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I ordered the Aeroflow Aerowings on Sunday. Got a UPS tracking number Monday & they will be here on Thursday. Now that is good customer service. I went with the Smoked ones as I think they will match the blue bike better then the clear would. Here are a few pics & a link to their web site.

http://www.aeroflowscreens.com/K1600...GTL_AeroWings:




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Steve, That looks interesting... But, you are going to have to ride a little slower and possible now, in the Rain Mode to keep them from falling off! :-)

Looking forward to a report.
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They look sharp, Steve. Let us know how they work out with that windshield. Inquiring minds, ya know!


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Steve, That looks interesting... But, you are going to have to ride a little slower and possible now, in the Rain Mode to keep them from falling off! :-)

Looking forward to a report.
Darn it, Dan...you beat me to that one!

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Interesting - keep us updated.
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I can vouch that these AeroWings aren't coming off, even at GTL-Nevada speeds . . .

As for the Smoke version, you're welcome. Paige was just gonna do them in Clear, until I convinced him that Smoke would look great on the GTL . . .
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A while back a forum member ( I think from Canada) made up a similar product that mounted to the lower side of the mirror. They came with snaps, not velcro. I ordered a pair, but ended up selling them to someone else after they sat around a while. Didn't feel the need for them in Florida.

They were quite a bit smaller and I wonder how they will compare. They were a lot less conspicuous. Steve, didn't you try a pair?
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As for the Smoke version, you're welcome. Paige was just gonna do them in Clear, until I convinced him that Smoke would look great on the GTL . . .

Thanks Mucho Ken !!! The smoke should look good in person on the blue bike.

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Steve, didn't you try a pair?

Dano the other ones I had stayed on till Warp speed (120+) then only one went wizzing by my head.

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Shucks Steve.........Have I been missin' out on eva buddy else pickin' on you?............
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Re: Aeroflow Aerowings

I have Aeroflow Aerowings on the K1300GT. I've looked at the ones for the K1600GT... They don't look bad and probably function pretty well. I don't mean to sound cheap, but, at $145.00 for two small, formed pieces of smoked plexiglass? I know there are develop costs, but...
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Welcome to BMW . . .

Seriously, it's not just "two small, formed pieces of plexiglas", it's exactly how they're formed that makes it work. Paige at AeroFlow is a master at fluid flow dynamics, and the stuff he produces just flat works. I ran with several different prototype wings, using various shapes and sizes, for many thousands of miles in a wide variety of wind and weather conditions, before he settled on the final design.

He's also a hell of a rider, too, although he never does talk about that much . . .

There are other aftermarket wind management options out there for the K16, mostly coming from Europe, but I guarantee they're not any cheaper, and may or may not work as well.

But if you really want a cheaper option, you could always look here, or try to fab something up yourself . . .
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Ken, I know and agree with what you are saying. Just a little too hard for me to swallow, for now...
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Just back in from the field.........long season and maybe get in a few more days before the "beautiful white stuff".............have to cram in some ride time as it's supposed to snow come Sunday.................
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The wings came in & it only took about 15 minutes to install. The smoked ones really "Blend" in with the bike. They follow the body lines great & look like something BMW would have made for the bike. I'll hopefully get to go for a ride on Sunday to test them out.
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The wings came in & it only took about 15 minutes to install. The smokes ones really "Blend" in with the bike. They follow the body lines great & look like something BMW would have made for the bike. I'll hopefully get to go for a ride on Sunday to test them out.
And you could take another pic or two with a better advantage point.

Cya Sunday (I'm in one of those Endeavor-puller Thunderas if it's raining).
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The wings came in & it only took about 15 minutes to install. The smoked ones really "Blend" in with the bike. They follow the body lines great & look like something BMW would have made for the bike. I'll hopefully get to go for a ride on Sunday to test them out.

