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So a tree killed my puig screen, had to put stock back on. I have tons of buffeting now. For reference I have tall seat and am 6'1. So a couple questions....

Does anyone have a taller screen they want to part with?

Has anyone put on one of those front spoiler screen extender or wind deflectors on and how well do they work?

Here is the link to my now dead screen.
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/puig-touring-windscreen-suzuki-v-strom-1000-2014-2017

Many thanks.
 

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I have a Madstad 18" adventure windscreen you can have if you are local and pick up. I'm located in Chambersburg PA.

This is only the windscreen and does not include brackets. Not interested in shipping as it is bulky and would probably cost $30 to ship within the lower 48
 

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Those little add on's make a big difference. I have the MRA Vario and it's neat-o. I have a laminar lip on another bike and it works well too. Just non adjustable.
Why not just order up another Puig Screen?
 

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The best screen for your bike is without a doubt the Givi Airflow. It's so far ahead of everything else it is simply no contest. Unless it s a beauty contest. Then all bets are off.

https://www.adventuretech.biz/windshields.html
This is as subjective as the day is long. On my DL650 I had the stock screen, Givi Air flow and a 18" Madstad 18" Adventure I liked the Madstad best as it eliminated the most amount of buffeting (not all, most).


Interestingly enough my 06 R1200GS has the stock windscreen and my 07 R1200GD came with a Givi Airflow. I have them both and have ridden back to back.

Just yesterday after 5,000 miles and several months of trying to adjust the Givi to get it to where it doesn't buffet I threw my hands in the air. I then got on ADV Rider found a used stock windscreen and bought it. The 06 and 07 are 98% the same and the stock windscreen buffets 90% less than the Givi.


Windscreens, seats, handle bar bends and any other ergo/comfort related item an individual like/dislike thing.
 

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The best screen for your bike is without a doubt the Givi Airflow. It's so far ahead of everything else it is simply no contest. Unless it s a beauty contest. Then all bets are off.
Bit presumptuous

The Madstad complete system is by far the best windscreen IMNSHO. These guys really know what they are doing.

https://madstad.com/collections/suzuki

Just keep an eye on the adjustment fasteners as they like to work loose tho they are secured from falling away. Users suggest getting one size up since there is such a wide vertical adjustment as well as angle.
Personally I don't like lipped screens.
Awful amount of clutter in your face.




I had Madstad on both my Wees and it's even better on the CB500x as it has winglets.
 

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Gentlemen,

The OP posted in the 2014+ DL1000 forum area. I assume he has a 2014+ DL1000.

Presumptuous? What are you assuming? That your experience on other models applies to the Vee2/3?

I believe you will find that owners of Vee2/3s that have tried multiple screens agree. Check the posts. Do the reading. The numbers in the data pool endorsing the screen significantly reduce the chance it is just a subjective opinion.

Gen 1 bikes less so, but then we were talking about Vee2/3s right?
 

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I've tried the Givi on 2 totally different manufactures and have not come to like it. I'll not try it on a 3rd.


Your post stating "The best screen for your bike is without a doubt the Givi Airflow" is one mans opinion not panacea.
 

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Absolutely, one man's opinion. When asked (several times a week) that is the opinion I give. Based on talking to many members, having tried several screens, and understanding the engineering behind wind screen design, and the flexibility built into the Airflow, and feedback from those who switch to it.

Just one man opinion.

And when you say you have tried Givi on two different bikes, was it the "air flow?" Where any of those bikes Vee2/3s? Or where they just Givi brand screens and misc. random bikes?

Could you please explain why you think what ever screen you like and have tried on the Vee2/Vee3 works better than the compression jet, expansion jet, double layer with seven inches of adjust ability than the airflow? Then tell us about the feedback from others that you have gathered.

Or not. What ever.

How about a joke? Know any good jokes?

Here's one. Yesterday I saw a guy throw all his scrabble letters on the road. I asked him, "what's the word on the street?"
 

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Absolutely, one man's opinion. When asked (several times a week) that is the opinion I give. Based on talking to many members, having tried several screens, and understanding the engineering behind wind screen design, and the flexibility built into the Airflow, and feedback from those who switch to it.

Just one man opinion.

And when you say you have tried Givi on two different bikes, was it the "air flow?" Where any of those bikes Vee2/3s? Or where they just Givi brand screens and misc. random bikes?

Could you please explain why you think what ever screen you like and have tried on the Vee2/Vee3 works better than the compression jet, expansion jet, double layer with seven inches of adjust ability than the airflow? Then tell us about the feedback from others that you have gathered.

Or not. What ever.

How about a joke? Know any good jokes?

Here's one. Yesterday I saw a guy throw all his scrabble letters on the road. I asked him, "what's the word on the street?"
Both of the Givi's I have had on motorcycle were "Airflow" models and in both instances I did not like them. I don't care what bike you put them on it is the opinion of the guy sitting behind it if it works to his standards or not.


