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05-30-2007 11:22 PM
shuvelhed73 Thanks for the info! Traveling to Deals Gap soon and wanted some info on this. I raised my windshield to the highest position and really not to pleased with the results. The GIVI looks like the choice of people who know!............Oh yeah, to the funny guys that replied. It's not about being lazy. Most of my hobbies,like riding my Strom, take most of my time rather than spending most of it in front of a computer scrolling threads! Thanks to the ones with helpful replies!!!!!!!
05-29-2007 09:46 PM
minkyhead
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I did go through a bunch of the threads here and elsewhere, and the GIVI seemed to have the most positive reviews with the fewest negative comments overall, and it's priced $50 - $100 less than the others, so I tried it with the stock mounting bracket.

I came from an old Honda with a huge National Cycle Plexifaring which kept me in a nice quiet bubble with just a nice breeze on my face - so I couldn't stand either the horrid buffeting nor the LOUD wind noise associated with any position of the stock V-Strom windshield. Taking it off got rid of the buffeting, but the noise was unbearable and forced the use of earplugs.

The GIVI at the highest 'legal' position of stock bracket gets rid of the wind noise (I can actually hear the motor now), allows me to keep the face shield up even at 55-60, and prevents buffeting for almost all speeds except for the occasional shake on the freeway when there are various crosswinds. I do look through it, but that doesn't bother me. Does it catch the wind? Yes - but not to the point of being scary, and, frankly, I think the sail created by the faring is a much bigger issue than the larger windshield.

The Madstad brackets get almost universal kudos, I just haven't decided if I'm willing to blow another $70 since the GIVI gets me about 95% of the way there...

just get them job done
05-29-2007 09:38 PM
mtlee I did go through a bunch of the threads here and elsewhere, and the GIVI seemed to have the most positive reviews with the fewest negative comments overall, and it's priced $50 - $100 less than the others, so I tried it with the stock mounting bracket.

I came from an old Honda with a huge National Cycle Plexifaring which kept me in a nice quiet bubble with just a nice breeze on my face - so I couldn't stand either the horrid buffeting nor the LOUD wind noise associated with any position of the stock V-Strom windshield. Taking it off got rid of the buffeting, but the noise was unbearable and forced the use of earplugs.

The GIVI at the highest 'legal' position of stock bracket gets rid of the wind noise (I can actually hear the motor now), allows me to keep the face shield up even at 55-60, and prevents buffeting for almost all speeds except for the occasional shake on the freeway when there are various crosswinds. I do look through it, but that doesn't bother me. Does it catch the wind? Yes - but not to the point of being scary, and, frankly, I think the sail created by the faring is a much bigger issue than the larger windshield.

The Madstad brackets get almost universal kudos, I just haven't decided if I'm willing to blow another $70 since the GIVI gets me about 95% of the way there...
05-29-2007 09:12 PM
minkyhead madstad givi is exelent if it was iffy or no good id just say go for it ..no problem
05-29-2007 01:30 PM
MonkeyGrass No windshield = best clean wind. Cut that sucker DOWN!
05-29-2007 12:16 AM
kilby
windshield

Put a Givi and MadStad on last week and am very happy, considering that I don't like windshields at all. Started with just the Givi and was disappointed, but with the bracket and it's adjustability I am able to enjoy highway speeds with no head shaking. I just have an inexpensive Bell helmet.
05-28-2007 11:54 PM
roninwva I mounted the Laminar touring lip on the stock windshield which is in the middle position. Ride at 70 with my modular helmet open and I like it. just my .02
05-28-2007 12:45 PM
805gregg I've got the MP Cycle designs and it works well.
05-26-2007 06:51 PM
MZBuckeye I just added a MRA Vario screen and I LOVE it, had 'r up to 105 indicated with smooth air on the helmet. I'm 6'6" by the way. MRA Vario with the Madstad bracket is a great solution IMO.
05-26-2007 06:46 PM
Big B
Try not to be pricks!!!!

If you guys don't want to respond.... "then don't".
He isn't a noob, just doesn't visit/participate here much lately.
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