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Old 06-30-2011, 04:55 PM   #811
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If you know anybody with the Madstad, ask them if you can try it. It has a built in laminar feature that kicks the air flow up higher than a slab screen does.. I am 6' and have my 20" shield all the way down (below chin) for the summer and it's still face shield up smooth. Winter setting is up 2" (mouth level) just for cold protection and I could still raise it up another 2" if I were taller.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:28 PM   #812
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If you know anybody with the Madstad, ask them if you can try it. It has a built in laminar feature that kicks the air flow up higher than a slab screen does.. I am 6' and have my 20" shield all the way down (below chin) for the summer and it's still face shield up smooth. Winter setting is up 2" (mouth level) just for cold protection and I could still raise it up another 2" if I were taller.
I don't know anybody else with an F800GS, let alone one with a Madstad shield installed

Looks like I didn't do my homework and should've got the Madstad. I think the VStream will hit the Flea Market in the next few weeks... it's a great shield, if I was about 6' or so. Ducking down the slightest bit results in clean air and nearly no wind noise. I will probably make up some spacers to see if changing the rake helps at all since it's soooo close now.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:06 PM   #813
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I've been running the Britannia Composites Mirage 2 since November and I just put the new smoke windscreen on too. The original screen was good but there were circumstances where you could get the "right bad mix" and there was still a bit of buffeting (or actually dreaded XD peak vibes) for me.

The new screen is a big improvement!! It's a little wider (3/4" on each side), comes down lower and has a different scoop.




Not the greatest pics but you get the idea.

It works better in every situation. Wider, taller air pocket than before and less wind at the shoulders than before too. I even find I can now run my screen about an inch lower than before and get better coverage. There are times when I'm riding that it's so calm and quite behind the screen I'm shocked...honestly!

I'm 5'10" FYI and I think this newer screen will work much better for taller riders too. I still have about 2.5" - 3" of height adjustment left.

One of favorite things about this fairing is that you can slide down the screen for off-road very easily (less guillotine ). I don't even have to stop. I can push down on each side sequentially and push up form the bottom to put it back up for road use or fine tuning on the fly.

I'm not using the upper dash as a GPS mount though since I use a 60CX on a Ram mount so I can't comment on that.

Very happy with it!!

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I've been very pleased with my Mirage 2 also. I'm 5'8" tall and I have about 4" left to raise the screen when I have it adjusted for riding on the road. Huge improvement over the stock screen. I feel it is well worth the extra money over some of the other manufacturers screens. And I think it looks like it belongs on the bike unlike others I have seen. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:19 AM   #814
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I've been very pleased with my Mirage 2 also. I'm 5'8" tall and I have about 4" left to raise the screen when I have it adjusted for riding on the road. Huge improvement over the stock screen. I feel it is well worth the extra money over some of the other manufacturers screens. And I think it looks like it belongs on the bike unlike others I have seen. Just my 2 cents.
I'm happy with my Mirage 2 as well ... I'm 5'11" but have a long body and I usually run it all the way up on the road and all the way down off road. The new screen looks even better. I have another Britannica Composites screen on my XChallenge and I like it as well. Well worth a look if you are in the market for an adventure riding screen.
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:53 PM   #815
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So far, I am very pleased. Such a huge improvement over stock. This is the only aftermarket screen that I personally thought actually looked good enough for the BMW F 800 GS. Definately overpriced but you only live once right? Anyway, here is a quick video... enjoy!
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:17 PM   #816
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I really dont mean to be an ass, but I will say it. that thing just looks silly, comes off like a photoshopped snot bubble in a wind tunnel on a already 'distinctive' bike. Im barely 5'6 and the stock screens hate me, they are out to get me with a vengeance, but ... damn ... the answer has to be elsewhere
Agree it is not pretty but not every thing that works is. This screen is for my long trips and not every day riding....
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:57 PM   #817
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Agree it is not pretty but not every thing that works is.
Sure. And know that I (almost) envy you and your screen everytime I find myself on the highway with the 800gs
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:20 PM   #818
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If you know anybody with the Madstad, ask them if you can try it. It has a built in laminar feature that kicks the air flow up higher than a slab screen does.. I am 6' and have my 20" shield all the way down (below chin) for the summer and it's still face shield up smooth. Winter setting is up 2" (mouth level) just for cold protection and I could still raise it up another 2" if I were taller.
What angle do you run yours?
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Old 07-11-2011, 06:02 AM   #819
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What angle do you run yours?
About the same angle as the front forks. I think it looks better there. In my experimenting I haven't found angle to be super critical-as long as it's not straight up.

