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Jayvee
Posted on Monday, December 09, 2013 - 12:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Wow, bad timing. I bought a Laminar Lip for my Cyclone, says it needs to be installed at 70 or up to get the stickon to stick.
Then the cold front hit. It's just below freezing now, even in the SF Bay 'East Bay'. Unheated garage. oh well
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Wesbuell
Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 02:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That sounds harsh mate, we are about to go over 100 degrees again in Western Australia. Shame we can't send you some of it!
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Gusm2
Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 03:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

whats a Laminar lip ?
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Ratbuell
Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 08:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Jayvee - take out the four allen screws, take the factory flyscreen into the house overnight with the laminar lip. Install in the house, where (hopefully?) the heat is on, after both parts equalize to the temperature.

I'm getting ready to put my Cee Bailey windshield on the Uly for winter, and I need to bring it into the house to warm it up. It is a little too "flat" and I always end up bending it to fit the curve of the bike - I prefer it to be warm when I do that, so it bends instead of cracking.
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S1owner
Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 10:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Its been 6 degrees here for a week and -13 below at night
I am moving down under!
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Wesbuell
Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 11:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Holy cr** Ken, that's ridiculous! It's a rare day that drops below 50 here even in winter. I probably ride more in winter than most do in summer, life can be good downunder.
Flipside to that, unfortunately, is that we get to pay 3 to 10 times as much for our buells....dammit.

Great tip Ratbuell, we often forget that the house is an extension of the workshop.
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S1owner
Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 09:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

-17 tonight this is the worst its been in years!
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Ratbuell
Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 11:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Great tip Ratbuell, we often forget that the house is an extension of the workshop.

Just remember (and this is the ex-married part of me speaking) - the dishwasher is NOT an extension of the workshop.

Buy a parts washer.

Just sayin'.
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Lynrd
Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 11:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My ex wife got used to me curing painted engine parts in the oven...for a while.

now she's my ex-wife.
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Jayvee
Posted on Friday, December 13, 2013 - 06:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Here's the company:
laminarlip.com/cyclone.php

I got the clear one. Holding up to the flyscreen, I can tell I would like for it to have attached from the bottom. If it did, it almost looks factory. But it's not nearly as big-looking in person as it does on their web site.
Can't wait to try it out. Thanks for the ideas guys.
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Jayvee
Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 - 10:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Finally got the screen on, rode to work today, about 40 I think. I hate to say it, but WOW. What a difference. I'd read it could increase buffeting at the helmet level, basically shifting it upward, from the chest to the head. So I paid attention to that, and the buffeting did move up like that. Then I noticed I was doing about 95. Seems like it smooths out the airflow so much, I had to go much faster to maintain my familiar windblast. Wow! Slowing down to 80 eliminated most of the helmet buffeting, slowing down to 70 made it imperceptible compared to without the "Lip". I'm 6'2" and one is supposed to experiment with different positions, but I don't have time for that, I just stuck it on where it looked best. So pretty impressive overall. If it were just tweaked a bit, it could look factory. Don't like the shiny silver 'coins' covering the stick-ons, but otherwise, very pleased. Cost about $90, not a bad deal at all.
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Coxster
Posted on Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 05:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Jayvee I always respect your opinion. Do you think a LL on a stock flyscreen would be better than my Givi A750 fairing?
fairing
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Firstbuell
Posted on Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 06:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

hey Coxster,

sharp ride

what are the particulars on your air cleaner setup?
any more pix?

thanks
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Gusm2
Posted on Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 06:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That lip thing is ugly as f*ck
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Lynrd
Posted on Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 07:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That is not true.

F*ck is uglier (if done correctly)
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Gusm2
Posted on Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 11:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

In the eye of the beholder I suppose.....

still damm fugly
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Coxster
Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 02:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Firstbuell: I dumped this a/c set-up and put the factory helmholtz tube on with a K&N cone. Got another 4 mph on my unsanctioned farm road 1/4 mile. The filter pictured is 1/3 of a flathead/hotrod 3-deuce setup.
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Buelljunkie
Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 05:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Lynrd you say some funny sh*t!
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Jayvee
Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 07:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well, a color-matched Givi is had to beat.
But the L-Lip web site picture of the M2 is pretty bad. Here's snaps of mine, post-installation, but prior to blacking out the dots on the L-Lip.










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Jayvee
Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 07:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

What I toyed with doing it just bolting to the bottom of the flyscreen, with some foam/rubber pads in-between. Seems like it could really pass for factory, then. But it loses the little slot under the screen for the air to pass through, supposed to be 'important' but I'm unconvinced how important it is. If I had a spare flyscreen, I would try it, but don't want to drill holes in the only one I got. Will keep an eye out for a yellow spare one, then try it.
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