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post #1 of 12 Old 05-20-2019, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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Specific question about Givi AirFlow

I know we have the mega thread above - but I have a specific question.

Has anyone tried the different positions for the "base"? I was wondering if moving that up and down changed anything.

I currently have it in the lowest set of holes - so it can go lower. Moving the lower "wings" up a little might help push stuff out to the side? Just an idea.

I really don't run it much above 2" on the sliders - I don't like the way it shakes.

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I have mine set to lowest everything, both base and sliding shield. Perfect for me at 5’6” with lower seat option. This way I still look over it at all times. I get a little buffeting from the mirrors but that’s it. You will get a little light glow at night at the bottom of the shield but it’s not a problem, just something I noticed but then quickly got used to.
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I have mine set to lowest everything, both base and sliding shield. Perfect for me at 5’6” with lower seat option. This way I still look over it at all times. I get a little buffeting from the mirrors but that’s it. You will get a little light glow at night at the bottom of the shield but it’s not a problem, just something I noticed but then quickly got used to.
Unfortunately - you're 6" + seat difference below me! I may try it - or just keep riding :-)

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The old rule of thumb that the top of the windshield should be somewhere between you chin and nose seems to be true for the Givi Airflow as well. But can’t help you with the three possible base positions. Let us know what you find in case you decide to try it out.
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The old rule of thumb that the top of the windshield should be somewhere between you chin and nose seems to be true for the Givi Airflow as well. But can’t help you with the three possible base positions. Let us know what you find in case you decide to try it out.
yeah, that's about where I put it... it varies based on temperagure.

I moved it cuz I was bored... we will see.
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When I tried the different elevations it made little to no difference at least as far as buffeting was concerned .
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I can't speak to the 2017, but on my 2015 DL650, I've tried both lowest and highest positions. Lowest position still had buffeting, but with the added irritation of constantly flipping my helmet visor down (I ride with it up ~99% of the time).

Moving the base to the highest position was a big improvement over the buffeting I experienced in the lowest position.
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I have a 2017 and have played with the positioning a fair bit. I am 6’1” tall 185 pounds with a 34” inseam running the stock tall Suzuki seat. I have changed out the stock mirrors for the cheap Aprilia alternatives.

For me, the smoothest airflow is with the lower shield in the highest bolt holes, the upper shield extended up approximately one inch from fully down. Additionally I have a one eighth inch spacer in the lower bolts to open up the bottom (and tilt the top back a little) for better airflow under. This combination seems to work the best for me.

Interestingly with this set-up, 80 mph has smoother air than 70 mph. Prior to the screen tilt, the air would get rougher the faster I went. I am having a little vibration on the helmet at high speeds but it is now very slight and better than many other bikes I have ridden.
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Additionally I have a one eighth inch spacer in the lower bolts to open up the bottom (and tilt the top back a little) for better airflow under. This combination seems to work the best for me.

Interestingly with this set-up, 80 mph has smoother air than 70 mph. Prior to the screen tilt, the air would get rougher the faster I went. I am having a little vibration on the helmet at high speeds but it is now very slight and better than many other bikes I have ridden.
I'll give that a try.

I did move the base to the top holes, and slammed it (it was hot) - and couldn't notice any significant difference around the helmet, but I did notice more air on my chest which was interesting. Will be interesting to try in the cool morning air when you can feel cool in various places.

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Interestingly with this set-up, 80 mph has smoother air than 70 mph.
„Sorry officer, was just trying to get into smoother air.“
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