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post #1 of 21 Old 09-27-2010, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Laminar Lip..good-bad ??

Does anybody use the Laminar Lip on there strom ??.I'm thinking about trying one but I wondered if they work ??

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I know two people who tried them, with mixed results. I'm still sold on a proper height-adjusted shield and getting the OEM mirrors off the bike to really improve the buffeting/turbulence. Helmet design matters a lot there, too, IMHO.

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I've been happy with them on other bikes but the strom doesn't need one with the madstad bracket.

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I have one one on my wee. After adjusting it all different ways, I find it hard to tell a big difference. Testing the different adjustments does keeps me busy though, which is good. Otherwise I'd be buying more farkles.

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i have a MRA Vario windshield:



if this is the lip you are talking about, properly adjusting mine made a big difference, but it's a very subtle process of both angle and heigth to get good results, imho.
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. . . . but the strom doesn't need one with the madstad bracket.


Madstad is the way to go.

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i have a MRA Vario windshield:

if this is the lip you are talking about, properly adjusting mine made a big difference, but it's a very subtle process of both angle and heigth to get good results, imho.

Sure, but your cheating with that madstad bracket. Mucho Vario.

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I'm using an MRA Vario windshield with its laminar lip without madstad bracket and - per swingset's observation above - coupled with a set of Richland Ricks mirror extenders to move the airflow from the mirrors outboard and away from the riding position a bit, am completely happy with the results. The only time I think about buffeting anymore is when I read about it here (or ride by one of those Great American Buffet all-you-can-eats)....:mrgreen:

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You have probably never seen one used like this and probably never will, but to answer your question, it works.

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Sure, but your cheating with that madstad bracket. Mucho Vario.
no, thats not actually my bike. i have the stock mount, up one set of screw holes. works fine for me. When i get my mirror extenders, i suspect it'll be perfect.
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