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Hi: What windshield is best for my 650?- the GIVI or the Clear view? What's the best place to buy one? As for after market parts and options, where's the best place for stuff like that? Thanks.
 

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I have a GIVI and like it very much. You have to find a GIVI dealer in your area. I paid about $110. Would again.

George Lewis, Boerne, TX
 

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I personally prefer the Clearview shields. One advantage with Clearview is that they offer the shield in different heights, while Givi comes only in one size. Clearview also offers a vent option - something that Givi does not offer. If you do opt for Givi, you can get them online at Arizona Motorsports.
 

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I ride with a clearview - supersized. I like it.
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I would say both are top of the line shields and either one would be a good choice.
Clearview has one advantage that Givi can not give you. A phone call to them and they will set you up with a shield made for your height. This works well if you are extra tall or short and need that little bit extra care.
If a stock windshield will do then Givi is ever bit as good as Clearview.
Personally I think the vent is a gimmick of the marketing section - But that's just my opinion -
I have a Givi on my scooter and a Clearview on my bike.
 

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I've had both. I like the clearview much better than the GIVI. Less back pressure was the biggest advantage, plus custom sizing.
 

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I didn't mention it in my prior post, but I have also owned a Givi and a couple of Clearviews. Like Greengoose, I was very aware of the back pressure issue with the Givi. There will be a certain amount of backdraft with any large windscreen, but it isn't enough to bother me with the Clearview screens.

I don't believe that the optional vent is a "marketing gimmick", although I've never tried it. It is supposed to be the same vent used on the Goldwing factory windscreens, and I've seen very favorable comments about it in a couple of Goldwing reviews. If I had to order another Clearview, I would certainly consider getting it.
 

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pauljo said:
I don't believe that the optional vent is a "marketing gimmick"... I've seen very favorable comments about it in a couple of Goldwing reviews. If I had to order another Clearview, I would certainly consider getting it.
Nothing like a blast of air direct to my torso on those hot muggy summer days....
 

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i like the givi, it is more aerodynamic,less affected by winds,gives a higher top speed,& better gas mileage.if i was much taller or shorter,i would opt for the clearview,i am 5`10" & a 30" inseam, the givi is a good fit.i like to be able to see over the shield,but sitll have good protection.i feel there can be too much protection.too large a screen,takes away from the sportiness of the riding experience.there is a ballance.and we all have to find the best compromise for what we want that experience to be.the clearview & givi are both great shields,but you have to know the differences & know how they effect the experience in order to know whats right for you. rich b
 

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Every post here is instructive. Being a future 650 owner, I do not
know which windscreen will give me the best experience without
actually purchasing each one. Since the $ tree hasn't sprouted leaves
yet, which would you suggest for a 6'2" 32" inseam 270 lb. person?

Thanks,
Mike
 

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I like the GIVI but I would like it a bit taller, I'm 6'2" 32" inseam, and the bug line is, my eyebrows @ 60-65 mph. Could use another inch in length, still allowing me to see over the top. There is some back pressure but I don't notice it, I ride 95% 2-up and still get 48-49 mpg and crusing speed of 65..

Clearview was not available at the time.
I like the Clearview option with the tint and choice of sizes
 

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Mike said:
Every post here is instructive. Being a future 650 owner, I do not
know which windscreen will give me the best experience without
actually purchasing each one. Since the $ tree hasn't sprouted leaves
yet, which would you suggest for a 6'2" 32" inseam 270 lb. person?

Thanks,
Mike
Mike,

I would suggest that you wait until you actually own a 650, and try riding it with the stock windscreen for a few weeks first. You may find that it works OK for you. If it doesn't, then call Clearview, and let them advise you. They build replacement windscreens for the 650 in at least four different sizes. They will let you test the screen they send you, and as long as you don't remove the protective film before testing, you can return it for an exchange or refund.
 

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Mike said:
Every post here is instructive. Being a future 650 owner, I do not
know which windscreen will give me the best experience without
actually purchasing each one. Since the $ tree hasn't sprouted leaves
yet, which would you suggest for a 6'2" 32" inseam 270 lb. person?

Thanks,
Mike
Mike, I have the identical measurements and have the tinted Clearview XXL on my 650. It works great and I'm totally satisfied with it. However, I do have to look through it and I'm going to cut about 2' - 2 1/2" off so I can see over the top edge.
When I first contacted Clearview they recommended the XL (based on my measurements). I think that would have been perfect.
Don
 
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