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    Just picked up a 2015 F 800 GT with 2100 miles on it. Does the GIVI touring screen give the best protection, long tours for me. If so does anyone have one to sell, if not, what windscreen is better.

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    I have tried several screens (V-Stream, Ermax, BMW high) - but not the Givi. What I have found is that adding bigger screens creates a lot of turbulence at the top of the screen and it makes a lot of noise when it hits the helmet. Bigger windscreens also result in more heat from the vents down by your legs.

    Using the MRA-X creen on top of the various screens improves the air flow and results in a quieter helmet noise. I just found what I believe may the the perfect setup for my 5'-8" tall and 30" inseam body. I am using the Ermax Sport screen with the MRA X-creen sport on top. It is the quietest ride I have found so far.........except the BMW high screen which more than twice as expensive (BMW high screen also needs the MRA X-creen to fix the turbulence).

    I will likely cut is some additional vents at the bottom of the windscreen to get more air behind the windscreen and lesson the low pressure area that pulls the heat from the engine.....and reshaped the top of the windscreen to better match the MRA X-creen shape.
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    Thumpin...your comments about high screens and turbulence has also been my experience. In fact, I experimented with the stock screen with MRA deflector and found that the higher I placed the deflector, the more noise and turbulence I got.

    I've also tried the VStream touring screen and found it too high. Plus it is affected by crosswinds.

    So...(here we go again)...I just ordered the VStream "sport" shield for my GT. It's lower by 3" and because I find my RR with its short screen to be quieter than the GT and quite comfortable noise-wise, I figure a 15" shield on the GT might() help. Get my head into smoother air.

    We'll see.

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    My experience with my cut down stock screen and the MRA X-creen.....is that it pretty much emulates the stock screen without the MRA. I would be happy to mail the cut down stock screen for you to try.

    A 26" screen (Ermax Sport) with the MRA has resolved my wind noise issues. (NOTE: Without the MRA.....the taller screens are not an improvement).

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    I think the Madstad idea is the way to go. If you look at the picture on their website, most of the air goes over the windscreen and away. But a significant amount goes under the windscreen. That second path for the air to move, gets rid of the back pressure and turbulence you'd get without the opening.

    If you can find a windscreen that'll do that for you, you may have a solution.

    In my case, I'm extremely happy with my Madstad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumpin View Post
    My experience with my cut down stock screen and the MRA X-creen.....is that it pretty much emulates the stock screen without the MRA. I would be happy to mail the cut down stock screen for you to try.

    A 26" screen (Ermax Sport) with the MRA has resolved my wind noise issues. (NOTE: Without the MRA.....the taller screens are not an improvement).
    I am looking to get the wind just over my helmet, not concerned with heat or noise. I ride a lot in cold weather and I want to get out of the air-stream if possible. I miss the adjustable screen on my RT.

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    Well, I gotta give the shorter screen a try, if only because the short screen on my RR gives me a pleasant ride. If it's no good, you'll hear about it. Also, I won't mount the MRA on top of it, for the very reasons you give, Thumpin...it would just duplicate the height I already have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The-Mick48 View Post
    Just picked up a 2015 F 800 GT with 2100 miles on it. Does the GIVI touring screen give the best protection, long tours for me. If so does anyone have one to sell, if not, what windscreen is better.

    Thanks, Mick

    Welcome to the forum Mick....
    My 2013 gt came with stock windscreen which was a nightmare, wind blast straight to chest/ head... Was the real thing I wanted to change, got the Givi screen with the deflectors that also takes wind away from your hands, it is amazing, I'm 5'8" and the wind goes straight over me......
    Lots of people have to try some screens to get the one most suitable for them but I guess I was lucky....
    Have had no problem with any turbulence or wind/helmet noise....
    Cheers

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    Great, thanks. Which GIVI did you get and are the deflectors part of the screen or added on?
    I am also adding the Suburban Machinery foot peg lowering kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daboo View Post
    I think the Madstad idea is the way to go. If you look at the picture on their website, most of the air goes over the windscreen and away. But a significant amount goes under the windscreen. That second path for the air to move, gets rid of the back pressure and turbulence you'd get without the opening.

