R1200GS windshield for 6'2"?

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  1. ChildlikeWonder

    ChildlikeWonder Been here awhile

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    I'm 6'2" (ok, 6'1.5"). The factory windshield would be perfect if it would just send the wind about 3 inches higher. Is there some way of achieving this if I don't want to have to look through a windscreen? I tried the Moose Racing +4" screen (measures 18" from top to bottom down the center) and it requires me to look through the screen.
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    fubar201 Been here awhile

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    I installed a Laminar Lip on my GSW. Works great and good price performer.
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  3. mtrdrms

    mtrdrms Been here awhile

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    I have the givi af330. Adjustable and awesome. Recommended.
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  4. ken h

    ken h Been here awhile

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    +1. Im 6'1" and have the Givi on my 2011 GS. Has all the adjustability you could want and works well. And FWIW the Givi is far superior to the stock screen IMHO.
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  5. ChildlikeWonder

    ChildlikeWonder Been here awhile

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    That looks like a pretty tall screen though. Do you not find yourself looking through it or through the top edge of it at all?
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    EJ_92606 Rider

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  7. mb90535im

    mb90535im '05 R1200 GS

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    I'm 6'4" and run a Givi DT-330 with a
    Touratech spoiler.

    It works well for me, but not as well as the tall Parabellum I use to have.
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  8. nzpete

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    Same height as you. Ride a 2012 GS. I have an adventure screen with a touratech spoiler. Stopped most of it, so then put winglets on and that fixed the buffeting.
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  9. paco fernandez

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    Wunderlich

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  10. Ojai GS guy

    Ojai GS guy Been there-Done that

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    Try it without a windshield before you get to wound up. Windshields, on all bikes, create buffeting air flow. I have a new GS on the way, in the meantime I ride a 1972 R75/5, no windshield and I love it! Just sold a 2008 R1200 RT and I thought I'd miss the shield and fairing. I don't one bit. When my new bikes arrives, I may just remove the shield altogether. Everyone has an opinion and you gotta go with what you like. Enjoy[​IMG]


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  11. ChildlikeWonder

    ChildlikeWonder Been here awhile

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    Based on my experience with the Moose Racing screen, a 17" screen would be perfect for me, which is way shorter than the Givi or the Wunderlich appear to be. Anybody try either the wunderlich or touratech spoiler? If so, does the touratech support provide enough strength to counter the extra weight and pressure?

    My other thought is to go to an adventure screen, since that seems to be the perfect size. I'm assuming if I buy the support bar it all fits?
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  12. johnny80s

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    I am 6'2" 32" inseam. I went with the Aeroflot short and sport fairing.

    No buffeting and it's perfect. I have the extra tall and it is too tall. I just leave the short on all the time.
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  13. GrumpyOne

    GrumpyOne Been here awhile

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    Yep, that's what I did with my GS. Found a New Take Off GSA screen cheap and bought the Cee Bailey's Adv support bar. Seems to work great for me. (I'm 5'11" with a long torso...)

    Cheers,
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  14. GerJ

    GerJ Blijde rijder

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    I agree, partly. On my naked R100R turbulence or buffeting never was an issue. On my R1150GS turbulence was deafening! However, with the screen removed I was buffeted left to right and back again; it felt unsafe. I ended up installing tobinators, shortening the windshield and tilting it backwards (= to the rear of the bike) to the max compatible with free movement of the handlebars. On my new R1200GSA I mounted a Touratech spoiler and that really does the trick. This never worked on my R1150GS, though.

    Bottom line: the best remedy varies with rider size and bike and seems unpredictable.
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  15. drmajor

    drmajor Been here awhile

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    I am 6'4"... short legs long torso.

    I have the tall C Bailey's. works really well. I run it in the lower(down) position.
    I had their tall one on my RT and in the lower position, the MPG was better and so was the air flow.

    Quality---- I have one on my 2003 LT since 2004. Still in great shape.
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  16. ken h

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    If you are referring to the Givi, with the way I have it positioned I do not look through the screen. Keep in mind the Givi has two component screens. The main screen which is 12" tall attaches to the bike and can be tilted forward or backward. The second screen which is 16" tall mounts to the first screen and can be adjusted vertically. At its lowest position the second screen extends above the main screen about 4" and can be adjusted vertically another 6" or so so you really have a lot of adjustability with the two screens. And the main screen can be used without the second screen if so desired. Combine all of that with the fact that you can also affect overall screen height by how far you have the main screen tilted forward which provides more screen height or rearward which results in less overall height pretty much gives you about all the adjustability you could ask for.
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  17. ChildlikeWonder

    ChildlikeWonder Been here awhile

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    Is there any good reason that Revzilla lists the Givi AF330 as only fitting the R1200GS up through the 2010 model year?
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