F800gs...Touring screens? you got one ? Lets us see um!

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by HighTechCoonass, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. DonHS

    DonHS Adventurer

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    Hey Zaner, how tall are you?

    Would be very helpful if all the reviews included rider size specs.

    Thanks ahead.
  2. zaner32

    zaner32 In over my head

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    I'm 5'10" with 32 inseam. Arai XD3 helmet.
  3. digdesign

    digdesign Hack

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    I have the Wunderlich Vario and agree with your review 100%. (I'm also the same size as you) It's an awesome screen for touring but it slaps around too much off road. The top variable part slaps against the main body. I also worry about what will happen when I drop the bike. The sides flare out, and although that's great for wind protection, I know it won't fare well in a drop. I have a feeling a good drop will result in the forces being transferred to the bikes side plastics.
  4. F650Dakar_Norway

    F650Dakar_Norway What off-season?

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    Great, good-looking setup there, mate. Thanks for posting! That fairing looks good and practical. I'm a bit puzzled by the squeaky clean looks though. Where are the bugs and dust from usage? I'm incapable of keeping my ride that clean :wink:
  5. SportFaller

    SportFaller Dirt dont hurt, MUCH

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    Mirage 2 here, one-off white!

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  6. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    Awesome. Ian was just chatting about this one the other day. Looks great.

    cheers,
    Mark
  7. inmate-n00b

    inmate-n00b Ciao, Marco

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    Off-white looking nice!:clap
  8. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    Have I missed commentary on the MRA Vario Touring Windshield, or isn't there any ... :cry

    http://f800depot.com/mra-vario-touring-windshield-smoked-gs.html

    I like the low profile for off-road, the adjustability while riding is nice...
    Just wondering if it works for a guy that is 6' 1" or so...

    Rob, the owner of F800Depot, has some comments on it posted....
  9. inmate-n00b

    inmate-n00b Ciao, Marco

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    can you lock the handlebars with madstad + barkbusters?

    madstad in the dirt

    • does it wobble/flex?
    • can it be lowered enough to get airflow so you dont get hot?
    I think the answers are yes,no,yes. I want to make sure before I try it out though.
    thx.
  10. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    I don't have one, but beleive you are correct.
    In addition you could just take the Madstat screen off completely and toss it behind a tree, leave it at base camp/home if it's a round-trip ride.
  11. Mollygrubber

    Mollygrubber Eschew obfuscation

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    Why is this a one-off??? Looks great! He should do a run of those, there are a bunch of white bikes out there now.
  12. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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  13. TAMPAJIM

    TAMPAJIM Been here awhile

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    Last I heard, touratech does not touch, larger hand guards do but you can adjust most of it out by rotating the guards, adjusting the shield,etc.

    It does flex in the dirt as do all tall windshields because they are mounted to the 800GS with rubber well nuts, and the clear shield is mounted with rubber isolation washers, I assume to absorb shock to the BMW plastic mounting points. It is rigid at highway speeds though..

    The plastic shield can be taken off in under one minute with no tools. If you have a bundgie net, you can carry it on the tail.
  14. inmate-n00b

    inmate-n00b Ciao, Marco

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    Yeah. I Pm'd some folks and they told me that they were able to lock their handlebars with bark busters. The madstad screen sticks forward a bit, so there is more space for hand guards.
    I ordered mine, it should be here next week.
    Super excited!
    Thx for the info.
  15. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    Hey Dano,

    Is there any particular reason that you're not mounting your GPS (or smartphone?) on the mounting area on the Mirage?

    cheers,
    Mark
  16. Dr.Jekyll

    Dr.Jekyll n00b

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    I would love a mirage 2 but they are so expensive in Europe at CAN$ 677.00 via the official importer (adventure-spec.com). Would have to be VERY good at that price.
  17. easy_rider_77

    easy_rider_77 Been here awhile

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    Is anyone running either the BMW Touring windshield or the Deseirto fairing with barkbusters? If so, is there sufficient clearance and can you please post a pic??
    Thanks in advance.
  18. Westy99

    Westy99 Been here awhile

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    I've been really happy with my MRA screen. I've got a couple thousand miles behind it now and it's performed well from low speed dirt and gravel rides to 90 mph highway jaunts.

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  19. bmwgsrider

    bmwgsrider Been here awhile

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    I am looking for a shield and read some of what you'll said... I am wondering those who have tried different shields along with the Aeroflow... which shield he/she thinks is the best out of all shield have tested. I am looking into getting an Aeroflow shield and wondering if those who have tried diff shields and the Aeroflow if think the Aeroflow has been best... no off road but mostly touring.

    Thanks in advance.
  20. inmate-n00b

    inmate-n00b Ciao, Marco

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    The aeroflow is very good in terms of protection.
    I do a little offroad, so I went with an adjustable madstad.