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Old 10-07-2009, 05:54 PM   #406
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what i'm working on is something like that. but it works with the stock screen and possibly the powerbronze (metalmule). and it increases aerodynamics rather than makes it worse like the duckbill. and reduces buffeting considerably and increases riding comfort. Depending on production costs my add-on could be as low as $50 but I won't know that till spring.

although for helmet buffeting the robobracket may be the most versatile option. I have my pre-prototype installed with the robobracket system and it's awesome. It actually seems like acceleration is improved at higher speeds. Big emphasis on 'seems'.

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Old 10-16-2009, 05:47 PM   #407
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Aeroflow Outdoor Pictures

Here are some outdoor pictures of the Aeroflow. I also have the Aeroguards which is what you see installed at the bottom of the screen and are optional. The picture with the top of the Aeroflow only is taken to give you an idea of my line of sight which is well over the top of the screen.















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Old 10-16-2009, 08:15 PM   #408
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Is that an Aeroflow large and you wouldn't happen to be 6' with a 31" inseam would you? It looks like a low seat, too?
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:15 AM   #409
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Here are some outdoor pictures of the Aeroflow. I also have the Aeroguards which is what you see installed at the bottom of the screen and are optional. The picture with the top of the Aeroflow only is taken to give you an idea of my line of sight which is well over the top of the screen.
That looks like a very good cocoon-mode still-air bubble fairing for freeway/slab touring. I rather avoid riding on such roads here in Norway, stick to the more twisty stuff. That touring fairing is good proof of the "make it big enough - and it'll work for ya" concept.

What about fuel consumption? My experience was that Nippy Norman winglets in combo with Wunderlich Ergo High screen + OEM alloy panniers and full luggage ( three pack-rolls on top ) faired rather bad at speeds above 120kmh.
- At 90kmh it did a wonderful ( but boring ) 0,36 litres per 10km.
- 120-130kmh gobbled 0,83 litres per 10km - which is the worse of all my 3 motorcycles at that speed.
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:50 AM   #410
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Is that an Aeroflow large and you wouldn't happen to be 6' with a 31" inseam would you? It looks like a low seat, too?
It is the Aeroflow large and I'm about 5'11 with a '32 inseam.
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:59 AM   #411
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What about fuel consumption

This is what you really need if fuel consumption is a major concern


I just received the aeroflow large screen with aerogaurds though I have yet to test it out. I hope it works like a very good cocoon-mode still-air bubble fairing since temps here are in the 30s & 40s FH that's exactly what I'm looking for. I talked to Paige at aeroflow and he is in the process of designing lowers for the 800GS as well. I'm all for protection that will extend my riding season here without having to move to a full faired bike. Once the temps raise again next summer off the aeroflow will come and back on the 650 short screen will go. It's nice to have options that kind of let me have two bikes with only having to pay for one IMO
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:19 AM   #412
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What about fuel consumption

This is what you really need if fuel consumption is a major concern
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Different fairings for different needs is all OK.
And fuel consumption is not the main problem - the need to stop more often is, dictated by that 16l tank - once I get in the groove and want to ride, ride and ride that day.
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:51 AM   #413
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Aeroflow installed

Aeroflow tall + aeroguards = Rode for a few hours yesterday with temps 44 F Heated gloves and liner. Wind protection was good enough that I ended up just unplugging the electrics. I get a little air hitting the top of my head but I can ride with my visor open and it seems to act like a spoiler and deflect the air up and over without bringing it into the helmet. I have rox adjustable risors and I think if I didn't and was forward just a hair it would be almost perfect. I also have barkbusters with the spoiler on top to help with the hands. It's a pricey setup but is probably the best cold weather screen out there. Screen is big but not huge and isn't extremely wide so imo it really doesn't look terrible on the GS. I'm 5' 10" with a 31" inseam and can look over the screen with no problem at all.
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:50 AM   #414
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I'm 5' 10" with a 31" inseam and can look over the screen with no problem at all.
Low or standard seat?
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:07 AM   #415
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Low or standard seat?
Standard but I dished it out so it's probably somewhere in the middle.
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:08 AM   #416
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Standard but I dished it out so it's probably somewhere in the middle.
I see. So you probably sit as high or higher than I do (6', 34" inseam, low seat, but Air Hawk planned). Interesting.
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:36 PM   #417
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At least Aeroflow guarantees the size ... I'm going with a tall at 6' & 31" inseam.
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:37 PM   #418
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At least Aeroflow guarantees the size ... I'm going with a tall at 6' & 31" inseam.
Please report how it works for you!
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:00 PM   #419
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Spoiler

I did the spoiler and that works great!
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:27 AM   #420
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I did the spoiler and that works great!
I'm lost ... which spoiler?
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