R80G/S Slipstream Deflector

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Roma, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. Roma

    Roma Been here awhile

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  2. tommcbride

    tommcbride Long timer

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    How tall are you?

    I am 6.0" and have one on my R100GS and R80G/S and it helps to keep the wind from hitting my chest directly which helps me from getting too tired on long trips.

    Asthetically I think it makes the bike look better too. (my opinion)

    Good luck
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  3. cat

    cat Long timer

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    I just took mine off. (1988 R100GS project.) I was amazed how heavy it is. I always disliked the way it looks. I'll see what difference it makes when the bike's going again. But the wind buffeting - with it on - is more than I remember having on any bike.
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  4. jtwind

    jtwind Wisconsin Airhead

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    I mounted one on my 86 g/s. It helped quiet alot in keeping wind of the chest etc. If you buy it new from BMW it needs to be painted, they do include a template to drill the headlight surround. I never liked the looks of the g/s headlight assembly so the slipstream deflector was an improvement in my opinion.
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