Aftermarket Screens

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    For the book I’m 5’11” or 1.8m in new money.

    Helmet used either Schuberth E1 or Arai chaser. Both fit well.
    Wear custom fitted earplugs.
    Have 1/2” risers.

    I thought it best to leave top box on to give you a good idea on the height of the screen

    Overall conclusion of trying 3 different screens in 4 configurations the Givi and standard work best for me.
    The 3rd screen not pictured was a puig touring screen with the adjustable blade. It was removed after 250 miles because above 70 mph in any configuration it caused so much turbulence that my head was shaking to the extent I was getting double vision.


    Top pic Givi touring great screen saves you most of the windblast although head is still in the airstream and noisy

    Middle power bronze double bubble good screen better wind protection than normal screen still getting Windblast from top of shoulders.

    Bottom std screen wind blast from about nipple level up. Sitting up higher still in blast but drops the windnoise down dramatically.
    Holes in screen are where I had fitted the adjustable screen. Verdict about as much use as a chocolate fire guard.
     
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    5'5 and still get wind blast.
     
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    For your height getting a short screen is the probably best way to get you helmet into smooth air, and less noise.
    As a side benefit you would get more air flow helping to support your body at speed. And more airflow
    to, and through, the helmet to help with cooling.

    My present cut down screen stops just about at the top of the black material on the back of your dash. I'm
    just too short to completely get my helmet out of the noisy air. I may try riding without any screen for a
    couple rides and see if that helps. But it's just the shape of the front of the bike that puts the noisy air right
    at the mouth guard of my helmet. If I sit up very straight, it's very quiet, but not practical for any distance
    to speak of.

    I don't care for touring screens, I had my fill of those with a Gold Wing I got rid of. I like the feel of the wind
    on me. The cooling is really necessary here as the temps are around 100°, about 38° C.
     
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