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

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

  1. 3Rrr

    3Rrr Read Ride Reflect recycle

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    If you have the BMW touring screen could you take a pic with the comparison? How tall are you and what is your inseam?

    I have a BMW touring screen and have vowed to not put it back on. For the time being a I have F658GS screen on my bike.

    Thanks.
  2. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    Does anyone know why the ZTechnik shield requires mirror extenders?
  3. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Early ones did.... then they shaped them like an alien head....and beside looking....uhhmmmmm....funny... they do not require extenders anymore. I took my old one off.
  4. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    Hmm... Well that doesn't sound terribly inspiring... :D I thought it looked pretty decent in the pics on their web site but they don't show it from a lot of angles there.

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  5. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    The ones on the website now are the non-alienhead!
    I like the looks of the new one better ... which there was a dealer that had one I could try....

    It does say the mirror extenders are still required (small print under the pictures):

    http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/cycle/results2?search_model=bm-037
  6. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    Interesting. So nothing on their web site is what they actually sell? :lol3

    So does anyone have a picture or two of what the (new) shield looks like?
  7. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    Sorry for the confusion ... the ones on the website are the newer non-alien design,
    the do recommend the mirror extenders with the new designs.
  8. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    Oooh, I see now. I wonder why it requires mirror extenders.

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  9. Dieselpwr

    Dieselpwr Been here awhile

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    Here's mine. This is the newer MRA screen with the adjustable spoiler. Much better than the stock F650 or F800 screens but not perfect. It did get rid of a lot of the buffeting and noise. Very quiet up to about 60mph.

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  10. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    Apparently the highly advanced wind-tunnel tested screen wraps in such a way that it will hit the mirror stalks on a full-lock turn. ztechniks thought it was more important to keep the optimal design point of the screen,
    rather than compromise it to work with mirrors in the stock position. ....

    Can I apply for job in marketing now? :wink:
  11. Dragantus

    Dragantus Adventurer

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    Hey guys,

    I came across the screen in the picture, but I can't find who makes it. Does anyone know what type/brand it is? It looks pretty smooth!

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    Edit: looks like it's the 333DT from Givi but they usually don't show it with the black frame.
  12. Moto Mikey

    Moto Mikey Been here awhile

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    Mirage 2 with Navigator IV mounted on it:

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  13. simtrax

    simtrax n00b

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    After an hour of highway riding last weekend i decided to do something about the damn original screen.

    Only the thought of paying about 150-300 € for a touring screen made me cry.

    So i decided to try and mold my own screen. Here's the results.
    Tried it out yesterday, worked like a charm. Such a big difference.
    It costed me about 30 €.

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    So how did i do it?
    Cut out the thing from a piece of plexi, used the original screen as reference.
    Then used my brothers R1200GSA screen as reference for the new form.
    Then, 3 guys and one piece of plexiglas in the sauna, molding, warming and drinking beer.

    Happy with the results, it aint perfect, but it'll do for me!
  14. arjones

    arjones Roads and Waves

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  15. zaner32

    zaner32 In over my head

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    Yep, that's definitely the Givi. Very nice but had a bad low frequency vibration behind it at secondary road speeds 75 to 90 KPH or 45 to 55 MPH. Here's some pics of mine before it got destroyed during a high side on the trip these pics were taken

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    Now I have a Wunderlich Vario. Much better!!
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  16. petzi-baer

    petzi-baer Been here awhile

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    How did you mount the GPS?

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  17. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    Zaner:
    If you don't mind my asking ... about how tall are you and what's your inseam?
    I very much like the Wunderlich but am worried it won't quite be tall enough.........

    Thanks
  18. Snowy

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    There is so much wrong with the mental picture I got......:rofl
  19. Moto Mikey

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    Directly to the fairing. Drilled holes and used small bolts/nuts from the mount through the fairing.
  20. vidd

    vidd how was your lamb?

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    I am truly envious of your home baked barn door. much kudos. I would love to have one for my own.