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Old 01-11-2013, 08:03 PM   #1096
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Do you use the shortest sport screen?



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Old 01-12-2013, 11:46 AM   #1097
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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
I'm 5'9" with a 32" inseam... so slightly longer legs / shorter torso than average for my height.

The other thing that can make a big difference in the amount of helmet buffeting is the distance between the top edge of the screen and your helmet. The further back your helmet is from the screen, the worse the buffeting gets. Two or three inches can make a huge difference. (That's what she said)

I'm sure that was part of the reason why the Vario didn't work for me. The shape of the Vario with all the sharp angular edges and the steep upright angle of the screen probably didn't help much either. The V-Stream and even the Cee Bailey's have a more rounded, aerodynamic shape and a much more swept back angle which produces cleaner airflow. The V-Stream is wider at the top compared to the Cee Bailey's so the bubble of clean air behind the screen is wider.

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Old 01-12-2013, 11:50 AM   #1098
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Yes, I have the shortest one. It barely covers the instrument cluster.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:52 PM   #1099
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Yes, I have the shortest one. It barely covers the instrument cluster.
This one I have, too. For getting a lower noise level it works well.
But there is very low wind protection at all.
Did you also try the middle sized sport screen?



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Old 01-13-2013, 11:49 AM   #1100
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This one I have, too. For getting a lower noise level it works well.
But there is very low wind protection at all.
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No, the short one is the only one I've tried. I just got it last week. I'm thinking about trying all three heights to see which one works best for me.

My highest priority is getting the lowest possible noise level. Wind protection is secondary. I expect my situation is different from most others.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:31 PM   #1101
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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.
If I get a chance to try to Aeroflow I will. It surely sounds like a winner. I'm sure there's a guy with an F800 in my area that would potentially have one. I might borrow it.
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:34 PM   #1102
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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

I'm 5'10" 30 " inseam. So I guess i'm taller in the torso area. My helmet is an Arai XD3. I ride with a Touratech touring seat (normal height) and Rox risers. I dunno if that would make any difference...
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:40 PM   #1103
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thanks Zaner & LM ...

it seems a black art unless I can try before buy or get return privileges
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:59 PM   #1104
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I'm 5'10" 30 " inseam. So I guess i'm taller in the torso area. My helmet is an Arai XD3. I ride with a Touratech touring seat (normal height) and Rox risers. I dunno if that would make any difference...
I think all of the things you mentioned make a difference. I think this is why finding the right windshield seems like a black art.. there are just a lot of variables. It shouldn't be this complicated or require this much trial and error to find something that works. It seems like many of us are going through the same trial and error process, hoping that eventually we'll find the right screen. There has to be a better way...
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:57 AM   #1105
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I think all of the things you mentioned make a difference. I think this is why finding the right windshield seems like a black art.. there are just a lot of variables. It shouldn't be this complicated or require this much trial and error to find something that works. It seems like many of us are going through the same trial and error process, hoping that eventually we'll find the right screen. There has to be a better way...
That is why I went with the BRITANNIA COMPOSITES adjustable.
When it's cold or I am doing long highway runs I put the screen up.. When it's warm or I get to the dirt/gravel roads I put it all the way down and its out of the way.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:13 AM   #1106
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That is why I went with the BRITANNIA COMPOSITES adjustable.
When it's cold or I am doing long highway runs I put the screen up.. When it's warm or I get to the dirt/gravel roads I put it all the way down and its out of the way.
...or when times are tough you can take out a second mortgage on it and life's good...

It's really nice, but damn it's pricey.

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Old 01-14-2013, 10:12 AM   #1107
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...or when times are tough you can take out a second mortgage on it and life's good...

It's really nice, but damn it's pricey.

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I actually went with it because at the time it was about 1/2 the price of the Deserto 3.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:39 PM   #1108
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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.
I just ordered this thing and plan on lowering it when offroading. Are you saying it still bounces around offroad, even when it's lowered?

This whole windscreen business is way harder than finding a decent woman or a place to live.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:49 AM   #1109
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I just ordered this thing and plan on lowering it when offroading. Are you saying it still bounces around offroad, even when it's lowered?

This whole windscreen business is way harder than finding a decent woman or a place to live.
It does bounce a fair amount offroad even when lowered, but it's a lot worse when it's set high. The top section of the windshield is pretty heavy with all the hardware which makes it bounce around. Wicked nice on long highway stretches though.

I wish I had the $$ to justify a Desierto.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:17 AM   #1110
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It does bounce a fair amount offroad even when lowered, but it's a lot worse when it's set high. The top section of the windshield is pretty heavy with all the hardware which makes it bounce around. Wicked nice on long highway stretches though.

I wish I had the $$ to justify a Desierto.
Downright immoral that the two solutions that would actually fix it properly cost $500 and $800.

Hope the new piece isn't wobblier than my current TT tall screen with clip-on spoiler. Hmmm, wonder if that brace for the Cee Bailey screen could be adapted to it.
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