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post #11 of 50 (permalink) Old 02-14-2016, 05:00 AM
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I'm 179cm and the standard screen is ok for me. I still get a bit of turbulence - perhaps because I have an Arai Quantum and a reasonably long body. I may get a small extension on the top of the screen. But I've just bought a new helmet so that may be better. We'll see.

On an even more positive note the standard screen is significantly better than the BMW 1200 GS and 1200 GSA screens were when I tried them out.
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post #12 of 50 (permalink) Old 04-08-2016, 04:33 PM
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Picked up my AT this morning from the dealer and went out for a 1st ride. I am 1.90 m (6' 3") and was curious how the std screen would perform w.r.t. buffeting. Big disappointment, turbulance and loud wind noise at the helmet. Did not wear ear plugs on purpose. Stopped and installed the adjustable wind spoiler from my previous bike on top of the screen; spoiler 11 cm high. Huge difference, no buffeting anymore. However I will use earplugs in future because there is still much noise; the exhaust is also pretty loud, but with a very good sound. My feeling is that the spoiler does a better job than the touring screen, which is only 8 cm higher than the std screen (measured at the dealer).

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At 198 (6'6" ? ) the standard screen does not cut it for me , not much choice out there right now , i am waiting for MRA and if they fail to impress it is going to be the honda tall screen for me .
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post #14 of 50 (permalink) Old 04-09-2016, 01:47 AM
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I'm 5.7 but very good looking lol and the touring screen was in my line of sight also standard screen seems perfect for me
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post #15 of 50 (permalink) Old 04-09-2016, 03:34 AM
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5'10" and prefer the standard screen. Touring was good but kind of begged me a little as was sometimes in my eyeline.
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post #16 of 50 (permalink) Old 04-09-2016, 04:21 AM
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Hi Wadeo,
I have the standard screen on mine and the wind is at a good level of my neck. The helmet is fully in the air stream and feels ok. I have to use plugs for long rides as the noise from the chinstrap is bad but that is just the helmet, and my odd shaped head I'm 6'2" and ride with the visor up all the time. Arai XD 4 helmet. I had a Laminar Lip screen on my Strom which gave me a nice clean bubble to ride in. I might look at one of these again. I'm loving the new thing and have done 80% on dirt roads so far and it is nice and stable.
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Hi Wadeo,
I have the standard screen on mine and the wind is at a good level of my neck. The helmet is fully in the air stream and feels ok. I have to use plugs for long rides as the noise from the chinstrap is bad but that is just the helmet, and my odd shaped head I'm 6'2" and ride with the visor up all the time. Arai XD 4 helmet. I had a Laminar Lip screen on my Strom which gave me a nice clean bubble to ride in. I might look at one of these again. I'm loving the new thing and have done 80% on dirt roads so far and it is nice and stable.
Hi Dirt Donkey,

Thanks for your thoughts regarding the screen. I've had my AT for about 6 weeks now and have stuck with the standard screen. I agree that this screen isn't too bad, however I too wear ear plugs on longer rides due to wind noise. Like you, I like to ride with the visor up. I'm 6' so I find I'm up in the wind as well. My greatest fear with a taller screen is having the top of it in my line of site. Especially, if you're in the dirt!

I am a big fan of the AT. The engine to me just keeps getting better. I thought it was sounding great after the first service, but yesterday (now 1600kms) I was in the tight and twisty mountain roads and while chopping back down through the gears for braking, the engine note was just amazing for a stock pipe. Many happy trail rides ahead.

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Pictures of the adjustable wind spoiler on top of the std screen. Spoiler from my previous NC700X. Std screen disappointing with much buffeting; my length is 1.90m / 6' 3". Huge improvement with the spoiler, nu buffeting anymore. Still wearing ear plugs because of the overall wind noise and relative loud exhaust noise.
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I am 5ft 10in This is the !st bike I have had in the last 6 yrs (5 bikes in total) were I didnt need to change the standard screen as I think its almost perfect.

If you want 0% buffetting buy a car.
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post #20 of 50 (permalink) Old 04-10-2016, 02:02 PM
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Body length makes the difference. Indeed this std screen is far better than the (touring) screen I had on my NC700X. Also with the spoiler installed I had a lot of turbulance at the helmet on the NC700X, giving me headache.
The 11 cm high spoiler makes a lot of difference on the AT. Did not expect it. Made my 1st ride on Friday and was disappointed about the std screen; reports on this forum were very positive. Stopped after 10 minutes and installed the spoiler Difference between day and night. Wind noise is no problem, but turulance is very annoying.
When you read forums, wind screens are always the hottest topic.

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