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Old 10-06-2014, 04:09 PM   #1
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Hello, I just purchased my first Gs last week. I'm new to BMW having had mostly Japanese sport bikes. Finally realized my old knees couldn't take being folded up so much. The one I ended up with is a 2011 Gs Adventure. Really like it. A lot!! So far my main concern is the previous owner replaced the original windshield with an Aeroflow. The top of it is right in my line of sight. I would love to put the factory one back on but I checked at the dealership and it's north of $500 for the windshield and the hardware I'm missing. Any ideas? Thanks for any help.
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Old 10-06-2014, 04:21 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new ride. I'm also newer and on my first gs. Same here, aeroflow, but I can see over it without to much wind.

Can you adjust your windscreen so you can see over/under? ? Might be cheaper as a work around.

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Old 10-06-2014, 04:22 PM   #3
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Welcome to the world of the GS.

As far as getting the original windshield, look through the flea market here, try Beemer Boneyard, EBay, etc. The others may have some more suggestions. There is likely someone out there that has what you need, and might even trade.

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Old 10-06-2014, 04:59 PM   #4
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Have you thought about cutting down the shield?
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Old 10-06-2014, 05:43 PM   #5
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Cut that sucker down. Measure carefully, mask it up well and use a jig saw with fine teeth. File/sand down the edge and you're golden.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:20 PM   #6
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Check with Aeroflow. They may have a replacement screen (no hardware) in a shorter size for reasonable $$$ and congrats on the new to you bike that isn't real. I know it's not real because there's no pic of it


Great way to consume a few hours: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836736
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:40 PM   #7
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Ztechnik has three different height shields for the GSA...they are ultra strong and durable as they are made from polycarbonate. The parent company - National Cycle, is I am told the OEM supplier of shields for BMW.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:59 PM   #8
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Have you thought about cutting down the shield?
Yeah this... It's WAY easier to make them shorter, than to stretch them longer...
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:16 AM   #9
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Check with Aeroflow. They may have a replacement screen (no hardware) in a shorter size for reasonable $$$ and congrats on the new to you bike that isn't real. I know it's not real because there's no pic of it


Great way to consume a few hours: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836736
Not sure I'm smart enough to figure out how to post pictures on here.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:18 AM   #10
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Thanks for the responses. I'll check them out when I get home from work this evening. I have checked Aeroflow's website. The one on my bike is the shortest one they offer. Also it isn't adjustable.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:11 AM   #11
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Hello, I just purchased my first Gs last week. I'm new to BMW having had mostly Japanese sport bikes. Finally realized my old knees couldn't take being folded up so much. The one I ended up with is a 2011 Gs Adventure. Really like it. A lot!! So far my main concern is the previous owner replaced the original windshield with an Aeroflow. The top of it is right in my line of sight. I would love to put the factory one back on but I checked at the dealership and it's north of $500 for the windshield and the hardware I'm missing. Any ideas? Thanks for any help.
I had the same exact issue on a bike I purchased recently. Aeroflow has replacement upper screens you can purchase for about $150. I changed the tall screen on mine to the standard height screen and it's perfect. Do you know which upper screen is on there now? If the edge of the screen is in your line of sight, just go one size shorter and will probably be perfect for you. Aeroflow screens are ugly as hell, but are the wind protection is excellent.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:17 PM   #12
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I did just spend some time on the Aeroflow website and I was wrong earlier. Apparently I have the extra tall screen on mine. Thanks everyone for the help. I posted a wtb ad on the flea market forum. If I can't find someone wanting to trade or sell one I'll order one from Aeroflow.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:48 PM   #13
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I happen to have 2 tall screens for sell in the flea market :-) PM me for details
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:53 PM   #14
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Old 10-07-2014, 06:28 PM   #15
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I have the stock screen off of a 2011. Should have all the hardware. I just might part with it.
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