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post #1 of 7 Old 02-21-2015, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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5'8'' Givi airflow

For people who have the givi airflow and are roughly 5'8'' where have you placed the base plate ,in the lower mounting holes middle or top ,just looking for ideas i have the screen and have it palced in the bottom but looking for better thxs in advance.
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-21-2015, 10:52 AM
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I have mine in the top holes. I also have the sliding shield almost to the bottom which gives me perfectly still air. I read somewhere that the lower the sliding windshield is to the stationary shield the better the effect of airflow. It is better air then on my dedicated touring motorcycle. Bear in mind I have a Russell Day Long seat which tends to make a rider sit higher. Hope this helps.
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post #3 of 7 Old 02-22-2015, 04:44 AM
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This thread is likely to get bumped to the big windscreen thread.

I am 5'8" tall with a long torso
My airflow is mounted with the base in the lowest of three positions and the upper screen is run mostly about 2cm up,
This combined with my dirtbike bar, risers, knuckle guards, small mirrors and neck gator gives me a quiet enough bike for as many miles as I like to ride in a day.
And I noticed a 4mpg increase in my fuel economy. From around the high 40s to the mid 50s.

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post #4 of 7 Old 02-22-2015, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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Thxs for responses any more
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post #5 of 7 Old 02-23-2015, 01:12 AM
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Just had to go and check , i did'nt mount it the dealer did when he done other work . Anyway i'm 5'7 1/2 , , Mine is mounted with the base plate in the top hole , and the sliding plate on its lowest point .

Buffeting was never an issue , but i found if i put the top plate higher it creates buffeting . my issue was wind noise , and in the bottom position NOI just done a long journey in heat an WIND NOISE and no buffeting ..
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-23-2015, 09:44 AM
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Bought my 13 used with airflow in place. I didnt realize there were different ways to mount the base screen. I always run my yop screen just about all the way down. Pretty pleased... but may need to see where mine is set up and experiment. Is it hard to change? I'm 5'9 by the way.. Just looked and mine is in the top hole..as in the base screen in lowest position. Looks easy enough to change...
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-23-2015, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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looks like most have it set in top mount will try it myself to see.
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