The Airflow can have fancy compression/expansion jet technology or it can suck like a Hoover that doesn't mean it'll work for everyone. The stock screen on my R1200GS has none of this declassified alien technology but works a 100 times better at eliminating buffeting for me verses the Airflow. Why is this?


Making the blanket statement that the Givi Airflow is the best of the best is simply not true. I've had 2 and did not like either. Sure the Airflow works for a lot of people but it does not work for everyone and that is why several companies produce alternate options. Honestly if the Airflow was the end all be all of windscreens don't you think Suzuki would source them from Givi?
 

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I said best for his bike. Not best for all bikes.

So you bought an airflow for a bike and didn't like and then bought another airflow for a completely different bike and didn't like it, but have never tried the airflow on a Vee2/Vee3?

Lot's of people have had mediocre experience with the airflow on a Gen 1 V-Strom. I don't recommend Airflows for Gen 1 bikes. They work really good with a tall shield and 1/2" spacers under the bottom two windscreen bolts. It positions the top of the screen closer to the rider and kicks the front of the screen out enough to get more air flow under the screen thereby reducing the delta P front to back allowing for the air coming over the front of the screen to stay smoother longer. After the Madstad came out people sort of forgot that all you needed was a stack of 5 cent washers.

Suzuki designs windscreens that look good on the show room floor and in sales brochures. It is a fashion piece that is built to a price point. No different than most others. They did do a good job with the 2012+ DL650 adventure though.

OK it might not be best for everyone. Just those of about the height range that ride V-Stroms. You know short people to tall people.
Seven inches of adjustability. Seriously though, a sailor and two marines are walking down the street. The two marines walk into a bar. The sailor ducked.

And that is my one man's opinion stated by many men who own Vee2/3s as recorded in the Vee2 and Vee3 forum sections of this site, but disagreed with by one man (maybe two) who does not own a Vee2 or Vee3 or has ever tried an airflow on one. I'm ok with that.

Adust service men to suit your military history.
 

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So what if the OP buys an Airflow and finds it does not work for him. Would it still be the best for his bike?

I'm not sure why you are so passionate or feel that all other windscreens for any given bike fall short of the Givi Air flow. I'm here to tell you for some like myself they are not all they are hyped up to be. You may choose to accept this or not but that is fact.
 

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OK, that's enough you two. It's starting to get old. We're all big and ugly enough to research from multiple sources of information anything we want to buy.

Cheers,
Glenn
 

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For my V2 I resisted for a long time buying a airflow but there was just to many good reports to ignore so I jumped in.

For me there is no doubt they do a great job and work well, I would not hesitate to purchase again.

I'm 6' tall and have a custom seat, I run with the airflow in all it's lowest possible settings, that means I have no need to look through the screen.

If it were possible I would like to try it a inch or two lower, I think it may still do the job I require it to do.
 
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I have the Puig windshield per your Revzilla link, and I also installed a generic air foil from Ebay. The combination works very good for me. 5-11, with a custom built slightly taller seat, running the windshield at lowest mount position.
 

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PerazziMx14,

The answer to the question is probably muscle memory. My response was what I tell people when they call asking for advice. It is based on all the things listed above (trying other screens on my Vee2, lot's of feedback from people who switched, the sophistication of the engineering that went into the design, and many personal accounts here on Stromtrooper). The persistence was based on what I considered to be your initial intentionally rude response tagged with with a quote so as to ensure that I saw it.

I generally laugh these things off, but every once in a while even someone who posts with as much care as i do as can decide to stand his ground. With civility.

One of the coolest things about the air flow is 7" of adjust ability. Have you ever bought a windscreen and then found it was an inch too tall or too short to be perfect? Then you go out and buy a "laminar lip" or spoiler to add to height or worse cut off an inch. With the Airflow you simply flip two little levers and slide it to where it is perfect. If it is no longer perfect for the condition (which just doesn't happen for me) you flip the levers and move it to where you want it at that moment.
 

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I believe I have the Pugi too... at 6'6" it works well. And lets remember.... it's a MOTORCYCLE.... if you want no wind... take a CAR!!! LOL> I would get another Pugi in a sec.
 

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I believe I have the Pugi too... at 6'6" it works well. And lets remember.... it's a MOTORCYCLE.... if you want no wind... take a CAR!!! LOL> I would get another Pugi in a sec.
The wind doesn't bother me, it's the extreme helmet buffeting that sucks. I'm used to naked bikes and this is my first bike with a real windshield and I can't stand the buffeting. I want to take the windshield off and see if that helps, and if it does I'm gonna cut that sucker way down cause the bike looks kinda silly with it off.
 

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I am with R on this. I have tried at least 6 screens on vee1 and vee2. Givi airflow is incredible

and yes I had one of those vaunted madstads. Sold it soon as I tried the air flow
 

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I kinda like the idea of cutting one down.... Might try that with my old stock one.... maybe paint it up black, or plasti-dip..... hmmmmmmmmmmmmm
 
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