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Old 05-30-2002, 12:22 PM   #46
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Man, I purchased my Wunderlich tall touring a week ago, and now I'm Jones'n big time while waiting for Fed Ex ground. I can't wait to see how much reduced the buffeting is on my XXXL helmet (aka melon head). If buffeting while "slab" speeding improves as much as I hope, and given the death stats on slab riding could make a slab convert out of me. Currently, I avoid the slab like the plague.

Fed Ex ground better get here today or I'll have to call BMWscruz.com and ask what the hold up is.

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Old 05-30-2002, 05:28 PM   #47
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Man, I purchased my Wunderlich tall touring a week ago[...]Currently, I avoid the slab like the plague.
[...] BMWscruz.com and ask what the hold up is.
Patrick
I guess you're talking about the MRA (2 piece) screen, right ? I don't see the new Wunderlich (1 piece, wide, tall) screen available on the scruz site... You're currently using the stock screen ?
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Old 05-30-2002, 08:13 PM   #48
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Old 05-30-2002, 08:51 PM   #49
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I guess you're talking about the MRA (2 piece) screen, right ? I don't see the new Wunderlich (1 piece, wide, tall) screen available on the scruz site... You're currently using the stock screen ?
The scruz site doesn't show the Wunderlich tall touring, but they sell it, and had it in stock (supposedly) when I called. Yes... My name is Patrick, and I used the stock screen for 21K miles. Soon, I'll be getting most of these congo playing monkeys off my helmet, and try to look at the slab with something other then dread.

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Old 05-30-2002, 09:06 PM   #50
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Yes... My name is Patrick, and I used the stock screen for 21K miles. Soon, I'll be getting most of these congo playing monkeys off my helmet, and try to look at the slab with something other then dread.

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Old 05-31-2002, 10:13 AM   #51
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The scruz site doesn't show the Wunderlich tall touring, but they sell it, and had it in stock (supposedly) when I called. Yes... My name is Patrick, and I used the stock screen for 21K miles. Soon, I'll be getting most of these congo playing monkeys off my helmet, and try to look at the slab with something other then dread.

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Bummer, scruz sells what they call the Wunderlich tall touring, but it's last years Wunderlich tall touring, so it's really a smoked tinted Ermax. So, I have to send it back today and order my Wunderlich tall touring from Germany.

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Old 06-06-2002, 04:05 AM   #52
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How much wider is Wunderlich screen?

Hey Flying Dutchman or anyone else who can answer :)

How much higher and wider than standard is the Wunderlich 1 piece screen...

I am still not decided between the MRA which sounds good for airflow but doesn't seem much wider than standard and this new Wunderlich screen... I don't have enough money just to buy both and see what works - cos in Europe they won't take it back if you don't like it... :(

Flying Dutchman - any chance of a photo of the original screen superimposed or sitting behind the new Wunderlich?

Thanks all
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Old 06-06-2002, 04:48 AM   #53
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Flying Dutchman - any chance of a photo of the original screen superimposed or sitting behind the new Wunderlich?
Just a few quick pics before I rush off to work...
I'm holding my stock screen in the same mount-angle as the wunderlich in the highest setting (sorry, I tilted it a bit... I'm in a hurry...):
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Old 06-06-2002, 04:52 AM   #54
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Sitting on the REAR buddy, leaning backwards, Wunderlich in the steepest setting:
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Old 06-06-2002, 04:56 AM   #55
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Sitting on the REAR buddy, leaning a bit backwards, Wunderlich screen in the lowest setting. I'll be riding to Merano next week (Italian Alps), perhaps we can meet ?
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Old 06-06-2002, 10:49 AM   #56
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Wunderful Wunderlich

Hey Dutchman,

Thanks a heap mate! that screen looks the business...

meeting up sounds like a fine plan!

I will email you privately...

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Old 06-10-2002, 06:45 AM   #58
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Thumbs down Stock windscreen sucks!

For the most part, I'm liking my GS, but the stock windscreen SUCKS! Any speed over about 60mph feels like a mule kicking me in the helmet. The only thing that helped is if I removed the rear screws and laid the screen down. This, of course, produced an enormous amount of windblast to my body.

So...last night I grabbed the old cordless jigsaw and cut the flip off the stocker. I put the belt sander to it to smooth out the rough spots, and polished it off with a little 220 grit. It looks pretty nice. The buffetting is down, but not gone, and windblast is kept at bay.

I went by a fellow GS riders house, and showed him my screen. He let me borrow his Givi. I've read that for folks my height (i'm 6'5"), that the Givi isn't very effective. Actually, for me it worked alright. Buffetting was still there, but only at super legal speeds around 90mph. I did notice that the Givi screen actually rubs the plastic above the gages a slight bit. Of course, that's nothing that jigsaw can't handle.

So, now I'm wondering if I should get the MRA/Wunderluch two piece screen, or give the Givi a shot? Anyone have both and can give an accessment.

Being a former RT owner, I really got used to that adjustable screen. Now I have to set it and ride. What's the best choice?
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Old 06-10-2002, 08:57 AM   #59
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So, now I'm wondering if I should get the MRA/Wunderluch two piece screen, or give the Givi a shot? Anyone have both and can give an accessment.
I've put about 6 thousand miles on the Givi and now, just about 1000 on the MRA. I like the MRA better. I don't think the MRA wobbles any more than anything else. Fully extended, the MRA is about as tall as the Givi, but I couldn't adjust the Givi low enough (without a drill) to get clean air to my helmet. With the MRA, I can put it all the way down and push in the top part, and it's nice and smooth. You are right...at high speeds, the Givi feels like Lennox Lewis is smacking you on the sides of the helmet. Over 80, if I don't tuck down, I can't even read freeway signs. Not the case with the MRA, but because it doesn't block as much wind, you get a little more gorilla arm syndrome at high speeds. Anyway, I like the MRA, over the Givi. Besides, you can put all kinds of words behind that acronym, like Mentally Retarded A
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Old 06-10-2002, 09:26 AM   #60
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That big barn door that Flying Dutchman has on his bike may be an option too. I've got the same problem you mentioned. I can't read the signs or see what's in my mirrors with the stock screen. 30 minutes of riding yields a horrible headache.

I wish there was a way to sample all the screens. The Givi is cheap (compared to others), and I'm sure the offerings from Cee Baileys and BMA are going to be top notch (when they hit the market). I am not so much concerned with getting tons of airflow (while it's nice), I just want smooth air. I've had the bike over a week and only have 600 miles on it! I did that in 2 days on the RT!
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