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    GIVI Touring Screen
    on: October 12, 2016, 04:05:35 pm
    October 12, 2016, 04:05:35 pm
    Hi Guys, just thought I should bring this to your attention. I fitted a Givi touring screen to my 2015 Crossrunner about 9 months ago to reduce the turbulence issue at head height. Although it wasn't perfect it did improve things. Anyway, yesterday while on a run up the A6  at roughly 70 MPH the screen decided to part company with the bike and luckily went straight over my head and disappeared somewhere behind me. It seems to have pulled all the expanding rubber mounts clean through the holes in the brackets. I'm wondering if the standard Honda fixings are up to the extra pressure which the larger screen creates.

    Just thought I'd share.  I've also emailed Givi with my concerns.

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    Re: GIVI Touring Screen
    Reply #1 on: October 12, 2016, 04:58:03 pm
    October 12, 2016, 04:58:03 pm
    Streuth sounds like a lucky escape!

    Did you fit it?
    I hope it gets suitable replaced asap.

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    Re: GIVI Touring Screen
    Reply #2 on: October 12, 2016, 05:23:17 pm
    October 12, 2016, 05:23:17 pm
    Did you recover the screen or was it never seen again ?

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    Re: GIVI Touring Screen
    Reply #3 on: October 12, 2016, 05:47:09 pm
    October 12, 2016, 05:47:09 pm
    Does the screen use the same fixings as the original or are they givi items?

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    Re: GIVI Touring Screen
    Reply #4 on: October 13, 2016, 07:41:02 am
    October 13, 2016, 07:41:02 am
    Hi Guys

    In answer to your questions, yes I did fit it, but I am an engineer and I would have thought that tightening 4 screws into rubber mounts wasn't beyond me.
    I didn't stop to recover it as I was on a dual carriageway and by the time I got back to it it would either be smashed to a thousand pieces or lost in the undergrowth.
    The screen wasn't supplied with any fixings and the instructions clearly stated to use the original ones.
    No reply from Givi up to now.
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    Re: GIVI Touring Screen
    Reply #5 on: October 13, 2016, 05:21:30 pm
    October 13, 2016, 05:21:30 pm
    Bit of a worry all round really. I'm sure Honda will naturally distance themselves from it as its aftermarket. I've got a puig on mine and have wondered at times whether the extra height and area is putting undue strain on the pod given the size of the original screen. Mines on a Palmer adjuster so sits forward allowing extra airflow up and behind the screen therefore (I assume but I ain't no aeronautical engineer) the pressure is slightly reduced - hope I'm not proved wrong. :005:

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    Re: GIVI Touring Screen
    Reply #6 on: October 13, 2016, 06:20:04 pm
    October 13, 2016, 06:20:04 pm
    I have the Givi Airflow screen which also attaches to the original mounts using the original bolts/grommets etc.  I seem to remember when I installed it one of the rubber grommets distorted on my first attempt to fit it and I had to carefully re-install that one.  I think if the grommets were distorted then they may be able to pop through the screen mounting holes under pressure - but this is possibly true of the original or other aftermarket screen.  Mine has been on for 1500 miles without any problem - I checked today and it's solid.

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    Re: GIVI Touring Screen
    Reply #7 on: October 14, 2016, 06:42:48 am
    October 14, 2016, 06:42:48 am
    Had my Ermax screen on for over 2000 miles with no problem, fitted with a Powerbronze adjuster that replaces the Honda grommets with what look like less substantial grommets & plastic screws

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    Re: GIVI Touring Screen
    Reply #8 on: October 18, 2016, 03:09:55 pm
    October 18, 2016, 03:09:55 pm
    Thats worrying. I suppose the answer is to check the fixings regularly and make sure they're tight.
     I must admit when fixing my recently acquired Puig screen, the thought crossed my mind that the method of attachment was slightly inadequate.

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    Re: GIVI Touring Screen
    Reply #9 on: October 18, 2016, 03:35:40 pm
    October 18, 2016, 03:35:40 pm
    Just a quick update.
    I heard back from Givi and have pasted their answer below:

     
    Good Afternoon
     
    Thank you for your emails containing the photos, with which we have forwarded to our head office in Italy for their technical advice.  They have replied to us with the following facts:
    “The Honda fixing system works with a kind of “expanding rubber washer” that secures the windshield once you tighten the screw.
    We think that all the screws were a little bit loose, causing the problem.
    It’s truly the first case like this, even because we tested the windshield our self and we haven’t never had the same problem.”
     
    We can only assume that maybe your screws we not tight enough to be secure with the expanding rubber washer.
     
    Kind regards
     
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    Andy

     



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