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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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givi d405st vs mike shield gt

any recomendation which one is better and protects against wind
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 12:48 PM
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I have the 405st which i like a lot, however because of the way it is built it is not possible to install handguards because they come into contact when fully turning the handle bar. Otherwise this is a great windshield.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-31-2010, 06:50 PM
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I have Mikes and have been very pleased with it! Dimension wise I think Mikes is taller and the Givi is wider.There are alot of threads out there on windshields, a search will surprise you!! Many comments.
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Burnedstar: You can easily fix the Givi windscreen. Use a Dremel (or similar) tool with a sanding drum to grind out the needed clearance. Turn the handlebar so that the windscreen just touches the hand guard. Then, with a marker pen, mark the windscreen where it touches the guard. Give it an extra 1/4 inch clearance and mark the entire area. Then put masking tape along the line on the windscreen, to keep from accidently scratching it. Finally, carefully and slowly grind away the excess screen. Put rags around the bike to keep the dust from getting all over everything. Finsh up by beveling the edges of the cuts and then sand lightly with 320 grit, then 400 grit sandpaper.

The Givi D405st windscreen is a fine choice. I use it with Barkbuster and Storm handguards.
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Heya scotty Ive got the same hand-guards as you.. just wondering how much material did you have to remove from the screen to get the clearance. is it around 1/4 of an inch as you say here, or is that extra on top of the initial screen material removal. ie just to give you a bit of space between the screen and the guards?

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