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Old 07-13-2006, 05:15 PM   #1
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1200 Adv winglets on 12GS

I installed a set of Adv winglets on my 12GS today and the difference is amazing! I would say the wind noise is less than half of what it was.
They also eliminated the buffeting/vibration that I used to get from my helmet (HJC Symax).

Mounting was easy....just marked the holes and drilled. I used about 1 inch fender washers (just a large washer with a small hole) underneath to help distribute the forces on the fairing piece. Seems to be working fine, I can't notice any major flexing of the bodywork.

Has to be some of the best $45 I've ever spent. I can actually hear my motor now. OK, it wasn't that loud before but it is ALOT quieter now.

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Old 07-13-2006, 05:32 PM   #2
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Good show Barry!
Dang, for $45 its worth a try.
Do you have a part number?
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Old 07-13-2006, 05:47 PM   #3
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+1 on part number. That is the Givi screen, right? Same as me. Do you end up with too little airflow ala RT or just less noise and buffeting?
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Old 07-13-2006, 05:55 PM   #4
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Thanks Karl.

06327657966 screw .80 x 4
46612308594 washer .80 x 4
46637664846 bushing $1.60 x 4
46637694399 left wing $17.20
46637694400 right wing $17.20

Those are Chicago BMW prices. Took a few weeks for them to get them in.

You definitely want to get the hardware so they are spaced to sit off your bodywork a bit.

I figured if I didn't like them for whatever reason and took them off I will just find some small black rubber plugs to fill the holes but I don't see that happening now.

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Old 07-13-2006, 06:00 PM   #5
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+1 on part number. That is the Givi screen, right? Same as me. Do you end up with too little airflow ala RT or just less noise and buffeting?
Yup...Givi. I didn't get a chance to ride very long today but it feels like there will be enough of a breeze coming past the inner sides of the winglets to keep from being too hot behind them.

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Old 07-14-2006, 12:38 AM   #6
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Neato. What I wonder is, will my Aux plug outlet that I have on the left side work with the wings? Hmmm.
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Old 07-14-2006, 03:44 AM   #7
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Neato. What I wonder is, will my Aux plug outlet that I have on the left side work with the wings? Hmmm.
Sure will, they have cutouts for plugs on both sides. The Adv. has the plugs in the same spot as the GS lite.

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Old 07-14-2006, 04:33 AM   #8
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Yup...Givi. I didn't get a chance to ride very long today but it feels like there will be enough of a breeze coming past the inner sides of the winglets to keep from being too hot behind them.

Barry
I have the same Givi on my gs and was about to try a new windscreen due to frustration with wind noise. This is a much more cost effective option. Many thanks for the tip.

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Old 07-14-2006, 05:10 AM   #9
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Excellent Barry! Thanks for posting.. It makes me want to reinstall my Givi screen just to get the winglets!
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Old 07-14-2006, 05:31 AM   #10
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I have the same Givi on my gs and was about to try a new windscreen due to frustration with wind noise. This is a much more cost effective option. Many thanks for the tip.

Steve.....
I rode to work today so I got a chance to try it again minus the 30 mph wind we had yesterday and I was even more impressed today. AMAZING! It's hard to believe that these could make such a big difference in helmet noise but they sure do. I used to get a roar/crackling sound around the sides of my helmet and that is almost completely gone now. I always wear either earplugs or Etymotic earphones with my XM radio, haven't tried the earphones yet but they normally work better than earplugs so that should really be nice.

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Old 07-14-2006, 05:45 AM   #11
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Beauty!

thanks for the update
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Old 07-14-2006, 06:44 AM   #12
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AMAZING! It's hard to believe that these could make such a big difference in helmet noise but they sure do.
This makes perfect sense to me. I put 600 miles on a new GS Adventure (dealer needed one broken in) and there was very little wind noise. but much more buffeting compared to my GIVI equipped R12GS. The adventure had more buffeting but less noise. The noise is not a big deal to me because I wear custom molded ear phones but it can hurt to knock the wind noise down a fee DB. I think the combination of the GIVI with the winglets will be the hot ticket!
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Old 07-14-2006, 07:00 AM   #13
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Works on a regular ol' GS, too:

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Old 07-14-2006, 07:09 AM   #14
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Nice job! You even have one of the ultra-fast and offroad capable blue ones like I have, so you are a man of keen intellect and sophisticated tastes.

Anyhow, my question is how did you determine exactly where to locate the holes?
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Old 07-14-2006, 07:12 AM   #15
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Works on a regular ol' GS, too:
Thanks, I was just about to ask if the Givi screen was needed to use these.

Is that a tobenator that you have in addition to the wings?

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