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Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by HighTechCoonass, Nov 13, 2008.
Yes you could...It kit even comes with 4 extra "dots"...
Update....100 mile ride....At 70 mph the noise is a little less. Is it perfectly quite like you are tucked behind it NO. But it cuts buffeting by 50%
If I had more time I would attach a red yarn to the top of the shield go for a ride and video to show the difference....any takers on this idea???
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I guess that I'm in the same boat. I'm willing to give up some style for protection.
RedHawk, do you have any pictures of your bike with you on it? I'm a only 5'-9" with 30" inseam but I'm tempted to get the same X-Large windscreen and cut it down if it ends up being too tall.
I got a Touratech windscreen and made one ride with it before selling it. It put the wind straight into my face. It was annoyingly noisy. I had a headache for three hours after the ride.
I'll get some photos up this weekend.
I recommend that you go by CalSci's measuring instructions:
Their chart suggests a "M" size for you. Also do the "yardstick" method.
The sight line across the top of my screen hits the ground about 30 feet from my front wheel. You wouldn't want it any higher; it's taken a bit of getting used to. The wind hits the top of my helmet, above the face shield.
I sit 4" higher than you (6', 29" inseam) so the XL is right for me.
Just checked http://www.xplorermoto.com/new.html and found their version ...
Manufactured from .187 aircraft grade acrylic with polished edges, windshields measure 16" tall X 14" wide and utilize BMW's standard mounting locations. Available in Clear or Smoke.
Two shots of the very expensive BMW touring windscreen:
(these pictures were originally posted in another thread here)
I went for this one because I liked the idea of the extra support bar. Since it vibrates a bit even with that, I think that was a good choice. I get wind in my face with it, but zero buffetting - it's all smooth flow and greatly reduced from the stock screen.
i love your Corbin seat..
pretty hot but the new tank of their's looking a lil ugly
Now that's a great-looking screen. I noticed it's listed as selling for 521 Euros here: http://www.touratech.com/shops/011/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=&products_id=12952&osCsid=77345e8bc4ca18e16cf1af8a51af4213. That's a lot of cash!
That looks quite functional! It appears to have an opening between the fairing and windshield allowing air to flow up the backside. My 96 RT has this same design and is whisper quite with very little wind. It even gets bugs on the back side.... I don't expect the same protection on the little GS as my RT but really need to get the noise level down, if the GS is going to be a traveling bike. (Im very sensitive to noise and even with custom noise plugs it can be bothersome)
Tried the calsci tall windshield thinking the small hole in the bottom would equalize the pressure. But the buffing was terrible.:eek1 Im going to try a medium but dont have high expectations. The idea of the hole is good, but IMHO it needs to have a "chute".
My buddies 1200GS has an Aeroflow with a half fairing and separate windshield, and it seems to work great! Not as quite and wind free as an RT but waaaay better than a stock GS screen. Looks like this one.
So I'm hoping Aeroflow will make a shield similar to this for the 800GS, or maybe this one from Touratech, but 521 euros!
Bought a Wunderlich High Touring Screen for my 800GS. I'm 185cm or 6'1" and the wind hits me smack in the eyes. Wasted AUS$320.00. For sale in Sydney Aust if anyone shorter is interested locally.
I too have a Wunderlich High screen, and am 5' 10". The wind hits me square in the face at highway speeds.
I'm disappointed, as I had a Wunderlich screen on my previous F650 Dakar (single cylinder) and loved it.
This one, not so much...
Thankfully it was much cheaper than $320 AUS, so I don't feel as bad.
We might have to look into that newly announced TouraTech Desierto 3 when it gets to the States, I'm thinkin'.
Anyone stick a Laminar Lip onto the BM Touring Screen yet
Im not much of one for looks! Except women, with them I have impeccable taste, or so my wife says.
Got the Short screen from CaliSci, buffeting is almost as bad as the Tall. So back to the search.
Sounds like the BMW touring screen works well.
No buffeting, but I'd still like more wind protection. The extreme curvavture/slope makes the flow pretty clean at your helmet, but I'd prefer the flow to go over my helmet, and I'd also like a little less pressure on my shoulders.
FWIW, I'm 6'0" and if I duck just a few inches, it clears up significantly.
ALSO FWIW, I'd be worried about putting an extra spoiler (LL, etc.) on the top of the screen.
Sounds like exactly what I'd like. I don't mind the air flow on the helmet as long as its smooth and not turbulent. I have just a 1/2" less altitude than you, so I may just look at getting one of these screens added onto the bill when I pick the bike up. Its also one of the few screens that I like the look of on the bike.
1 month and counting until D (delivery) Day.
You know if you tilt the windshield forward just a little you will also move the airflow higher on your helmet.
Only problem I see are posed by the two side screws. Without them you could add 1/4 or 3/8 thick washers as a start to the 4 other screws and that would move the shield forward and the airflow up. Depending on how thick the grommets or washers you use the greater or lesser the angle. I have an RS with an adjustable windshield that does just that and an Aeroflow on my 1150GS adjusted to perfection using this method. It might be an easy mod if you can only figure out how to anchor the sides of the shield....