|09-12-2011, 07:04 PM||#1|
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Northeast, PA
2006 R1200 GS Aeroflow Touring shield and Aeroguards experience
I recently installed the Aeroflow Touring Windshield/upper fairing and Aerogards Lowers on my 2006 R1200GS. To put is simply, the aformentioned additions transform the bike. Most don't have to be told that the R1200GS with the stock windshield (AKA Kraut wind turbulence generator) is one windy ride. Truth be told, I probably will not do much more off-road riding than venturing onto some dirt roads. I live in Northeastern PA and it likes to make a fast transition from summer to COLD here, ergo the need for extra protection. My impressions:
1. If you read and follow the directions even a mechanical putz like myself can install the whole enchalada; concurrently, if you don't read the directions, the kit will scare hell out of you.
2. This is high quality stuff and the whole system is well thought out and has all the hardware you need to make it work.
3. Speaking as a feathermerchant (forensic psychologist) you will be inordinately proud of yourself after installing it.
4. It transforms the bike into something you can do thousand mile days on.
5. You can actually hear the engine (which will remind you of the old Slash 2's, - a good thing)
6. Wind noise is radically reduced as is turbulence. I bought the Tall Shield as i'm 6'3" and NO helmet turbulence.
7. Stable at speed- I have been on the machine at 120 plus MPH and there are no aerodynamic bugaboos
Finally, Would I do it again? In a heartbeat!
Hope this is helpful to others considering the system.
|09-13-2011, 06:15 PM||#5|
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Joined: Nov 2005
|09-14-2011, 08:58 AM||#6|
Sure, why not?
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: SE Mass
I'd be interested in seeing pics, too.
I am still not satisfied with the screens I've tried.
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|09-14-2011, 10:43 AM||#7|
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Central Illinois #1 state for corruption
Well, heck, I can post some photos of my 05 I took way back when I got the Aeroflow. I got one from the first batch made for the 1200's. It's on my 09 now. Here's my short take on Aeroflow: the best. Be advised - it is SO effective, you will curse it on hot days. Early this summer, I forked over $100 for the new lower "sport" screen. Huge difference. The sport lower allows much more air flow to your torso, still no turbulence around your head. You use the existing upper screen. No pictures of it - check the aeroflow web site. I plan to switch back to the regular lower this weekend, figuring the hot weather is behind us. This is an extra tall upper, by the way. I'm 6'2", 35" inseam, and I look over the top of the screen.
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|09-14-2011, 12:15 PM||#8|
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: so CA
I have tried a GS and a GSA shield on my 07 GSA. I thank Aeroflow for making a great shield. I'd never ride a bike again without one. On the GSA with the bigger tank, best bike in the world for wind protection even in 40-60mph side winds.
07 R1200GSA,05 KLR650(AK & Back),05 KXF250 & KX125,97 KX250(ISDE Bike),79 CR250,71 TS250,69 TS250
|01-30-2015, 02:25 PM||#9|
Joined: Apr 2011
Has anyone tried to put Aeroguards on an '07 GS with Hepco Becker crash bars?
It looks like it will be close.
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