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Offline Joe S.

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Aeroflow windscreen
« on: January 27, 2013, 11:26:23 pm »
I did in fact search for info on this and found one thread by a fellow who was a tester of the design.
I'm curious if anyone else has used it as I've had Aeroflow products in the past with good success.  It is expensive though so some feedback would be good.
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Re: Aeroflow windscreen
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 04:54:35 pm »
I had one on my BMW K1200GT and it was awesome! It was a two piece system with a short piece behind the main outer shield to direct the air up the backside so there was no turbulence at the lip. It was pricey, but it worked really well on that bike and was well worth it.  I think the Connie version is a one piece shield. I'd like to hear some reviews too before dropping the $$, but I haven't really heard anything yet.

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Re: Aeroflow windscreen
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 05:06:08 pm »
There are some reviews of the Aeroflow on the other C14 forum, zggtr.org
Sounds like a good windscreen
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Re: Aeroflow windscreen
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 05:40:01 pm »
Hi,

I have had the AreoFlow on my 2010 C14 for about 10K. I like the screen a lot.

The stock tall screen leaves a lot to be desired.  Head buffeting 2 up was intense.

added the Laminar lip to the stock screen- ended the head buffeting, but felt that it just didn't do the job all around.

Installed a V-Streem - that worked better than the Laminar lip.

I worked with Paige on the development of the AreoFlow screen on the C14.

THE GOOD: The AreoFlow does provide much better air control and is very comfortable to ride behind.
I ride EVERY day and really like how it works in the cold and rain.

The wife -as a pillion- says the AeroFlow is unmatched by any of the others that I have used.

THE BAD: The screen is large and over time, my brackets have developed more movement- nothing has broken or failed to work- the screen, just moves a little more now.

It is also very critical in position: It doesn't work well all the way down. for the design to work, there must be some airflow up the back of the screen. raised just an inch or so, creates a very smooth air parttern- I use the #2 position on the automatic screen and it works well.

I don't think there are a lot of these in use on the C-14. They are a little more costly than some of the others that are out there.

The screen is top notch and Paige is great to work with.

Thanks   Tom

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Re: Aeroflow windscreen
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 02:47:16 am »
Tom I notice they offer three different heights, the tall one being for people 5'11" and over.  I happen to be right at 5'11" and I am also contemplating bar risers.  I'm one who definitely likes to look over the windscreen.
Do you have any sense about that given your remarks that it needs to be up a bit to work? 
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Re: Aeroflow windscreen
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 04:22:46 pm »
Tom I notice they offer three different heights, the tall one being for people 5'11" and over.  I happen to be right at 5'11" and I am also contemplating bar risers.  I'm one who definitely likes to look over the windscreen.
Do you have any sense about that given your remarks that it needs to be up a bit to work?

I never have to look thru the screen (I'm 5' 11")- it is well below the line of sight and I never run the screen full up. I have bar risers also.

 I think that the screen requires to be raised slightly because of the angle that the sceen where it meets the top of the dash. The screen, as it is lowered, closes the gap at the top of the dash, restricting the air flow up the back of the screen. One of the concepts of the AeroFlow screen is that laminar flow is required to smooth the air (which it does). When the screen is raised slightly, that space increases rapidly (for the veritical distance moved)- thus equalizing the air flow.

When the screen is all the way down, it feels very much like the stock screen. As you raise it slightly, there is a dramatic change in the feel behind the screen- you can really feel it start working.
It is not completely smooth or quiet (like on a Wing) - but very comfortable.

hope this helps- Thanks  Tom

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Re: Aeroflow windscreen
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 10:18:07 pm »
There is some good information here http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=914.0.
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Re: Aeroflow windscreen
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2013, 05:09:26 am »
I bought the first Aeroflow built for the 2011 C-14 last year.  I have enjoyed it but I think it has lowered my gas milage.  I have also tried the the Cal Sci, , V-Stream and stock shields.  I like a minimum wind noise so I can hear the MP3, CB and radar detector.  Good Luck!