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Old 07-12-2011, 07:28 PM   #331
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Just ordered mine... the original BMW wings. Can't wait to see how they are...

Thanks for the initial and all other posts regarding the Winglets!

I love this Forum!
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:51 PM   #332
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Just ordered mine... the original BMW wings. Can't wait to see how they are...

Thanks for the initial and all other posts regarding the Winglets!

I love this Forum!
Cheers Guys



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You're welcome Marc. Glad I was able to help some people to enjoy their GS's a little more over these last 5 years. 5 years to the day today in fact.

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Old 07-18-2011, 02:43 AM   #333
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Dunn & dusteD

Just a little follow-up...

Got the wingies today... after a short test-ride I can definitely support Barry's initial post. It's fairly cheap, easy & fast to install and it does take away the wind rushing around my hips. Somehow even the buffetting is less as well...

I am happy with it.

Regarding the looks... I am not sure yet

Thanks again!

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Old 08-29-2011, 11:30 PM   #334
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Does it work with BMW GS Tall Windshield?

Great forum, awesome inputs from Barry, JVB, and others. Took me 4 days to clear 23 pages!

I'm down to:
a) BMW Tall WS with BMW winglets
b) BMW Tall WS with CB winglets
c) Givi D330ST with BMW winglets

b) is the cheapest, yet leaning towards a) as I assume the "stock" look is a plus. But someone (Barry?) mentioned that the trick is wider WS, not taller (hence BMW would be out?).

Any color here?

Also, where is the best place to place the BMW order? I'm in SF Bay and found the dealers not reasonable, putting a big mark up.

Thanks. This will be a great addition for my setup for Alaska next year.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:32 AM   #335
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2007- and 2008+

Are the 2008+ winglets a different shape than the 2007 and earlier ones?

I had a line on some 2010 winglets for my 2007, but the part #s were different than listed here, and the seller thought they wouldn't fit.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:08 AM   #336
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feedback on windshield and mods

Folks,

Just want to confirm that the combination of winglets and GIVI screen are a killer. All very easy to install and make the ride quite smooth. Yet, I can feel a higher resistance to air and the bike is drinking more gas (MPG down from 42 to 40). But all I like everything.

Second, I decided to install a GIVI Trekker 46L top case (TRK46N). Put most of the order with Premier Cycle Accessories (www.pca-one.com) and was impressed with their agility, price and great customer service. Can't go wrong with those guys!

Now, getting ready for Alaska next June!

Cheers!
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:29 AM   #337
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Are the 2008+ winglets a different shape than the 2007 and earlier ones?

I had a line on some 2010 winglets for my 2007, but the part #s were different than listed here, and the seller thought they wouldn't fit.
Nope, same shape. I just replaced the original winglets on my '07 GSA (badly cracking at the mount holes), and after a little research at the dealer ordered the '08 and later parts. Same shape and they bolt right up, but the later ones have rubber bushings with a metal sleeve inside to eliminate the mount hole cracking problem of the '06/'07 version. As an added benefit, there is now a small space between the winglet and the fairing to eliminate their contact and so you can clean between the pieces without removing the winglet. Too bad this design didn't come standard from the beginning on the GSAs.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:44 AM   #338
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Tried the winglets with the stock gs screen, not much change. Then with the Givi 330 screen, holy smokes! This is a different bike! No buffeting and I quit wearing my earplugs, very impressive.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:23 PM   #339
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AF330+ADV Winglets

The question was -Who is going to make those four holes on my 2011 GS? Finally I decided to do it myself :)




Photos from inside. Look at to the extension of chasis holding the head of bike. Two little holes for winglets, and in middle a bigger whole extra power socket. First I use smaller drill bits, and then biger ones step by step. I start to drill from inside to outside, to find correct whole position.











Naked GS photo :)



First I installed the Windscreen, it looks very nice to me...












You can adjust the "elevator" with two latches, which are solid enough, to handle with winter gloves.




I installed winglets in garage, that is why photos are mud!!! ...








Everything fits perfect, handlebar full left, full right, windscreen full up and down... No touch at all....







My setup is like this (I am 188cm.)

One step down from the upper positon...