I do think the that the bottom of the clear shield should be a inch or highter than the bottom of the black flyscreen. This forces the air hitting the flyscreen up behind the clear shield and enhances the laminar effect. The tilt can be used to maintain this gap while keeping the top of the shield at the level you like to ride with (Moustache for me).

The tilt can also be used to adjust the screen out for over size hand guards.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:09 AM   #820
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Cee Bailey 16" euro in light gray.
The screen you have shown for your F800GS, can you please tell me how much taller it is than the stock screen ? Also any ideas/weblinks on where I can get one ?

Has it proven much better than the stock screen ?
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:57 AM   #821
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The screen you have shown for your F800GS, can you please tell me how much taller it is than the stock screen ? Also any ideas/weblinks on where I can get one ?

Has it proven much better than the stock screen ?
Here's some ideas and a weblink of a F800GS enhanced windshield: http://www.ceebaileys.com/bmw/650_800gs_twin_ehws.htm

There's also this standard one too: http://www.ceebaileys.com/bmw/650gs_twin_ws.html

Hope this helps! You can PM if you have any questions
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:48 PM   #822
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Britannia Mirage 2 fairing

We just did a 3 day 1300km trip (over 750km off-road) and the fairing performed great...and I finally have some better pics so you can see the shape of the new tinted windscreen a little better too.



I left the pic super-sized too.

I believe it's about 1" up from the lowest position here. As I mentioned before you can adjust it on the fly fairly easily by hitting it from the top to get it down, or pulling up on each side sequentially to move it up. That way you don't have to stop and it keeps it out of the way for more technical riding.

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Old 07-25-2011, 03:29 PM   #823
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Cee Bailey's Euro Screen

I just listed this item for sae in Oz Flea Market ...

PM me if you are interested ....
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:28 PM   #824
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i just installed Mirage 2 without gps platform. love it! here are some pics.



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Old 08-04-2011, 09:23 AM   #825
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3 screen comparison.

i've only had my 800 since may, but i've been through three shields. i'm 6'1" with 32" inseam, i ride with a bit of a slouch. the original owner opted for the low BMW seat when he bought it, that's still on the bike.

1. BMW tall touring windscreen. only had this on the bike for a few weeks. quite frankly i was so jazzed about getting the bike (picked it up from original owner who only put 700 miles on it) you could have stuck a shovel blade up front and i would have liked it. from what i remember coverage was not that good, it basically put a lot of wind right in my face.

2. MRA Vario. this screen did not work for me. wind deflection was pretty good, but the wind noise this thing creates is not tolerable. any speeds above 35 MPH created wind turbulence at my ears which got progressively louder with increase in speed. interstate travel at 80 MPH necessitated earplugs even while wearing my Scorpion EXO 900. all that being said, the screen did a pretty good job at keeping most of the wind force off me. if i were a few inches shorter, this screen would have been a keeper. consider it if you're 5'8" or shorter. for this reason, i'm selling mine. if anybody is interested, PM me. i'll entertain reasonable offers.

3. Cal Sci Large windscreen (19.5"). this option has been the best for me so far. good wind coverage, very little wind noise. the downsides with this shield are it's off road capabilities and visual disturbance. i haven't been able to do much rough terrain with it, but i question it's durability in rough conditions because of it's mounting hardware and overall height. the top edge of the screen is right at eye level.

if i could go back in time i would buy a madstad. for the time being i think the Cal Sci shield is a good option for taller riders. let me know if you're in the market for a MRA Vario. i'll discount mine to a good home since some of the mounting hardware was destroyed (don't ask).
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