K1600GT/L Hybrid AeroScreen:
After receiving requests from GT AeroScreen owners that were looking for more shoulder and passenger coverage we designed the GT/L Hybrid AeroScreen.
The GT/L Hybrid AeroScreen combines the most effective of the GT AeroScreen and the GTL AeroScreen to provide maximum coverage and protection. We've taken the GTL AeroScreen perimeter shape & width and combined it with the GT AeroScreens sleek curves and flared top.
Slightly shorter in length than our GT screens, the GT/L allows shorter drivers to see over when full down yet provide over-helmet airflow when raised an inch to relieve low pressure.
Standard Height for drivers with custom, low seats.
Medium Height for drivers up to 5'10".
Tall Height for drivers 5'10" to 6'3".
Extra Tall Height for 6'4" and taller.
Screen Dimensions Comparison: AeroFlow vs. BMW Stock Screens
Use the above measurements to determine where the top edge of the Hybrid screen will be relative to your line of sight. Measurements should be taken with the bike off the centerstand, on a level surface.
Start with the screen in the full-down position. Pick the tallest screen that allows you to see the pavement about 30 feet in front of the bike for slow speed and city driving.
Next, raise the screen about an inch or so. The top of edge of the screen should now be about nose level or just slightly below your line of sight. You need to raise the screen at least an inch to relieve low pressure achieve over-the-helmet airflow at freeway speeds.
If you have to raise the screen more than 1 1/2 inches for the top edge of the screen to be nose level, try the next height screen. The taller the screen is, the less you have to raise it to get the air up and over your helmet. The higher you lift the screen, the bigger the gap gets between the bottom edges of the screen and the dash. The bigger that opening gets, the more air sweeps around the sides and hits your torso, arms, shoulders, etc.
Customer Testimonials: Review from Julito, member of K1600forum.com
I wanted to write to let you all know of a new Aeroflow GT/L Hybrid screen Paige is making. He made an all new design for 2015, so it is an evolution from his first edition. It’s somewhat a combination of his first gen GTL screen and his GT screen, and it’s been such an improvement, I switched to the new screen.
I had ridden with a medium GT screen for about 12 months prior to this. I know everyone is different – so here’s some baseline data: I’m 5’5” with a sitting height (bottom to eye level) of 29“, about 190 pounds. My back is pretty much straight up/down while riding the K16000GTL (with respect to my arm reach and forward lean). I wore an XL Schuberth C3 Pro with all of the GTL cases mounted. 95% of my riding (including testing) is solo.
The screen has created an extremely comfortable bubble – more so than the medium GT screen offered. Where I was already happy with the reduced buffeting with the GT screen, I was even more impressed at how the bubble was re-shaped with the new GT/L Hybrid screen.
The wider profile of the screen has pushed the protective bubble out to about as far wide as the outer tips of the mirrors. In flaring the top (approx.) 2 inches, height of the screen was lowered by about one inch, in comparison to the GT screen. I still have the same frontal protection the higher GT screen provided. The result is that I have a lot more still air around me, with no side to side buffeting and smooth air from the front, at my helmet. This should directly translate to more protection for you passenger as well. Riding through light mist, I also noticed that my face shield didn’t get much on it, and my phone, mounted between my bars – never saw a drop.
The GT screen had much less material at the corners, so my shoulders would still get some turbulence while at highway speed. The new screen has smoothed that out by pushing the air a little higher and a lot wider. I can ride with my outer visor raised up to about 80mph without having it being disturbed. Previous to this, my C3 pro visor has been slammed closed by the pressure above 65mph – with the GT screen in the fully lowered position. I still get excellent flow through my helmet’s top air scoop – with both my C3 Pro and my new Schuberth M1 (XL).
I recently rode through Joshua Tree national park, at 110F, and my M1 had plenty of ventilation. Thanks to the screen, I was able to have my outer visor up or down at all of my cruising speeds (up to 70 mph). With Aeroflow mounted, I can keep the screen at the fully lowered position for about 90% of my riding. I mainly have to raise it if there’s a headwind, adding to the overall effect of my riding speed. My eyes see above the screen from about 3 car lengths and farther, so another great effect is that I see over the screen with still air for a majority of my riding, too.
So, yes, I would highly recommend the new Aeroflow GT/L Hybrid screen. If you’ve been having trouble finding the balance of good protection, whilst being able to see over the screen, especially around my height, check this out! "