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Old 12-07-2008, 01:03 PM   #31
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Another option is the California Scientific. I have no opinion of the GS version, but the Buell and RT version work great.

http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/F800GSprod.html

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Old 12-07-2008, 01:09 PM   #32
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New shield

I installed the California Scientific on my F800GS two week ago and so far have been very pleased. The stock windshield seemed to deflect the wind directly to my helment, creating lots of buffeting and wind noise. Both of these problems have been eliminated. So far, it's all good!
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Old 12-07-2008, 01:57 PM   #33
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Cool, appreciate the feedback. The vent in the California Scientific looks like a good idea - does the airflow hit your chest from that? I'm ~ 6' 190lbs.

Does the TT work well (prevent buffeting hitting my head)?

Generally, it's nice to see 2 solutions that are HALF the BMW option.

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Old 12-07-2008, 03:33 PM   #34
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The hole story

I kinda thought the hole in the California Scientific windshield would/might tunnel air directly into my chest. Then I thought about the Aeroflow windshield on my R1150GS and realizied that it too had a hole in the windshield where the two halves (top and bottom) met. Bottom line is that the air passing throught the hole is flowing from the front side (ie. high pressure side) to the rider side (low pressure side). Shortly after passing through the hole, the air is dissipated into the low pressure air directly behind the windshield. Doing so, the vortex that the windshield creates is lessoned. So the bottom line is that you feel less turbulant air on your chest and body and no, you dont feel cold air on your chest.

Price was good and so far, I'm pleased.
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:16 PM   #35
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I installed the California Scientific on my F800GS two week ago and so far have been very pleased. The stock windshield seemed to deflect the wind directly to my helment, creating lots of buffeting and wind noise. Both of these problems have been eliminated. So far, it's all good!
Which size CalSci screen did you get?
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:30 AM   #36
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Aeroflow makes the ugliest but best working shields.
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:59 AM   #37
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:13 AM   #38
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Laminar Lip

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Old 12-08-2008, 09:33 AM   #39
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I'm 5'10" with a 32" inseam, and the stock screen's turbulent air hits me just below the chin at freeway speeds. So my head is up in the clear air. At freeway speeds it's still noisy, but I always wear ear plugs, and at least my head isn't getting whacked around.

I plan on staying with the stock screen for several reasons: I like to ride off-pavement, mostly out in eastern Oregon and Nevada, where it can get plenty hot in the summer, and the flow of air over the short screen will be welcome. My experience with a larger screen on my Wee taught me that it's a real negative in that type of riding, and I almost got guillotined once riding through Titus Canyon in Death Valley when I hit a rut hard which threw me forward into the screen. Only the low chin bar on my helmet literally saved my neck. And large screens tend to flop around violently in that type of riding as well, putting a lot of stress on the plastic mounting points.

Now if most of your riding is at high speeds on slab, especially in colder weather, I can see how a larger screen would fit the bill. But for me the negatives outweigh the positives.

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Old 12-08-2008, 06:26 PM   #40
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windscreen for a tall person?

Have any TALL persons tried an aftermarket windscreen?
I sit as tall as a typical 6'4" rider and need more protection.
I've been impressed by the stock screen on my F800GS regarding the lack of buffeting and turbulance, by the blast hits me in the chest.
Any experience, good or bad?
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:11 PM   #41
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I mounted a Laminar Lip on my stock F8 screen like in the pic above, but moved it up a couple of inches which was about as high as I could get it. I'm 6'2" with a 34" inseam. The results are mixed.

It did move the direct air flow off my chest and shoulders, it's easier to stay warm riding, and I don't feel like I'm being pushed off the bike at higher speeds. But now there is some buffeting hitting my upper neck and helmet around the ears. Not enough to toss the Lip, but it is there.

I might try moving the Lip down a couple of inches and see if that helps, but since you're taller it might be just right for you. For warm weather and/or off-roading I can pop the Lip off and I'm back with the stock shield.
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:14 PM   #42
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Thumb BMW OEM Adventure Windshield

OEM Adventure Windshield (GS)

$469.99

Big? Yes! Expensive? Yes! Functional? You bet!

Currently the premier touring screen for F800GS and F650GS Twin, the BMW OEM Touring screen is designed very well. It takes the air blast off of the head and shoulders, works well with the OEM hand guards, and has a brace for superior structural rigidity. Available in clear only. Genuine BMW parts:

The above is from www.F800Depot.com


I installed it last evening and took for a short rip this afternoon. I really like the looks of this windscreen as compared to the more roundish aftermarket options.

I noticed less wind from 5mph all the way to 95mph. The major difference was the almost complete elimination of wind hitting me in the chest and shoulders. I still felt the wind around the helmet, but with a lot less buffetting. I also had no trouble seeing over the new windscreen even though it is approx. 7 inches taller.

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Old 12-10-2008, 12:54 PM   #43
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Size

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Which size CalSci screen did you get?
I purchased the large CalSci which is 19" tall. I'm 5'8 and am able to see over the top of the shield.

CalSci website has sizing info posted. So far, still pleased.
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:56 PM   #44
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Aeroflow

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Aeroflow makes the ugliest but best working shields.
Last I checked, Aeroflow does not make a shield for the F8GS yet. I agree that they are great working shields. I had one on my 1150GS and was very pleased
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Old 12-10-2008, 04:22 PM   #45
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I Like the wind in my face, Anybody use the CeeBailey shorty version? http://www.ceebaileys.com/bmw/650gs_twin_ws.html Looks like it may move the wind off my upper body.
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