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MartinDT

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After market screen
« on: July 04, 2016, 21:57:41 »
Has anyone tried a replacement screen for their Crosstourer other than the Honda touring screen? I don't find the Honda touring screen too bad but I have been able to improve wind noise and buffeting on previous bikes I had with the likes of the MRA Vario screen. Has anyone tried one perhaps?
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Re: After market screen
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2016, 10:19:01 »
As I am rather short (1.78), the large one by Honda does its job for me.
I remember reading that MRA does well for most people, that Puig needs a spoiler and that Givi Airflow is a good choice for taller bikers.

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Re: After market screen
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2016, 17:10:31 »
I was "happy" with the Honda touring screen.
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Re: After market screen
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2016, 22:37:28 »
Not sure it can help, but had MRA on both last Varas , and yes it was wonderful. Not sure it is the best on the AT... Better then the original , but not sure it is as good as on the vara
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Re: After market screen
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2016, 00:24:23 »
Thanks guys.
I decided to go for the GIVI Airflow after reading quite a few good reviews on another website. Ordered one today so will report back when I've received it and done a few miles. My expectations are high.
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Re: After market screen
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2016, 16:03:17 »
Iíve fitted my Givi Airflow screen yesterday and can give the following report:

Firstly what did I not like about my Honda Touring screen? Well, mainly the buffeting at virtually any speed (except very slow of course). Also I ride with a full face helmet (Shoe Neotech) but I like riding with my visor fully open. This caused wind noise. I also had to keep the vents on top of my helmet closed because when open it added greatly to the noise (unbearable on long journeys).

With the Airflow these problems are completely solved. No more buffeting!! Open visor tested up to 130 km/hour with no noise. Just what I wanted.
I would rate the Honda Touring screen 5/10 and the Airflow 8.5/10
I still feel the wind on my arms and a little on my chest at Autobahn speeds but thatís fine with me as I except that as part of the motorcycle riding experience.

So in conclusion money well spent. I can recommend it.
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Re: After market screen
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2016, 19:16:48 »
Thanks for this valuable info Martin!
As far as arms is concerned, I believe that CT screen must be closer to the handlebar than Vara's is. So any CT screen has to be narrower than one for a Vara. Thus arms are less protected against the wind.
Again not a major problem but a detail that could've been done better.

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Re: After market screen
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2016, 20:24:55 »
And here's me going for cut down screens so I can feel the wind on my body... :p
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Re: After market screen
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2016, 21:21:04 »
I've been on a long ride today (5 hours) and have two more observations to share.

With my helmet visor closed my journey is now a lot quieter. It's as if I've bought a new super quiet helmet. I've never rated the Neotec a quiet helmet before and was even considering buying a Schubert!! Little did I realise the noise problem lay with the Honda screen.
As previously stated, there is still quite a bit of wind pressure on my chest and upper arms. This is good as it causes a mild windblast at exactly the two upper vents (with zip closures) of my jacket. So when I open these vents I get a much improved cooling effect if I choose to. I real bonus for when summer finally arrives in Wales.

I'm definitely glad I made this change before my 4,000 km tour of the Alps in two weeks time. No buffeting means less fatigue. VCIF_ThumbUp
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Re: After market screen
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2016, 09:35:17 »
I put some 3 mm washers under the OEM touring screen attachment points --> very good to me (but I am only 1.74 ...). Previously had 5 mm rubber washers on lower attachment places and none on upper points, it worked also (for me).

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Re: After market screen
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2017, 20:25:21 »
With a body size of 196 cm, I do not think of such long wind screens. For me, every bike is a naked bike.

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Re: After market screen
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2017, 20:39:20 »
With a body size of 196 cm, I do not think of such long wind screens. For me, every bike is a naked bike.

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a lot of people here are over 2.00 m and they all have ride Deros in good conditions with after market screens  VCIF_salut
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