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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 2006, 7:54 am Thread Starter
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Laminar Lip for 2006 K1200GT

Just came across their site and saw this:
B1177C-K1200GT - 2006 -Clear US$ 79,- excl. shipping



Has anyone experience with this?

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I've used the Laminar Lip with great success on another bike, but with the Cee Bailey on my GT I'm quite happy with the result. With the speed potential of this machine, I would be reluctant to use the Lip, as I know of one instance of a Lip being ripped off of a FJR at triple digit speeds.
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I've used one before, and it worked as advertised. But, BMW already ducted air behind the screen which pretty much eliminates the turbulence. While there is a LOT of air rushing over the top of the screen, its clean smooth air. So, other than extending the screen a couple of inches, I'm not sure the Lip would help. You'd probably be better off buying a screen the height you need, and skip the lip.
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The Laminar Lip was the best thing I ever added to my K1200RS in terms of comfort. It made it so quiet, you could hear the plastic parts squeaking.

The air over the stock tall GT screen is really dirty in any position above the mid point (for someone as tall as I am - 6'3"), so I would bet this would help a lot.

Hey Erwin, do you have the short screen or the tall screen?

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The air over the stock tall GT screen is really dirty ...
Jeff,

What is the meaning of the definition "dirty" air?
I also met a "clean air" in a post. Could you please clarify?
Is it noisy or what?
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Jeff,

I have the tall screen, 63 cm. I notice that if I move my head a few inches forward (and consequently a bit down) most of the noise disappears. But I like to sit upward as much as possible. Looking at the picture, the Laminar Lip will extend the screen for 1 or 2 inches and might just work.

I bet you've used the RS/Laminar lip combo at higher speeds. How was it attached to the screen?

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Jeff,

What is the meaning of the definition "dirty" air?
I also met a "clean air" in a post. Could you please clarify?
Is it noisy or what?
TIA
Dirty air is turbulence caused as the air flows over the screen. When I have the BMW tall screen in any position above about the middle point, I get a lot of buffetting of my helmet. Clean air is smooth airflow over the screen.

The CeeBaileys has fixed that problem. But for someone who doesn't want to spend $200 for a new windshield could probably get by with something like the Laminar Lip

By the way, when are we getting more pictures of you and your bike riding around Russia? Or is it winter there already?

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I bet you've used the RS/Laminar lip combo at higher speeds. How was it attached to the screen?
I never had a problem with the dual-lock tabs that held the lip on (at all speeds). I had a friend who wasn't convinced and he asked Andy at Laminar Lip to provide him with the nylon bolts that are available as an option.

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Dirty air is turbulence caused as the air flows over the screen. When I have the BMW tall screen in any position above about the middle point, I get a lot of buffetting of my helmet. Clean air is smooth airflow over the screen.

The CeeBaileys has fixed that problem. But for someone who doesn't want to spend $200 for a new windshield could probably get by with something like the Laminar Lip

By the way, when are we getting more pictures of you and your bike riding around Russia? Or is it winter there already?
O.K. Clear now Thanks a lot :-))
I have NO buffetting with my BMW tall screen.
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The season is over here - we will have BMW closing rally( and beer party) on the 7th of October, Saturday.
I posted some pics from my latest trip to the Black Sea and will post some about our summer rides later on. If you do not mind( the space). :-))

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Don't worry about space. I just like to see pictures from riders in other parts of the world.

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