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

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

  1. bmwgsrider

    bmwgsrider Been here awhile

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    Thanks Jim... I already had a nice conversation with Mark and talked to him about my concerns. I am trying to do more research on diff. shields before I decide if I want to try Madstad.
  2. matho...

    matho... Μιά ζωή OnOffάς!

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    Back to photos :evil Here's my new one.A Puig dark Smoke.I like it...
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  3. Hicks

    Hicks der Überluber

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    not bad.. what about the turbulences?
  4. matho...

    matho... Μιά ζωή OnOffάς!

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    Not at all for me.But no perfect for touring.If you want something more touring,in my opinion,Wunderlich vario Touring.:freaky
  5. Hicks

    Hicks der Überluber

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    I have TT (Touratech) windscreen... good street + touring compromise for me.
  6. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    hight and inseam?
  7. smj

    smj Been here awhile

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    Wow... I just spent my morning reading through the info... I am 6'4" with a 34 inseam. I ride a 2010 F800GS. I will be adding a inch to the stock seat at some time, and have added the Touratech 20mm bar risers (didn't want to mess with cable lengths).

    I am trying to find the balance between on road coverage and off pavement clearance. Last thing I want is to take a bite out of my windscreen while crossing a small log, or going up a step... So far, I am narrowing in on the Madstad, ZTechnik, or Britannia Mirage 2. Since returning these things seems a bit iffy and my wife says my funding is limited - any specific input on off road would be welcome! From reading the posts, I think I have a fair feel for road performance. Anyone out there who is tall who stands while off pavement, and may have spent some time dualing with their windscreen? Any input about screen survival following off pavement types of crashes? Any warranty coverage for crashes (might sound dumb, but one never knows until one asks...).

    Many thanks!
  8. LuigiWarrior

    LuigiWarrior n00b

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    Hi Sephiro,
    I write from Italy, the windscreen that you asking for is a product of WRS, a company from San Marino, a small region in the center of Italy.
    I bought already one last week and I plan to mount it this week-end.
    I hope to attached some pics A.S.A.P.
    It is made on the base of Original Bmw Touring Shield for F800gs, and WRS tell me there aren't crash with the original BMW large handguards, when you turn the handlebar... I'll check...
    Many italians forum of Bmw Motorcycles talking well about this windscreen

    Sorry for my bad english I hope you can find more explanations here :

    http://www.wrs.sm/PRODOTTI-WRS-CUPO...ME-_4b346549-96c8-46b5-b9cd-a0d8e00a227f.aspx

    http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/8260/cupwrs7.jpg

    Regards
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  9. Lokey

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    I don't know if this will help you, but I'll throw it out anyway. I am 6' and rather long in the torso. I took a chance and ordered the Ztechnik medium windscreen. I got lucky because it seems to fit me just right, no buffeting and the wind clears my head by about two inches or so. Also I have a custom seat that raises me up about an inch

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  10. LuigiWarrior

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  11. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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  12. malloy

    malloy Been here awhile

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    Yeah, the WRS is a great looking screen. Doesn't look like there is a US distributor yet. With shipping from Italy it is a little spendy, however :lol3.
  13. HappyHighwayman

    HappyHighwayman Been here awhile

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    Is smoked vs. clear only for aesthetic purposes or does it actually help block light or something?
  14. OnkelPopanz

    OnkelPopanz Adventurer

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    Hi!

    Is the air from the screen over or below your head and what about turbulence-noice?

    I am considering of buying the large ZTechnik and I am about 181 cm which should be a verly little less then 6' I think. ;-)


    What about the clearances of the screens with handguards and mirrors? No problem?
  15. HappyHighwayman

    HappyHighwayman Been here awhile

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    For those of you with Madstad adjustable windscreens, do you recommend the 18" or 20" for 6' riders?
  16. TAMPAJIM

    TAMPAJIM Been here awhile

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    I am 6' and use the 20", it is perfect. The bottom gap is at 2" for a very good laminar effect, the top is at my mouth level so I can see clearely over the top and the air flow is just above the top of my helmet.

    As to your prior question about clear vs smoked, I tried the dark smoke, it looked great but I rejected it because it created a big blind spot out in front of the bike. On the other hand, I highly recommend the light gray--it cuts out the road glare and you can see through it even at night.
  17. HappyHighwayman

    HappyHighwayman Been here awhile

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    Thanks a lot I will order the 20" ASAP.

    How do you like it? Do you often adjust the angle?
  18. TAMPAJIM

    TAMPAJIM Been here awhile

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    Love it. I don't think you can buy a better touring screen for the f800 GS at any price.

    Never. I don't find the angle to be that critical. I set mine at about the same angle as the front forks cause I think it looks good. Just don't set it too upright as the air flow starts to stall and you get buffeting .

    I do adjust the height. High (moustache level) for touring and winter, lower for summer to get some breeze.

    The bottom of the plastic shield should set high enough so at least 1"-2" of the flyscreen is exposed for best laminar flow.

    The space between the flyscreen and the plastic shield should be around 2". More gap at the bottom is OK but leave at least 2" at the top of the flyscreen.
  19. tex99999

    tex99999 Ferryman

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    I agree with Jim,
    When I picked up my screen from Mark, he adjusted on more of an angle than it is right now (see picks on website). 3 hours later I dumped it in the sand at at a state park and had to reset it up. I have it more upright and it still works great. I have the light grey (18" and I'm 5'10") and visibility is never an issue. Since the day I re-adjusted it, it's never been touched (10,000 mi). Once I took the side wings off and a half hour later put them back on. I was too spoiled with the quiet peace behind the screen...

    Jon
  20. Kerfuffle

    Kerfuffle Mostly Harmless

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    Get the 20". I am 6' even, got the 18", and it is a little too short.