Windscreen FAQ

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

  1. CCRyder

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    FYI to interested parties:

    For those of you still experimenting with windshields, you may want to check out the "new" Parabellum offering. It is not new, totally....well, they have been selling one like it for the F650 model, now they affer it for the GS. It is a handlebar mount shield, if you want to see what it looks like on a 650, check out their website. They do not currently have photos of it on an 1150, but its basically the same. I just got one, haven't ridden but about 50 miles so far....but personally I think it will be what I wanted. Had the MRA Vario, but needed more...thought the Aeroflow might be too much for hot weather(which we have plenty of here in GA. Obviously, we riders vary as to personal likes/dislikes concerning noise, buffetting, vision, and overall air flow needs while riding. Guess that is why there are so many different types of shields, and there may be no "one" perfect shield for everyone. Just thought I'd throw one more variable into the forum to magnify the confusion.
    One other note: charlie (at parabellum) is interested in feedback from the GS community on how/if the shield works out for riders. He sounds like he would listen to suggestions, and possibly incorporate some. Of course, he wants a product that sells well,aka satisfied customers= more sales and profit for his company. So, if you have recently bought one of these models from them, email them wth your comments or suggestions.
  2. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Hey CC, got a digi cam? Post a pic. :nod
  3. chadhargis

    chadhargis Too tall for sportbikes

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    Holy smokes...I thought my Aeroflow was ugly...that Parabellum is REALLY hard on the eyes. Of course, it it works....who cares!

    Since they are moving the screen so close to the rider, it should work very well. It's an interesting idea.
  4. Arch

    Arch Incurable Gearhead

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    Man you ain't kiddin', Chad!...

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    Call me vain, but...

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  5. zero-zero

    zero-zero Horny Horned One

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    Arg! Ow! Oof!

    Damn, I must be :ymca, because I do. That is by far the ugliest screen I've seen on a GS, and I've seen a lot.

    I am discombobulated by the sight. I feel anasapeptic - transmoptic, I'd say. Even Consfixcious! :flush :puke2
  6. eap

    eap El Adventurero Solitario

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    OK - won't somebody shoot that poor thing and put it out it's misery...:(:
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  7. chadhargis

    chadhargis Too tall for sportbikes

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    Hey...it may be ugly, but if it works then it's beautiful!

    Sorta like that fat girl I picked up at a bar one night....but that's another story.
  8. sherpa

    sherpa ...Robert

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    Looks to me like you will be looking through the screen to see your gauges...
  9. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    Butt Fuggly! I don't give a rat's ass how well it works- THAT is not getting near my bike. I'd buy a fuggin' gold wing-o-bago before I'd ride with that snot blocker!:huh :arg :umph :puke1 :scratch :eek2 :nono :eek1 :yikes :eek:ogle :dood :nah :moon :ymca :2cry :babe :puke2 :waysad :uhoh :loco
  10. impi

    impi Long timer

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    Whoaa :eek2 :eek2

    Now that's ugly.
  11. CCRyder

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    :confused I don't know about you guys, but the GS isn't exactly perceived as a "pretty bike " anyway, so :stfu , then :eatme , then kiss my :moon , and as Forrest Gump once said, "that's all I have to say about that."

    the shield works. it still gets enough air underneath to be good for hot days, its smoother, quieter, sturdier than the vario and I like it . Passenger reports much smoother ride as well.

    But, don't take my word for it, go ahead and try 2 or 3 other screens that don't work well (but are "pretty") first!!:):
  12. Arch

    Arch Incurable Gearhead

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    Tons of us think they're sorta cool looking. :1drink

    Promise? :rofl

    That thing could create an air pocket still enough to air condition or heat at a 100mph, it could clean itself, it could make me invisible to radar ... and it would still be intolerable to look at. :arg















    Pssssst. Yo, CCRyder, just havin' some fun. Eye of the beholder & all that. More power to ya for finding personal windscreen nirvana...

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  13. CCRyder

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    thanks Arch, I was just having fun with all the cool smilies anyway...I think the GS is a very uniquely good looking bike myself, wouldn't have bought it if I didn't like the looks, same with the shield. To each his own.:rofl
  14. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Here are a couple of shots of CC's bike. There are also more in G-spot, here.

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  15. wxwax

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    2nd shot.

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  16. RTinNC

    RTinNC Long timer

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    It that were a woman there would not be enough beer to pretty her up! I am open for options that work but my lord that is one nasty look!
  17. impi

    impi Long timer

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    I guess it depends what you want to do with the bike - look at it or ride it. I prefer to ride so I live with the cosmetically challenged Aeroflow. Good thing is that there is a brand new even uglier Parabellum screen on the market for the GS. So The Aero ain't that bad any more.
  18. RTinNC

    RTinNC Long timer

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    The Aeroflow is looking pretty damn sexy to me compared to the new Parabellum.
  19. Fyrmd

    Fyrmd Been here awhile

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    I don't think that the GS looks odd at all. It is a timeless design that just works. The Aeroflow shield detracts from the appearance of the bike. I picked up a Cee Bailey touring screen, and the buffeting is greatly reduced. And the screen looks good on the bike! It is still small enough to not be in the way while using the bike off road.
    If you don't want any wind on you, go buy a Gold Wing.
  20. Lashito

    Lashito Wanderlusterer

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    I installed my tall aeroflow last week on my GSA, and the difference is fabulous. Well worth the $500 I had to spend on the screen and standard GS screen mounting hardware. Actually, I say that, but the thing is pretty damn expensive.

    At any rate, it is awesome. Took it for a ride on the parkway without ear protection, and SO much better. Thought it might be too tall, but it's perfect. Fine in the twisties and great in the straights. I'm 6'0" and can see over the screen just fine. I've heard the seat is higher on the adv. Can't wait to head to the rally in WVA, which looks like my next long ride. Hopefully see some of you kids up there.

    The only problem I had so far, and I haven't had it in the heat, is that in the cool air, my helmet was fogging up, from lack of airflow behind the screen. This, I can deal with. Buffetting I cannot.

    Cheers...