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    Laminar Lip

    I'm thinking of getting a Laminar Lip for my K75RT.

    http://www.laminarlip.com/k75rt.php

    I'd like to hear what anyone who has one installed thinks of them. I'd prefer K75RT or K100RT owners feedback, but if anyone has used a Laminar Lip, please tell me what you think of them. In addition to general information about how they work, I'm curious about how they work in the rain.

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    I use an MRA screen with lip on my Vstrom. It works great, rain or shine.

    Why would it be different in the rain?
    Salty Fog Rally 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, AND LOOKING FORWARD TO 2014!

    -Tom (KA1TOX)

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    I have one on an 07 R12RT. It allows me to keep the windshield well below eye level, as I prefer, while providing the protection and noise reduction equal to having the screen above eye level. I have not noticed anything noteworthy about using it in the rain.
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    I had one on my R1200CL and it was very effective. I was pleased.
    Dan

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    Had one on my last airhead and it helped direct the airflow over my helmet a bit.

    FWIW, I've heard generally positive comments about them on K75s.
    ---Jeff

    ex: K75S Berlina R100GS/PD , K100RS , R75/5 , R60/2

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    My concern about rain was because the air flows behind the Lip. I thought there might be a possibility it would bring up water from the windshield and it would fly around behind the windscreen. Apparently this doesn't happen.

    Thanks for the quick replies. It sounds like a good thing to have so I'll be ordering one for my bike.

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    Thumbs up

    I use one on the "M" windscreen the CLC came with and like the way it pushes the air over my helmet. Great product that saved me from buying a much more expensive replacement wind screen. Ride Safe

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    I have a Lamilar lip on a short "sport" windshield on my ST1100. I added it to direct the air a little higher, above the center of my chest. My helmet still is in clean, undisturbed air. The lip seems to redirect more rain over my head even though the percieved airflow on my face shield is not behind the screens bubble.

    I have not ridden without the lip in rain to compare performance with the lip. In less than pleasant weather I take the K100LT for it's superior weather protection.

    jim
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    My current K100RS has a Laminar Lip that a previous owner installed. It is much lower than the Aeroflow windscreen I installed on my last bike, a K75 with RS windscreen and fairing.

    While I saved the Aeroflow and intended to install it, the Laminar Lip seems to provide as much protection as the much taller Aeroflow. Both provide a calm non-turbulent riding environment - and both allow bugs to spatter my face shield.

    I think the real answer would be a low windscreen plus the Laminar Lip: bugs and rain directed just above the shield on your helmet, but great visibility above the windscreen.

    Anyone who has experimented much with windscreens knows that a small change in dimension or angle means the difference between great, OK, and awful.

    If anyone has advice that would get the OP (and me) from OK to great using a Laminar Lip, please do tell.
    Doug
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    Great thread! I've been considering some type of windshield change on my GT for a while and after reading this perhaps I'll try a Laminar Lip. It may be just enough to improve the wind noise and buffetting.

    Thanks,
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    Have one on my K1100RS. Works like a
    charm.

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    I put one on my K75C and love it! It makes a huge difference.
    Karl

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    Lightbulb TT wind deflector vs. LL

    Not to change the subject here but Touratech also makes a clip-on wind deflector that may be worthwhile in some situations.

    I ran across them when I was shopping for farkles for my GSPD and almost ordered one instead of the LL. My decision between them came down to all the praise LLips generally receive.

    Still, a TT deflector may be worth a try by anyone less inclined to make a somewhat permanent addition to his/her windscreen, thus the mention here.
    ---Jeff

    ex: K75S Berlina R100GS/PD , K100RS , R75/5 , R60/2

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    An update:
    I got the LL for my K75RT and it works as I hoped. I'm 6'4" with 34 inseam, in case it makes a difference. I ride with the Shoei RF1000 and Shoei Multitec helmet. The airflow now is at the top of the helmet. This dramatically reduced noise, which was my main reason for getting the LL. It also changed the sound enough that I have to relearn the sound-speed relationship. I find I tend to ride faster because it sounds quieter so I'm getting used to the new sound. I also have fewer bugs on the helmet visor, which is nice.

    I've been up around 140 kph and no problems with undue vibration of shield or any sign of LL coming off. I did ride in moderate rain and some water rises to the top of the windshield behind the LL and down the inside of the windshield. It wasn't severe. I need to check it out in heavy rain over an extended ride. I don't think it will be a problem.

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    Ditto

    Quote Originally Posted by moondog View Post
    Have one on my K1100RS. Works like a
    charm.

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