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Could some of you give me what options are available for my 650 Executive in a windshield with improved wind protection? I was thinking of a Givi product, but I just thought I'd ask you about your experiences on shields that work with the height-adjustable feature of the Executive.

Also, I'm not sure how to compare the sizes of the OEM shield with the aftermarket offerings.

Any recommendations from those of you that have added an aftermarket screen?

Thanks.
 

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I was not happy with the Givi and sold it within a week. I had wanted a Clearview but there was a too long a wait.

Went back to the stock for a year.

Then found the blems on the Clearview site and best decision I ever made.

2" wider and a hair taller for the smallest one for the Exec. ( I'm 5' 9" and would have liked it 1" shorter for seeing in the twisties )
But incredibly better hand and shoulder protection and I'll be damned if I could see any hint of a blemish on the screen so buy those with confidence. I was riding deep into winter this year - even at freezing and put on 180 km in mid January in Ontario - not a hint of a hand problem where last year could not get my hands to stay warm.

It's exactly the screen Suzuki should put on the Burgman and cover that gap around the mirrors which puts wind right on your hands.
Stronger than the Givi and much squarer at the top the way the stock is - I hated the rounded top of the GIvi,.
 

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Clearview is an excellent choice for wind protection.

I have 2 Burgman 650EX and use the medium Clearview w/vent and tinted. I like to look over the top. So if you want more protection get a higher model. They give you suggestions on how to measure for your own personal needs.

Good Luck! :cheers:
 

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MacDoc, thanks for your reply, and for your opinion of the Givi shield. With the stock shield a few weeks ago, I was riding in about 40+ temperatures, and I couldn't figure out why my fingers were getting cold, even while using winter gauntlet riding gloves...I've had cruiser shields on other bikes in the past that would give me better protection in the colder northern Illinois climate.

I suppose I could plug in some electric glove liners, but I still would have the problem of wind moving past the OEM shield and hitting my upper torso. Ideally, I would like a shield that, at its highest position, I'd need to look through, and have the ability to lower the shield so I could look over the top.

While using an AirHawk or Saddleman gel pad, even with the OEM shield at its highest position, I'm looking over the shield. I like looking over (rather than through) the shield material most of the time, but with the OEM shield, I'm finding that I'm getting hit with a lot of air that's not getting diverted around me. I put a Givi AF266 on the Burgman 400 I had earlier last year, and it was an improvement over the stock shield. I didn't try a Clearview shield yet, and maybe I'll give them a try this time. I really hoped that my B650 Exec would have had a more effective shield.

And ScooterJohn, thanks also for your reply. I like looking over the top also, but once in a while the temperature/rain/hail/swarms of bugs, etc. make me want to get my face out of the air flow for a while.

--Andy
 

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yep I prefer over the top as well.

Just go here

http://clearviewshields.com/shop/product.php?id=52

Look down the page for available inventory - this is what I got

GT Medium for Executive Model 26.5" L 1.5" Vertically Taller 6" Wider than Stock

I'm 5' 9" and can look over the screen effectively tho not quite as easily for twisties as the stock screen
I sent them a query about the small listed for the Exec to get some info on that

There is a small on there for the exec which I've not seen available - I emailed them about it. I think a small grey would look very cool on the bike
 

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Just one more question about choosing the height. The OEM shield, when I measure it with a tape from the bottom to the top of the material measures 25". When Clearview gives the height of one of their shields as 1.5" Vertically taller, does that mean 1.5" higher from the top edge of the OEM shield at a 90 degree angle to the ground? Or does the extra 1.5" extend 1.5" following along the OEM shield's angled mounting towards the rear?

Also, for those of you that don't have the vent option, do you regret not ordering the shield with it?

Maybe giving a call to Clearview would help me with this.

Thanks again
 

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afaik it's 1.5" higher looking over the screen - so vertical but the folks at Clearview are excellent to deal with.

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I've not had a vent on any of the screens. The Givi had horrid back pressure in addition to other issues but I can't see the vent hurting especially if you get it on a blem and again I stress you cannot see those blemishes.
 

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I had a Clearview with vent on my Silverwing. The vent made a bussing/rattling sound sitting at a stop. Drove me crazy and I removed it. I would love to have the vent but not sure I want to try it again. Clearview said they have never heard of the issue. :roll:
 

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I have a clearview on my an650 and it cracked at 90mph.
That is interesting. I had a Clearview +3 on my Honda Pacific Coast that I put on the bike in 2003 I think and it is still on the bike. A lot bigger than the windscreens for the Burgman. I know several others who have Clearviews without breakage. I would be giving Clearview a call if I was you...
 
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