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Abnormally tall GSA riders how did you reduce buffeting and make your bike more tall guy friendly?

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by lacofdfireman, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. Bulletproofauto

    Bulletproofauto Adventurer

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    I've just installed a two piece heated Corbin. I'm really happy with it. The stock seat was too soft, the Sargent I had was too firm and the Corbin feels just right.

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  2. WyldCFH

    WyldCFH Been here awhile

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    I had a Corbin on my Triumph Rocket III and thought it was great, but you don't hear much about them here for the GS. And with so many manufacturers making seats for the GS, it is easy to get stuck in deciding.
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  3. Muskyjerk

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  4. WyldCFH

    WyldCFH Been here awhile

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    There was a thread recently, within the last week or two, that someone had done the very thing you asked. I do not recall if they mentioned cable routing or lengthening
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  5. WyldCFH

    WyldCFH Been here awhile

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    Here ya go >>> https://advrider.com/f/threads/what...dventure-today.836894/page-1412#post-37611896
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  6. Castos

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    I installed the Wunderlick Risers and it was not necessary to reroute or lengthen the cables and wires.
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  7. TTJosh

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    I'm 6'7" riding a 2012 GSA ADV and do not like long walks on the beach.
    Stock windshield + Laminair windscreen farkle. Stock seat in H/H configuration. Stock pegs.
    This is new to me, I'm back riding after 20 years off the bike.
    I'm getting buffeting at highway speeds (70 mph'ish). If I duck my head only a few inches I'm in clean air.
    The stock windshield is all the way forward...tried it all the way back no difference.
    Suck it up buttercup or am I missing something?
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  8. Ray R

    Ray R Long timer Supporter

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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned a screen from Calsci. I had one on my 2009 GSA, and at 6'4", it worked great!
    I also had a Mr Ed's Moto custom seat that was all day comfortable.
    On my 2016 GSA, I'm using the Puig screen and a BMW rally seat also customized by Mr Ed's Moto.
    I had lower pegs on both as well.
    Iliumworks on the 2009, and BMW Enduro pegs on the 2016.
    I'll also add that the 2009 had a more relaxed leg position than the 2016. I wish they would have kept the same ergos on the WC bikes as the Hex/Cam head bikes.
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  9. lacofdfireman

    lacofdfireman Long timer Supporter

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    Ya I worked 97 24hr shifts of OT last year. To many. I’m on target to beat that number already by a fair bit this year.
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  10. TheHooter

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    This thread is right up my alley! I'm a Mongoloid type 6'5" kinda like Big John but more like Mongo...Mongo like candy :imaposer I've got a 2012 GSA and with the factory windscreen I got A LOT of buffeting at highway speeds. After installing the Cyclops bulbs we figerrd out if we cut off the tittiboob on the "locking disc" on the windshield and swapped them around it gave me another 1-2 inches in windshield height. No more buffeting = happy rider.


    https://advrider.com/f/threads/what-have-you-done-to-your-gs-or-gs-adventure-today.836894/page-1287
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  11. KemoSabe1943

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    I am same height of you, riding a stock windshield/wings. Looks like your bike has a much shorter windshield than mine. Get a taller screen. I don't have the buffeting you speak of and I"ve ridden 99,644 miles with the stock screen. Bill Mayer seat.
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  12. lacofdfireman

    lacofdfireman Long timer Supporter

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    What is this modification you speak of?
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  13. Tor

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    6' 2" on a 2015 GSA. Using a Puig with aftermarket windshield brackets on both sides. Rock solid.

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  14. Jarniscipus

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    Same on the Puig works pretty good, also on long highway rides, I might lower the seat, although I prefer it up
    6'2"
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  15. cpallen

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    Google “Tinu’s Things” on Shapeways.com. He sells several ingenious parts he designed and Shapeways 3D prints. The windshield brackets alter the angle of the windshield increasing the size of the bubble.

    The OEM BMW headlight protector cleans up the airflow at the front of the bike and the two parts are complementary.

    I would give you more info but I’m out of town with only my phone. There are threads on advrider for both.
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  16. cwjb

    cwjb Been here awhile

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    6'3". Long torso. I've been very happy with a +1" Rocky Mayer saddle, Rox risers, and a Puig racing screen. I don't know if I'll leave it on for the winter but I've really enjoyed it so far. I've also been using Barkbusters hand guards without the plastic covers.
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  17. Toomanysecrets

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    6’5” Added Black Dog risers (40mm) which made immediate improvement on wrist angle/comfort, and went with the BMW adjustable foot pegs which gave me an extra inch of legroom. Plus the gold anodized look really compliments the Kalamata color and the gold brake calipers...a bonus that I appreciate. This coupled with the seat in the high position (front and back) has resulted in a very comfortable ride.

    I must be the lucky odd guy out because I haven’t been bothered by buffeting at all thus far. I initially assumed the highest position would be the best since I’m so tall but have found that it’s actually better for me a couple turns down from fully raised. That position provides a really nice sweet spot that provides good airflow into my helmet on those hot days without any negative consequences of buffeting. Might be worth trying for some of you to see if you luck out like me.
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  18. BlackDogCycleWorks

    BlackDogCycleWorks Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Thanks for choosing our risers. Nearly every rider, if you do any off-road, will benefit from a better positioning with risers when standing. We've got riders under 6ft using 40mm risers because they do a lot of dirt on their GS bikes and it makes their standing position perfect.

    -Black Dog Cycle Works
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  19. Toomanysecrets

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    Price wise they are right on par with the other manufacturers...total honesty...it was the dog logo that ultimately swayed my vote. I love my dogs. LOL.

    Seriously though, I’d recommend your product to anyone. There is a noticeable difference when a company takes pride in their machining and finishing and you guys have absolutely done that.
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  20. BlackDogCycleWorks

    BlackDogCycleWorks Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Thank you for the strong recommendation. We really appreciate it!

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