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Old 03-04-2014, 07:09 AM   #1
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Just installed the ZTechnik Z2487 for my R1200GSA LC

Just installed the ZTechnik Z2487 for my R1200GSA LC.

Here is the image from ZTechnik website


Here is the mounting hardware off the GSA



Here are a few screen comparisons








Had a dickens of a time getting the brackets installed back thru the rubber bushings. Don't even try and get the brackets in the holes with the bushings with your hands.

I tried dish soap and a few other tricks

I eventually just lined up the brackets and attached the screws and screwed them in slowly and they set themselves.

I will go for a ride in a few hours to report on any improvements on the buffeting
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:12 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing...would love to see pics of it on your GSA, too, from the side and front.
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:55 AM   #3
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good that they let you use the original/OE brackets and the price reflects that.

On my '11 GSA I got the Z2418, 23" tall screen and had Rick Mayer build me a regular height seat. I look about an 1 1/2" over the top edge. It is about 90% perfect to keep the wind roar off my helmet. If I lean back a bit too far/ get lazy it will get noticeable, but if I sit a bit forward like your sposed to it has a nice quiet comfy pocket of clean air.

Curious to see your buffeting report.
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:58 AM   #4
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Thanks for sharing...would love to see pics of it on your GSA, too, from the side and front.
do these help?







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Old 03-04-2014, 08:14 AM   #5
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Looks good, thanks!
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:11 AM   #6
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more pics of radar mount

could you share a few more snaps of your radar mount?
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:25 AM   #7
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could you share a few more snaps of your radar mount?
Here you go!

This is a custom made Kill Switch Bill mount...

HE can make a bunch if we can get a group buy.

Sorry for the large size but this is what I got for now...












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Old 03-04-2014, 10:52 AM   #8
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I just got back from an hour ride.

This included some mud, some back road, some 55 MPH, some interstate 75 MPH and a small run at well over the posted speed limit.

The ZTechnik Z2487 performed well...

Much less buffeting about the helmet and head. I would say that I am very pleased.

The screen did not flop around that I could tell and seemed to hold up well.

There was some wind "disturbance" around the shoulders that I had not noticed before with the OEM wind screen.

Overall I think this will be a keeper.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:20 AM   #9
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How tall are you, my stocker doesn't buffet at all.
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How tall are you, my stocker doesn't buffet at all.
I am a short 5'10" 28" inseam.

The stock screen was not working for me...
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:17 PM   #11
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My 13GSW did not have those grommets and the z-technik fitted just fine.

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My 13GSW did not have those grommets and the z-technik fitted just fine.

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Sounds like someone at the factory did not install the grommets like they should of...
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:25 PM   #13
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Excellent, thanks for the write up. While I do not get any buffeting off the OEM screen, the wind hits me in the neck. I had a V-stream on my RT and loved it so was torn between the screen you have or adding an MRA spoiler.

By the comparison you show, it appears that the V-stream is only slightly taller than the OEM. At 6'3", I'm wondering if this will make enough difference. Any idea where the wind was hitting you on your test ride.
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:29 PM   #14
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Excellent, thanks for the write up. While I do not get any buffeting off the OEM screen, the wind hits me in the neck. I had a V-stream on my RT and loved it so was torn between the screen you have or adding an MRA spoiler.

By the comparison you show, it appears that the V-stream is only slightly taller than the OEM. At 6'3", I'm wondering if this will make enough difference. Any idea where the wind was hitting you on your test ride.
It felt like I gained maybe 4 inches from the OEM to the V-stream.

When I had the OEM on it felt like I was being hit about two inches from the top of the helmet.

The V-stream felt like it was at least 2 inches ABOVE the helmet and it felt like the V-stream was curving over my head VS the OEM that was hitting me full force.

Just to put some perspective I came from a K1200LT that was almost like riding in a car LOL
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:50 PM   #15
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I just got back from an hour ride.
There was some wind "disturbance" around the shoulders that I had not noticed before with the OEM wind screen.
I have a pretty long beard and when I switched from the stock GSW windshield to the Wunderlich tall shield, I found that the wind, instead of splitting my beard down the middle and pushing it back towards my ears, the wind now rolls in from the sides ever so slightly and pushes my beard forward as if I'm giving the 'high-sign' from the old "Our Gang" shows. That's your hillbilly wind-tunnel report for the day.
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