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Old 11-23-2004, 02:31 PM   #1
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R80G/S Slipstream Deflector

Anyone out there use one of these on their G/S? Just wondering if it's worth the bucks for cutting down on windblast on long road trips? Thanks.

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...55&model=R80GS
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Old 11-23-2004, 03:59 PM   #2
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How tall are you?

I am 6.0" and have one on my R100GS and R80G/S and it helps to keep the wind from hitting my chest directly which helps me from getting too tired on long trips.

Asthetically I think it makes the bike look better too. (my opinion)

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Old 11-24-2004, 12:14 AM   #3
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How tall are you?

I am 6.0" and have one on my R100GS and R80G/S and it helps to keep the wind from hitting my chest directly which helps me from getting too tired on long trips.

Asthetically I think it makes the bike look better too. (my opinion)

Good luck
I just took mine off. (1988 R100GS project.) I was amazed how heavy it is. I always disliked the way it looks. I'll see what difference it makes when the bike's going again. But the wind buffeting - with it on - is more than I remember having on any bike.
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Old 12-07-2004, 06:09 AM   #4
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I mounted one on my 86 g/s. It helped quiet alot in keeping wind of the chest etc. If you buy it new from BMW it needs to be painted, they do include a template to drill the headlight surround. I never liked the looks of the g/s headlight assembly so the slipstream deflector was an improvement in my opinion.
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