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Old 03-15-2010, 04:54 PM   #511
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:16 PM   #512
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coles notes

Has anyone got the CliffNote version of this post ?
someone should do a poll of the favorite
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:36 PM   #513
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The cliff note version is....What works for him/her may not work for you. Everybody is different so get ready to spend money and take educated guesses. There are too many variables from rider height and ride position to helmet model. I think if somebody developed an algorithm to find the right windscreen they would have my vote for the Nobel.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:28 PM   #514
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Eh? Kappa tall screen A_N_D stocker...

Have bought a 2nd hand Kappa tall screen, to replace the stock screen on my F8.

Question: could there be any benefit to mounting the Kappa OVER the stock screen?
using thick washers would isolate the screens,
it would have less flexion,
I'd simply use longer bolts,
and the Kappa sceen would be that little bit further away!
then I could spray the stock screen black, reducing sunlight/glare on instrumentation adn gps screen.
Just a thought!
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:04 AM   #515
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:20 AM   #516
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Have bought a 2nd hand Kappa tall screen, to replace the stock screen on my F8.

Question: could there be any benefit to mounting the Kappa OVER the stock screen?
using thick washers would isolate the screens,
it would have less flexion,
I'd simply use longer bolts,
and the Kappa sceen would be that little bit further away!
then I could spray the stock screen black, reducing sunlight/glare on instrumentation adn gps screen.
Just a thought!
Why not try it and then you will know?
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:28 AM   #517
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Wunderlich clip-on ...

I just saw this for the first time...

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mm5...t_Code=8110025

It's similar to the TT clip-on but far more adjustable ....
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:27 PM   #518
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Madstad Engineering

Madstad has completed design work on the F800/650GS. I have been testing it for a month and can fully recommend it. It is a vast improvement over my Cee Baily 20" as it can be adjusted up/down and tilted until you find that "sweet Spot".

http://www.madstad.com/s.nl;jsession...a38Tbxj0?sc=10

Scroll down the page to the 4th bike and enlarge to see the pics.

This product is a system; first an attractive black coated metal fly screen adaptor plate is attached to the bracket that held the original shield. Two black bracket adjusters are bolted to this screen and the windshield is attached to the adjusters with 4 high quality thumbscrews. One feature I really like is that the windshield can be taken off in less than 30 seconds, lashed to the back and you are left with a very serviceable fly screen for off road riding.

Coverage is excellent, this system is much more rigid and doesn't flop around like my Baily did and back pressure is eliminated because of the slot effect created between the plate and the windshield. It took me several hours of adjusting the find my sweet spot but well worth the effort.

There was still turbulence coming up from the faux tank as seems to be the case with all GS's with tall touring windshields. The GSA sports a pair of clear plastic deflectors attached to the fairing to eliminate this turbulence. I could not find a similar product for the 800's so I fabricated some 2 1/2 x 5" slat deflectors (first from plywood and wood, later with clear plastic and metal) and attached them to the fairing just behind the turn indicators with generous pieces of Velcro. You can see them the pictures if you look real close. The ones in the pic are bigger than needed, 2 1/2 x 5" is enough to get the job done.

Works great!! With the adjustable Madstad windshield and the deflectors, I can run at 70 MPH with just a little smooth breeze. IMO about as good as you are going to get on a GS.
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:21 AM   #519
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TampaJim:

Thanks for that update, now I have to pepper you with questions...
Ok just a couple...

About how tall are you?

Are the pictures taken with your "optimal" positioning for the screen?
It looks almost fully "extended" and roughly at the same angle as the flyshield canted back just a bit?

Jim
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:35 AM   #520
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I also have the Madstad screen on my wife's F650GS. No turbulence or noise, perfect for me and her. I am 5' 11" 32" inseam, wife is 5' 2".

Lots of adjustment but once you find the sweet spot you are done. WORKS.

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Old 03-21-2010, 11:59 AM   #521
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Thanks LP...

Is the position in the picture for you or your wife?

I'm ~6' 0"

I am VERY keen on the idea of being able to easily remove the entire shield for off-roading when desired!

... ya'll are helping me spend $300 ... do ya feel guilty

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Old 03-21-2010, 12:02 PM   #522
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TampaJim:

Thanks for that update, now I have to pepper you with questions...
Ok just a couple...

About how tall are you?

Are the pictures taken with your "optimal" positioning for the screen?
It looks almost fully "extended" and roughly at the same angle as the flyshield canted back just a bit?

Jim
I'm 6' The screen shown could be raised or lowered several inches from it's current position. It's set so the flow hits a fraction of an inch from the top of my helmet at 70 MPH. That is a 20" screen but I know for sure he has an 18" available and maybe a 22".
The fly screen rake is the same as the factory shield. I have the windshield raked back a little further than that . Eyeballing , it looks to be about the same angle as the front forks. (650GS)

If I were going to spend time on the interstate, I might try raising the shield and raking it back even more for less wind resistance and better mileage.

Changes from IImapackers picture include redesign of the flyshield to better match the lines of the bike,
black adjustor brackets and black bolts .

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Old 03-21-2010, 06:10 PM   #523
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Thanks TampaJim!

I think I'm hearing you say that @ 6 foot tall the 18" screeen would be "enough" screen what with the adjustment and all ... but then ... that would put the lower edge of the screen up higher so more air would get "under it"...

Damn... decisions decisions...
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:16 PM   #524
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Thanks LP...

Is the position in the picture for you or your wife?

I'm ~6' 0"

I am VERY keen on the idea of being able to easily remove the entire shield for off-roading when desired!

... ya'll are helping me spend $300 ... do ya feel guilty

Jim
That is set for my wife, but it works okay for me. Four screws takes the screen off.
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:41 PM   #525
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Thanks TampaJim!

I think I'm hearing you say that @ 6 foot tall the 18" screeen would be "enough" screen what with the adjustment and all ... but then ... that would put the lower edge of the screen up higher so more air would get "under it"...

Damn... decisions decisions...
Naw I had the 18" for awhile and like you said it let more air in from the bottom. The 20" was much better. I can still lower it another 2" if I wanted. IIMAMPacker should be good with 20" but his wife at 5'2" might be better off with the 18" as it seems to me the top would hit her at eyeball level with the shield all the way down. But I don't know for sure. Hard to tell from the pic if that's a 18" or 20" They are all the same width (I think)
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