Windscreen FAQ

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by JimO, Apr 11, 2002.

  1. redriveral

    redriveral Been here awhile

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    harp there isnt any significant noise reduction with the ztiknik windsheild, but then again I have a shuberth helmont wich is noisy anyway

    alan myers
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  2. Harpeaux

    Harpeaux Mega Psycho Scooter Tramp

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    Al,

    Thanks for getting back to me with that bit of info. I have a Schuberth as well, yep, LOUD helmet!

    Harpeaux
  3. redriveral

    redriveral Been here awhile

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    harp the noise from the wind is a little quieter only because you can hear the engine louder now and of course the shuberth doesnt help any probley all about the same db levels hope this helps

    alan myers
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  4. impi

    impi Long timer

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    I found the same thing with my Schuberth and the Givi screen. With the Nolan N100 I did not experience this, the Schubert is slightly larger and I figure that the larger size must push it outside the quite air bubble - leading to the vibration.
  5. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    I put on the Parabellum on Sunday and went for a three hour ride. First of all, it's very tricky to put it on by yourself... trying to hold up the screen and fiddle with the little nuts (quiet in the peanut gallery) ain't easy - I ended up taping the nuts to the brackets, then screwing through, if you know what I mean.

    Here are my measurements and my take on the Parabellum.

    6', 32" inseam, Sargent seat, high seat setting, 1150GS.

    It buffets. A lot. Quieter than my noisy Cee Bailey's, and very good at keeping the wind off the body. But concussion-inducing buffeting. Also, it's such a large, upright screen that it really seems to act as an airbrake - whether true or not, it felt like the bike was slower to accelerate.

    I only bought the screen from Killen to use as a drilling test platform. If Ricky ever shares his NACA templates, I'll cut into this one first, get a feel for it, then cut holes into my rather pricey Cee Bailey's.

    This makes my fifth screen. And I'm no closer to nirvana. One of these days I may break down and try Big Ugly, the Aeroflow. If that doesn't work, I may shoot myself. Perhaps the holes in my head will work like NACA ducts.
  6. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    I forgot to mention this. It may again be my imagination, but I thought the front end felt a little lighter, less planted, as well.
  7. NYCBlueKnight

    NYCBlueKnight LBD4DL

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    Here's a shot of my ceebaileys. Steve is great with customer service and making sure i have a screen that works for me. Kudos to him. Great screen.
  8. CroMag

    CroMag Gelande Sauté It

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    Hey Blue, what's the specs on your CB? That looks like the size I'm looking for. And where the hell is your snow?:rofl
  9. NYCBlueKnight

    NYCBlueKnight LBD4DL

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    I ordered the tallest and the CB standard width which is wider than stock (otherwise it hits my ascerbis handguards on a hard turn). It is the standard GS touring - not the adventurer. I like to be able to position the angle. It is the light grey color. Ask for steve at cb. tell him you want the same as barry in nyc. he knows my name. I am 6'2" and this has great coverage. attached is another shot of the screen height. hope this helps.
  10. Max

    Max generic humanoid

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    I posted a mini-review and a couple of pics of my Ztechnik in the equipment forum under the "Ztechnik 1150 GS" thread. I should have posted it here. Oh well, Here is a picture I didn't post in that thread to make up for it.

    later,
  11. J. Lawson

    J. Lawson Solo Cosmic Wanderer

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    I just recently completed a 4500 mile solo trip to the Southwest This was the first long ride with the Aeroflow. I rode in everything from 93 deg heat to 27 deg cold, some rain and some snow. Lot's of evil head and cross winds in Northern NM and AZ.

    I remain absolutely satisfied with my Aeroflow screen. No buffeting ever, even into 40mph gusts. Never used electric clothing under my Belstaff clothing. Yes I did start to get uncomfortably warm between Phoenix and Vegas, but thankfully that part of the ride only lasted half a day.

