Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Lehighton, Pa, USA
Re: Laminar lip
There was an almost new Lip on here for an LT just a month or so ago for only $10 or so. I got one for the LT, and could not ride without it. I was running 80 mph all highway yesterday, had the radio playing with stock speakers, no problem with the sound.
There was an enormous amount of wind buffeting with all the traffic at those speeds, and not sure it would have been any better with any shield. But, I have no experience with anything else to offer much comparisons to, that I can recall well enough to provide useful info.
I can not ride with the shield all the way up (unless I am sitting on the passenger seat to stretch out, which really works well), as I can't see below the LIP, and I don't like looking through glasses + sun glasses, the helmet shield, the BMW and LIP, all combined. Too much distortion and all bugs make a real mess which is not easy to see through either.
I found using a shinny new finish nail on a small pair of vice grips, you can easily loosen the dual locks and move the LIP around. It does not damage the clips.
My passenger has not been on the bike long enough to offer any feedback for highway use....never seems to complain, just sleeps a lot.
If I had to try again, I would give the Cee Bailey a try.