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OK, got a used 1200, with 72 K, runs great, no problems yet except the buffeting of the helmut is bad news from 60 on up..:shock:



On my 1200rt Beemer, use a "Laminar Lip" for that windshield and works great.....



any one have Ideas about the 1200 sheield? seems to be stock and is just at eye level:X
 

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I have heard of the laminar lip but have not seen many reports on how well it works. Can you not take it off the Beemer and try it on the wing? I am under the impression it sticks on with suction cups.
 

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I came across a mention of 'Rumble Strips' on another forum. The guy who posted said these things helped a lot with helmet buffet for him. I suspect that it would depend on the type of bike, rider's height, windshield height and all that so it might work better for one person than another but they are interesting.



http://www.rumble-strips.com/index.html
 

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Yes I can make a swap but the wind shild is totally different on the Beemer, rounder and more stream lined, and yes, it is on with the Velcor tough strips... I will try it but the shap is all wrong. I have been looking for other alternatives. I hate to get a Aftermarket windshield and find out it is the same problem. Hoping someone has a "lip" and have use it.
 

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I can attest that the rumble strips work to reduce buffeting. I had a vulcan 1500 where the buffetting seemed like it wanted to take my head off.

Instead of using of rumle strips, i went to car parts store and purchased automotive side molding, the kind with the 2 way tape backing. Much cheaper than the rumble strips.

Before putting them on the helmet, I warmed them in the oven so that they would be more pliable.

I ended up putting 3 strips on. Buffetting and wind noise were reduced to almost zero.

The downside: lots of strange looks and questions. :shock::cheeky1:

Mark
 

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although it might hurt your vision somewhat ,you might try ducttaping a piece of two,thre and 4" higher cardboard to teh winshield just to test out what you would need to do to get an acceptable solution to your problem

figure five minutes from hpouse andc back wouldn't cause a problem,at worst you couild always look down thry the winshield and make a quick situp to see what the effect would be ,then remove it and come back to the house and make another longer piece

or make it longer than necessary,run out real quick to check it,cut it down an inch for the ride home,cut another inch and go back

got a 10"+ for an 86 that u can have to try if you want to pay the s/h

or meet me half way and its free carlisle is close enough
 

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I was getting quite a bit of buffeting from my stock windscreen. My seat was clear forward as it was and after market seat (Travelcade) and the back of the seat hit the trunk when trying to move it back. I add a trunk relocation kit and all I needed was the first setting and then I had room to move the seat clear back. Once the seat was clear back I was looking through the very top of the screen. The buffeting was also gone. I'm guessing it made about an inch difference in where I look. I can still sit up to see over the screen when I need to.

Now, after all that, if you try the Laminar Lip on the Wing let me know :) I would like to be able to look over the screen all the time with out the helmet buffeting.
 

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Thanbks for all of the replys, good Ideas, I did move the laminar lip from the Beemer over, and it solved 80% and I am still looking over the top, Now,, if I had the right "Lip" it would definnitly do it...thanks for all the advice. All good
 

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I would like to ask, is it a 10" higer shield and is it stock> Yes I can meet you
 

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yes its a 10 over shield,its not in the shape i'd want to use it everday (age cracks,sunbleaching) but it will do for the test you want it for

just looked at it again and it appears to be slightly tinted unless it just "old age"

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I just got back on a GL1200 this year and the buffeting was the first thing I noticed that I had forgot since I had the last one. I did only get this with the full face helmet so I changed to the 3/4 one in the 80s' but I'll just put up with it this time.
 
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