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Old 12-06-2012, 03:53 AM   #1081
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After an hour of highway riding last weekend i decided to do something about the damn original screen.

Only the thought of paying about 150-300 for a touring screen made me cry.

So i decided to try and mold my own screen. Here's the results.
Tried it out yesterday, worked like a charm. Such a big difference.
It costed me about 30 .







So how did i do it?
Cut out the thing from a piece of plexi, used the original screen as reference.
Then used my brothers R1200GSA screen as reference for the new form.
Then, 3 guys and one piece of plexiglas in the sauna, molding, warming and drinking beer.

Happy with the results, it aint perfect, but it'll do for me!
I am truly envious of your home baked barn door. much kudos. I would love to have one for my own.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:27 AM   #1082
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After an hour of highway riding last weekend i decided to do something about the damn original screen.

Only the thought of paying about 150-300 for a touring screen made me cry.

So i decided to try and mold my own screen. Here's the results.
Tried it out yesterday, worked like a charm. Such a big difference.
It costed me about 30 .







So how did i do it?
Cut out the thing from a piece of plexi, used the original screen as reference.
Then used my brothers R1200GSA screen as reference for the new form.
Then, 3 guys and one piece of plexiglas in the sauna, molding, warming and drinking beer.

Happy with the results, it aint perfect, but it'll do for me!
I think we need a how to on that! Good job!
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:26 PM   #1083
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I am truly envious of your home baked barn door. much kudos. I would love to have one for my own.
Thank you, I'm quite pleased myself. Too bad i only got to use it one time. Now we got all this white stuff on the ground.
But i most certainly have toys for this kind of weather as well.

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I think we need a how to on that! Good job!
Alright, really sorry i did'nt take pics along the way. Was'nt that hard actually. Took a couple of hours.

Started out with making a copy of the original screen, on paper. I just held the paper on the inside of the screen and drew around it with a pen.
Soon i got a pretty god copy of the original screen. I also made sure to draw a line where the sharp bends was, on each side of the screen. So i could paint the same line on the new Plexiglas.. (I dont know if it's called plexiglas in english, but i'll call it that any way. Hope you get the idea)

So now i have the paper piece, cut it out with whatever you have. Place the thing on your piece of plexi.
I then drew on the plexi with a whiteboard pen. Really easy to erase with your finger if you screw up.

So now that i had the outlines on the piece of plexi i could start experimenting with the new look.
Since i had my brothers R1200 GSA screen i used that as a reference.
Made my new screen a little bit smaller, lowered it a couple of centimeters and the same with the width.
Would be huge otherwise.

Now it's time for the jigsaw. We used a metal blade, on really slow speed, didnt want to crack the plexi.
To make sure the plexi would not melt when using the jigsaw we took the air compressor thingy, and blew air right at were we sawed. This worked great, didnt try without tough. So could work without it.

Now it was sauna time, we took the f8 sceen and the GSA screen with us into the sauna.
We were equipped with thick gloves and a towels.
I took the piece of plexi and held it above the warmer in the sauna, dont know the name. You get the picture.
Moved it around a bit, flipped it around warmed the other side and so on.
After maybe 60 seconds i felt it getting soft, we then moved fast and pressed it against the F8 screen, trying the get a good copy of it.
If you dont got 6 or 7 hands, you really need to be a couple of dudes doing this ( or girls).
So we all pressed at our each place. Making sure to hold it in place.
We placed the plexi on top of the F8 screen, or i can say we put the plexi on the front side of the screen.

We had to warm the thing a couple of times to get it right.
When we felt ready we then took the GSA screen and pressed the top of the plexi piece on it. Getting the upper top of the shape first, and working our way down.
Took a couple of turns warming it.

After a while in the sauna we felt ready. And it looked good!
Only thing left was drilling holes (carefully) and mounting the new screen!

Hope this was what you asked for. Otherwise, let me know.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:30 PM   #1084
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From past experience I would judge you are going to need a brace for that screen. I got one of the original Cee Bailey 20" screens and even though it was made of pretty thick acrylic, it shook like a wet noodle. (got to be hard on the attachment points !) About 6 months later, CB came out with a brace for it that was very similar to the BMW offering.

Both cost too much money so I didn't get one.

I didn't care for the CB ( shaking and vacuum problems) so I went with Madstad and was happy ever after.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:50 PM   #1085
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I can't remember who does it, but some of the windscreens wrap tightly around the headlight and pick up two extra mounting points where the headlight is bolted on ... maybe the ZTechnic? I can't recall.............
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:37 PM   #1086
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From past experience I would judge you are going to need a brace for that screen. I got one of the original Cee Bailey 20" screens and even though it was made of pretty thick acrylic, it shook like a wet noodle. (got to be hard on the attachment points !) About 6 months later, CB came out with a brace for it that was very similar to the BMW offering.

