GSW Taller Wind Screen

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by IrishCatholic, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. IrishCatholic

    IrishCatholic Adventurer

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    Has anyone invested in a taller windscreen?

    With my screen in the upper most position I experience a pocket of quiet, still air, but only by slumping so that my helmet is about two inches lower than when I assume an ordinary riding posture. When sitting upright, I experience no buffeting, but the wind noise is quite loud.

    Thanks, in advance, for any thoughts.
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  2. Sltx1050

    Sltx1050 Adventurer

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    The Wunderlich Ergo Screen is pretty nice.

    Adam
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  3. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away

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    We bought the CalSci XL screen and it works very well - let's me see over but no wind or buffeting.

    [​IMG]
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  4. paco fernandez

    paco fernandez Mexico

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  5. mountainguy

    mountainguy Been here awhile

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    Makers of aftermarket screens that I have found:

    Touratech - pricey $300, 17" tall, + polycarbonate
    Wunderlich - pricey $300, 20" tall, + polycarbonate
    Cal Sci - cheap prices, offers range of sizes including very tall shield, - acrylic
    Cee Baileys - cheap prices, very good quality, 19" tall, - acrylic
    Parabellum - cheap prices, v. good quality, 20-24" heights offered, - acrylic
    AeroFlow - very inexpensive, v. good quality, multiple heights offered, - acrylic

    Polycarbonate is highly preferred for optical clarity, shatter resistance and much better scratch resistance versus acrylic shields.
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  6. paco fernandez

    paco fernandez Mexico

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    Wunderlich have a reinforcemet on left side

    Enviado desde mi SM-N900W8 usando Tapatalk
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  7. hammick

    hammick Long timer

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    I have the Cee Bailey and like it a lot for a summer screen. I may get something bigger and wider for winter use but am going to wait for the Sargent Low seat to come out and see if the lower seating makes it better for winter.
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  8. bolderboulder

    bolderboulder Been here awhile

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    I'm 5'10" on standard seat high position. I've tried:
    - Laminar Lip on stock windshield
    - Cee Bailey
    - Aeroflow Tall Touring

    Nothing worked. Only the Aeroflow made a slight difference, but the turbulence was still mostly there. And Aeroflow scratches very easily. I wonder there has to be something wrong with me - at only 5'10" one of the them should work :lol3
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  9. Not the Messiah

    Not the Messiah Not the Messiah

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  10. mrjon

    mrjon Been here awhile

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    There should be the screen off the new adventure model available soon, though maybe not till it's launched in March.
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  11. thepopeofchilitown

    thepopeofchilitown Adventurer

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    This worries me a bit. I'm still running the stock screen but have been very interested in buying a new one. I was looking at the laminar lip and a few of these screens, but I'm 6'1" and now I'm not so confident in any of them.
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  12. oz97tj

    oz97tj Been here awhile

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    Im 6 ft and have the CalSci XL. Its not bad but it is big and rather ugly. Its too big in the summer though so would like somethibg with better flow but cooler than the CalSci. Conversely, noe that its getting pretty cool here, I wouldnt mind something that deflects the air wider too.

    Due to the post above, I just placed an order for the Nippy Normans screen. It looks nice and the cost is pretty cheap so ill try it. Shipped to Michigan, its less than $150 so its worth a try.
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  13. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    I have the Touratech clip on extension. It works so well, I can actually put my screen all the way down and still no turbulence.

    Before you buy an acrylic shield, check out this video and know the difference.



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  14. IrishCatholic

    IrishCatholic Adventurer

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    I just ordered the Laminar LIP and am looking forward to seeing the effect. They offer a 30 day trial period, so my only risk is the cost of shipping each way if I am not satisfied.

    I am not experiencing any buffeting, I am simply interested in raising the pocket of quiet air a few inches. I have a 2300 mile trip scheduled the first week of November, so I'll give it a real test and report back when I return.

    I appreciate all the replies, they have been most helpful.
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  15. JetSpeed

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    The new Puig is one of the nicest that I've seen, as soon as I can find a dealer in the U.S I will own one.

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  16. notacop01

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    Very nice, let us know if you find a retailer.
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  17. BMW JEEP

    BMW JEEP Been here awhile

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    I don't know what others have found doing this, but I find that adjusting both my Cee Bailey on my 2012 and my original OEM screen on my 1150GS that flattening out the screen ( least vertical position) actually lowered the amount of buffeting at speed. If you haven't already tried it,.
    Seems counterintuitive that a more horizontal sceen would be smoother, but I swear that putting the adjustable screen to its lowest height setting makes thee air flow smoother over the top of the screen and results in less wind noise and buffeting just behind the screen. Won't hurt to try before spending $ on a new or different screen.
    Of course, YMMV.

    Good luck finding a comfortable setting or sceen,

    Curt
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  18. oz97tj

    oz97tj Been here awhile

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    Doesn't really work that way on the GSW.
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  19. RunninRanger

    RunninRanger Rainy day Rider

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    Thanks for the heads-up!
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  20. Leo the Lion

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    Has anyone tried the Touratech High Windscreen for the GSW?

    Would be most interested to hear how others find it... I'm about 180cm (6 ft) tall.

    Thanks in advance!
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