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Old 10-06-2012, 02:34 PM   #16
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I also tried the 650 screen first. Then I cut it down 2 inches and stepped it even lower in the center to give it some character. It's a lot better, but I still catch a bit of sour air. I may take another inch off it when I get around to it...

It was easy to trim, just a hacksaw and some patience. Sand as required.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:11 PM   #17
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I also tried the 650 screen first. Then I cut it down 2 inches and stepped it even lower in the center to give it some character. It's a lot better, but I still catch a bit of sour air. I may take another inch off it when I get around to it...

It was easy to trim, just a hacksaw and some patience. Sand as required.
I think I'm going to go for it tonight, for lack of better things to do. I'll post my successes and/or regrets later, possibly with some pictures of the result.

I'll throw in some pictures of some other stuff I've been tinkering with.....hiding all the tools and things I need to fix a flat on the bike, while having them stored on the bike all the time out of sight and mind with the hope that they will be rarely used.
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:21 PM   #18
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Best thing I ever did to mine for highway comfort. I have the tall touring screen gathering dust in the garage.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:56 PM   #19
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Cut mine way down and like it much much better. It seems to allow the air to flow a bit cleaner. Its just barely higher than the speedo
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:33 AM   #20
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I started out with a ikea cuttingboard and cut it out just larger than the speedo
for version 2 i got a 7 euro piece of flexable LDPE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sq6fFBQi9U&feature=plcp

Works really neat, much cheaper than distroying a screen ;)
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:46 PM   #21
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I wonder if the short windshield off the 658 would fit without you cutting down yours? If you'd like to try, I have a "donor" windshield off a 2009 658 that you can have.
That's what I did. Worked OK, You're in the wind all the time. but none of the head banging turbulences. And when I load my F800gs in my Van all I need to do is remove the mirrors. Also relocated the front brake fluid reservoir.

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Old 10-08-2012, 03:07 PM   #22
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That's what I did. Worked OK, You're in the wind all the time. but none of the head banging turbulences. And when I load my F800gs in my Van all I need to do is remove the mirrors. Also relocated the front brake fluid reservoir.
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Yeah... I notice the 2013 models have done away with the bobble-head ....
I think I'd like to do away with mine as well....
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:09 PM   #23
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Yeah... I notice the 2013 models have done away with the bobble-head ....
I think I'd like to do away with mine as well....
990/950 master cylinder will fit

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:46 PM   #24
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Has anyone just cut down the stock windscreen flush with the gauges etc, to just distribute the wind over your entire body rather than taking it all on the head?
Yes. I have such a screen for sale, cut down as you describe, though I usually run with a stock F650GS twin screen on my F800GS, because it is almost the same as the cut-down screen; they are quieter than the stock F800GS screen.

See the screen here if interested.



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Old 10-09-2012, 04:08 PM   #25
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990/950 master cylinder will fit

Thanks ... all this time they told us we might be subject to cavitation of the brake fluid or something like that?
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:09 PM   #26
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Yes. I have such a screen for sale, cut down as you describe, though I usually run with a stock F650GS twin screen on my F800GS, because it is almost the same as the cut-down screen; they are quieter than the stock F800GS screen.

See the screen here if interested.

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Tell me about the "saw-tooth" top .... was that artistic flair or is there some aerodynamics behind it?
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:46 PM   #27
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The Aeroflow looks pretty "voluptuous" in the pictures ... are the "bubbles" that pronounced in real life?

they really are not that noticible.......... at least from my side of the screen, I'll try to take a couple pics of it on the bike.

I'm a little slow on posting right now I just got back from a 2300mi meander through Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas and back


If anyone is looking for a place to ride I HIGHLY recommend the ozarks and the Butler map. I did not realize the AWESOME paved roads out ther and didn't look for the dirt (this Trip)
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:33 AM   #28
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they really are not that noticible.......... at least from my side of the screen, I'll try to take a couple pics of it on the bike ....
Thanks mb!
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:11 AM   #29
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here's a pic of my bike with the aeroflow bug screen




it's a lot cleaner now, I rode in rain several days
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:09 AM   #30
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...was that artistic flair or is there some aerodynamics behind it?
I didn't make the cut, but I'd say the former.

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