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

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

  1. zaner32

    zaner32 In over my head

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    I experienced the same with the Givi screen. The Wunderlich is much better for smooth airflow, but my experience is that it flops around a lot off road. It's quite heavy too. I took it (Wunderlich) off last week and put the stock shield back on for a 1000 Km ride which was mostly off road, and was quite happy because it was hot and the extra airflow felt nice.
  2. Jooka

    Jooka I grow everywhere

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    I am not really wanting to read this entire thread(have already read many pages already), but has anyone had both the AeroFlow Touring tall screen and the Mirage 2 and want to comment on on which you liked better and why? I have been looking over all the options and these are the 2 I am most interested in. I am 90% pavement at this point but looking to change that thus the interest in the Mirage 2. If the Mirage 2 is satisfactory on the highway vs the stock screen I can be happy with that with the option to lower the screen and explore a whole new world for me via motorcycle.

    thanks,
    Jooka
  3. RobertAmsterdam

    RobertAmsterdam www.twbastards.com

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    Buy the vario :rofl and if you are taller like me 1.83meters buy a little spoiler, so happy with it. The BMW touring :puke1 really, really sucks if you are about my height or taller.

    My buddy with the OEM screen really has trouble keeping up on the highway when speeding, the more it drives him nuts the more I laugh
  4. OnkelPopanz

    OnkelPopanz Adventurer

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    Question to the madstad owners: For which rider-height is what screen height recommended (20 or 18 inches)?

    Quite unsure about that... :confused:



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  5. Kerfuffle

    Kerfuffle Mostly Harmless

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    I'd suggest the 20" unless you're really short. Madstad used to recommend 20" for those 6' and taller, but I see they now recommend the 20" for most riders and 18" only for those vertically challenged. My experience is that I run with the 18" all the way up, almost all the time, and I am probably switching to the 20". I'm 6', 33 inseam.
  6. OnkelPopanz

    OnkelPopanz Adventurer

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    Thanks a lot, I ordered the 20", hoping it'll give me some weather protection and helps me being rid of this damned storm noise...

    I will report back when I had the chance to test it.
    Don't know how long doing to Europe will take...



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  7. Jooka

    Jooka I grow everywhere

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    I went with the Touring AeroScreen. Arrived late today, will get it on tomorrow and give it a test out.
  8. fosters2

    fosters2 It is what it is

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    Have had great success with Aeroflow screens in the past, so decided to try it with the F800GS.

    Yes the screen won't win any beauty awards; if I was interested in beauty I would have got a Ducati.

    The screen is an extra tall (I'm 6' 3") and works very very well. 80mph (129 kmph) and no helmet buffeting. Still had adequate airflow through the helmet even though it hit 104 degF (40 degC) during the 2 hour test ride. Screen is clear with no distortion.

    It appears a lot taller in the pictures than in real life, especially regarding the pictures from the front. Sitting on the bike, I'm a looking at least 2" above the screen.

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    The plan is to use this windshield for longer trips and remove the whole assembly for shorter and off-road treks. The only stock parts that need to be purchased to do this is a second set of windshield brackets on the right and left fairings (item 2 in the image below). Each bracket lists for $2.79 so it's not much of a cost.

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  9. Hicks

    Hicks der Überluber

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    just switched from TT to Twalcom.. and I like it a bit more, than Touratech. The turbulences are less intense...

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  10. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    Just got a FJR1300 with the electric windshield.... man it is cool to change on the fly... especially with the love bug season now in full effect down south! i will looking into doing a mod -although a yamaha motor is $500! I am thinking a small 12vdc screw jack.
  11. markymcd

    markymcd Been here awhile

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    I think if you could add something like that to your mix you'd sell tons. Something that would bolt on to the mirage or the desierto systems.
  12. 8thdwarf

    8thdwarf perfect,just perfect

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    mirage windscreen cuz I detested the one that came with the bike.....
  13. EIGHTLUG

    EIGHTLUG Lost on purpose.

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    I recently installed the CalSci 20" windscreen on my GS8 and went for on a nine-hundred mile trip. AMAZING. Absolutely leaps and bounds better than the OEM BMW screen. I'm 6'1 with a 32" inseam and the air stream hit the top of my helmet providing some much welcomed air flow, perfect. I have the screen adjusted to its most "laid back" position. Wind noise was cut down dramatically. I now listen to tunes at 2/3rds volume from my iTouch, instead of 95%. All in all, a great purchase. Well worth the two-hundred bucks!:clap

    I ordered bar risers today. So, adjustments may have to be made. Maybe move the screen to the "middle" position, since I will be sitting taller. I'll keep you posted.
  14. Jon_PDX

    Jon_PDX Long timer

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    Being able to adjust the screen while going down the road was one of the things I really liked about my FJR. That and the motor. I really miss that motor :D

    If you come up with something let us know.

    Jon...

    Off topic:
    If you have not experienced the FJR 3rd gear roll-on from 40 mph to 90+ mph you are in for a treat :D
  15. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    I wonder if:
    some version of the motor/jack screw from "some as yet to be identified" car with flip-up head lights would work?
    Electric antenna motor?
    mmmmmmmmmmmmm
  16. 2wheeladv

    2wheeladv Lost & lov'n it

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    How do you like the WRS? :ear
  17. toniguedes

    toniguedes Adventurer

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    Hi,
    I´ve been using the WRS windscreen for some time now, but only for my daily commute at urban low speed areas, occasionally topping 120 km/h. At those speeds, the noise inside my helmet was reduced a lot, as well as the buffeting. Since then I´ve been able to use my Cardo G4 to listen music at a much lower volume...
    The finish is very good and the material appears to be very resistent to scratches, but the windscreen originaly shakes a bit, so I´ve installed the bwm touring windscreen support...Actually, I´m very satisfied with this combination (WRS + bmw support) plus Touratech handguards. :clap

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  18. TFB43

    TFB43 Adventurer

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    where do you get the wrs screens?
  19. toniguedes

    toniguedes Adventurer

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    You can find them here: http://www.wrs.sm/
  20. Ms. Nashville

    Ms. Nashville Been here awhile

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    The WRS screen looks amazing.
    I'm realy intereseted.

    Would you please be so nice and upload a picture with you sitting on the bike, so I get an idea of the height of the screen.
    Apreciate your help, mate :clap

    Greetings,
    Martina