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'm 5'10" 30 " inseam. So I guess i'm taller in the torso area. My helmet is an Arai XD3. I ride with a Touratech touring seat (normal height) and Rox risers. I dunno if that would make any difference...:ricky:jump
  2. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    thanks Zaner & LM ...

    it seems a black art unless I can try before buy or get return privileges :wink:
  3. Lager Meister

    Lager Meister Work less, ride more

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    I think all of the things you mentioned make a difference. I think this is why finding the right windshield seems like a black art.. there are just a lot of variables. It shouldn't be this complicated or require this much trial and error to find something that works. It seems like many of us are going through the same trial and error process, hoping that eventually we'll find the right screen. There has to be a better way...
  4. rockinrog

    rockinrog Long timer

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    That is why I went with the BRITANNIA COMPOSITES adjustable.
    When it's cold or I am doing long highway runs I put the screen up.. When it's warm or I get to the dirt/gravel roads I put it all the way down and its out of the way.
  5. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    ...or when times are tough you can take out a second mortgage on it and life's good...

    It's really nice, but damn it's pricey.

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  6. rockinrog

    rockinrog Long timer

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    I actually went with it because at the time it was about 1/2 the price of the Deserto 3.
  7. ThirdUncle

    ThirdUncle Often vertical

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    I just ordered this thing and plan on lowering it when offroading. Are you saying it still bounces around offroad, even when it's lowered?

    This whole windscreen business is way harder than finding a decent woman or a place to live.
  8. zaner32

    zaner32 In over my head

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    It does bounce a fair amount offroad even when lowered, but it's a lot worse when it's set high. The top section of the windshield is pretty heavy with all the hardware which makes it bounce around. Wicked nice on long highway stretches though.

    I wish I had the $$ to justify a Desierto.:deal
  9. ThirdUncle

    ThirdUncle Often vertical

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    Downright immoral that the two solutions that would actually fix it properly cost $500 and $800.

    Hope the new piece isn't wobblier than my current TT tall screen with clip-on spoiler. Hmmm, wonder if that brace for the Cee Bailey screen could be adapted to it.
  10. 3Rrr

    3Rrr Read Ride Reflect recycle

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    I am 6'2" using stock seat with airhawk. Inseam about 35".

    I too have a journey of windscreens.

    When I purchased my bike used it had the BMW OEM touring screen and the Cee Baily. Both were noisy and created "dirty air" for my non-Dual Sport helmets.

    I experimented with a hole saw and assorted cutting instruments on the Cee Baily to try and create a smooth flow of air - no luck.

    In between switching screens I went for a ride without any screen. That's when I discovered how nice clean air could be. Found a F658GS screen on the forum. Painted it flat-black and it became my screen. This works great in the heat, but come colder weather I was hoping there would be a solution for keeping the wind blast off my chest. I've been on many a hwy drone ride (75 MPH +) with the shorty and never found myself to be fatigued from the wind.

    Found a Wunderlich Vario and Spoiler on the forum for sale. After experimenting over, and over (and over) with different configurations I still couldn't find a good pocket. If I slouched in the saddle it was okay. The Vario does flop around at all heights, especially with the spoiler on. When at RawHyde for an ADV weekend I removed the upper screen. A weak point on the Vario is its mounting system. I believe it puts extra stress on the fairing "L" mount. When I lost the front (low speed) in the mud the screen made contact and broke the fairing and cracked the upper portion of the screen. The unfortunate part of this is that it left the instrument cluster susceptible which ended up cracking at the screw mount.

    After looking at the Mirage2 I think it offers many worthy points for the investment. From reviews it will be the screen solution for that quiet and protected pocket. The Mirage2 also should provide a safe haven for the $1000 instrument cluster (not including programming). Lastly, the Mirage2 offers a perfect mounting point for the GPS, especially while in the stand up position. Thank you insurance monies.

    The Mirage2 is expected to arrive this week. I'll let you know if it "like gold".
  11. zaner32

    zaner32 In over my head

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    I completely agree with all you said. I'm just happy this hasn't happened to me.... yet...:puke1
  12. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    You have my blessing :lol3

    Well, I got tired of fucking around and finally ordered one. I have the Doubletake mirrors on my bike and I have no idea if I can make those work with the screen, if not I guess I will go ahead and order a couple extenders later. For now I just ordered the screen. We shall see how it all pans out.
  13. ThirdUncle

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    I just cancelled my Vario order, I'm hoping not too late - 24 hrs. I have decided to stop fucking around also, and just get the damn Brit Mirage 2. It is only $200 more. Hell, I spend that much on booze before lunch most days.
  14. Lager Meister

    Lager Meister Work less, ride more

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    Looking forward to your objective review of the Mirage 2. Hopefully it will live up to the hype.
  15. OnkelPopanz

    OnkelPopanz Adventurer

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    Isn't it even more functional than the Desierto?



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  16. rockinrog

    rockinrog Long timer

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    I never had the Desierto, but I have no complaints about the M2.
    I put it on right before a 5000+mile trip and difference was night and day compared to stock on the highway.
  17. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    Got the Ztechnik screen installed. I can dig this. A breeze to install, doesn't look too shabby and so far on my couple of test rides it's done very well. YMMV.

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  18. JGoody

    JGoody Been here awhile

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    Which height?
  19. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    I'm a short dude at 5'6 with a 29" inseam. I got the "short touring" screen.
  20. FreeTheBeast

    FreeTheBeast Shunpiker

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    Just installed it today. I like the looks of it. This is the 18" version.

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