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F850GSA Windscreen

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Iceberg-33, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. Iceberg-33

    Iceberg-33 n00b

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    I read some rumors that the windscreen on the 2019 F850GS Adventure is not the same as the 850GS. I have the GSA Rallye with the short sport screen and want a touring screen, what can I replace it with? I'm afraid to order an aftermarket 850GS screen for my 850GSA and have it not fit.

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  2. WindyTX

    WindyTX n00b

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    I have the Puig Your Race screen , it doesn't work for me too much buffeting matter how I adjust it. I have it on an F750gs so would probably be the same geometry. It may work for some 5-7or under.
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  3. slawthecyclist

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    what's needed guys, is to measure the distance between the bolt centres, on both the non adjustable and adjustable fitments, I too am interested in this as I will soon be the proud owner of a 850gsa and it comes with the smaller screen. I have an idea that the bolt holes are located differently
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  4. slawthecyclist

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    I thought the ralle model came with gold rims?
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  5. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Iceberg - Hello!
    I recommend taking a good read through the merged 750/850 accessories thread, as well as I think there is another thread possibly out there with windscreen information too. Many windscreen options are discussed at length, but here is what I think it boils down to...
    It seems there are three different screens for these bikes, the ultra mini 750 screen, the medium size 8 50 screen, and then the GSA screen. You will have to check that thread but I don't think they are all compatible with each other, although two might be.
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  6. Iceberg-33

    Iceberg-33 n00b

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    I got mine with black wheels as part of a deal with the dealer. Someone wanted gold rims on their green bike, I was okay parting ways for black for a $1000 discount
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  7. burangs

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    I bought the tiny OEM 750 shield for my GSA for the lovely South Carolina summer heat —no fit problems at all.
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  8. Iceberg-33

    Iceberg-33 n00b

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    Do you know what touring screens would fit my bike? I need something more mid range, not short or super tall. I'm a short guy so a slightly bigger than rallye screen will do it for me.
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  9. burangs

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    I have only used the two shields mentioned. I think that the WRS Caponords would be my first choice for a third party shield, but I have no first hand experience with them.
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  10. slawthecyclist

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    Good call fella,
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  11. Iceberg-33

    Iceberg-33 n00b

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    I got a really good deal on it ~$15600 OTD with 300 miles on it.
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  12. Iceberg-33

    Iceberg-33 n00b

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    Are you saying the 750 wind screen fits on the 850GSA. Does this mean I can buy an aftermarket 750 screen and swap it on my 850GSA?
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  13. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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  14. burangs

    burangs Javenturer

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    The only thing that I can say for sure is that the OEM 750 shield that I bought ... bolted directly onto my 850GSA without any modification to the shield or the bike/mount.

    That would lead me to believe that there should be no difference, but I agree with the post above. There are a lot of options (and opinions) out there.
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  15. Iceberg-33

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    I'm gonna take a gamble and buy an 750 GS touring screen from puig, if the bolts don't line up I'll just return it without a scratch
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  16. slawthecyclist

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    JACKPOT! that's what I wanted to hear, thank you
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  17. burangs

    burangs Javenturer

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    HOLD THAT THOUGHT!

    After looking at a picture of a 750, I am not certain that what I bought was from a 750 and not a regular 850. Below is a screenshot of my actual purchase. It was labeled as 750, but I think that is wrong?

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  18. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Haha
    F BMW for making this such a shit show.
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  19. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    The bracket that holds the windshield on a 750 is shorter (Less distance between mounting holes) than an 850 I believe the 850 standard and the 850 GSA will accept the same windshields.
    If you notice most aftermarket suppliers have the price for the 750 windshields higher than the 850 because they include an 850 bracket or adapter with the windshield or sell a bracket separately.
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