    If you can find a windscreen that'll do that for you, you may have a solution.

    In my case, I'm extremely happy with my Madstad.

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    Hi Mick, I have the Givi screen that has the integral wind deflectors ( Givi # D5109ST ). I never got around to mounting it, and I have misplaced the mounting hardware someplace in the garage,but if you want to give it a try I will sell it for $90 plus shipping.
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    Another large Madstad lover here. Before, I was pounded in the chest and head with wind. Could not turn my head on the highway to verify what the mirrors showed me. With the Madstad, I get much less wind which is great for highway and for cold weather riding down to about 20F with heated gloves. Not sure if there is more or less noise as I always wear foam plugs and pipe in a little music via the Scala Rider. Happy hunting for the right balance for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The-Mick48 View Post
    Great, thanks. Which GIVI did you get and are the deflectors part of the screen or added on?
    I am also adding the Suburban Machinery foot peg lowering kit.
    In our New England Norton Owners club we have too many Mikes, so I am


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    Totally off topic but could you post a pic of your Norton? Pretty please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by candymike55 View Post
    Hi Mick, I have the Givi screen that has the integral wind deflectors ( Givi # D5109ST ). I never got around to mounting it, and I have misplaced the mounting hardware someplace in the garage,but if you want to give it a try I will sell it for $90 plus shipping.
    Sorry, I have already ordered one from Twisted Throttle, for more money
    Thanks anyway, that is a good deal.

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    So, I decided to go with this, Givi D5109ST Windscreen; MRA X-creen Touring Bolt-On Variable Windscreen Spoiler Blade Windshield Extension ;GIVI MT505 Metro-T Tanklock Tank Bag | 5 Liters. I already had a GIVI top case so I just got a mount go it.

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    Let us know how you get on with Givi and MRA

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    With this windscreen and the adjustable wing on top you can completely eliminate wind blast or direct a little or a lot, depending on the temperature. Lots of adjustments on this, it works.
    I used a soldering iron to "dimple" the spot to drill the hole, a small pilot hole was next , then I used a frostner bit to drill the hole. I used a block of hardwood to press back against the drill on the back of the windscreen while drilling. very clean, sharp edge hole. easy installation after that.

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    Just fitted a clear Givi D5109ST myself and at 5'8" tall myself I'm really pleased with it. I was a bit dubious as I thought it would spoil the lines of the bike but being clear it doesn't. There is some wind noise but no big deal. I actually got sent a tinted D5109S (without the wings) by mistake which I tried but didn't like. The reason for that was another differance is its about 10cm shorter than the ST, so a bit noiser and a lot more turbulent, and being tinted it looked really nice in m opinion, but I found it a bit distracting in my line of sight when riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmBusa View Post
    Just fitted a clear Givi D5109ST myself and at 5'8" tall myself I'm really pleased with it. I was a bit dubious as I thought it would spoil the lines of the bike but being clear it doesn't. There is some wind noise but no big deal. I actually got sent a tinted D5109S (without the wings) by mistake which I tried but didn't like. The reason for that was another differance is its about 10cm shorter than the ST, so a bit noiser and a lot more turbulent, and being tinted it looked really nice in m opinion, but I found it a bit distracting in my line of sight when riding.
    Hows the screen in relation to cold hands? I’m happy with the std screen on mine but I’d change it for the one you have if I know it has the same effect as a decent pair of hand guards?

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    The screen is really good for cold hands. I was going to fit handguards, but the screen makes them unnecessary in my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogbody View Post
    The hand gaurd part works realy well. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://f800riders.org/forum/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif[/IMG]
    As it’s at taller screen how much did it compare to a std one as I’m happy with my std one but just gold flipping cold hands?

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    The standard screen drive a Force 8 gale straight at my chest and up my helmet.
    The givi moves the draft up higher, bit of buffeting around my helmet but with enough air flow for the helmet vents to work and clear the visor.
    I'm 6ft tall - if the screen was any bigger there would be no air flow round the helmet.
    Wind pressure is much reduced, wind is deflected off my hands (along with rain) just fine.
    In the uk, hot is 27C and the rain is frequent!!

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