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Offline Reg IT

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Re: GIVI Airflow, Anyone Tried It???
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2011, 05:48:07 am »
Hi Terryth, did that UPS truck pitch up yet? I would be so grateful for a few feedback words on the airflow.
I guess you are busy and this is a gentle ask.
TX
Reg

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Re: GIVI Airflow, Anyone Tried It???
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2011, 05:59:26 am »
Same here, would be great to have a review and maybe some photos from different angles as well.

Cheers
Don't touch that please, your primitive intellect wouldn't understand alloys and compositions and things with... molecular structures.

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Re: GIVI Airflow, Anyone Tried It???
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2011, 07:17:38 am »
Yes it has. But, I am busy this weekend with a local trials club event event this weekend and the ST is sitting in the garage somewhat apart in the middle of the 600 mile service and installation of a SW-Motech skid plate and Yamaha heated grips kit. I won't be able to finish it until Monday some time to get it together and go ride it :(

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Re: GIVI Airflow, Anyone Tried It???
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2011, 08:02:07 am »
thanks for the update. Pleased to hear you are busy with stuff - have fun!

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Re: GIVI Airflow, Anyone Tried It???
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2011, 01:54:02 pm »
Got mine today - really impressed. It does look a bit strange but even with the scoopy thing in the lowest position I am visor up at 160 KPH buffeting free and pretty much all I hear is the twin and air intake.
You can tell out of the blocks that it works. Even in slow mo there is no trace of a wobble in the air.
I have is mounted on a TT adjustable. TT is on the higher S10 setting, Givi in on the lower TT setting.

I will try to mount it on the S10 in the lowest position tomorrow (time permitting). I am confident it will work.

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Re: GIVI Airflow, Anyone Tried It???
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2011, 06:56:48 pm »
Thanks for the pics and info, I must admit it looks even stranger than I thought.

Really not sure about the looks?  ???
Don't touch that please, your primitive intellect wouldn't understand alloys and compositions and things with... molecular structures.

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Re: GIVI Airflow, Anyone Tried It???
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2011, 07:38:33 pm »
I got the ST all together yesterday. Unlike the the POS Yamaha top box, the Yamaha heated grip kit is really good, hate it or like it with location of the controller. I like it, very convenient to use and with vibration isolation for the electronics. Plug and play with an existing wiring harness plug. The new throttle side cable housing and new throttle tube/grip is one of cleaner installations I have seen of the wiring into the grip, blows away any of the less expensive do it yourself  kits.

 I am happy with the screen. I am picky about screens on bikes, they either got to be at least up to my nose in height or short enough so the blast hits me no higher than mid chest,  like a stock sport bike screen,  so its just clean air hitting my helmet, otherwise I don't like the buffeting that has occurred on every bike and every screen that i have ever tried before. The Givi Airflow fits me for both accounts. The mounting for the upper half is solid and very easy to use to remove the top part. I am 6"2" but have a 32" inseam so my upper body is taller than normal and set the seat to the low position to get the best airflow, though I prefer riding with the seat in the high position. With out the top part and just the bottom half in the low position on the stock Yamaha mounting it provides clean airflow unlike the stock and Yamaha tall screens in any combination of the seat and screen mounting positions. With it in mounted in the high position and extended all the way, it is just high enough for me and works well providing reasonably buffet free air. It does look a little odd with the way the top part fits in relation to the bottom but seems to provide for less overall pressure on the screen and mounting system for as tall as it is. With the way the top half attaches and detaches easily, you can have it tall for highway and cold/bad weather riding and have it low or removed for off road in a matter of seconds.

Yes it has. But, I am busy this weekend with a local trials club event event this weekend and the ST is sitting in the garage somewhat apart in the middle of the 600 mile service and installation of a SW-Motech skid plate and Yamaha heated grips kit. I won't be able to finish it until Monday some time to get it together and go ride it :(

Terry
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Re: GIVI Airflow, Anyone Tried It???
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2011, 11:30:11 pm »
I am regretting not waiting for a review of this screen.  The calsci large is too tall for off-road use but does provide clean air if in the top mount.  Now I am thinking a short wide screen would be the ticket to get the flow over the shoulders leaving the helmet in the breeze.  With the GIVI you can do both.  Good to know.  If anyone sees a short screen other than the Calsci let me know.
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Re: GIVI Airflow, Anyone Tried It???
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2011, 01:22:43 am »
after riding xjr1300's for years and other naked bikes, the stock screen seems to perfect  8) sitting at 100mph is easy compared to the xjr
i only need one wheel on my bike.... the rear

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Re: GIVI Airflow, Anyone Tried It???
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2011, 07:28:33 pm »
I think I paid about $128 tax in for the  at Blackfoot so if it doesn't work out well it's no big loss. Should have it this week.

I know this thread is about the Airflow but... any reports on the Givi D447ST? Looks about the right size/price for me!

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Re: GIVI Airflow, Anyone Tried It???
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2011, 08:00:20 am »
Got an Airflow on my GS and I really like it, will definately buy one for the S10 when I make the swap.

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Re: GIVI Airflow, Anyone Tried It???
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2011, 08:06:09 am »
I know this thread is about the Airflow but... any reports on the Givi D447ST? Looks about the right size/price for me!

Trevor
I'm using this screen and works for me, 5'8", 30" inseam. Its 5 inches taller and 2 inches wider than the yami stock. I'm also using the yami side deflectors as well. Gives my wife and I a very nice pocket, can hold as conversation no problemo. The price is right as well....

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Re: GIVI Airflow, Anyone Tried It???
« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2012, 05:45:57 am »
After my first ride on the S10 I have decided to get one of these, will get it when I go to Chainspeed to pick up all the SW Motech Luggage.

http://www.chainspeed.co.uk/products/GIVI-AF447-AIRFLOW-Windscreen-Yamaha-XT100Z-Super-Tener%C3%A9.html

Expensive game these motorbikes, only had it 18 hours and alreay spent over £1200  :o

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Re: GIVI Airflow, Anyone Tried It???
« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2012, 06:54:11 am »
Here's another big  ::003::  to the Airflow!

I've been on the fence about which screen to buy for weeks now, but after seeing Reg_It's report & photos (thank you!) I was sold.
I installed the screen yesterday, went for a short 100mi trip and all I can say is Wow! It feels like a completely different bike compared to the stock screen  ;D

Ok, some details:

I'm 6'2" with a 36" inseam and ride on the low seat setting (I like the lower CoG), I also have the Yamaha side deflectors installed
I have the bottom screen in the lowest position and the top screen about 2/3's up the rails
At 80mph the wind just clears my XD and I only get a very slight vibration of the peak- almost unnoticeable
Freeway cruising at 90mph has become a pleasure and suddenly I can't wait to put some serious miles on this bike :)
Btw, at a 100mph things are dead quiet, but that may also be me slouching 1/2" without thinking about it- like I said, was only a short ride.

I also tried the top screen at the highest setting but the pocket's size didn't really change and the screen started flexing a bit, so I lowered it again.
Next weekend I would like to move the bottom screen to the mid position and then see what happens to the air pocket...

All said, I'm very happy and would gladly recommend this screen!

Cheers,
Chris
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Re: GIVI Airflow, Anyone Tried It???
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2012, 01:55:44 pm »
Just ordered one myself, hoping it will be here before next weekend as I have a 300 mile day lined up to test it.

 

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