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

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

  1. PatoM

    PatoM Adventurer

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Oddometer:
    45
    Location:
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    I'm using a Givi at this moment... Acceptable!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  2. Lokey

    Lokey redneck

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Oddometer:
    252
    Location:
    Susanville, CA
    I think that you could probably get by with the shorter screen. The medium screen, as it sits on my bike, is several inches below my line of sight. I doubt if it would be in your way. One thing I have found out over the years, is that it is pretty easy to cut windscreens down a bit if they are too high. That way you can customize to your taste.

    I didn't get the extenders for the mirrors and have had no problem with them contacting the screen at full lock. The Barkbusters are another matter as they had significant contact until I installed my ROX risers, which I used to pull my bars back a bit. Now they barely touch the screen, in fact the contact is so minor, I'm not going to worry about it.
  3. Jon_PDX

    Jon_PDX Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,105
    Location:
    Clackamas, OR - USA
    Lokey,

    Thanks for the feedback.......I appreciate it.

    I've also trimmed a few shields before so I think I'll take some measurements and if the small 15" will be to low then I'll get the medium 18" and trim it to fit.

    Good to know you did not need the extenders. I'll skip them for now.

    Jon...
  4. XTrooper

    XTrooper Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    Oddometer:
    191
    Location:
    Retired and living in the mountains of NE PA
    I am totally satisfied with my adjustable Britannia Composites Mirage 2.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  5. MichaelRay

    MichaelRay Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    Oddometer:
    16
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA USA
    I don't know, and maybe it's because I own an RT too, but I really like the "breeze in the face" feel of my F 800. I might swap out the seat, but the windscreen is just about perfect to me.
  6. ride2little

    ride2little MoveAlongNothingHere

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,991
    Location:
    Franklin, TN
    I'll agree on the wind in your face comment. Me too! But it's the buffeting that ruins things for me. Don;t get me wrong..I've put a lot of miles on w/ the stock screen. just looking for a smoother solution. Maybe I should leave well enough alone.
  7. OnkelPopanz

    OnkelPopanz Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2012
    Oddometer:
    65
    The wind protection is absolutely ok with the OEM screen.
    The problem is that annoying storm noise...
  8. RobertAmsterdam

    RobertAmsterdam www.twbastards.com

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2010
    Oddometer:
    194
    Location:
    Amsterdam
    I tried the OEM screen,
    I tried the BMW touring screen
    I tried the touringscreen with spoiler

    But now I found the perfect solution

    Wunderlich vario with spoiler
    Almost as good as the airflow givi on my 1200

    On this pic the screen is down for non highway use:
    [​IMG]

    I am 183m have a touring bmw saddle and shoei multitech

    No turbulence, or noise, if its not to windy I can ride 140 without earplugs

    [​IMG]
    screen upright position:
    [​IMG]


    :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap
  9. ride2little

    ride2little MoveAlongNothingHere

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,991
    Location:
    Franklin, TN
    Got the Twalcom yesterday and installed it late this afternoon. Had plans tonght so I couldn't take her out for a test run.
    I'll report on the feel later. In the mean time here are some comparisons.
    Stock Side-view
    [​IMG]

    Twalcom Side View
    [​IMG]

    Another side - stock
    [​IMG]

    Another side - TC
    [​IMG]

    Stock
    [​IMG]

    TC
    [​IMG]

    Both for comparison:
    [​IMG]
  10. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,997
    Location:
    North of Jack Daniel's, South of Country Music
    what spoiler is that?
  11. ride2little

    ride2little MoveAlongNothingHere

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,991
    Location:
    Franklin, TN
    Okay, update on the Twalcom unit.
    Rode 130 miles today with it installed.
    Got home put the stock one back on and rode another 180 miles. (Just for a better comparison.)

    I like the stock windscreen better.

    The TC put out a higher-frequency turbulence. Made my eyeballs rattle. Of courde this was with an Arai XD-3 which has a beak. Maybe by putting the airflow higher than stock it hits under the beak or something. In fairness I did not try my HJC helmet with this screen.
    Another dislike...I felt too hot with windshield. Guess I like the open air better. Maybe it would make a better winter shield.
    Anyway, she's going on the block, I believe. Used once.
    Eh, live and learn. Might be good for someone who has a different helmet, sits different, is taller, or shorter, sits forward, or closer to the rear, etc, etc...

    Bummer...
  12. rockinrog

    rockinrog Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,962
    Location:
    Central PA
    Thats why I love the Mirage 2. When I want air or if riding off pavement I can lower it in a few seconds. When on a longer slab ride or cold weather I put it up higher blocking wind rain etc.
  13. grndzr0

    grndzr0 its Ground Zero

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Oddometer:
    598
    Location:
    Montana
    Ditto That thing is the bomb.

    Ryan
  14. PANZILA

    PANZILA Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Oddometer:
    33
    Location:
    Mexico City, Mexico
    Same here with the mirage 2! Right now the heat in Mexico City is hell! But with the WS all the way down the air flow is great!

    I had the same problem with the tourathec WS of noise and airflow hitting directly across my face.

    Cheers,

    SP

  15. XTrooper

    XTrooper Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    Oddometer:
    191
    Location:
    Retired and living in the mountains of NE PA
    +1

    The Mirage 2 is the perfect solution for me.
  16. montanaman

    montanaman Traveler

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Oddometer:
    171
    Location:
    CA,AZ,MT..USA
    I just came back from a 1600 mile ride from AZ to Montana and the Mirage 2 with the newer slightly bigger screen worked great. Good protection from rain/wind/bugs at 60mph plus and when it got hot or I did not want to see it when driving thru Arches N.P I just lowered it and its about like the stock screen. I like the "cock pit" like look and feel it creates as well. I am 5'8" 30 inch inseam with the comfort seat FWIW.
  17. Dieselpwr

    Dieselpwr Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Oddometer:
    466
    Location:
    NJ
    How tall are you?
  18. JGoody

    JGoody Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2011
    Oddometer:
    291
    I heard that the Wunderlich Vario flops around a little at speed -- is that an issue? Also how is it without the spoiler? I'm about 180 cm.
  19. HappyHighwayman

    HappyHighwayman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 17, 2010
    Oddometer:
    306
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Where can you buy the Mirage 2 in the USA?
  20. XTrooper

    XTrooper Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    Oddometer:
    191
    Location:
    Retired and living in the mountains of NE PA
    You can't.

    They are only available for purchase directly from the manufacturer, Britannia Composites, which is located in British Columbia, Canada. I received mine here in PA in about a week.