Which Shield for the 2013 F800GS

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  1. 20Fingers

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    Aftermarket Shield? Touring? Comfort? Ease of use for everyday riding? Ive been shown Cee Baily's, but others, like the Vario look good to...what do you have and why?
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  2. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    Put an Aeroflow on the wifes 650..

    Nice stuff and good air management..

    If I ever downgrade to an 800 from the GSA..I'll follow suit..

    looks good..works good..
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  3. fnatic

    fnatic Been here awhile

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    I put a powerbronze on mine, really like it but still get a little bit of buffeting around the top of the helmet. I'm 5'10", but longer in the torso.

    Big improvement over stock though. So Im happy, wanted to try TT Desertio 3 but couldn't bring myself to hand over that amount of $$ without seeing/trying one first. Have had mixed reviews about them. Just my $.02

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  4. Dirt Rider

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    I have tried two Cee Baileys, 16" and 18". I still get some buffeting. I duck forward just a little and it goes away. This bike appears to be very sensitive to positions. Not sure what shield to try next but experimenting is expensive. I have also tried 3 different helmets/designs.
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  8. shrogers

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    Hi Fnatic-

    Could you give some more feedback on your Powerbronze? I like the look and price of this one as well. How high off the headlight does it go, and does it seem to tall when riding off road? Does it seem pretty sturdy and of good quality?

    Thanks!
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  9. Dewtwo

    Dewtwo old trail rider!

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    I have used CalSci screens for a couple of bikes including my "13" 800GS.
    Need to buy windshield brackets for the 12 and older model (under $6).
    I've tried several brand screens on several bikes.
    I like CalSci screens.... My $.02
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  10. Dirt Rider

    Dirt Rider Old Adventurer

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    Today I cut an NACA type vent in my 16" Bailey. I used a similar design to what CalSci uses. I'll ride it tomorrow and see if it helps out.
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  11. fnatic

    fnatic Been here awhile

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    Hey Shrogers

    Quality is top notch, made out of 3mm instead of the thinner 2 mm plastics some other makers use. Not too tall when riding off road, although I think one of "motoriley's" videos has him with this screen or the twalcomm (identical in design) version and he bins it and the screen snaps at the top, but thats due to a branch and any screen taller than stock would've done the same.

    Believe its 200mm higher than stock, hang on rode to work, I'll go and measure.... Yeah bout 200mm higher than stock and from the top of the headlight its a total of 450mm to the highest pt on the tip at either side.

    Works well for me, great protection for body from wind, if your tall torso wise etc you will get wind on your helmet, but lots more protection versus stock screen. Also screen is designed so that handlebars don't touch when at full lock. Have TT handguards on with larger spoiler and they don't touch.

    Hope that helps a bit.:D
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  12. gspirate

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    Hey fnatic,

    I know earlier you said you were 5'10" tall torso. what is your inseam?
    Curious about the powerbronze as well. Im 5'9" with 32" inseam. I would imagine I would be good given your size.

    Im not looking for something to block all the wind, but I have noticed my neck feeling sore after 2-3hrs of riding. I think this is from the stock screen funneling increased air right at my forehead....

    Currently thinking about adding a laminar lip or MRA spoiler vice new windshield all together.


    Anybody swap the new 800GSA screen over yet?
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  13. fnatic

    fnatic Been here awhile

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    Hey GS PIRATE

    Ooooops sorry that should have read 5'9" not 5'10". Potato, patato....

    Anyway, im about 30 - 31" inseam from last recollection. Still thinking about a little lunar lip at the top, with that it would be perfect. Now that its heating up it provides too much protection from wind on torso so probably just wack on the short OEM screen for summer then swap it back when it cools down again.
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  14. gleyfman

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    Ok, will through in there my experience 2013 F800GS:
    Tried:
    - Stock
    - MadStad
    - MRA X-Screen
    - Z-Tecknik Sport Touring
    - Z-Tecknick Touring
    The only one that I liked and worked for me - "Givi"
    I am 5"10 /w 32" inseam. Helmet - Arai Quantum II.
    Excellent body protection, without blocking all the air, so you don't cook yourself behind that shield.
    Only slight wind noise on the helmet, no buffeting at all.

    BTW, tried the same setup with Nolan N104 - horrible. But I think that helmet very noisy no matter what you do! :D
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  15. husky123

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    That's what I'd like to know too...does the GSA screen and bar retro fit the 800GS's?
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  16. fnatic

    fnatic Been here awhile

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    Thought I read about GSA screen somewhere on ADVRIDER that it didn't fit and was designed so it wouldn't. But I'm sure a clever BOFFIN will work out a mod to make it work and will post up the modification and let us all know how to do it for $5. :D

    On a side note I used to ride with a shoei helmet now I have an ARAI XD4, smooth as silk now, used to have bit of buffeting with the Shoei.
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  17. m308p

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    I've got the 13 F800GS with the TT Desertio 3 and love it. I was hesitant to drop that kind of cash but am glad I did. I am 6' and ride with a Shoei Hornet helmet with the visor which can act like a sail with the stock windshield. I just finished a 2000 mile trip which included about 1/2 of the UTBDR and have no complaints about the TT D3 screen. It was nice to be able to lower it while off road which really helped me a lot.
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  18. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    On close inspection, looking at both bikes side by side, the F800GS has all the structure points where the F800GSA screen and hardware will attaches to. Of course, you will need to get the mounting hardware to have it work. I would check with a BMW dealer first though.
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  19. gspirate

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    Saw this in another thread. Mounting hardware parts cross over as same part numbers for earlier models. It should swap right over. A gap around the fairing by the headlight may be the only issue, but that is not much of an issue.

    Just need somebody with more money than me to try this firstÂ….

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=406434&highlight=screen&page=80
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  20. gleyfman

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    Juts my .02$ here.
    It looks like we are trying to compare apples to oranges here.
    150$ Givi and some others are just not the same thing as 900$ TTD3 - period!
    So before comparing these, I think it is important to understand what is the purpose of that new windshield?
    Tour across US and beyond, half of it off road? - Go ahead get that TTD3!
    Or commuting and occasional fun ride on a weekend? - Not worth 900$ investment, simple :D

    - Also on that '14 adventure screen, before spending all that money to see if it fits, read other posts on the forum from '14 ADV owners, all complaining about buffeting and noise from that screen, so why would you want to install something like that on your 2013 GS?
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