the mirrors. I'm quite keen to see what the description claims is the ability to tighten the top joint... Which is where I've always struggled with the cheaper sets. Anyone tried these before?
Will report back but for now I can definitely recommend the MRA. my supplier here in South Africa only had the lightly smoked one in stock but it really does blend in nicely and I' happy with the aesthetics too. Looks better than stock IMHO.
Unbelievable what a difference it makes to my daily commute to be focused on something other than the buffeting. It was starting to become an obsession!
EDIT: I'm 6.1" with 34" inseam. Stock seat (with a rolled up cloth raising the front rubber points up about 2mm, which has leveled out the foward slope/tilt perfectly for me) and 35mm risers with the bars set as far back as possible. I've taken the brake line out of the guide and let it come around the fork a little which was all I needed to do. No lowering... At full lock the clutch and accelerator cables are nearly (NEARLY) at full stretch but all working well in the end.
Richalnd Rick's footpeg lowering kit, fork brace and stand foot enlarger on their way to me... Then should be able to ride and ride and ride... Yeeehaaaa!
Oh... And park up nicely too