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Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by apexal, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. That.guy

    That.guy Been here awhile

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    Haha...that MFer got 10¢ from me clicking that link and I get this shit...
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  2. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    Don't feel bad! Years ago I installed a new heated shield on my wifes snowmobile helmet... We went out for a ride and she was way behind. I stopped at a trail intersection and talked to a couple guys while I waited for her. I told then that usually my wife is up my ass when riding and today she is way behind.
    When we finally got back to camp I realized I failed to peel one of the protective layers off the shield when installing it.
    I am still reminded of it after 15 years...
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  3. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Would 850GS-A owner with an aftermarket screen wants to sell me their stock GSA windscreen & adjustable mounting bracket??

    Did a long wknd and I HAVE to have a bigger screen. My ears barely survived the flappy turbulence.
  4. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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  5. burangs

    burangs Javenturer

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    I have always felt that windscreens may be the single most personal item on a bike. There are so many factors determining their ultimate effectiveness ... what works for one person is misery for another. Case in point: I actually went the opposite direction and replaced my 850GSA screen with the smaller 750GS screen. The goal was an unencumbered flow to my head —which I have found smooth and quiet with the appropriate helmet.
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  6. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    And seats!
    I am 5'9". You?
  7. burangs

    burangs Javenturer

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    5’-10”

    But that is just one variable. I have a short inseam and long torso. I sit on a lowered seat with stock reach to the bars. I use any of 4 or 5 different helmets and occasionally wear earplugs. Currently, there are no mods to the front beak area. It is remarkable the variances there can be. A great playground for all of this has been my RTs with their electronic windscreens. I can try all sorts of arrangements.
  8. Pipeman

    Pipeman Been here awhile Supporter

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    That is the one I have been using all summer I also added the MRA sport clip on visor to it and all is perfect now, I am also 5’10”
  9. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Hoping that I won't need the spoiler... I am flirting with the smallest screen I can get that might still do the job for me.
    If this doesn't work, the 18" Madstad is likely next on my list.
  10. marathonpaul

    marathonpaul Miles to go B4 I sleep Supporter

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    On another front, I have a 850 GSA Factory lowered, but needed another inch or so lower. I got a HyperPro spring set (SP-BM08-SSC044). And I'm a happy camper. Got my bike a little lower, and it even seems to ride a bit smoother.
  11. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    So wait, you got a lowered bike, then raised it? Or lowered it further?
  12. marathonpaul

    marathonpaul Miles to go B4 I sleep Supporter

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    Sorry, poor grammar... I needed to lower it further.
  13. Gyrolion

    Gyrolion Adventurer

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  14. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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  15. Gyrolion

    Gyrolion Adventurer

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    I guess you never bought an aftermarket item for your bike?
  16. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    Is anyone looking for BMW GSA pannier racks for their GS?
  17. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    The brace is to fix the BMW factory bars on the GSA. Wunderlich owes nobody anything for the design weakness, they just identified it and developed a product to fix it.
  18. dolomite

    dolomite Adventurer

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    What options do I have for raising the rear brake lever? It doesn't seem to be adjustable from what I see, but it's just too low to be useful.
  19. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    I just clamped a couple large vise grips on to it and bent it where it needed to be. Simple as that. Don't knock the bike over in the process.
    First time you drop on the right it will get bent anyway, and this is how I would fix that... So why not be pre-emptive :)
  20. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Somehow this WRS Caponord windscreen came from Italy in 2 business days! (ordered Thursday, had it on my porch Monday afternoon - how??) It has some very nice subtle curves to it. A good amount of extra coverage. I am very pleased with the way it matches the bike. Can't wait to try it, hopefully it does the job.

    INSTALLATION COMMENTS ADDED:
    * I had to verrrrry slightly dremel the top holes to be better lined up with the mounting points. I may have been able to get it on without doing so but I am too anal...
    Looks to be plenty of space now for now moving the Nav up above the TFT dash.

    ** HOWEVER my mirrors did contact the screen at first. I solved this by loosening the mirror stalks and rotating them toward the back just a 1/2" or so. The handguards rotate with them, and do come within a couple mm of touching the screen but don't. I'm a little worried about those displacing if I drop the bike, which would push them into the screen. Hopefully I will be replacing those with a rigid product before that happens.

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