F650GS twin aftermarket windshield

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by dsavage, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Dust_Buster

    Dust_Buster Adventurer

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    Just installed the Wunderlich adjustable screen on the girlfriends F650 yesterday. Hopefully we get a break in the rain and can get a ride in today. Fit and finish are good, I did have to re-bend one of the support straps for proper fit. I will get some pictures.
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  2. JimPatten650

    JimPatten650 n00b

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    I have a 2010 F650GS. Started with the tall touring BMW shield, and it was very very noisy, and some instability above 80 mph. Tried a Laminar Lip with virtually no improvement. Just put on an AeroShield with airguards (tall, as tall as I can see over. Line of sight intersects the road about 50 ft out.) and fixed the problem. Great. Quiet, solid and on railsl to over 85 mph, as fast as I have ridden it. Same in all wind conditions. A huge improvement. Also, it is far enough forward that it doesn't get in the way for standing on the pegs. To my odd eye, it also blends with the F650 GS styling. Not a great look but not bad at all. Highly recommended.
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  3. JimPatten650

    JimPatten650 n00b

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    Mind glitch. should have said Aeroflow.
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  4. cula

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  5. Oilhed

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    Thats a nice looking screen. Original mounts? Who makes/sells it?
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  6. Jdubb

    Jdubb DL1000, WR250R

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    At 5' 11" and 30" inseam the air pressure was to great for me. To address this I made a shield extension from Lexan. Looking at the top edge I see the pavment 15' in front of the front axel. It is mounted on the two top screws and spaced out 1/2" to allow air to go behind it, relieving pressure. The results is that my entire upper body and all but the top of my helmet are in still air. It does take about 5 MPH off the top end. Works for me.

    jw

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  7. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    I know this area and this rock, I live about 15 miles from here.

    Last weekend I put on the Ztechnik VStream, medium and love it. I havent been above the 100 mph mark yet but at 85 mph it is terrific. No shimmy shake at all.

    Did anybody else use mirror extensions?

    http://shop.ztechnik.com/cgi-bin/ztech/Z2435.html?search_model=bm-042
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  8. Lucky:)

    Lucky:) Been here awhile

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    Did you get a chance to test yet?
    What is her impression?
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  9. olopc

    olopc olopc

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    This Aeroflow windscreen is a nice product. However, it is not the size of screen I've had on my 1150RT or K1200LT. It is pretty narrow (not exactly the same screen as the photo on first page of this thread), and I still get wind buffeting at 60+mph on my shoulders and arms. The wind also still hits the top of my helmet. I believe the screens run a bit short, so order large. I am 6'0" and bought the extra tall. I had expected (maybe unfairly) the wind pocket I've enjoyed on my cruising bikes from side to side and up top. That is not the case. Aeroflow should make a wider model which would create a bigger wind pocket to protect the rider's shoulders. Overall, it makes a big difference on the highway. The screen is very stable.
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  10. vtbob

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    After a lot of home work last spring I settled on Aeroflow. First I got the Windshield and Aerogards. They worked so well I added the Duct deflectors and leg guards to give cold weather protection in the spring and fall here in Vt. they do work. He is a picture of my F650GS taken a couple of days ago.
    As you can see it is Mud Season here

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  11. vtbob

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    Aeroflow makes a couple of models for the F650/800GS. The one I have as shown in the previous picture is nore road oriented. It comes in 5 different heights. Aeroflow wind screens are designed primariyly to look over them not thru them as some touring/crusing screens are. I find that the Aeroflow does very good home work to manage the airflow around the rider and reduce the vacuum that pushed air on the back and often causes helmet bobbeling. The coverage provided, especially over the helmet is very much like my old R1100RT. As you can see by my mud spatter patten the total coverage is pretty good.
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  12. vuganeja

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    hello,
    does anyone have a picture to share of a touratech touring windscreen on a F650GS twin.

    I've a 2009 blue and looking at options. I'm 5'6" with a 30" inseam and it looks like the touratech will do the job.
    I've looked at aeroflows which seem better(and more expensive), but it seems a little bulky to me.

    Any pictures will help.

    thanks!
    karthik
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  13. vuganeja

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    here are some pictures from my new TT smoked screen installed.

    i'm 5'6" with a 30" inseam on a stock/standard height seat. I see a little bit of air hit the top of my helmet, but there is NOTHING on my upper torso. I used to literally hang onto the handlebars on the OEM screen!

    thought I'd share some pics, since there were none on this thread for 658 with TTs.

    cheers.
    karthik

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  14. nytrashman

    nytrashman old and in the way

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    i have been trying several height Aeroflow touring shields. i am 5'2" so i had Paige make me two custom height screens and i also bought the shortest standard height screen they make. i also purchased the aeroguards, hand guards, duct deflectors and leg guards. i really wanted the Aeroflow to work but the cold hard reality is it no matter what height i tried it is extremely noisey. at speeds above 70mph the noise is substantial, even with custom made earphones, and it even causes my head to shake to the point where it effects my vision. i have since taken the Aeroflow off and ordered a MadStad, although it has not arrived yet. in the meantime i am using the short BMW screen my bike came with along with a Laminar Lip on it. although this is not the long term solution i am looking for (hoping the MadStad is) it is definately quiter then the Aeroflow. while the rest of the aeroflow package (handguards, leg guards, duct deflectors) work extremely well the touring shield, for me at lest, fails to provide the clean, quiet air i am looking for. my own personal reasoning for this is that the screen is so short the distance between the top of the laminar plate and the top of the shield itself is only a few inches which causes the laminar plate to dump turbulent air right onto my chest and helmet. i will say Paige & Christine are great to work with and the touring screen is a quality product it is just not working for me.
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