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. m931a2

    m931a2 Been here awhile Supporter

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    put the balls of your duck feet on the peg and you will stop scraping your feet. I’m your size and that’s what I had to do. My feet are so big I can’t shift in a sharp turn or my feet will hit. :muutt
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  2. overlander

    overlander Gravel Travel Tours Supporter

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    I've had GSs ever since they were introduced and I currently have a bunch of different shields: hi and low; Tobinators; added Laminair and deflectors ad-nauseum to them and with out a doubt I have noticed an impressive and pleasant improvement over all others when I installed the CalSci unit on my 2002 GSA. Ain't going back! I'm 6'5" and love it! I don't believe it to be a particularly tall version either as I prefer to peer over the top of the screen while seated normally. Can't comment how they work on newer bikes like the water cooled versions much but I definitely will buy another one for my newer bikes! Also i have lowered pegs on all my bikes including TT low mounts, Pivot-pegs and Power-Pegs along with exended and repositioned shifters and custom raised seats by any number of manufacturers.
  3. GymJim

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    The x-creen on my original BMW stock windscreen solved the problem in the end. Thanks.
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  4. dave 6h

    dave 6h Been here awhile

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    I used the little flip screen like this, clean air, even better than the CalSci screen I got. A047629C-FE48-4BA7-A4B7-3F739816CE88.jpeg
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  5. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Administrator Super Moderator

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    There are deflector screens on the sides? Can you show the view from rider's perspective?
  6. dave 6h

    dave 6h Been here awhile

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    C62467EB-DE32-430E-A876-C2698184F2CC.jpeg AF304010-A37F-4669-85E2-8C6768E1FEA0.jpeg Yep
  7. dave 6h

    dave 6h Been here awhile

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    The side deflectors came from eBay.
    I made some from cardboard to see if they worked before buying.
  8. Jrney

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    I put a plus 2" windshield from Z-Tecknik on both my '09 and my '12 R1200 GSA's. I'm 6'1", so not supertall, but along with the GSA side deflectors it really improved noise and buffeting. They make a plus 4" model for taller riders.
    I also put a plus 2" Z-Technik windshield on my 2019 R1250 GSA and although it drastically improved buffeting over the stock windshield, the 1250 takes a narrower windshield and a lot of air gets around the sides and hits me in the chest and belly. Wind noise is significantly higher with the wethead than the camhead.