Laminar LIP for a Tiger?

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by BigDave, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. BigDave

    BigDave Adventure Drummer

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    To battle this wind & buffeting situation on an '03 Tiger, does this Laminar LIP do the trick? If not, what does?
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  2. 1234567

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    Here's your answer six years later:

    2005 Triumph Tiger
    6'6" tall
    36" inseam; I would consider myself a normal body type (legs and torso proportionate)
    Bell Zephyr Helmet (can't say enough about this cheap helmet from Wal Mart)
    Seat height set at max
    Tall Triumph windscreen without lip = Lots of buffeting and noise entering through bottom of the helmet
    Placed Laminar Lip per instructions at max height (a bit more than two fingers above tall windscreen) = Excessive noise and buffeting were eliminated

    Lots of critics of the Laminar Lip out there, but for me and my body type, I think this was a great purchase.
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  3. ghostrider.y2k

    ghostrider.y2k ride enything but HD

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  4. johnnyadventurepants

    johnnyadventurepants Been here awhile

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    I have a tall screen with laminar lip that I'll sell if anyone is interested. PM me. 60 bucks shipped Cont US.
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  5. 1234567

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    Yea, it's fugly but it's working for me. First attempt at attaching photo so here goes. My apologies if it doesn't work . . .
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    Holy crap, it worked! Here's another . . .
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  7. 1234567

    1234567 Adventurer

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    After further review, my laminar lip still works but I may have painted too rosey of a picture. The only good thing it does is prevent wind from going under your helmet. When I originally mentioned the lip eliminated excessive noise and buffeting, well, I was partially right. It's still noisy, but not as bad as not using the lip. The airstream hits me above the eyeballs, but ear plugs takes my mind off the noise. As for the buffeting; I can definitely feel some buffeting right about 79 mph. So I guess the elusive search for perfect wind protection goes on.

    Even though this lip isn't perfect, I am still satisfied -- I used to wear a "pudding bowl" on my cruiser so noise and wind never really bothered me. And honestly, the Tiger didn't bother me without the lip -- I just think I read too many threads where people were not happy and I bought into that mindset a bit too much.
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  8. wannabe1

    wannabe1 Been here awhile

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  9. roninwva

    roninwva Been here awhile

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    I've had a touring Laminar Lip on my Wee for two years now and I love it. Better rain protection and a definite decrease in the infamous buffeting. I normally ride with my modular helmet flipped up and it does not move around. Of coarse the Tiger may be different.
    :thumb
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  10. keystiger

    keystiger rat on a roll

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    What shield are you running now?

    I currently have the MRA Vario screen and it reduced buffeting, however changing to a vary "wind cutting" quality AGV helmet did more for my buffeting issues than all 3 wind shields I tried.

    Also a friend has had great results from Mirror stem extensions.

    Just FYI
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  11. AtlantaDR

    AtlantaDR Anything on 2 Wheels

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    I added a Laminar Lip to my Explorer 1200 and it works well. I still get some wing from the sides because of the windshield design, but I can run up to about 80 mph or so with my face shield up with no problem now
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  12. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    Like this?

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  13. JTucker

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    Palmers adjustable brackets are great.
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  14. Northwoods Yeti

    Northwoods Yeti Almost house broken

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    I put my Lip on I think in 2006 or 07 and it's still there doing it's job on my 2000 Tiger. Those 3M attachments are pretty damn tuff!
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