Laminar Lip or New Windscreen?

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by hjerry59, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. hjerry59

    hjerry59 Adventurer

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    I have issues with wind buffeting on my '10 GSA, may be my Shoie helmet but it is loud (thought it was my Akrapovic but when I duck down in the rain, PEACE and quiet!
    I have looked at many posts of various lips and screens. The lips get great reviews but $150 for a Lip? Verses $185 for a full screen?
    I do like the fact I can take the lip off for off road whereas the tall screen chances breaking my nose over a big bump.

    Guidance from those to do equal amount of secondary roads and fire roads or single track with their GSA?
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  2. ntricky

    ntricky n00b

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    Hi, have 2012 GS ( not GSA) I went for the MRA X Screen clamp on version, very happy with it at highway speed and off road. I like the fact it is very adjustable and can be tuned for the best protection, or folded down completely. I have a ADV helmet with peak and road helmet without and a small adjustment in the MRA X Screen makes a difference. The MRA product is good quality, I'd say it's worth the money.
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  3. ErikMotoMan

    ErikMotoMan Airbag crash survivor!

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    Laminar Lip isn't generic name, it is a well known brand made by Andy Corcoran (714) 540-8006.

    Cost $ 84 for your 2010.

    From personal experience Andy's products work great. I bought my first in 2003 and have been using it ever since.

    Www.laminarlip.com
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  4. hjerry59

    hjerry59 Adventurer

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    Thanks, good to know, worth looking at as price is a concern...
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  5. backroadbill

    backroadbill Been here awhile

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    I had a laminar lip on my 08 GS, worked alright. Put an adventure ws on and liked that best. Tried a givi airflow worked great but wasn't crazy about the look.
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  6. Fatbob307

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    I have a Cal Sci that is 4" wider and 4" taller than stock. It works great, and of course you can lower it when you don't need the coverage. Price was good too
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  7. Henryfb

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    I've tried the Laminar Lip and The MRA X Screen. The X Screen is by far the best. I'm 6'2" and have a 2013 GSA.
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  8. Rick_W

    Rick_W Been here awhile

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    I had a Laminar Lip on my 2007 Yamaha FJR and loved it. Be warned, though - while it is attached with heavy-duty hook & loop fasteners (3M Dual Lock), I would not attempt to remove it constantly once installed. The Dual Locks can be damaged which can decrease the holding ability. I had one side come loose while underway at Interstate speeds.
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  9. mrobles

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    Have had Lminar Lips on previous bikes and found them to be only ok. Installed an MRA X-CREEN on my 13 gsa. Infinate adjustability and real close to total quite behind the screen. Only adjusted it twice on the inaugural ride and am very happy with it.

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  10. 2wheeldevildog

    2wheeldevildog Been here awhile

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    I have the MRA Vario clip on too along w the Puig touring screen and some brackets to help support it made by some dude in the U.K.
    THE MRA is the way to go. Recently I reduced the gap between the shield and the MRA and it has made a difference between getting bugs in my face shield. In 6'2". Looks like they are now hitting the top of the Shoei near the air vent.
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  11. DMilan

    DMilan Been here awhile

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    Many folks are/were very happy with the GIVI Airflow screen on pre-LC R1200 GSsssss.
    I'm one of 'em, have one now.
    It'll fit a GSA just fine as well.

    Also made a great screen for my departed V-Strom 650.

    http://www.giviusa.com/givi-products/windshields/airflow-windshields

    OP
    You ride off-road some... put it in the full down position for those times...

    Some don't like the look... pretty is as pretty does
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  12. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    I am 6'3" and found that the wind noise with the stock screen was ungodly loud. I had to ride with ear plugs and even then, had a headache at the end of the day. I replaced the stock screen with a V Stream (not sure if it is a +3 or +4 it is really tall). That screen took care of ALL the wind noise, it is incredibly pleasant to ride behind until it gets hot.

    I am thinking about cutting the stocker way low to see if that fixes the noise. I have a Schuberth and if there is good airflow over the helmet, I stay fairly comfortable in warm temps.
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