F800gs...Touring screens? you got one ? Lets us see um!

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  1. JMB1

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  2. Boxmonkey

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    Christof, do you have any measurements of the area you cut out, and the tool used?
  3. valMoto

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    wind is now directed slightly to the top of my helmet. not as quiet as i was expecting, but slightly better than stock.

    i found that it was wind noise was a lot less when i didnt use my XD3 or removed the bill.
  4. Christof

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    Sure. 80mm wide and 68mm high. (3.25" x 2.75 ?) The plastic is really soft and easy to cut without cracking.
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    Cover the area with tape to prevent scratching.
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    The jig saw had a fine tooth wood blade in it. A metal cutting blade would work too.
    Just cut it slow and easy.
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    I used a brad point 13mm drill. If you don't have a brad point, drill a small pilot hole first. I drilled at each radius.
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    Then you have to sand it smooth. Glue a piece of 80 grit sandpaper to a 1" wide thin piece of plywood or wood (or use double sided tape). A paint stir stick would be perfect. Use this sanding block to straighten out any waves in the cut. Then use progressively finer paper to bring it up to a very smooth surface. It sands really easily. Finish it with some very fine rubbing and polishing compounds to give it a mirror finish.

    I own a boat building shop, so all these materials were at hand. If you just sand it with very fine paper, it's not bad. Just don't skip any of the grits.
  5. Geoffster

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    • WRS windscreen •

    It was an epic hassle to obtain because it has no U.S. importer, however, it has exceeded my expectations.

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    Awesome! :thumb
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    eddyturn Eternal Wannabe Supporter

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    So where did you get it and what was the epic hassle? Coming from Europe if I remember correctly.
  8. Geoffster

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    I had to order by email from Marco (info@wrs.sm), had to encourage him to drop the VAT by having it sent to a friend's m/c shop, had to pay via PayPal, had to be patient while the export docs were being prepared, and had to watch it crawl across the globe via the DHL website.

    model BM9002
  9. 2Stamp

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    I may have to try this. I haven't ridden with the stock screen in 3 years (been using a Madstad screen) but sometimes it blocks too much air that is needed on hot days. I'll see how this works. Thanks.
  10. BimmerSI

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    Hi lads,
    I bought Puig Touring screen for my F650GS Twin. I must admit that I am a bit dissapointed. There might be less wind directly to my helmet, but there is more rumble noise. From 80km/h on I can not hear engine anymore.
    I am 176cm in hight. Of course it is hard to compare with with your opinion because of various factors. I might start looking for even larger screen... :(

    Here is a picture of Puig installed on my yesterday ride at Nockalm Strasse road in Austria.
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  11. 1world1life

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    Any idea whether this WRS screen fits a 2014 F800gs? I'm not sure if the screen mountings have changed over the years?

    Looks a really smart screen and I'm torn between this and the MRA vario touring screen. Anyone tried both?

    Craig
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    I like my Cee Baileys. It goes well with the bike and does a very good job! I'm 5'4" and I have the 16" and it work very good for me. It has the bar, so a nice place for the GPS. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    ZTechnik VStream Sport for F700GS.

    Pros:
    - uses oem mounting points
    - look reasonably good

    Cons:
    - noisy
    - most of the wind is deflected from torso to the helmet area
    - uses oem mounting points while being a larger shield - this results in some vibration of the shield near the top
    - only available in dark smoke - way too dark for my comfort

    Final verdict: I'd rather stick with the OEM shield.

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  14. gleyfman

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    Aeroflow makes exactly that. Take a look at their "off-road" screens:
    http://aeroflowscreens.com/F650_800_GS/F650GS_F800GS_Sport.htm

    I have a "short" and it's just covering instrument panel.

  15. Schai

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    I have a Cal Sci. I put a plate behind the vent hole deflecting the air up closer along the rear windshield and it made a BIG difference in lifting the flow line, cutting wind noise and buffeting.

    Steve
  16. Makikes

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    Hey Geoffster, that WRS screen looks great! Does it perform well too?
  17. Geoffster

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    I'm completely pleased with it for warm weather riding. It takes 100% of the wind blast off my torso, while leaving my head in 99% clear air. My ONLY reservation is cool mornings (50s). I might reinstall my tall Moose shield when winter rolls around. But for now, I'm loving it.
  18. Stephenmarklay

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    That is one great looking screen.
  19. pimvddoel

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    Nice topic, nice pics. Amazed how big the aftermarket is...

    I got questions on the PM asking what screen I have: here it is. Wunderlich. Just 3cm too short to really have no buffeting. I'm 1.85m.
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  20. hellyhans

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    hey guys... Moose Racing makes 2 screens for the 800GS
    a 2" and a 4"... it's pretty cheap also.. about 80$
    I'm wondering if 4" would be good for me.. I'm 5'10 with the stock seat.


    Now, my buddy has a 800GSA and his screen is pretty good for me.. but I didn't do any measurements and he's gone on vacation.

    Can someone tell me the stock height of a GSA windscreen vs the 800GS ?

    if possible to get the measurements from the OEM mounting screws.

    People should also tell us how many inches are their windscreens from the mounting screws so we get an idea of the difference.