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

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

  1. ride2little

    ride2little MoveAlongNothingHere

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    5'9" Longer legs/shorter torso. If I duck it really gets choppy. If i raise up a little, I didn't notice much of a difference from sitting.
  2. Mollygrubber

    Mollygrubber Eschew obfuscation

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    I live about 20 minutes from Ian's "factory" in BC, which I thought would be awesome for getting spare parts, fasteners that vibrated loose etc.

    10,000 miles later - never a problem. The screen is even still scratch and haze free after commuting to work all winter.

    Great product, and I love the GPS mount (and secret stash area :deal)

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  3. HappyHighwayman

    HappyHighwayman Been here awhile

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    Ian mailed me back super quick, I think I'm going to order it. It's expensive but the adjustable height seems to make it the very best option.

    Sucks my GPS is already mounted though.
  4. Mollygrubber

    Mollygrubber Eschew obfuscation

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    So was mine (well, ram mounted). I moved it up to the mounting platform on the fairing and it's far superior. Puts it right in your line of sight, and the instruments are higher too.

    The only caveat is - with a Zumo 660/665, anyway - the glare off the screen when the sun's behind you makes it unreadable. I think that's Garmin's problem more than anything because of the coating on the screen (I can read the bike's LCD gauge cluster just fine). You'll probably find tipping the GPS forward a bit makes a big difference, and installing some kind of sun shield over it will probably help too.
  5. HappyHighwayman

    HappyHighwayman Been here awhile

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    Mine is installed with one of these so it would be a pair to move:

    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/6234/618/
  6. RobertAmsterdam

    RobertAmsterdam www.twbastards.com

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    1 you really have to tighten the screws and bolts
    2 no problem, it moves a little but which tall screen doesnt?

    I am very happy with it, offroad I lower the screen on large tours or holidays, if i play in the sand i remove the screen as with any other screen I had in the past.

    Flopping around, nah, so nu issue at all for me. I can really advise this if you have the same hight as me of smaller
  7. OnkelPopanz

    OnkelPopanz Adventurer

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    How is the wind noise for you with the mirage?
  8. Mollygrubber

    Mollygrubber Eschew obfuscation

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    Here's my 2 cents: when you get the adjustable screen in your own personal "sweet spot" it's light years better than the stock shield. That said, there's still some minor buffeting, but you'll be hard pressed to sit behind any windshield and not experience that IMO. I'm pretty sensitive to it, and it's been very comfortable. You can easily ride highway speeds with your visor up, however you can still take a bug in the eye. Or a rock.
  9. No Drama

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    I'm thinking of installing a Ztechnik screen on my 2008 F650GS. I'm 5 6.
    I'm thinking ztechnik as I can purchase local (Perth, West Oz) and I like the idea of polycarbonate.
    Any advise is welcome.

    The short sports (Z2432) only comes tinted, it appears very dark in the images seen on this thread. Any issues with looking through the screen when required or reflection on the screen?

    The short touring (Z2434) is currently my preferred choice. Can anybody of a similar height let me know how much protection it gives? I have TT handguards fitted. Will the screen clear the guards at full lock?

    Would anyone recommend going for the medium touring screen (z2435)? I don't want to look through the screen.

    Thanks
  10. HappyHighwayman

    HappyHighwayman Been here awhile

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    Just sent payment for the Mirage 2. I'm excited...part of my ride home is a frickin' WIND TUNNEL. I honestly encounter more wind on my daily commute for 30 minutes than I do on entire adventure rides!

    Too bad I waited so long to order I have a 600 mile ride this weekend.
  11. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    I had the tall Ztech.... it was hitting the mirrors.... looked like an alien head.....and bobbled like the front brake res.... Off it went.
  12. Machete-LC

    Machete-LC Been here awhile

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    Not sure if anyone else is running this setup but I have had great success with it. Can ride at highway speeds with the visor open, still get adequate venting. Plus with a couple of turns I can increase airflow.

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  13. 3Rrr

    3Rrr Read Ride Reflect recycle

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    I have been thinking about trying the same. My bike had the BMW touring screen but it so noisy I took it off and used a F658GS screen (painted flat black). The short screen is quiet but offers no weather protection. Have a hwy drone ride planned to Laguna Seca for the MotoGP and was thinking of picking up the Wunderlich Spoiler.

    I see you have a dished seat. How tall are you, and is your seat equivalent to the the BMW low?

    I have a raised seat height on my XPC racing seat for my 6'3" height and wondered if the spoiler would be enough.

    Kyle
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    Machete-LC Been here awhile

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    Hey Kyle,

    Actually I have a Corbin seat which is much wider and feels like a taller seat to me. If I put my stock seat on I can easily flat foot the bike, with the Corbin I am on the balls of my feet. Huge difference in the seating position and comfort though.

    Without the spoiler the tall OEM windscreen was louder than the stock (at least for me) due to ridiculous buffeting. It really drove me crazy and I had taken the tall windscreen off to get "clean air". It is amazing what a difference that little spoiler made, I can hear my exhaust and even listen to my IPod without turning it up too loud. Best $115 bucks I have spent in a long time.

    To answer your question I am 5' 10", 34" inseam. Long in the legs short on the top.

    MG
  15. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Classic TT one. I'm 6"0 and it's just right.
  16. Thrilos

    Thrilos n00b

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    Loutre,

    i am also 6.1 and interested in the TT screen. What do you mean that the screen is just right for you?

    My main problem with the standard screen is wind pressure over chest and shoulders. Will TT screen cure that?

    I have a standard seat.
  17. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    the wind wont affect your chest anymore but will be deflected to your helmet. it's a nice little buffering but then again I was used to ride a 650gs single with the 'high screen' from bmw who deflected just enough wind to call it 'high screen'.
  18. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    if you need it deflected over your helmet you can add a 'mini deflector' kit from touratech (or wunderlich) and fix it on top of your screen.
  19. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    but for that kind of money you can buy the wunderlich vario-screen.
  20. Jon_PDX

    Jon_PDX Long timer

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    I also have the TT screen on my F658.

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    At 5' 9" w/30-31" inseam it took the pressure off my upper body and moved the wind to about the middle of my face shield. If I sit up straight (I tend to slouch a little) it will hit about the chin bar on my helmet.

    I have not noticed any buffeting to speak of but at freeway speeds I do need to close my face shield. That's not really been an issue so far but I may add some type of mini deflector if I feel the need in the future.

    Oh, I have the BMW comfort seat on the bike which I think is a little higher than the stock seat.

    Jon...