Windscreen FAQ

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

  1. mtbenson

    mtbenson Been here awhile

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    What he said!

    The AF330 and Adventure winglets have made me a happy GSer.
  2. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Probably a good way to go. I'm same height and went with the Wunderlich Vario 2 piece screen for my GS and it is a tremendous improvement over stock and stock plus laminar lip, but I'm so so on the looks and at idle it shakes like a paint mixer due to the two piece design.
  3. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    When it is all the way down, where does the air hit you?
  4. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    It comes with a tall screen and a short screen...never tried the small one and never tried the tall one in the lower position....had given up trying to find a low screen that will work. I forget the exact measurements, but as I recall where I have it set it's about 2" taller than a stock GSA screen.
  5. mac62

    mac62 One more thin gypsy thief

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    The SAENG edging is a triumph of theoretical flow dynamics and marketing over actual engineering. At the speeds motorcycles travel, and under the varying wind conditions (direction, wind speed, etc), there is simply no discernible effect from the minimal spoilage of airflow the edging provides. That said, I don't doubt for a second that they can demonstrate some effect in a wind tunnel under ideal conditions.
  6. Pongo

    Pongo Been here awhile

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    I ground off the whole alignment nib.Lets me put up the screen just a little more so the turbulent air goes over my head.
    Its a sure improvement from the highest normal setting,
  7. '05Train

    '05Train Mind is not for rent

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    That's on the list of things to try. I've got one of the Touratech spoilers on the way, so I'll give that a shot first.
  8. irongrady

    irongrady Been here awhile

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    The tall BMW windscreen and adventure winglets have been the perfect setup for me on the GS. I'm 6ft even about 170..
  9. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    I mean, if you hold your hand in front of your stomach while riding, how far up do you have to raise your hand to feel where the wind coming over the screen hits you? I was hoping for that info with your adjustable screen at its lowest setting.
  10. aschnell

    aschnell Adventurer

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    I have the wunderlich adjustable screen. Hot here yesterday so I rode with it in the lower position. I think the wind hit my chest/shoulders, but want paying that close attention. Lots of airflow on my whole helmet. But I don't know if I have the large or small upper shield on (think it is taller) or where I have it bolted up . That setup has so many adjustments. There are quick release levers to move the Shield up and down(which I can do while riding), but the upper shield also has slots to move it up and down where it is bolted to the supports (can't do while riding, may need a tool as well? )
    I am 6 ft, I like the screen. Hated how hot I got with the stock adv screen, now I can raise /lower based on temp and weather while moving. In the upper position I seem to get less buffeting than stock adv screen. I ride a Ds helmet with a small visor on it.
  11. DownunderBrian

    DownunderBrian B2

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    I was just about to order my Givi AF330 when I noticed this warninig on the twisted throttle website..

    This screen does not fit the 2010 and later models. The two pivot points on the front of the screen were previously fitted with shouldered plastic washers. The 2010 redesign omitted these washers. The hole in the 2010 model is technically too large for this screen application. A spacer or washer will be needed to to take up that space and install the screen properly. We do not have a simple solution for the 2010 and later model years so it is not a recommended application. Buy and install at your own risk and ingenuity on the 2010 and later R1200GS. Works flawlessly for model years 2004-2009

    What?? Anyone with a 2010+ got one of these screens fitted? Givi website also says up to 2009, although I did not find this disclaimer on givi website.

    Bummer... :cry Back to the drawing board.
  12. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    6'6" here, tried GS, GS+Winglets, GSA, GSA+Touratech extender, ZTechnik VStream Z2418 tall screen....
    the VStream being the best but also the most heavy and the least fun screen.
    Settled on this during the warmer months. Wunderlich Flowjet, not cheap but the bike is much more fun with it.

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  13. Monsignore

    Monsignore Plunger Boy

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    The wife & I rode down from Queens, NYC to Williamsburg, VA over Memorial Day weekend via DE1, US113, US13. 830-mile round trip. First off, stoopid me for not realizing that was a big beach weekend and I chose a major beach road. <facepalm>

    The screen directed a lot more air to my sides, which flowed almost directly into the torso vents of my Tourmaster Transition I. The top laminar flow went over my helmet (I'm 6'1", 32" inseam) such that I could ride with the faceshield up at 80mph with no problem.

    I got the new screen because the stocker directed the wind right into my wife's helmet (5'2", 26" inseam) and rattled her head around like a pebble in a tin can. She reported that she got less air on her sides with the Aeroflow but that her head was rattle-free. I could also hear her better over the AutoComm (when it wasn't cutting out midw-).

    Overall, we're both very happy with the Aeroflow Sport Tall. :thumb

    I am able to easily see over the top of the screen, and I even got fewer bug splats on my face shield (except for that big sucker that suddenly smacked me on the cheek on I-64 and nearly made me poop my pants).
  14. ikonoklass

    ikonoklass Kountersteering Krew

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    The key is, with enough patience (and money), you can figure out an excellent solution. In my case, a +4/+2 Cee Baileys, Winglets, and a Laminar Lip, and it's just fantastic.
  15. Gompie

    Gompie Been here awhile

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    hi, are your really 100% out of the turbulent flow with the Flowjet? I'm 6.4, have the flowjet, but my seat is higher than yours. I find that if i sit 'active', forward & like a girl (back arched in) it is heaven. When i slump back like the typical male I start to pick up some turbulence at the bottom of my helmet
    Your Flowjet looks good in black. Mine's white, inside painted black, and i've set it further back (and higher, only used one bolt each side) so the pointed bits are in the same plane as the headlights. It has less angle too that way, but frankly it's there for the looks & instrument glare only. Having no screen is the same from an airflow point of view...
  16. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    I've abandoned my adaptation of putting the AF-330 movable section onto a standard Givi replacement screen, which was an effort to raise the overall height. There was so much flexing at speed that I feared it would break as I rode along.

    I have gone back to standard AF-330 configuration. But, what I am doing now in HOT weather, is just pulling the movable section off and keeping it in my top box in an old cloth helmet bag. The lower section that ls left is low enough that I get lots of air right on my helmet, allowing vents to flow air.
  17. Buccleuch

    Buccleuch Resistance is futile.

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    I just put a Givi AF330 screen and Cee Bailey wind wings on my '08 GS.

    I was looking forward to a ride to the office this morning. I was wondering, "Will I be able to tell any difference? Was all this really worth the money?"

    WOW!!!

    Why didn't I do this when the bike was new? I'm now riding in still air at 75mph! No buffeting, and very little wind noise at helmet level. Earplugs were a necessity at highway speeds, but now, I'm not really sure I need them!

    Thanks for everyone's input on the Windscreen FAQ!

    WA.
  18. Matt

    Matt Dirt Virgin

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    I've got a lightly scratched screen for my 1150 Adventure and want to cut it down for a "summer screen".

    What's the best way to cut and polish the screen and does anyone have a suggested height I should go for?

    Cheers,

    Matt
  19. Zephyr20

    Zephyr20 n00b

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    After reading this thread and others for hours, I still haven't figured out which screen is going to work best for me on my R1100GS.
    I am thinking either the Vario 2-piece unit from Wundrlich or the tall touring version from ZTechnik. I am 6'2" with a 33" inseam, and the seat in the high position.
    If anyone could provide some feedback I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thanks!
  20. Oggie

    Oggie Been here awhile

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    I am in the same boat on not knowing what one/type of windscreen extender to get (6'4"), but leaning to the Touratech extender as I am not liking the looks of the taller windscreens, but like the look of the ones that have the extenders clipped or even hand built.