Desierto 3 Fairing for F800GS, whose got one?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by AKTroy, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. rhicks

    rhicks Been here awhile

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    Do you think this will be a major annoyance or is it something that just needs to be looked at and adjusted every few hundred miles into a trip? Would you still spend eight large on it now that you've had some miles with it?
  2. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    The Renazco seat is the new improved version. I give it a 10.
  3. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    No, it's a easy fix, either a rubber washer or stick on emery cloth between the surfaces will do the trick.
  4. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    ok. i'm pimping this shot on 2 threads :)... My new D3 screen on it's first off road day. Sweet day.

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  5. Bayner

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    Yah, that does look pretty sweet!!
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    Got mine on last night. It was pretty straight forward, and taking my time took about 1 1/2 hours. It looks fantastic and really compliments the overall aesthetics of the bike. This has been said before but BMW should have included something like this from the factory.

    I have only had about 30 minutes of testing time so far. I'm 6'1 with a 33" inseam. My seat is a stock reworked, but I think it's stock height.

    I can feel the wind quite a bit on my shoulders and a little on my upper arms, but nothing to be concerned with. No buffeting. The wind stream hits me just above my face shield but the air is clean. The only time I see me wanting more protection would be in sub 40's riding for distance.

    I like it a lot. Looks were my secondary concern when considering the purchase, but it sho looks good! And the flexibility in adjustments makes it a perfect all-in-one windscreen IMO. IT IS EXPENSIVE and when you open the box you wonder why in the heck you paid this much for two pieces of plastic a metal frame and a bunch of hardware. Yes it hurt but I think it's worth it. Thumbs up!

    By the way, I was also considering Aeroflow but the thing is just huge. If I were to only ride long highway distances I would have gone that route but I wanted the best balanced solution. I think the F8GS is the best all around do all bike, so why not get the windscreen to match?
  8. giodog2000

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    Marky , what kind of fork protector do you have on? Do you have a pic from a different angle? thx
    BTW : your bike looks really good ...
  9. markymcd

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    thanks... They're SealSavers. Just put them on 2 days before the ride. They're neoprene. Not too sure yet whether or not I think there's a value of having them on.

    Here's a slightly more side view. Kind of looks like there's a log growing out of my seat!

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  10. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    When installing the Desertio, make sure you install those aluminum spacers and the bolts to go through them, connectecting the D3 frame to the OEM dash frame. My instructions had nothing about this, but thats where they go and it will stiffen the whole thing upnicely. Also get 2 small rubber washers so the shield does not tilt back from wind pressure and offroad vibration.
  11. FatBuoy

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    DP- Just curious why you used two washers rather than 4? How thick are the ones you used? I'm going to be proactive and do this rather than get frustrated on a trip, then doing it. Do you think the washers will be better than emory cloth as someone else mentioned?
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    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    2 are all that is needed. Put them in the port and starboard top adjusters where the screen pivots between the 2 metal surfaces. They are thin rubber washers I bought at Lowes. The screen will not fade aft now. Simple cheap, and you can still adjust the screen with relative ease.
    This should put the issue to bed.
  13. FatBuoy

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    Took the bike for a trip this weekend and put a good number of miles on the highway at 70-80 MPH. Can you say crazy wind roar? I even put the wax ear plugs in and it was still too noisy for me. When I stood and let the wind hit me full on it was whisper quiet; sit down again and freight train! I'm not as happy with the windscreen anymore. It's great for low speed and off-road, IMO, (oh and looks) but not so good on the highway. Damn!

    Anyone else feel this way? Mind you, I have an Aeroflow on my 1150 Adventure (not a good comparison).....but this doesn't even come close. It's actually better with the tiny F650GS screen, noise-wise, which barely comes above the gauges. Do I need to sell it and buy the big-ass Aeroflow? Damn!

    Bummed in Austin
  14. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Nope, not me, at speed it's near perfect I'd say. Windscreens are extremley personal as to weather they work or not.
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    I kind of accidently did the same test with the stock screen. I stood up going around 55mph and the air was so calm and quiet it I couldn't beleave it.
  16. richard cabesa

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    Hey Docking Pilot and FatBouy,

    With those two contrasting reviews right next to each other, could the two of you please restate your height, inseam and tell us about your seat/position.

    It's hard to go back through the thread to see if you have posted that.

    In fact, if ALL posters to a windsheild thread would repeatedly state their "specs" it would really help. This is the internet, it's hard to remember how tall every one is.

    Thanks :beer
  17. Bartron

    Bartron 'Tenacious B' the Bike Punisher

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    As we've done in the pannier thread, perhaps it would be useful to update the OP's first post to include this type of information (windshield model/height, rider height/inseam, seat type, ris / erfootpeg mods) so as to keep it in one, easily accessible, place.

    Over to the OP....
  18. Indy Unlimited

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    Lets not forget to mention helmet in that list as well.
    I love my Aeroflow Tall yet DP tried it before getting the Desierto and had buffeting issues where as I dont. So I believe helmets play a big role in the evaluation of a windscreen performance.
  19. FatBuoy

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    reworked stock seat, but still stock height
    seating position- not too cold, not too hot but jusssst right
    helmet- Shark modular
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    Bartron 'Tenacious B' the Bike Punisher

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    D'Oh! So true - big factor for sure.