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post #1 of 14 Old 05-20-2014, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Issue with Givi AirFlow AF3101

PROBLEM (Shield slowly lowers itself) ...

Perhaps I clean and polish my windscreen too much, but recently on my 2012 DL650a the Givi Airflow AF3101 (Which I love) slowly lowers itself after about a 100 mile ride.

Due to lobe bug splatters I weekly have been removing the top screen to clean bug guts that collect on both outer and inner screen surfaces

Top outer screen moves from 1/2 up to almost all the way down.
(100 mile ride 30 - 80 mph)

Clamps seem tight ...

Action Plan:

1. Likely will check the clamp nuts for tightness
2. May use something to clean / rough up the sliding channels

ANYONE ELSE SEE THIS ISSUE?
ANYONE ELSE ALREADY FIT THE ISSUE?

Thanks in advance ...

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post #2 of 14 Old 05-20-2014, 06:56 PM
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Hmm I have not seen/had that issue. Approx 300 miles on my screen so far.

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post #3 of 14 Old 05-20-2014, 06:58 PM
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I had that issue. I adjusted the nuts on the clamps and everything has been fine since.

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post #4 of 14 Old 05-20-2014, 07:01 PM
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I had this screen on my '11 Wee for 20000miles with zero trouble. I would check the nuts to be sure they are at the proper tightness. I did tighten them once or twice to be sure the top shield held in place. With the two levers down, there should be zero movement of the upper shield. I am sure you will find this.
A great product, and if they make it for my Vee2, I may buy it even though the stock shield is very good.
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post #5 of 14 Old 05-20-2014, 10:29 PM
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Similar thing happened to me on a multi-day ride. Tightened the clamp nuts = fixed.

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post #6 of 14 Old 05-20-2014, 11:17 PM
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It seems to be unanimous - the problem is your nuts.

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post #7 of 14 Old 05-21-2014, 05:32 AM
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Adjust your nuts, they will stop slipping. I had to loosen one of mine out of the box to get it to close.

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post #8 of 14 Old 05-21-2014, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Tighten Those Nuts ...

Wife agrees the problem is ... I am nuts or my nuts ....

Thanks all will tighten them today

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post #9 of 14 Old 05-21-2014, 09:42 AM
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Mine is fine after 4000 miles. And... I don't need to mess with my nuts...

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post #10 of 14 Old 05-21-2014, 10:07 AM
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the nuts problem tend to present itself at the most inopportune moment !

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