I test rode a new 18 I thinK Sat.? May have been a 17 at a demo Suzuki set up. Liked it a lot but mid range the only better by enough to tell easy over my 011.No rain but have a 22 on my 011 now and its a bit better.I ride all year and in a lot of rain.My Klim gear is what keeps me dry. It was not as ugly as most with a nice yellow and wire wheels with a match color.Still not real good looking as are about all on/off IMO.
I just bought a 2017 650xt and after not having more than an enduro for the street it seems to me like I'm getting a lot of buffeting. When I bought it the windshield was already on the highest setting so I tried the rubber washers then 2 the 3 and still don't like it and I'm only 5'-10" so I don't no how you taller guys can be on the low settings. Usually ride with a dual sport helmet with visor but tried a street bike helmet with same result , I guess it cant hurt to lower it at this point
has anyone tried buying the Givi AF3112 from an overseas source (for shipment to the US?) I've seen them showing up on a few UK sites but just curious if anyone had done it yet (and the shipping costs, and customs/duties costs, if any)?
PS...I did call Givi US and they basically told me it was LIKELY a 2018 availability (at soonest) for the US market
I do recall reading an article on motorbike windshield aerodynamics which stated that buffeting can be considerably reduced by allowing a degree of air to travel below the screen, rather than trying to deflect all of it over and around. When any large slab is put in the air-stream, it causes a vacuum behind it. The air rushes into this vacuum - this is the buffeting and extreme turbulence.
By allowing some of the air to pass up through the base of the screen, this vacuum is reduced and along with it the buffeting. That's the theory at least.
There are some kits available for this (but I'm sorry despite searching I can't re-locate them), but I had the idea of simply buying some long (1") spacers and longer bolts and trying to move my screen outwards to simulate this. For the cost of the spacers and bolts, it's a cheap option to try. Also as a previous poster said, you can try having longer spacers in the top fixing and slightly shorter in the lower fixing which will change the screen angle slightly.