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Ok, I swallowed my pride and opened my wallet. Ordered a set this afternoon from the Iphone while at dinner... I'll post pictures when I get them installed. I'll also post a rider report if they get here in time for our "Boys Weekend" in WV next week... It'll be interestind to see how they work with the CalSci windscreen.
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And you could take another pic or two with a better advantage point.

Cya Sunday (I'm in one of those Endeavor-puller Thunderas if it's raining).
They are calling for 60 % rain here on Sunday & if it happens Sammie & I will be out.

BTW I'll get some better pics up in the morning.
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Pics as promised

You can see how well they follow the body lines to fill in the open space around the vent wings.





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Steve - impressive. I'll order mine, and hopefully get the bike to go with them soon!

They do actually blend right in. Nice.

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Pics as promised

You can see how well they follow the body lines to fill in the open space around the vent wings.





Awesome! Now that you're an expert, I'll be by on Tuesday when mine get here and let you show me how it's done.
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Went for a short 110 mile ride this morning & man what difference the Areowings make. I get a little air on my shoulders still but none on the hands & most of my arms. Was not able to take Sammie with me as she had to go to work but just by holding up my hand into the are I could tell the "Pocket" of still air around me & behind me was greater then before.
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Do you have a non-factory windshield? I am curious this is stopping the wind from hitting you. I hate looking thru the windshield, and would love something that would cut the wind down. Where did you get them?

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Do you have a non-factory windshield? I am curious this is stopping the wind from hitting you. I hate looking thru the windshield, and would love something that would cut the wind down. Where did you get them?

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Suggest you look through:
AeroFlo Windshield
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cal sci windshield
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Cal-Sci windscreen on GTL

or on the k1600 forum,
http://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw-...ero-wings.html
http://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw-...ght=windshield
http://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw-...ght=windshield
http://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw-...ght=windshield
http://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw-...ght=windshield
http://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw-...ght=windshield

or one of the approximately 1,328 other threads re: windshields on that forum.
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I got my Aero Wings on Saturday and installed. Went for a test ride on Sunday and wouldn't you know it was 100 degrees here and they forecast the same for rest of the week. I'm sure I will appreciate them soon especially on early mornings commutes.
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Ok, I'm a believer! Installed the Aerowings just minutes before departing with 5 other bikes for a weekend in WV. The Aerowings and CalSci windscreen are a GREAT combination. Noise level at 60mph is not much above going 0 mph! It's a pleasure to ride the bike with combo. Heading back to WV next weekend with the wife and another couple. I'll what she says about the effect on the passenger.
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Sammie went with me on the bike today & she said it seams to be better. We took mostly back roads with little to no traffic so it was not a good test for her. We'll have to wait till we get on the highway for a few hundred miles to see for sure.
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http://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw-...o-wings-5.html

Post #45 by AZFoxes has great pictures.

My post, 5 OCT:
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Nice dead air zone from above the backs of the hands,
a couple of inches outboard of the handlebars,
down to the knees.
Should divert some of the rain that comes in from the sides.
Never experienced any instability.
Works as expected.

Put on another 250 miles since that review
with majority on the interstate at speed.
Much less turbulence with the AeroWings.
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Picked up mine today from the post office. Took them over a week to get them through customs





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Ok, I'm a believer! Installed the Aerowings just minutes before departing with 5 other bikes for a weekend in WV. The Aerowings and CalSci windscreen are a GREAT combination. Noise level at 60mph is not much above going 0 mph! It's a pleasure to ride the bike with combo. Heading back to WV next weekend with the wife and another couple. I'll what she says about the effect on the passenger.
I have the same combination on my GTL. Put them on just before a BBG from here to Key West and back up to Punta Gorda, FL a couple of weeks ago. I think they made a HUGE difference, probably 60 to 70 % less wind on my arms and shoulders. I hit some rain in southern FL and felt as though they kept most of that off me, although I wouldn't have minded, since it was hot as heck. In fact, they blocked so much wind that I would have taken them off, except I was packed so tight that I had no place to stow them. All in all a big improvement.
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