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Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by HighTechCoonass, Nov 13, 2008.
Back to photos Here's my new one.A Puig dark Smoke.I like it...
not bad.. what about the turbulences?
Not at all for me.But no perfect for touring.If you want something more touring,in my opinion,Wunderlich vario Touring.
I have TT (Touratech) windscreen... good street + touring compromise for me.
hight and inseam?
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...).
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 :
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
my new WRS windscreen
looks nice, have any outside pics? are you happy with it?
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 .
Is smoked vs. clear only for aesthetic purposes or does it actually help block light or something?
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?
For those of you with Madstad adjustable windscreens, do you recommend the 18" or 20" for 6' riders?
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.
Thanks a lot I will order the 20" ASAP.
How do you like it? Do you often adjust the angle?
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.
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...
Get the 20". I am 6' even, got the 18", and it is a little too short.
I'm very happy! I check it at 160 km/h and it's performance is good (I'm 174 cm tall).
For outside pics please wait next weeks I will take some pics from Dolomiti landscape...