Givi AF49 Airflow Universal Windscreen
Not a "Universal" mounting system
I have a number of Givi products and have been satisfied with how they mount, look and work. Not the case with the AF-49 windscreen. In spite of it's name, this is not a "Universal" product. The mounting system uses a 4-point method with two clamps fitted around the upper end of the fork tubes, and a second set of mounts fitted on the handlebars in-board from the clutch/brake perch assemblies. But......as others have noted, the supplied clamps for the fork tubes are very small in diameter, really too small for most modern bikes. The clamps are simple stainless steel screw-type hose clamps as you would use on a radiator hose under the hood of your pickup, but in addition to being small they are also ugly, not exactly what I would expect from Givi (known for and very proud of their styling).
The other problem is that the bar clamps provided for the handle bars are only suited for old-school straight tube 3/4" handlebars. And Givi does not have an optional clamp set available for tapered bars or larger diameter bars.
Definitely will not fit onto a BMW G650 X-Country or any of the KTM's we have. Won't mount onto any bike with tapered handlebars
Too bad as the windscreen itself looks well thought out and well made, but the shoddy mounting system limits the bikes the windscreen can be used on, and will not look elegant on the bikes it can be fitted to.
September 15, 2015
I just installed an Airflow Universal on my 98 Honda Magna. The install required some fiddling, but otherwise went ok. The big problem is the poor performance. I'm getting severe turbulence and noise around my helmet. Even when adjusted to high-eye level, the air is not being directed over me, but rather into my head. The shield is tilted back about 35 degrees from vertical. I will experiment with different configurations, but so far this is a fail. The results I'm getting now are worse than having no shield at all.
July 9, 2015
Just a little too high for this short guy.
Since I am short (and no information is available as to the height of this windshield vs. the stock windshield) I have issues with the height of this screen. I have found that by drilling 2 new holes to lowering the mounting hardware, I can drop the screen without affecting function.
This screen is about 1" higher than the stock screen.
If you do drill holes, use the correct bits made for acrylic.
Lots of great youtube videos on mounting this or similar screens.
April 30, 2015
So far I'm loving it, it does a good job of keeping the wind off of me, too good around town, I actually have to leave my visor open a notch to keep it clear. On the highway I'm still working out the best position, in the meantime if it's EXTREMELY cold I go into a slight tuck and almost no wind gets to me.
It did take a bit of time to mount it properly, so it couldn't hit my tank. I mounted it coming of the front of the forks, as opposed to back or side.
I am going to find a quality clamp for it though, the hose clamp used for the bottom mount detracts from the looks of my Moto Guzzi Breva 1100, can't have that, it's a beautiful bike. That is my sole problem with this screen. Other than the ugly clamp it's AWESOME!!
January 7, 2015
Offers maximum wind protection and versatile,
I installed this on my husky strada 650. This is the best wind protection for an adventure touring bike. I did run into an install problem as the two clamps for the fork tubes were too small. I had to buy new ones at the local ace hardware to finish the install. Great wind sheild and the rest of the install was smooth. The cost was much more than others but the added features were worth it.
December 15, 2014
I installed this on my 1981 Honda CB750K and it works great.
I did not see a version that was marked as fitting for my 81 Honda CB750K so I bought the universal mount version. I did this on faith that if it did not work for my bike I could easily return it to RevZilla. (they are great)
I really wanted a windshield for my 81 Honda CB750K that would give me good wind protection on the highway. I just test rode Saturday with it on the highway at 80 miles per hour in a slight misty rain and it performed very well. What I like best is the adjust ability. I can raise it for the highway and lower it for the back roads at a stop sign in seconds. (very nice)
My 81 Honda CB750K is now a sport tourer. I added the hard leather bags and tour pack from my Harley Davidson Fatboy. I just totaled it a few weeks ago. I have to wait until I get the insurance check and I am going to replace it with a 2013 Honda F6B. That will be my new 850 lb sport bike. You should try a test ride you will be hooked.
November 24, 2014