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    Laminar Lip-revisit

    I checked the archive and saw some info. on the Laminar Lip, but was wondering if there has been more experiance with it in the last year or 2, specifically on a 2001 or older K1200RS? I would like to get the wind noise over me and reduce buffeting, but don't like the look of some of the larger aftermarket wind screens. Any comments are appreciated.

    john1691
    2000 K1200RS

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    twinzrule
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    I don't have experience with your specific application, but I've found that the laminar lip does smooth out the buffeting. Wind noise can be as much a function of the helmet fit/design as of the windscreen.

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    I added a Laminar Lip to the comfort shield for my 2003 K1200RS. It feels like the windscreen is about 3 inches taller. It is quieter... less buffeting. I can ride with my face shield open at super slab speeds. Surprisingly, I found myself riding with the windshield in the low position more often. Very few bugs on the helmet faceshield. It is definitely effective.

    Would I recommend it? If you already have the comfort shield, yes. I also have a stock smoked windshield that I use during "high summer." I'm curious about how a lip would work on that, but not curious enough to part with the $. Sorry if this is not relevent for the pre 01 RSs. My $.02.
    Don Braasch # 9049
    2003 K1200RS 1981 R100RS
    1974 R75 "S" 1977 R60/7

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    Gravity
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    Depends

    On what you are trying to improve. I wanted the windstream to move further up, over my head. I'm 6'4 and ride well above the shield in the high position. The Lip reduced the buffeting to a nominal level but didn't eliminate it. I still get wind at the top of the helmet despite mounting the lip with the screws they offer as high on the shield as possible.

    Considering new screens are $300 and up, the $70 lip is a reasonable alternative.

    I have about 4k on my lip and I'm pretty pleased with the investment.

    Best,

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    Thanks for comments

    I'm only 5'10", I have a stock shield, and usually keep it in the lower position, as when I raise it the wind is right at the top of my helmet, increasing the buffeting and noise. I do have a spare windshield, so I think I'll give it a try and see how it goes. I can always put the spare shield on if I don't like it. Thanks for the input everyone.

    john1691
    2000 K1200RS

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