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Offline Robster66

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MRA or Givi Airflow ?
« on: July 08, 2018, 20:31:11 »
Hello everyone,

Just got a strom 1k, generally love the bike however, in addition to the low speed throttle response, the standard screen is killing me !
No matter what speed or position, the buffeting and noise are unbearable. I wear a Schuberth S2 with plugs ( a quiet helmet ) and my ears are ringing.
Is one of the two options appreciably better than the other ? The Givi looks a bit goofy, but I’d be happy to fit it if it cures the torture !

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Re: MRA or Givi Airflow ?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2018, 20:35:38 »
Givi Airflow and a Madstad bracket. :thumb:
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Re: MRA or Givi Airflow ?
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2018, 20:36:48 »
Screens are a very personal thing. What works for one doesn't necessarily work for another. I tried a Givi airflow and didn't like it. I fitted the flip up blade from an MRA screen to the stock strom screen and it was perfect for me. The best thing to do is see if another member local to you with an alternative screen is willing to let you try it on your bike before you buy. It could save you a lot of cash in the long run. This is a perennial quest for many owners, so you're in good company.
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Re: MRA or Givi Airflow ?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2018, 20:37:18 »
Funny you say you wear a Schubert,  me too , and I find it noisy with a screen compared to my open face.
On my naked 1290 sdr it is great though...
The givi is a very good screen, with loads of adjustment, I love mine and would recommend it for your bike.
The low rev thing is easy sorted with an xtre , by healtec, and it has other advantages in that you set into fourth gear, takes ten seconds, and you get full power in the other gears.

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Re: MRA or Givi Airflow ?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2018, 20:39:54 »
Oh, an Paul, a perennial quest is some sort of plant I think, what's that to do with a screen... lol

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Re: MRA or Givi Airflow ?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2018, 20:41:17 »
Perennial?  Fecking spiel chucker... try popular instead!
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Re: MRA or Givi Airflow ?
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2018, 20:43:20 »
Givi Airflow and a Madstad bracket. :thumb:

Cheers, never thought of changing the bracket too, I’ll have a look

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Re: MRA or Givi Airflow ?
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2018, 20:43:55 »
I thought it was my autism, had to stop and have a mind numb moment... :grin:

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Re: MRA or Givi Airflow ?
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2018, 20:46:00 »
I just googled it and perennial actually fits! My smartphone is smarter than I am, so it would seem!
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Re: MRA or Givi Airflow ?
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2018, 20:46:52 »
The givi  is in some folks eyes ugly, but it works well enough, there is also the option of using BMW  side wind deflectors, they make a big difference too, I am fitting some to mine, there is a thread on here somewhere on the subject.

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Re: MRA or Givi Airflow ?
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2018, 20:47:47 »
don't know about the MRA but I put a givi airflow on my 2015 DL1000 yesterday and can tell you it makes a massive difference even on the lowest height. Havent done many miles yet but so far very impressed. I don't think it looks that bad either to be honest, I was expecting worse!

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Re: MRA or Givi Airflow ?
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2018, 20:47:59 »
 That being so paul, by the laws of logic, so am I then! lol

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Re: MRA or Givi Airflow ?
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2018, 20:49:18 »
Being smarter than me is nowt to brag about...!  lol

On topic, the madstad bracket is a good option. I have one on my XT1200 and it gives a lot of adjustability.
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Re: MRA or Givi Airflow ?
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2018, 20:50:45 »
The givi  is in some folks eyes ugly, but it works well enough, there is also the option of using BMW  side wind deflectors, they make a big difference too, I am fitting some to mine, there is a thread on here somewhere on the subject.

I think VSTROMS are ugly bikes, so an ugly screen compliments it perfectly. It doesn’t bother me as I can't see it when I am riding it.

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Re: MRA or Givi Airflow ?
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2018, 20:50:52 »
Funny you say you wear a Schubert,  me too , and I find it noisy with a screen compared to my open face.
On my naked 1290 sdr it is great though...
The givi is a very good screen, with loads of adjustment, I love mine and would recommend it for your bike.
The low rev thing is easy sorted with an xtre , by healtec, and it has other advantages in that you set into fourth gear, takes ten seconds, and you get full power in the other gears.

Sorry to hijack the thread but with regards the tre, I thought setting 5 was supposed to be the best. Is that not the case? I only fitted it yesterday and havent tried other settings but so far 5 seems pretty lively in the first 3 gears.

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Re: MRA or Givi Airflow ?
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2018, 20:51:10 »
 I was in shock, not bragging... lol

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Re: MRA or Givi Airflow ?
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2018, 20:52:18 »
Try fourth gear, no top end restrictions,it's the only gear that us full fat right through.

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Re: MRA or Givi Airflow ?
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2018, 20:54:18 »
Try fourth gear, no top end restrictions,it's the only gear that us full fat right through.
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Re: MRA or Givi Airflow ?
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2018, 20:55:58 »
Cheers everyone, all advice noted, think I’m leaning towards the Givi, an ugly screen on an ugly bike isn’t really a deal breaker I suppose!

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Re: MRA or Givi Airflow ?
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2018, 20:59:55 »
Rob, nail on the head, but these bikes look better the more they get travel worn, they get character!
Do look up about the BMW  wind reflectors on here, if you can't find it let me know and I will search it out.