Elevator is in the middle



Finally I tried it. It was "0 degrees celcius" and I was able to ride by 120km/h with open visor, to the Eymir Lake, which is frozen.

It affects my ride very positive. Wind noise reduced 80%, and no buffeting untill 160km/h (I haven't tried more). I hear a lot of engine sound - which is good :)

This sofisticated look!!! I owe it to my efforts to position myself in the frame with landscape behind me ..... overheated processor :) ram usage %100 :) no resource left to photograph...




Original winglets on a 2012 GSA. This photo doesn't belong to my bike. I took the picture of a GSA in showroom of local dealer.




A view from inside...


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Old 03-30-2012, 03:46 AM   #340
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Wow...
I'm ready to install my winglets.
Looked at a lot of posts from people with a GS to find out what the right place should be.
I decided to let the winglet follow the side edge of the fearing


But how far up or down should the winglet be?

My GS has an oval 'ring' at the underside of the fearing. I believed it marked the position for the hole for the power outlet.
I marked the position of the oval 'ring' to upper side of the fearing.



But When I now look at your bracket it has a circular opening.
The fearing has still an oval 'ring' which is at an other position as the oval 'ring' !
A bit confusing.....

A) Can you tell me how far you drilled the upper hole from the left side of the fearing?
B) Can you tell me how far you drilled the lower hole from the lower edge of the fearing? (see pic below)



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Old 04-05-2012, 05:57 AM   #341
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Question Hardware questions..

I installed my BMW winglets (slipstream deflectors) last night. As i pulled the beak off I noticed there were no nuts to thread the screws into.
My dealer did not provide nuts. Now I read here that there are also supposed to be washers in the hardware. My dealer did not provide washers. Nor did he provide any instructions. Also, it looks like the dealer provided screws that are too short...can someone tell me how long these screws are supposed to be? The ones that were provided are exactly the same as the pointed torx screws that are used as the beak fasteners to the frame.

Can someone explain how this is supposed to go together? Here is what I assume to be the correct mounting method:
1. Insert the 4 black bushings in the four holes in the 2 winglets.
2. insert the flanges into the black bushings so that the wide flat is on top.
3. screws goes down through.
SO...where do the washers go??? Don't you want the rubber bushings in contact with the top of the beak paint, and not the washers?

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Old 04-05-2012, 09:25 PM   #342
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Wow...
I'm ready to install my winglets.
Looked at a lot of posts from people with a GS to find out what the right place should be.
I decided to let the winglet follow the side edge of the fearing


But how far up or down should the winglet be?

My GS has an oval 'ring' at the underside of the fearing. I believed it marked the position for the hole for the power outlet.
I marked the position of the oval 'ring' to upper side of the fearing.



But When I now look at your bracket it has a circular opening.
The fearing has still an oval 'ring' which is at an other position as the oval 'ring' !
A bit confusing.....

A) Can you tell me how far you drilled the upper hole from the left side of the fearing?
B) Can you tell me how far you drilled the lower hole from the lower edge of the fearing? (see pic below)


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Old 04-07-2012, 10:22 AM   #343
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winglets and aeroflow sport







The only thing that bothered me about the winglets was the reflection that they produce. After awhile I got used to it.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:03 AM   #344
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A view from inside...



My 07 does not have that flange for the accessory socket. I am sure of it as my winglets are merely bolted down on the fairings. I hope they hold.
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:17 PM   #345
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I installed my BMW winglets (slipstream deflectors) last night. As i pulled the beak off I noticed there were no nuts to thread the screws into.
My dealer did not provide nuts. Now I read here that there are also supposed to be washers in the hardware. My dealer did not provide washers. Nor did he provide any instructions. Also, it looks like the dealer provided screws that are too short...can someone tell me how long these screws are supposed to be? The ones that were provided are exactly the same as the pointed torx screws that are used as the beak fasteners to the frame.

Can someone explain how this is supposed to go together? Here is what I assume to be the correct mounting method:
1. Insert the 4 black bushings in the four holes in the 2 winglets.
2. insert the flanges into the black bushings so that the wide flat is on top.
3. screws goes down through.
SO...where do the washers go??? Don't you want the rubber bushings in contact with the top of the beak paint, and not the washers?

Thanks
So....nobody knows where the washers are supposed to go?.....dang forum.
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