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Old 08-07-2011, 09:39 PM   #16
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Did the same. Posted in the classified for a smashed up scratched up old windshield, and cut it down. Had my graphic design director wifey pen out where I should cut, and went at it with spray on truck bed liner. Probably the KLRer in me. Nonetheless I think it turned out great.

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Old 08-08-2011, 03:08 AM   #17
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I used a old baby capsual (safe 'n'sound). Took the original screen off, placed it over the top of the baby capsual, traced it and used a jigsaw to cut it out. it was cheap and once dirty hardly looks out of place
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:58 PM   #18
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:51 AM   #19
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J. J, What Screen is that??!

This is the best looking screen I've seen for a low option!

What screen is it, and how do I make one???
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:19 PM   #20
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It's a Wunderlich FlowJet.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:32 AM   #21
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Wunderlich FlowJet. Keeps me cool in summer, and no buffeting!
flowjet too. Didn't like the pointy sides sticking out vs. the headlight, so moved mine back by only using the lower front mounts onto the orginal sliding slots. So I'm not using the lower rear mounting holes on the brackets. This provides a bit of adjustment,and small as it is it won't move .
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Old 11-30-2011, 12:06 PM   #22
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Chopped GS Screen!

Just went ahead and chopped 5.5" off the top of my stock GS windscreen, and I absolutely love it!

It was surprisingly easy (and kinda fun) to do using my Dremmel tool with a cutting wheel and circular sanding wheel, plus multiple grades of sandpaper with a sanding block. I used the sanding wheel to smooth out the top edge and shape the sharp corners into a nice transitional curve that (I think) looks like it was made that way!

The bike looks much sportier and the wind noise is WAY lower with less wind disturbance at higher speeds. I'll take a few pics this evening and post them.

Now the question is should I black it out, or keep it clear (its a 2011 Triple Black GS). At this point I kind of like it clear, but would like to explore ways to tint the screen a dark gray instead of black. Any ideas out there on how to do that???
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:01 PM   #23
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+1 on buying a used stock screen for $25 and taking a hacksaw, 400 grit sandpaper and a can of Krylon to it. It works great when it's 90 degrees. NO buffetting at all, it feels as if I am riding my old Ducati Monster, nice clean still air.

I have the screen below for Jun-August, a stock screen for the Spring and Fall and a huge Parabellum for Dec-Feb! I keep the winglets on all year...

*Paint the INSIDE of the screen black to protect it from bugs/rocks, etc...
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:28 PM   #24
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I've used the stock screen, a Givi screen and no screen at all. Between them all I prefer a small fly screen. For my body geometry it would take a huge screen to put my head below the turbulent air flow that the screen creates.
What works best for me is a small screen that guides most air flow past my lower torso but keeps the helmet in clean quiet air.

I had the Wunderlich flow jet for a while but I didn't like it and sold it away.
It's very flimsy, rattles at idle like some Harley part and flops around when riding in rough terrain.
Also, the mounting hardware is sub-par when compared to the rest of the bike. It's a pain to take on/off and clearly isn't of OEM quality.
Had one, liked the air flow but didn't like the quality of the screen.

What works better for me is a "Sport Screen" from K1200R.

It's about the same size as the "flow jet" and keeps my helmet in quiet air but it's of much better quality. No rattles, no hardware that looks clearly after-market. It also fits the lines of the GS quite well.












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Old 12-04-2011, 10:50 PM   #25
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+1 on Wunderlich Flowjet. lots of air, plus buffeting helmet noise gone :)

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Old 12-05-2011, 02:10 PM   #26
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FlyingFinn... your windscreen looks very nice, but I do have a question. Does the front/lower edge (above the headlights) follow the contour of the headlights, or is it straight across? Hard to tell from the pics. TIA.
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:54 PM   #27
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Does the front/lower edge (above the headlights) follow the contour of the headlights, or is it straight across?
Follows the approximate contour of the headlight.



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Old 12-06-2011, 08:47 AM   #28
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looks great! how did you do the extra 2 holes in front? do you feel it needs the sides attached to the adjustable supports?
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:24 AM   #29
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how did you do the extra 2 holes in front? do you feel it needs the sides attached to the adjustable supports?
Stock GS hardware is used at the lower mounting holes.
I carefully placed the windscreen at the right location, left those "support nuts" or what ever "hardparts" they area called in place, looking through the windscreen marked the location of the screw holes.
The just carefully drilled the holes. Normal acrylic drilling practices apply.

I was fully planning to device some sort of brackets for the sides.
After I got the center mounts done it was clear there is absolutely no need to fuss with the side mounts, the screen is already as solid as the stock screen and much more solid as the flowjet.

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Old 12-09-2011, 06:44 PM   #30
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FlyingFinn... thanks. I think I see my next project taking shape.
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