Both cost too much money so I didn't get one.

I didn't care for the CB ( shaking and vacuum problems) so I went with Madstad and was happy ever after.
I have taken a brace in consideration. Wouldnt be to hard for me making one.

But when i tried the screen out i did around 130 kph, the screen shook a little bit, but it wasnt that bad. Since i seldom run that fast i think it will be ok.
If the shaking gets worse ill make a brace.
The plexi i used is 4 mm thick.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:30 PM   #1087
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Zaner:
If you don't mind my asking ... about how tall are you and what's your inseam?
I very much like the Wunderlich but am worried it won't quite be tall enough.........

Thanks
I'm 5'10" 30inch inseam. The Wunderlich works great for highway and backroads. I find it does flop around too much when the going gets rough, so in the case I go on a summer adventure ride where I ride on mostly dirt roads, I will take the vario off, and put the stocker back on.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:01 PM   #1088
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I'm 5'10" 30inch inseam. The Wunderlich works great for highway and backroads. I find it does flop around too much when the going gets rough, so in the case I go on a summer adventure ride where I ride on mostly dirt roads, I will take the vario off, and put the stocker back on.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:43 PM   #1089
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Laugh Cee Bailey windscreen 2013 F800GS

I just heard back from Joe at Cee Bailey's. The new windscreen for the 2013 F800GS is almost complete. Here is his message back to me today:



Andrew,

We have the bike and it is currently under production. There will be a standard and enhanced version, if all goes well it should be on the site by 1-18-2013. Ive attached a few proto pictures for the enhanced version. The finished shields will vary and its just a formality for right now but were heading down the stretch.

Regards,

Joe & Staff

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Old 01-08-2013, 01:33 PM   #1090
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I can't remember who does it, but some of the windscreens wrap tightly around the headlight and pick up two extra mounting points where the headlight is bolted on ... maybe the ZTechnic? I can't recall.............
The V-Stream attaches to the headlight mounts as you described. After trying the Wunderlich Vario (with the added deflector), the Cee Bailey's Enhanced 18" and 20" and now the V-Stream tall screen, I can say without a doubt that the V-Stream provides the cleanest airflow of the three.

I have the Aeroflow short offroad screen on order for my off road excursions. All of the large touring screens bounce around too much for my liking when things get rough. YMMV
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:59 PM   #1091
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The V-Stream attaches to the headlight mounts as you described. After trying the Wunderlich Vario (with the added deflector), the Cee Bailey's Enhanced 18" and 20" and now the V-Stream tall screen, I can say without a doubt that the V-Stream provides the cleanest airflow of the three.

I have the Aeroflow short offroad screen on order for my off road excursions. All of the large touring screens bounce around too much for my liking when things get rough. YMMV

Thanks ... I think they changed the design of the V-Stream a while back to look less alien-head?
I'll look at them again ... website is down at the moment... hope that's not a sign of bad things............
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:37 PM   #1092
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Wink Cee Bailey's ready for 2013 model

Cee Bailey's has completed the work to get the 2013 version ready. It's available to order now.



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Old 01-11-2013, 02:46 PM   #1093
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I use the Wunderlich Vario on my mostly highway rides and it works very well. But I completely agree with you that it bounces around too much on off road stuff. I can ride with the Wunderlich at 80 mph with the helmet visor open.


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The V-Stream attaches to the headlight mounts as you described. After trying the Wunderlich Vario (with the added deflector), the Cee Bailey's Enhanced 18" and 20" and now the V-Stream tall screen, I can say without a doubt that the V-Stream provides the cleanest airflow of the three.

I have the Aeroflow short offroad screen on order for my off road excursions. All of the large touring screens bounce around too much for my liking when things get rough. YMMV
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:17 PM   #1094
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I use the Wunderlich Vario on my mostly highway rides and it works very well. But I completely agree with you that it bounces around too much on off road stuff. I can ride with the Wunderlich at 80 mph with the helmet visor open.
It's funny how the same screen can work perfectly for one guy and be an absolute failure for the next guy. At 80 mph with the Vario it felt like my eyeballs were going to rattle out of my head. Adding the deflector helped some, but not enough.

I installed the Aeroflow short off road screen today. There's absolutely zero helmet buffeting with this screen.. my helmet is completely in clean air flow. Only downside is wind blast on the upper chest and shoulders on the highway. I'm going to try this one for a while and see if I can live with it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:02 PM   #1095
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Zaner & Lager ...

Would you guys mind posting your heights?

To state what is likely obvious to all ....
height (actually height from top of helmet to the ground in seated position to be more precise)
is probably the factor most responsible for differing opinions of the same shield...

Shorter guys being the easier to please
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