New windscreen. Givi or Zero Gravity ST

Discussion in '5th Generation 1998-2001' started by GO_OUTSIDE!, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Knife

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    I'm 6'1", have Helibars, and use the OEM shield. Air hits me right below the shoulders, with calm air at my helmet. I like the air hitting me in the upper chest. It acts like a defibrilator. :biggrin:
     
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    Lets start a... I am 5'4' or 5'8" or whatever and "CUT' down my screen to this height thread.
     
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    Ps...smooth air is where its @ unless you can thro it way over your head, ak Goldwing!
     
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    I'm 6.0 and my Givi has a lip that works well, in fact there's very little wind issue.:smile:
     
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    Got the clear windscreen today and installed. AWESOME shape, THX! Soooo much better than the one I had. Looked like my bike's previous owner used an SOS pad and toothpaste to clean my screen. Thank you Thank you!:smile:
     
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    Coolness, Bro! Glad we can help each other out in the community!
     
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    6'2" and I got the Givi touring screen as a Christmas gift from my bro. It's AWESOME and makes the bike look CLASSY! Moved the wind completely off my torso and plants it at forhead level. I can't tell you how much more relaxed hiway cruising is! It's a keeper! I have stock handlebar configuration on my 2006 VFR. I would assume bar risers would only make it more comfy than it already is!

    I had a ZG touring on my Ducati ST3 (same rider position as the VFR, IMO). The ZG touring was crap! Not much different than stock at all! The Givi is a night and day diffference!
     
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    Wabbit, now get the HeliBars and the foot peg lowering kit and you will be amazed at how comfortable this bike becomes.
    I have all these, plus the Sargent seat on my '98 VFR. I'm a retired Human Factors Engr. (ergonomics, etc.) and
    always try to get my bikes comfortable, especially for touring. The butt, foot peg, and grips make up a triangle that
    is extremely important for comfort.

    My other bike, a '90 Ducati 851 is just the opposite, but a blast to ride on short trips up to Alice's restaurant.
    However, I am working on changing the ergos on this bike also, but it is more of a chore than the VFR.

    Good luck on your bike ~
     
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    Do you happen to have the webpage for the peg lowering kit? Can you also lower the passenger pegs?
     
  10. PorscheBob

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    Wabbit,

    Here is lots of information and photos . . .

    Larry Lovisone
    (1-916) 332-0704
    Sacramento, California

    Peg Lowering Blocks - VFR Discussion

    Tell him Bob from Los Altos sent you.

    Good luck.
     
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    I have played with all three as well. 6 feet tall, Helibars. Running the Givi D200S and have found it to be the best for me. The Givi takes the pressure off my chest and my head is still in the airflow. I can ride at 100km with my visor up and sunglasses until the bugs come out. Then the visor goes down.
     
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    I like my setup

    I'm 6'3, have the Helis, and replaced the oem with the ZeroG; I wanted to fix the head buffeting mostly, and it worked really well.
     
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    Nice bit of info bob! Thanks
     
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    I have the Givi Touring and heli bars on my 99' and I'm 5'11" and did 2 tours last summer, one planned for this summer - for me, it is way better then the stock - can't comment on the others as I haven't tried them.
     
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    Hi guys!
    After reading your posts I cant decide about which screen I sould go after. :)
    But I have one more and VERY important question:
    what about your ladys?Do they like the touring/db/lip etc. screens?
    I am 5'7" and my girlfriend is even shorter than me.Bike is completely stock and the love of my love used to say that buffeting is horrible sometimes.
     
  16. Angus2001

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    I just bought the Givi D200S and noticed after I went home that a sticker on the windscreen reads Max 130Km/h..That sucks if true anybody have any real-world experience with this screen at a higher speed then 130km/h
     
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    My 2 cents...I just bought a new Givi D200S and noticed a sticker on it from the manufacturer that said max speed 130km...have yet to try that speed as its poor weather. Don't know how much truth there is to it...hope it helps your choice
     
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    i use a givi touring with stock handle bars and i have no problems with buffering. i alway use custom fit all closed earplugs when riding.
     
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