Givi Airflow for R1200GS

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by DMilan, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. DMilan

    DMilan Been here awhile

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    Hello Everyone...

    I'm back, got a great deal on an '06 R1200GS so I'm a 2 bike family again.
    For a while anyway :D

    Many folks chase wind noise and turbulence solutions with the GS, me too.

    Question is, has anyone tried the Givi Airflow Screen? It looks like a standard Givi lower screen, cut down a bit, with a height adjustable sliding upper screen. From my experience with lots o screens for lots o bikes over the years this one looks promising.

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    Searched some for comments/experience, didn't find anything.

    Thanks
    Dmilan
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  2. dbyker

    dbyker Dave

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  3. DMilan

    DMilan Been here awhile

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    Dave,

    Guess I didn't search very hard..
    Ordered one. $225 shipped

    Thanks
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  4. dbyker

    dbyker Dave

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    No worries, I have the same problem and have spent too much time here lately.

    In addition to the Givi AirFlow AF330 windscreen, some have reported additional success with GS Adventure or Cee Bailey winglets:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151722&highlight=winglets

    And/or Tobinators/Windjusters: (still researching).

    Good luck with the Givi. Hope you report your results back in one of the other established threads.

    Dave
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  5. runeo

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    It is all about creating and using the Venturi effect!

    I love its silent , clean air and smooth performance.
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  6. JR356

    JR356 Long timer

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    Tried stock screen-Noisy
    Tried stock with laminar Lip-Noisy
    Tried regular Givi-Better,but still noisy,even with winglets.unless it was in lowest position.

    After reading about the Airflow,bought one before my two week summer
    trip in the Northwest and up to BC-without winglets and in low position,it's the quietest screen I've ever had on the GS,or any of my previous BMW's.
    :thumb:thumb:thumb

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  7. runeo

    runeo Adventurer

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    Why the Venturi effect works so well on tge Givi Airflow!
    Look at the air accelerating part!
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  8. dbyker

    dbyker Dave

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    Thanks, very good to know. Have you tried the Givi AirFlow WITH the winglets yet? If so, was that better than the AirFlow alone?

    Dave (pretty much decided on the Givi AirFlow)
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  9. Django

    Django Been here awhile

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    Here's a tip OP:

    In the Google search bar, type "site:advrider.com" followed by your search terms.

    Works amazingly well. :deal

    I just got my 330 on and can't recommend it enough. Horrible instructions, but the only shield worth buying, IHMO.
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  10. DMilan

    DMilan Been here awhile

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    Django,

    How'd you do that animated link??
    Wizards...I tell you... wizards

    T-y x2

    Dmilan (OP)
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  11. dbyker

    dbyker Dave

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    Sounds like Givi may be selling A LOT of these, and maybe even sending Aeroflow "back to the old drawing board". :norton

    Dave
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  12. DMilan

    DMilan Been here awhile

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    I'm anxious to try my newly ordered 330, looking for less helmet buffeting and wind noise. Though the 330 looks to be bit narrow as opposed to the Aeroflow.

    The Aeroflow probably is warmer all 'round. Especially with the lower fairing piece. If that's what ones looking to accomplish.

    Speaking of which, I just rode my '05 R1200RT w- Cee Baileys +3" wide, up the street for fuel here in chilly Cleveland.
    Recalling an old MC mag review of the R12RT, "now there's a fairing you can cower behind in the cold"

    Dmilan
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  13. mb90535im

    mb90535im '05 R1200 GS

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    Could one of you who have this shield please post pics that show the additional mounting hardware beyond the existing stock shield mounting points. I'm trying to determine for certain that the shield will work with my Touratech cockpit cover. Does it attach to the U-shaped bar that wraps up and around the instrument cluster other than the two bolts in front where the stock shield attaches?
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  14. JR356

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    Attaches to stock mounting points only,no extra mounting points used.
    Look at the side view runeo sent,you can see the givi supplied support bar
    that braces the bottom shield.

    JR356
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  16. mb90535im

    mb90535im '05 R1200 GS

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    Exactly the pics I was wanting to see. Thanks.

    I see you have the top portion of the shield in the very tall position. Mind if I ask how tall you are and how the shield is working for you? I'm 6'4" and am really looking to get clean air on my helmet or to get the flow above my helmet. Prior to a recent crash I was running a Parabellum shield with a Laminair lip. It worked pretty well. I have a temp stock shield on the bike now that a buddy loaned me and it's OK, but I don't like it anywhere near as well as the Parabellum.

    I'm thinking the Givi might be a good option.
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  17. cug

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    Sure, no problem.
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  18. jam_nut

    jam_nut Back Road Explorer

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    Add me to the list of very satisified owners of an Air Flow. I tried just the Air Flow and it was a modest improvement over the stock windshield. Added the Winglets and WOW. I've never ridden a more quiet set up. Even my wife on the back notices a big improvement.
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  19. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    I am around 6'3" and the AF 330 almost gives me clean air at helmet top. It is pretty good, but not perfect. I have an older Givi screen and intend to mount the AF-330 moving part to the old Givi screen in the hopes of getting just another inch or 3 of height out of it. I think that will do me.
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