The taller GS windscreen and Touratech Spoiler???

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by BigShow, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. BigShow

    BigShow Scallywag/Adventurer

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    Has anybody matched up the 3" taller BMW GS windscreen and the Touratech Spoiler. I want to buy one but am not sure if the taller windscreen can hold the weight... Anybody?

    TIA

    George

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  2. ARROWMAPCORP

    ARROWMAPCORP Been here awhile

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    Forget the Gs/GSA Shield, go right to Aeroflow, I've had both and would do the same on the next bike, you can toss the wiglets too. Even had the TourTech spoiler on the GSA, Toss it out... My experience. I had both 07 GS & GSA and about 5'11"
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  3. norcal1

    norcal1 Cameron Park, CA.

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    I agree go with the Aeroflow and forget it.
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  4. darrendeep6

    darrendeep6 BMW Dirty Dozen

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    I have the above mentioned set-up and it does support the weight. I rode through Wyoming through 50mph gusts and it worked quite well.
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  5. zitro79

    zitro79 BMW bitch

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    Interesting... I have the large GS windshield and I wouldn't have thought it could put up with the extra resistance provided by the TT spoiler.
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  6. ride on joe

    ride on joe More Gas, More Beer

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    I have a GS (1150) with a GSA windscreen and the TT spoiler. I think it works very well and does not look like I have a super large windscreen.
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  7. FoxbaT73

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    Is it possible to post some pics about this setup, i am curious how the TT spoiler looks on the 1150 GSA screen...



    Thanks,


    Karel
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  8. BWalker

    BWalker Been here awhile

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    Check out a Laminar Lip. I have one on my GSA and it works great. Came with the bike so i don't know about cost.
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  9. BigShow

    BigShow Scallywag/Adventurer

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    Sounds like more then I would normally encounter and I can always remove it if it gets any higher. The added weight/strain on the shield was my main concern. I'll bet the fifty mph was hard to deal with, even without the spoiler on...

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    George
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  10. Norsman

    Norsman ...a GSophile

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    This is an old pic, but this set up never gave me any problems.

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  11. FoxbaT73

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    Thanks,

    where did you mount the strap, somewhere on your dash?





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  12. Norsman

    Norsman ...a GSophile

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    The strap hooks directly on the dash hardware.
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  13. goatman64

    goatman64 Rider

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    Thought I would post here as I've been trying to solve the dirty wind on my 09 BMW R12GSA. I had one of the TT spoilers but didn't like trying to look thru the clamp. I purchased a MRA VTA-10 and just completed the install.

    Got it thru twistedthrottle.

    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/imagecatalogue/imageview/8688/?RefererURL=/search/?SearchText=mra%20extension

    It looks like it accomplishes what I want (haven't riden yet) .. will post again tomorrow with feedback.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/MwfztxALstgqZiND9jINMsjNDJPgzMdWsKdicRyF6rY?feat=directlink

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/l0DopExxXO3bFo1MTQPpucjNDJPgzMdWsKdicRyF6rY?feat=directlink

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ngyBqLQDkM4cxlWaHlqWYcjNDJPgzMdWsKdicRyF6rY?feat=directlink

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/1ByYYI5zyAXvEHUlKnYHcsjNDJPgzMdWsKdicRyF6rY?feat=directlink
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  14. BigShow

    BigShow Scallywag/Adventurer

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    Wow, thanks goatman, thats looks like the one. I had already bought the Touratech one, but if it's like you say and I have to look over the clamp, I will definitley be buying this one. Not only does it go up and down, but it looks like you can vary the air flow depending on how much you want for cooling or deflecting rain... Many many thanks.

    George
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  15. goatman64

    goatman64 Rider

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    Keep in mind the install is a little tricky on the adventure windscreen. The spacing between the mounting brackets puts you right on top of the lip at the top of the screen. I wanted as much height as I could get from the spoiler and that means mounting it as high as possible. It all works but the plastic back bracket has to be broken into two pieces in order to clamp. I can send additional pics if needed.

    My first ride was this morning and result is huge improvement. As you say the flexibility of moving the spoiler up and down is nice. I had a similar spoiler on a k12RS. Worked great there as well.

    Take care.
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  16. Xmoto

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    Are you happy with the plastic hinge. Does it seem sturdy.
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  17. Balance1

    Balance1 ADV Novice

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    The MRA extension looks great, very clean, adjustable solution.
    I just rode from Seattle home to LA with my new Touratech lip attached. It's the first quiet ride I have taken on the GSA. Until then it qualified as the noisiest bike I had ever owned. At 6'3", it seems I am the perfect height to be put in the buffet/trash zone coming off the GSA screen. I still look over the top of the lip, so the clamp is not a problem, but I can see it being so for others.
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  18. goatman64

    goatman64 Rider

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    The MRA lip has a ratchet style adjustment and works well. I had a MRA on a K12RS and it worked well there as well. I concur with Balance1 .. until the MRA the GSA was the noisiest ride I've had in a while. Started to create some real issues with hearing (i wear ear plugs) and helmet vibration.

    I can create a template if anyone is interested. As I said locating the MRA near the top on the stock GSA windscreen is a bit tricky and you'll need to mod the back brackets (left and right) on the MRA.

    Cheers.
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  19. goatman64

    goatman64 Rider

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    To clearly answer xmoto question: sturdy. Yes, it seems quite sturdy. I can take more photos if needed/wanted.
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