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    Question SAENG Microswirl Question

    I'm 6'3" and have the BMW touring shield mounted on my R1150R. I get no noticable wind protection from the upper chest upwards. I'm thinking about alternatives first that would not require replacing the (new) BMW shield. I've seen adds for a product called microswirl edging from SAENG. Some claim this provides an extra 5 inches (up and sideways) of wind protection. If it works, this may be an inexpensive and attractive option (although 5 inches may not be enough).

    I've also heard that some have used a longer top mount fastener and additional rubber gromets (against the shield on the inside) to move the shield in a slightly more vertical direction (I'd guess that only provides a small change in angle?)

    Any thoughts on these two techniques? Any other options to reduce wind using the touring shield?

    Thanks in advance to those who have "been there and done that." Bob

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    Saeng edging

    Didn't do a whole lot for me but I was cheap and worth trying...

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    Hi Bob
    Last year, before buying a Cee Baily I put micro swirl on my stock RT WS and it helped about $65 worth (what I paid for it). The air stream went up and the noise level went down. Where it really helped was while driving in the rain. It just kicked the drops up and over. I'll use the stock WS and swirl when the wheather gets warm and the Cee Bailey the rest of the time.
    Over-all I would say it was worth the experience. There is a little trick to getting it on. Use some hot soapy water and run your finger down the channel to open it up then start from one end and work it on firmly.
    Good Luck karl

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    SAENG Microswirl Question

    Used it on my Aeroflow screen. Made a big difference in breaking up the large woffling air flow. Also helped in the rain.

    However, the best solution is a Cee Bailey #2 +. Since I sit tall, I got a #2+6" and loved it!!! For winter, I'd get the #3+.

    The mild "flip" in the #2 really puts the air over you. I taped a piece of cardboard onto the stock screen about 8" vertical. By trimming this, I determined how high to order the CB.

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    Thanks Karl and Drmajor! Both of you had really useful info. I may try the microswirl first, then look for alternate shields (like the Cee Bailey). Both of you buying the Cee Bailey and liking it is the kind of endorsement that can't be overlooked. Bob

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