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

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

  1. Marc_CH

    Marc_CH n00b

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    Is this the GIVI Trekker 52 there? - If so, could u post some pics from behind and from the side?
    Im still looking for a topcase... as much room as possible, but shouldnt look like an UFO :D
  2. toniguedes

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    Nope, It's the Trekker 46!
    I've bought that thinking it could carry two helmets, but doesn't...
    It looks really big, but I need it to take my notebook/backpack and rain suit in my daily commute.

    pros:
    - good water resistance;
    - good impact resistance;
    - not so ugly.
    - cheap than an all-aluminium.

    cons:
    - heavier than a aluminum top case;
    - looks like a small ufo;
    - My wife says I can start working delivering pizzas.:huh

    You can see some pictures here
  3. dem

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    7000 miles, 23 days, lots of rain, lots of bugs. A+

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  4. costas68gr

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    WRS screen have a hole! why have this hole? any feedback for this screen or similar screens with this type hole:norton
  5. toniguedes

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    Good question!:hmmmmm

    There is no info at wrs website about that...:confused

    California Scientific says their windshields are "vented for minimum turbulence and back pressure"
  6. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    The theory is that the air that passes through the lower area creates a low pressure area under where the air above passes over. this should create less buffeting.

    Same theory with most all hole/dual screen fairings.

    cheers,
    Mark
  7. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    Yep, the air isn't so much going through the screen, rather up the back side of it. That's why it's not just a round hole. More of an air intake-like design following along with the airflow.
  8. Jon_PDX

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    I had a screen like that and one day while I was cleaning the bugs off I could not figure out why they would not come off. That's when I realized the bugs were on the other side of the screen :eek1

    Jon...
  9. Marc_CH

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  10. Teep

    Teep Been here awhile

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    After 3000 miles to Big Bend NP and 5000 miles to and around Alaska I find it nearly perfect. The wind protection is great cruising at 75mph on the long straight roads. After 9 days of riding in the rain it looked real bad but cleaned up nicely. In my opinion you can try any screen you want but the Madstad is an excellent screen with enough adjustment to fit nearly anyone. I'm 6' 1" riding an F650GS and the screen set about 4" below my line of sight and i have no buffeting or much wind hitting my helmet; I do get some bugs on my face shield though.
  11. OnkelPopanz

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    20 or 18 ?
  12. JRWooden

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    Continuing the "question assault"...

    How much do the winglets help? :wink:
  13. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    I made some custom winglets when I had a stock screen and was experimenting. The winglets made a big difference with buffeting.

    It's quite a challenge to find a system that has a good balance of noise/buffeting removal and not being a monstrously large screen.
  14. dem

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    The winglets definitely keep a lot of cold air off you. Actually, I notice them most in reverse. If it starts getting warm, I need to pull them off or I start roasting.

    The madstad screen IS a huge barn door - no way around it. Definitely NOT suitable for real off roading, it moves around quite a lot (IMHO, due to the mass of the metal faring bracket and the cantilever effect of the adjustable mounts themselves) and it is tall. Gravel and dirt roads are fine.

    If I'm doing anything more exciting, I pull it off, stick it in a t-shirt and bungie it to my duffel bag. Both due to the height hitting me in the face and how hot it would be at low speeds.

    The only other system I would consider would be the Mirage-type set up, but that sure is pricey.

    You can see it strapped on the back here:
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  15. JRWooden

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    Thanks Dem! :clap
  16. Teep

    Teep Been here awhile

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  17. Kerfuffle

    Kerfuffle Mostly Harmless

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    +1. WInglets help a lot when its cold (about 2 weeks a year here in coastal TX). Easy on, easy off.
  18. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    I tested the prototype of the brackets for Mark at Madstad before he put them on the market with the shield. What I did was mount them on the 650 twin low windshield and cut up a Twalcom shield and attached it as a front shield. Worked awesome and it wasn't as much of a wind bulldozer as the current one. The one downside I saw to the system was how incredibly difficult it was to adjust the brackets. Not sure if he improved on that for the production system. I told him about the winglet prototypes I made which is probably where he got the idea from. Not 100% sure though as I think Nippy Normans was selling a winglet system at the time too.
  19. OnkelPopanz

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    What is meant by nt?




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  20. TFB43

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    Installed a Givi windscreen on the 800gs. Was great at lower speeds,but at 65 or above it sounds like thunder in my helmet. Earplugs make no difference. Taking a trip to Alaska at the end of the month... Not sure if the factory with the TT extension will be sufficient. Pockets are thin from purchasing other goodies for the trip. I hear the Wunderlich is flimsy. Some say it's great others say it flops around. Anyone with experience please elaborate.