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Just got back from a 50 mile ride and my head is literally aching. Even with ear plugs in and a full fact helmet, seems the wind noise was killer. Thinking this is a sign that I need to replace my stock POS windscreen with the Givi Airflow. I know many of you 400 owners made the switch, so wondering if the wider and/or taller screen helped eliminate the rushing wind noise? I feel like I can still hear it even after 1/2 hour inside the house. At first, I thought the Givi would not be necessary for me since I am a shorty - thought only taller folks had the issue of where the wind swept over them - but turns out this might just be a universal problem with the stock hefty sack mounted up front.
 

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With the Airflow, you can actually hear your engine!
 

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Just got back from a 50 mile ride and my head is literally aching. Even with ear plugs in and a full fact helmet, seems the wind noise was killer. Thinking this is a sign that I need to replace my stock POS windscreen with the Givi Airflow. I know many of you 400 owners made the switch, so wondering if the wider and/or taller screen helped eliminate the rushing wind noise? I feel like I can still hear it even after 1/2 hour inside the house. At first, I thought the Givi would not be necessary for me since I am a shorty - thought only taller folks had the issue of where the wind swept over them - but turns out this might just be a universal problem with the stock hefty sack mounted up front.
Is it possible that you may have tinnitis...???

From Mayo Clinic:

Tinnitus (TIN-ih-tus) is noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 1 in 5 people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder.

Although bothersome, tinnitus usually isn't a sign of something serious. Although it can worsen with age, for many people, tinnitus can improve with treatment. Treating an identified underlying cause sometimes helps. Other treatments reduce or mask the noise, making tinnitus less noticeable.
 

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be prepared and put a book in yer britches, cause you are gonna kick yourself in yer own butt for not getting the givi sooner, your neck ears and eyes will appreciate it and noise reduction is amazing , but not having bugs and grit swirling around inside your helmet from the vortices generated by that flapping monstrosity is an added bonus, I caught insects, (wasps twice) in my shirt before I got the Givi, and bugs in my helmet with the visor down and below the windscreen before I replaced it. wasps are no fun but lovebugs crawling on yer eyeballs can be distracting too! with the givi, the pillion may get that stuff, but back buffeting from air coming over and hitting you in the back of your helmet and slinging trash and noise is gone , also , unless you get it here at the forum, I would advise getting it from a dealer, so you can unwrap it there, examine it closely for any casting problems (fisheye) or shipping scratches and let the dealer take the shipping hit if there is a problem, sorry for such a long post but I gotta talk to somebody and the gf's dog quit listening to me after I used it for a handiwipe when I was greasing her car
 

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Now on my 3rd week with Givi 266AF. Hot rides, cross winds, even rain, are completely different with the Givi. I did not use a book, it was worth the kick in the pants. It made a scooter that I liked into the best 2 wheeled ride I can imagine. Run don't walk. Kiwi Dave has the best price and I had the new windshield installed in less than a week from ordering.
 

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Thanks for all the input! I am willing to accept the kick in the rear for the improved ride! At first, I chalked the wind noise up to a windy day, but it was fairly calm yesterday and it was just as bad. I will reach out to Kiwi Dave ASAP!
 

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Remove the windshield altogether while you're waiting for the new shield and the noise will be cut down considerably.....I did that while waiting for my sport w/shield.
 
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