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Old 11-16-2008, 06:58 PM   #16
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Yep, that's the screen I'm liking so far. Looks like it'll do the job and still doesn't look ugly as hell.

SOLD!!!!! my fav. so far.... Just ordered it from the UK!!!

anybody want to buy a tinted 800 screen with Touratech spoiler???? ;)
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:54 PM   #17
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has anyone replace the stock screen yet? If so thoughts on improvements? Recommendations? I've read some reports from the UKgsr site but curious as to reports from folks on this side of the pond.

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Old 11-24-2008, 04:49 PM   #18
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I posted a photo of the Cee Bailey 16" euro on the previous page.
I wouldn't call it perfect, but works well for me.
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:14 PM   #19
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I posted a photo of the Cee Bailey 16" euro on the previous page.
I wouldn't call it perfect, but works well for me.
Is the improvement significant? Worth the expense?
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:24 PM   #20
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I posted a photo of the Cee Bailey 16" euro on the previous page.
I wouldn't call it perfect, but works well for me.
I've had my bike in the shop for a month. Took it in for the 600 mile service and ordered a BMW centerstand at the same time. My bike is still in the shop waiting for that stand.

My guess is that any windscreen is going to be an improvement but the more details people can provide the better. The BMW centerstand is reported to be superior but having my bike in the shop for a month is kind ridiculous. I'm tempted to retrieve the bike.
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:33 PM   #21
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And people call the V-Strom ugly, that thing's been hit with the stick.
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:49 PM   #22
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Is the improvement significant? Worth the expense?
I don't have much to compare it to. The last street bike I owned was a 1989 Transalp that I sold in 1993.

I will say that the protection is better than stock on the road, and that I can still ride on the pegs in the dirt. The 18" would have been better for noise, but would probably be hitting my helmet off road.

I'm sure after a couple of get offs I'll need another and will try a different manufacturer.
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:20 PM   #23
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I don't have much to compare it to. The last street bike I owned was a 1989 Transalp that I sold in 1993.

I will say that the protection is better than stock on the road, and that I can still ride on the pegs in the dirt. The 18" would have been better for noise, but would probably be hitting my helmet off road.

I'm sure after a couple of get offs I'll need another and will try a different manufacturer.

As far as upgrades are concerned a windscreen could be considered inexpensive. The windscreen I'm considering goes for about $100 and anythings got to be better than stock.
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:49 PM   #24
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WOW. The centerstand bolts on in about 5 minutes. Easier than changing the oil. Bike doesn't need to be in the shop waiting for that part! Bust 'er out and ride!


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I've had my bike in the shop for a month. Took it in for the 600 mile service and ordered a BMW centerstand at the same time. My bike is still in the shop waiting for that stand.
The BMW centerstand is reported to be superior but having my bike in the shop for a month is kind ridiculous. I'm tempted to retrieve the bike.
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:59 PM   #25
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WOW. The centerstand bolts on in about 5 minutes. Easier than changing the oil. Bike doesn't need to be in the shop waiting for that part! Bust 'er out and ride!
The centerstand was ordered the beginning of November and is still on order. The temp here hasn't climbed above freezing since so I'm really not in a huge hurry to get it right now. That said if I had it I'd probably ride it.

I'll be jailbreaking it next week if BMW still hasn't delivered. You'd think they'd be able to fill orders faster than that. I've had better luck with Touratech.
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:46 PM   #26
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Dunno about the time frame from TT either. I ordered a center stand last week from TwistedThrottle who sells the same one as TT but $40 less for whatever reason, and was told to expect 2-4 weeks. The BarkBusters are expected to be at 6 weeks or more from the same order date. I guess that is evidence of how much we GSers are adding to the bikes.
But I did get all the Wunderlich stuff (of what was available) from Santa Cruz BMW that I ordered. Check out these crash guards:
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:46 AM   #27
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Dunno about the time frame from TT either. I ordered a center stand last week from TwistedThrottle who sells the same one as TT but $40 less for whatever reason, and was told to expect 2-4 weeks. The BarkBusters are expected to be at 6 weeks or more from the same order date. I guess that is evidence of how much we GSers are adding to the bikes.
But I did get all the Wunderlich stuff (of what was available) from Santa Cruz BMW that I ordered. Check out these crash guards:
Now that is first set that looks good to me. They don't rely on the engine for all the support, and protects the rad. How much$$$$$
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:23 AM   #28
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Dunno about the time frame from TT either. I ordered a center stand last week from TwistedThrottle who sells the same one as TT but $40 less for whatever reason, and was told to expect 2-4 weeks. The BarkBusters are expected to be at 6 weeks or more from the same order date. I guess that is evidence of how much we GSers are adding to the bikes.
But I did get all the Wunderlich stuff (of what was available) from Santa Cruz BMW that I ordered. Check out these crash guards:
Can you show a front 3/4 view of them???? also, can you post them in the 'Crash Bar' thread too??? cheers!
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:33 PM   #29
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F800 GS Windscreen Options?

Has anyone upgraded the stock windscreen that shipped with these bikes? Overall, for a stock shield, it's solid but for longer rides it would be nice to farkle up my new baby with something functional that keeps the head buffering down.

Touring options from BMW is pretty pricey...TT has a nice one at half the price; http://www.touratech-usa.com/shop/me...D667uTs32CD3BB which I'm leaning towards.

Thoughts...experience?
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Old 12-07-2008, 12:48 PM   #30
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I put on the TT Windscreen. Love it.

I will try to post a pic later...something is not letting any pics through right now...
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