The best travel Windshield for the 1190 Adventure R

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  1. AdventureLeo

    AdventureLeo Been here awhile

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    since almost 20000 Kilometres I am riding my 1190 around the world. (www.freiheitenwelt.de)

    And since 20000 Kilometres I am trying to find a prober solution for the windshield. I had all original ones. Short, Standard, Touring. I shortened the short one. Then I extended the short one with another one. Right now I extended the Touring with a tiny peace by round about 5 centimetres.

    And still - these wind vibrations on my Arai-X4 drive me nuts. I already got a tinnitus on both ears and can't ride without earplugs anymore. [/FONT][FONT=&quot]:huh

    Right now I am back on just the Touring shield. Till 80km/h it's still all right. But everything faster then 100km/h causes enormous vibrations.
    Higher speeds are insane loud and all this is with earplugs and now wind... ;-(


    I got a TT comfort seat, ads +3 centimetre, and I am 1,83 Meters TALL...

    So here the question. Has anyone with the more or less body size, helmet and seat found a solution for this?

    Since the plan is to travel for at least another 3 years this has become a serious topic to me. If I can't find a solution to this I can't continue my travels like I planned.... Travelling is nice - but I need my ears for some longer time...

    Maybe this was discussed before somewhere - sry for the extra thread then...

    Greetings Martin


    All tips higly welcome... [/FONT]
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  2. C Dan

    C Dan Adventurer

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    try removing your visor.
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  3. Martyred

    Martyred Been here awhile

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    Hey Martin, i'm going to build a rally screen! But this will need more time! But have you tried to go without any screen? Looks like shit but it's quite noiseless! I am 1,88m !

    von unterwegs
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  4. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    I'm having the same problem and believe the only solution may be to just cut down the shield until the air flow is clean. Much of the turbulence is going around the sides of the tall narrow windscreen so not sure much can be done other than lower the whole windscreen.
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  5. Weldit

    Weldit Been here awhile

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    Sorry I can't help
    but this thread may have saved me a LOT of money

    the wind noise is my biggest problem on my 990 Adv

    actually entertained trading for a 1190 to help this out
    some have given the impression that the 1190 was bliss ?

    I have cut the stock 990 screen down to only 3" above dash
    and that has been the best for buffeting BUT gives NO wind protection.:cry
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  6. Lucky Explorer

    Lucky Explorer Traveled the world

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    Martin
    I am 10 cm (4") taller than you and have the std shield. Laminar Lip.com is a USA
    company on line. They don't have one yet, but I took my 950 one, lip, and made it fit.
    I am awaiting all the aftermarket types to come up with something. Until then
    this is working as it pushes the wind through a venturi affect and it goes up over
    my helmet. Sometimes a second smaller over shield does the same thing.
    You may need to find one and adjust up and down to find the correct spot for you.
    Use duct tape temporarily to find that spot before permanently mounting it. Hope
    this makes sense?
    Allen.
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  7. Doug Matson

    Doug Matson Long timer

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    I just mounted the CalSci screen and the touratech folding mirrors and the noise is much improved over the standard and the touring screens. The 1190 with the std screen is still way better than the 950 screen ever was and even the CeeBailey ones on the 950 the problem was the buffeting don't have much of a problem with that just the noise.
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  8. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Somebody was posting that Puig touring screen was effective. I've just about given up on trying to get adventure bikes to not wreck my hearing.
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  9. OrangeV

    OrangeV Long timer

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    Yes thats correct, the visor will catch all that wind and give you grief..
    small trade off for riding the best bike in the world...:D

    let it rip...
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  10. scudrunner82

    scudrunner82 combustion addict

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    I'm 6' 00" with the 1190R. I use the stock windscreen and have very little buffeting with an Arai XD4. Very happy with it. With ear plugs its great.
    I test rode the 1190 STD and hated the windscreen on that.
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  11. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    It is one sweet motorbike; I find myself standing on the pegs in clean air just to feel that magnificent engine without my head shaking.
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  12. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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  13. SafteyCushion

    SafteyCushion "Ask better, learn more"

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    Two more variables to play with:

    - hearing protection - I've tried different foam ear plugs. Some are much more effective than others. Theses should be easy to find an inexpensive to try. They made more difference for me than anything else.

