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No Drilling, Installs in just minutes and reduces wind for both Driver & Passenger. Instead of buying a taller windshield this Touring Lip will reduce wind enough that you probably wont need a taller shield to help reduce wind buffeting. Installation takes less than 5 minutes.. No Drilling - Attaches with special wind resistant adhesive locks.
Fits F6B, GL1800 & GL1500 Honda Gold Wings, these very effect Windshield Lips are available in our most popular CLEAR or SMOKE if needed.
Some think if you ride a Goldwing or some other motorcycle that requires you to look through the windshield then you dont need a LIP. If you ride a fairing-equipped bike and you look over the top of the windshield, then perhaps a LIP would make your riding more pleasant.
We have found that even riders that look through the windshields and their passengers can have a more pleasant ride with a LIP.
The design of some fairings allows the wind to flow around one side then the other creating buffeting at the riders helmet. LIPs are designed to trap the air from flowing around the sides of the windshield and redirect it to flow over the top, lessening or eliminating this buffeting.
LIP is an inverted airfoil located above the rear edge of the windshield. As air flows between the windshield and the LIP, it follows the underside airfoil of the LIP and is redirected more vertically. This air eddy then diffuses the oncoming air, in effect, to raise the blast of this oncoming airflow.
The end result is that there seem to be three different air speed zones as you ride along at a set speed
1. Behind the windshield - very little wind speed
2. Above the windshield for 6 to 8 inches or more - a wind pressure well reduced from actual speed
3. Above this height the blast that was at windshield height before the LIP was installed.
Piece of garbage. Distortion is really bad, so mount it high or low (and low it does not work). Be real careful. At 35 mph it came loose several and I had to re-seat it. At 65 mph it came off so fast neither my wife nor I noticed it leave, went right over our heads. And yes I made sure it "popped" each time I seated it on the windshield. They must know it is a problem as there is a short message about using plastic screws to secure it, which would then make it very inconvenient when you cleaned your windshield. For another $100 or so, I could have bought an extra tall windshield like I had on my 2002 and been very, very happy like I was with the one on my 2002. I have a 2012 Roadsmith Trike now.
I have not seen a more recent review on this, so I thought my review might be of help to some. I bought LIPS for my GL1800 on stock windshield. I prefer to look over the windshield. But I raise the shield up and look through the shield in order to accommodate my wife.
The laminar LIPS works as advertised with some qualifications. The manufactor says the laminar can be mounted anywhere, but my 4 month of experience using it says otherwise. I have experimented mounting at several positions using the second sets of the velcro supplied by the manufacture. At the lowest position, a few inches below the stock shield so I can look over the shield and occasionally through only the top of the stock shield and not through the laminar (because it distorts quite a bit) when looking down at objects close to the bike. Below 40 mph, I could still hear some choppy wind noises. But it gets quieter at higher mounting position. When raised to the highest possible position, almost three inches above the stock windshild, wind buffeting is virtually eliminated, and I don't even wear earplugs. At 75 mph or higher, the wind rushing through the gap between laminar and stock shield generates soft whistles, which is not too bad. But if I go for a longer ride I still wear earplugs to keep it quiet.
To give you a total picture, I have very long torso. With the stock shield raised to the limit, the top of the shield is barely over my line of sight, and I constantly find myself lean back to lower myself and my line of sight. It is quite annoying to look through the laminar / stock shield boundary. As I mentioned earlier, there is significant distortion with the laminar. Objects appear 10 or 15% wider looking through the laminar. I don't think they can do much about the distortion because of the outward curve intended to induce the upward flow over rider's helmet.
For now I will learn to live with it. But when it is time to replace my windshield, my next windshield will be Wind Bender.
Overall I am happy with the product. But only 4 stars for now.
This is an update on my review, which I posted some time ago. I have just completed a trip of 4000 miles around France and Italy, which tested this lip to its maximum. If anyone would like one for free you will find it in the bin of the first petrol station outside Rome. It cuts down the wind and noise but when it rains its impossible to see through as it gives a double vision effect. When the bugs splatter on you screen they lodge themselves up under the lip sometimes on the stickers, which hold it on which means you have to remove it every second petrol station to clean it. With all the lifting on and off the pads, which hold it on peel off rendering this lip useless. I would advise anyone thinking about buying to forget it.
Just installed this and have not put up big mileage as yet but judging from the short trips I’ve done I find it certainly cuts down on wind noise but because its basically another screen mounted in front of your standard screen it blurs your vision slightly. If like me at five foot eight you’re looking through the last few inches of the top of the screen just where it’s mounted its off putting. Driving motorways is fine but if you drive back roads and need to see the road surface clearly, it’s annoying and gets hard on your eyes. On the instructions it suggests that you stick the supplied central rubber support to your existing windscreen, don’t, stick it to the lip itself because if for any reason you need to move it up or down the rubber support will be in the wrong place or if you take it off you will be left with it stuck to your screen.
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