What Did Your Evil Twin Do Today?!?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Motorfiets, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Avner

    Avner Not noob anymore

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    Temperatures were between 42 to 32f, and I'm glad I had my heated gear with me. The roads were fine - I had to take it slow on the secondary roads and the gravel where it was partially covered with ice. It did get dicey in a few spots, but to my surprise I never went down - something I manage to do at least once or twice when I go off road...


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  2. Angryrican

    Angryrican know nothing all

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    very cool! jealous but in a good way!:deal
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  3. EPMD

    EPMD Been here awhile

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    Working on some no throttle figure 8's...

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  4. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Hope these plastics next to your bike doesn't belong to it
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  5. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    What windshield is that? 2013 right?
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  6. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Wunderlich Varioscreen
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  7. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    What is that behind your right pannier? It looks sort of like an exhaust can?
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  8. Avner

    Avner Not noob anymore

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    Yes, it is the Wunderlich Varioscreen.

    runnin4melife - That is my toolbox made out of an old KTM990 slip-on (thank you BikeBoy) that I hollowed out. It was BikeBoy's idea, and he did something similar to his KTM990 + he gave me the part. This way I always have my tools with me even without the panniers:

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  9. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    Hahaha that made me laugh for a good minute! That is awesome!
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  10. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    Quick review?
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  11. Avner

    Avner Not noob anymore

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    My old R1200GS had a GIVI AIRFLOW that was phenomenal, so I decided to stick with the two-piece windshield concept for this bike. I believe that the space between the two pieces reduces the buffeting. I ride with an Arai XD helmet, so I really appreciate the fact that this windshield does a good job.

    The good:
    1- Excellent wind protection with no buffeting.
    2- Sturdy, high-quality design and built.
    3- ability to adjust (not easily though) the windscreen height.
    4- Creates a space at the base area for Ez-Pass, water bottles and more junk.

    The bad:
    1- Price (but you do get what you pay for here).
    2- It is hard to adjust the tension screws to be able to move the screen up and down easily by hand without it sliding down by itself. I ended up tightening them (4 screws) with an Allen-wrench, so I need to use the wrench every time I want to adjust the screen. Since I'm lazy, I'll only adjust it twice: In the winter and in the summer :wink:.
    3- Not like the GIVI that is tool-less, here you need tools to adjust it and to take the top-part off for serious off-roading. In this case you might as well take the whole thing off.
    4- I had to use my Dremel tool and cut some of the plexiglass on the base part to make more space for the headlight screen bracket. Not an issue if yo don't have one.

    I ride as much as I can, so wind protection in the winter is very important for me. This screen does wonders, and I couldn't be happier with it so far!

    Avner
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  12. BMW_BIKER_KEITH

    BMW_BIKER_KEITH Been here awhile

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    What hand guards are you using? Can you turn Lock to Lock and not bump the Vario screen much?
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  13. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    They are the BMW hand guards, have to wait for his answer about hitting the screen.
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  14. EPMD

    EPMD Been here awhile

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    I don't know what that is...some windblown garbage and a metal sign or something.

    Not bike parts thankfully...
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  15. Avner

    Avner Not noob anymore

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    Yes - BMW hand-guards, and they leave about 1/2" of clearance on each side as you can see in the photo:
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    Here's where I had to cut for the headlight guard:

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  16. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    santa brought me racks...

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    I also cheated on her....

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  17. toro618

    toro618 Been here awhile

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    Nice. You definately picked the right bike to cheat with.
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  18. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    too bad she leaks oil.... :lol3
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  19. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    I just got that same guard in the mail today.
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  20. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    So I was test driving the 800 with the new steering damper which was going great until I was pulling a second gear wheelie and got snapped by a speed camera... I was at the balance point during the photo so I am hoping that they can't see my plate :evil

    Anyways, if I get a ticket I figure I am due, I have narrowly avoided them long enough. The steering damper is awesome though! I haven't even dialed it in and it is tremendous improvement!