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Old 04-28-2003, 08:12 PM   #196
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My biggest complaint of the stock shield, is the wind on my shoulders. I bought a C-Bailey adventure screen that was taller and wider and it really didn't work for me. Part of the appeal of the GS is the look, and if your screen gets too big, I think you loose this. That would be my objection to the Aeroflow. You might as well buy yourself a GoldWing. They were kind enough to take it back, which I thought was awesome. I then bought a touring (wunderlich copy) screen from C-Bailey, and I really like it. No more buffeting on the shoulders any more, slightly noticible on the head. But, I do want to know that I am on a motorbike, not in a cage. I am 6' tall, 34" inseam, Sargent seat in top slot.
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Old 04-29-2003, 12:54 AM   #197
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question: can I mount the BMW R1200C tall windshield on my BMW R1150R?
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Old 05-04-2003, 08:43 PM   #198
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I just installed an MRA screen. www.mra.de It is the split screen that is available here, but I got it from Germany to save a few $. At any rate it does a much better job than the Givi. Had the bike to 110 without much head buffet at all. Over 90 the Givi made my head shake so badly I never went that fast.

The only issue is that more air now comes up into my helmet than before and with contacts my eyes get a bit dry. Other than that quite an improvement but not perfrect.
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Old 05-11-2003, 07:43 PM   #199
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Hi Jim,
I have been experimenting with the Laminar Lip on my adventure. I'm 6' and the lip has defenitely helped as far as noise reduction, but at high speed my head gets the shake. I have been modifying the angle of the screen (by making it adjustable ... like the GS) and this seems to be the answer. I do need to ride a bit more with this arrangement to make a final call.

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Old 05-11-2003, 07:44 PM   #200
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Hi Jim,
I have been experimenting with the Laminar Lip on my adventure. I'm 6' and the lip has defenitely helped as far as noise reduction, but at high speed my head gets the shake. I have been modifying the angle of the screen (by making it adjustable ... like the GS) and this seems to be the answer. I do need to ride a bit more with this arrangement to make a final call.

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Old 05-11-2003, 09:58 PM   #201
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FYI to interested parties:

For those of you still experimenting with windshields, you may want to check out the "new" Parabellum offering. It is not new, totally....well, they have been selling one like it for the F650 model, now they affer it for the GS. It is a handlebar mount shield, if you want to see what it looks like on a 650, check out their website. They do not currently have photos of it on an 1150, but its basically the same. I just got one, haven't ridden but about 50 miles so far....but personally I think it will be what I wanted. Had the MRA Vario, but needed more...thought the Aeroflow might be too much for hot weather(which we have plenty of here in GA. Obviously, we riders vary as to personal likes/dislikes concerning noise, buffetting, vision, and overall air flow needs while riding. Guess that is why there are so many different types of shields, and there may be no "one" perfect shield for everyone. Just thought I'd throw one more variable into the forum to magnify the confusion.
One other note: charlie (at parabellum) is interested in feedback from the GS community on how/if the shield works out for riders. He sounds like he would listen to suggestions, and possibly incorporate some. Of course, he wants a product that sells well,aka satisfied customers= more sales and profit for his company. So, if you have recently bought one of these models from them, email them wth your comments or suggestions.
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Old 05-11-2003, 10:21 PM   #202
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Hey CC, got a digi cam? Post a pic.
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Old 05-12-2003, 08:16 AM   #203
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Holy smokes...I thought my Aeroflow was ugly...that Parabellum is REALLY hard on the eyes. Of course, it it works....who cares!

Since they are moving the screen so close to the rider, it should work very well. It's an interesting idea.
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Old 05-12-2003, 09:37 AM   #204
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Holy smokes...I thought my Aeroflow was ugly...that Parabellum is REALLY hard on the eyes...
Man you ain't kiddin', Chad!...





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Old 05-12-2003, 11:10 AM   #205
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Of course, it it works....who cares!
Arg! Ow! Oof!

Damn, I must be :ymca, because I do. That is by far the ugliest screen I've seen on a GS, and I've seen a lot.

I am discombobulated by the sight. I feel anasapeptic - transmoptic, I'd say. Even Consfixcious!
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Old 05-12-2003, 02:37 PM   #206
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OK - won't somebody shoot that poor thing and put it out it's misery...
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Old 05-12-2003, 02:40 PM   #207
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Hey...it may be ugly, but if it works then it's beautiful!

Sorta like that fat girl I picked up at a bar one night....but that's another story.
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Old 05-12-2003, 06:34 PM   #208
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Looks to me like you will be looking through the screen to see your gauges...
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Old 05-12-2003, 07:29 PM   #209
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Butt Fuggly! I don't give a rat's ass how well it works- THAT is not getting near my bike. I'd buy a fuggin' gold wing-o-bago before I'd ride with that snot blocker! :oogle :ymca
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Old 05-12-2003, 07:55 PM   #210
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Man you ain't kiddin', Chad!...
Whoaa

Now that's ugly.
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