    - helmets- my Arai X3 had very different acoustics than the road oriented ones. If possible, consider trying different one(s).

    Sorry you are having such problems! I have tinnitus myself and have been through the same search for the right combinations.

    Aero flow windscreen worked well on my GS.
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  14. USPSATrevor

    USPSATrevor Adventurer

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    I have one of these on order. It looks like the same style of design used by Madstad (which isn't making one for the 1190 yet). I was very, very happy with the madstad windshield I bought for my Tiger 800XC.

    http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/KTM1190prod.html

    I also bought a set of Bose noise canceling headphones, and the difference is absolutely amazing. There are expensive, but I think they are worth every penny - quiet bliss.

    http://www.bose.com/controller?url=...33-278874859-2&perfsourceid=K22350&src=K22350

    I also found that loosening the bolts on the visor of my XD4 and retightening them with the visor in the highest possible position made a huge difference.
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  15. USPSATrevor

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    oops...
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  16. GED2

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    I've recently installed a California Scientific Medium Windshield on mine:

    http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/KTM1190prod.html

    The medium is 20.5" height x 20" width vs
    the stock: 17.5" height x 14" width.

    (Click on each image below to see the full resolution picture if you want to check the details)

    Here it is with the standard screen of the standard 1190 aligned on top of it.
    There is a big 3" up top, but the width difference is much less since the windshield is much more curved.


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    The windshield comes with spacers, screws and cleaning cloth & liquid:

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    Here it is in top position mounted on my 1190 std:

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    When in top position, the handle protections come right under the cut. When the windshield is in the bottom position the handle guards hit against the windshield at full lock:

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    (Click on each image above to see the full size picture if you want to check the details)

    Calsci has a sizing chart to determine which model you should buy:
    http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Fairing.html#Height
    I went with the Medium.

    Thanks,
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  17. rattis

    rattis Long timer

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    Check out Aeroflow, not the prettiest but they work, I've bought 3 so far 2 BMW and 1 990 ADV.
    Top work!!!:D
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  18. grizzlyj

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    Hiya

    I work in construction, and being next to anything from just a circular saw to a 40ton piling hammer requires hearing protection. I've always found the foam earplugs that are all that ever get supplied to be rubbish, maybe why my hearing isn't what it was :(

    At a bike show I thought I would try custom moulded earplugs, and since no-one had ever looked in my ears before they revealed I have small ear canals, to the extent that they had to make their plugs a bit longer than normal to stay put.

    Small ear canals means I've never been able to get the foam plugs to fit properly but I never realised. The instructions just say roll them up and push them in :huh

    The difference is vast. I now have a work pair and a pair with speakers in for music on the bike or on a plane. No batteries to go flat like on noise cancelling ones, and a lower volume needed on IPods etc too. Maybe £250 total and worth every penny. Your ears are always growing so maybe in a few years the moulded bit will need replacing, but I'll still be able to hear hopefully!

    With these in it won't matter what screen I have, peace and quiet :clap
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  19. vasculopath

    vasculopath You're not your bike

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    THIS

    once you've gone this route you'll never go back. I've been running this set up since I got my first pair at WSBK at laguna at a vendor booth in 2001. very quiet except for what you let in.

    Perfection.
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  20. strider.deano

    strider.deano Been here awhile

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    Madstad is developing an install for the 1190 and it should be ready within a couple weeks.

    I had one of these on the 800XC and it was the single best improvement to the bike.

    Start at about 2:15 on the video below. The full effect is amazing.

    They are a little fugly though.

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