    I am 6'5" with a 33" inseam and 37" sleeve. I am very long waisted and use the tall screen. I only got nailed by a few bugs in the top of my Schuberth, my feet and the sides of my lower legs. The screen gets most of the bugs, including a fair amount that get sucked behind the screen and slide up the inside to their fate.

    I hope this doesn't sound too much like a testimonial but by golly, I'm a satisfied customer...
  12. Lashito

    Lashito Wanderlusterer

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    Man, I've got the GSAdventure and have been trying to figure out a good solution to the wind. When I'm in the twisties and around town, I like my screen. When I'm on the Interstate, I hate it. Though not usually on the Interstate, when I am, it's for long periods of time, giving me time to really, really hate the noise and buffeting.

    I prefer to sit pretty tall on the bike most of the time, so I've got full-on air on my helmet. Over 70 it gets annoying, and over 90 a real pain. But when I hold my hand up sideways over the screen, it is MUCH better. Which got me thinking about the little clip on screen/spoiler/wing thing shown earlier in this thread. I think it would work about perfect, and I could attach it when I hit the Interstate, remove it the rest of the time. But, when I go to the manufacture's site, it's all in German, and I can't find the wing.

    Anyone got any advice? Anyone know of another like product I could try?

    If I can't get something like this to work, cheap, I'm going to have to take the truck on my long, gotta get there quick, trips. Or buy a taller shield, but I like mine except at high speed. It would be a whole lot cooler to ride.

    Cheers...
    Lashito
  13. Killen

    Killen Been here awhile

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    The Aeroflow will solve the problems you are describing. period.

    Love what it has done for me.


    Killen

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  14. BeeCeeGS

    BeeCeeGS WeaponOfMassDestruction

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    I notice the same thing when I hold my hand up over the screen, but having tried slightly higher screens without much improvement, I think it may have more to do with my arm being in a different position. YMMV.
  15. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    If you guys ae talking about the Touratech spoiler, I have one and it doesn't make a bit of difference.

    However, don't take my word for it - buy it from me and find out for yourself.



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  16. Fyrmd

    Fyrmd Been here awhile

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    My biggest complaint of the stock shield, is the wind on my shoulders. I bought a C-Bailey adventure screen that was taller and wider and it really didn't work for me. Part of the appeal of the GS is the look, and if your screen gets too big, I think you loose this. That would be my objection to the Aeroflow. You might as well buy yourself a GoldWing. They were kind enough to take it back, which I thought was awesome. I then bought a touring (wunderlich copy) screen from C-Bailey, and I really like it. No more buffeting on the shoulders any more, slightly noticible on the head. But, I do want to know that I am on a motorbike, not in a cage. I am 6' tall, 34" inseam, Sargent seat in top slot.
  17. spilferderber

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    question: can I mount the BMW R1200C tall windshield on my BMW R1150R?
  18. freeheel

    freeheel It's come to this.

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    I just installed an MRA screen. www.mra.de It is the split screen that is available here, but I got it from Germany to save a few $. At any rate it does a much better job than the Givi. Had the bike to 110 without much head buffet at all. Over 90 the Givi made my head shake so badly I never went that fast.

    The only issue is that more air now comes up into my helmet than before and with contacts my eyes get a bit dry. Other than that quite an improvement but not perfrect.
  19. Froggy

    Froggy n00b

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    Hi Jim,
    I have been experimenting with the Laminar Lip on my adventure. I'm 6' and the lip has defenitely helped as far as noise reduction, but at high speed my head gets the shake. I have been modifying the angle of the screen (by making it adjustable ... like the GS) and this seems to be the answer. I do need to ride a bit more with this arrangement to make a final call.

    Marc.
  20. Froggy

    Froggy n00b

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    Hi Jim,
    I have been experimenting with the Laminar Lip on my adventure. I'm 6' and the lip has defenitely helped as far as noise reduction, but at high speed my head gets the shake. I have been modifying the angle of the screen (by making it adjustable ... like the GS) and this seems to be the answer. I do need to ride a bit more with this arrangement to make a final call.

    Marc.