Multistrada 1200 - Has anyone solved the wind issue?

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  1. sierrastone

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    Has anyone tried to cut in a hole on stock screen similar to what Calsci has?
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  2. manimal_gts

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    In for later. I noticed quite a bit of buffeting on my stock '14 GTS windscreen, but for aesthetics I cut it similar to the PP version and plasti-dipped it black. I'm curious for solutions on a full screen
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  3. sierrastone

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    Did anyone ever reply to you about spacers for 13-14? Can't believe there is not a solution yet.
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  4. markgsnw

    markgsnw WTF?

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    I've had my 2014 for all of a month now, it's a GT and came with the touring screen, which was nice in the rain riding down from Seattle, but too much of a barn door for me commuting in the summer, and if I'm honest a bit turbulent at highway speeds . I installed a Puig racing screen and it is great, usually I run it in the lower position, on cool mornings I raise it up. Plenty of clean air and reasonably quiet. Terrific design. Looks brilliant in dark smoke.

    I'm 6'3", 34" inseam, dual sport helmet, ear plugs.
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  5. brianpc

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    +1 for the MRA X-Creen, get the clamp-on so you can reuse it on other bikes. I run the Multi GT screen but a tall MRA or Puig screen should work well too.
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  6. Chabba

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    Hi, I ride a Multi 1200 ST (2011) and I am happily sharing my experience with the windscreens for that modell, as I have also been playing around with the mentioned issues... Again to clarify: 2011 - three screws..
    Needless to say, the stock screen had too much buffeting for me in any position and even worse if We were two pax on the bike.
    I replaced it with the VStream mid - that is a big screen and it simply worked fantastically as a windscreen, no buffeting, no noise, no dead insects on the visor.. changing the heigth actually made a difference depending on the various helmets, 2 people on bike, Top Case ..etc etc...its a heavy , tall screen... I could feel the difference doing some fast curves. I did a over 10.000 km Tour through Europe with that screen and I was happy... Until ( and here comes the big BUT ) until I hit stormy / windy weather. Its just a big screen and with strong winds it worked like a sail on the handlebars ! ... I had a few not so nice experiences high up in the mountains on tiny roads... So it had to go.
    I have now mounted the Aztec spacers with a MRA Vario. Much better than the stock, no buffeting, and a lot smaller than the Vstream, so a lot less wind- sensitivity in stormy weather. But of course, smaller screen...less wind protection...I actually feel quite some wind on my chest and helmet, insects on the visor, but in a steady flow ! For me that is a good combo... Also lighter, less weight high up, for sporty riding.. I guess I' ll stick to that screen adapter combo.
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  7. dashredder

    dashredder Just go.

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    Old thread but I wanted to share something that has worked well for me on my 13 Multi GT in case anyone is still looking to seek some silence in air movement.

    I picked up a Cal Sci medium screen and it was a big help over the stock GT screen. I used it for thousands of miles and I was happy with it. Then I found the deal sealer for me. I removed the (admittedly great) stock mirrors and replaced them with bar end mirrors (good, but not a great view). That cleared the roar and buffeting that remained after the OEM screen was removed. Now the "roar" that I had hitting me under my helmet is all but gone and the buffeting is a non issue for day-long interstate rides. You loose some rear view without the stock mirrors, however, silence can be golden. The Cal Sci is a good bit better than the OEM touring screen both with and without the OEM mirrors.
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  8. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Smoove, Smoove like velvet.

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    Which bar ends did you go with, I have CRG arrows on my SDR and they are actually better than stock, a LOT less vibration and a better field of view.
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  9. dashredder

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    I also went with CRG mirrors. I'd agree they have virtually no vibrations and offer a great view, I just thought the oem mirrors were placed so they were ultra easy to see. Never going back though! I think a lot of the roar i heard was coming of the OEM mirrors.
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  10. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Smoove, Smoove like velvet.

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    I haven't even tried my touring screen, I likely won't the PP shorty is all the screen I require.....but I also tour on nakeds, so I am a bit of a freak.
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  11. dashredder

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    I am also a fan of touring on nakeds. Clean air is (even a full blast at highway speeds) is SO MUCH BETTER than the roar and buffeting caused by so many "touring" screens. Even with ear plugs. I have a shorty for my multi also, but I did not use it much because I found the bike still had that "roar" to it. I haven't tried it with the bar end mirrors yet but I bet I'll find it is nice and quiet with calm clean air hitting my helmet. I'll prob try that out shortly, come to think of it.
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  12. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Smoove, Smoove like velvet.

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    Got me thinking to pull the mirrors and try it.
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  13. dashredder

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    30 seconds and one hex bolt each. About the same to put em back on. If you try it let me know what you think with the PP screen.
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  14. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Smoove, Smoove like velvet.

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    Yeah, it may be this weekend.
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  15. burnt knobbies

    burnt knobbies Donnie Danger

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    Bar mounted hiss flaps are the answer for me[​IMG]


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  16. dashredder

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    Burnt knobbies, that looks really cool. Did you create that solution yourself or are those available for purchase somewhere?
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  17. TBR

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  18. dashredder

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    I wanted to buy these for my 13 but they didn't make a set. Still not noted on the web for the 13-14. I'll email again. Worth a try if they have something.
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  19. burnt knobbies

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    I was originally trying to mount something to the dash, but if you turn the handlebars all the way to lock there is no room left. I had some spare ram ball mount stuff in the garage and some plexiglass from Home Depot so I cut out two squares and tested them on a ride. Now I'm just waiting for matching ram ball stuff to get here so it's the same on both sides. Also I need to figure out how to polish the edges to clean it up. I'm using a ram ball cup holder and throwing the cup holder away. I also used a shorter screw through the plexiglass. The wind shield is a Cee Bailey +3 and I made "Z" brackets out of aluminum to tilt the top 1-1/2" forward. I took a good ride yesterday and I'm very happy. I'm using a Scorpion AT 950 modular helmet. I rode with the windshield up one notch so I can see over the top and visor up with the built in sunglasses shade down also with the whole face part up to drink some water on the way.
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  20. smacdab949

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    I am 5'9" and the stock screen is too loud at highway speed. I tried a Puig short and it was better, but still noisy. It was also quite windy today...I also ordered a laminar lip for the stock screen and will try that next.
    I know lots of folks try and move the windshield forward (more vertical), but I am going to hack up some spacers to make the shield be more of an angle in the hopes that smooth air flows across...
    I haven't tried the "hiss flaps" from the above poster, nor have I tried a big shield.
    Since we have the nice comfortable seating position, I am not expecting silence..but trying to get the best possible...
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