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Old 09-06-2011, 05:55 AM   #1
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Windscreen '81bmw r80g/s

Any of you done an install on one of these before? The windscreen is a oem and off another r80g/s. Here is a pic of where it needs to go.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:08 AM   #2
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So the windscreen need to go in the lake? It should be easy enough to arrange that...probably won't even need any tools! If that the correct picture or the wrong question or am I just thick. On the topic of screen I have heard good things about national cycles screen fitting on a g/s .
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:35 AM   #3
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Windscreen '81bmw r80g/s

Hey thanks,
I thought it was clear....but that is the bike. The back side of the windscreen is pictured here. It is not a clear windshield, but designed more to move some air pressure off the rider. These are fairly common on the older g/s.

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Old 09-06-2011, 06:37 AM   #4
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Windscreen '81bmw r80g/s Front

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Old 09-06-2011, 06:43 AM   #5
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BMW introduced that windscreen on the '88 GS models. Others have retrofitted them to the G/S nacelle or installed the front half of the GS nacelle on the G/S. All it takes are 4 holes in the nacelle.

Some like 'em. I removed that windscreen because it caused buffeting around my helmet.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:21 AM   #6
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Windscreen '81bmw r80g/s

Many thanks for the reply.

These older g/s ('81-'87) that I see with this attachment must be an add on then? I had the impression that this was a factory option on these bikes when they were new. Any other thoughts about this out there?
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:01 AM   #7
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I had a Parabellum on one of my G/S... didn't like it, and removed it.

I always liked the little "number plate" faring on the GS models... just enough to take the wind off your chest (or mine, for my 5'10" size) and let the helmet do the rest.

YMMV... but the less stuff you put on a G/S the better!
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:54 AM   #8
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I got one from max's for my 81G/S. It was like $300 unpainted and it comes with a template to drill the holes up. Before that I had one from National, that worked really well and totally adjustable to help make the air smooth.

http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/c...h_model=bm-014
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:08 AM   #9
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The National Cycle is a great one and the stock BMW is good too. I've got both. Mostly go w/o either, but when going on long trip the Street Shield is the best (IMHO). The BMW does a decent job too and keeps the period look.

It's friggin insane what US BMW dealers want, you can get it from Motobins for $120 USD, plus a little higher shipping. (Part No.91933)
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I always liked the little "number plate" faring on the GS models... just enough to take the wind off your chest (or mine, for my 5'10" size) and let the helmet do the rest.

YMMV... but the less stuff you put on a G/S the better!
I had one for a while, and while it did take the wind off of my chest the increase in wind noise and helmet buffeting was significant. I ended up selling mine.

I'm 5'9"
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:44 AM   #11
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Ahh.. the wind deflector! I too was thinking about one of those... I'm 6'2 so by the sounds of it I might get too much buffeting?! Does one use self taping screws then after drilling the holes... it seems like a waster to drill holes in a perfect speedo surround. I guess stock standard with nothing but the binnacle is the way to go then.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:00 AM   #12
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If getting a new one it comes w/ the template to drill the holes, might be a little more dificult w/ out the template. Drill holes in the nacel then use screws from the back side of the nacel the mount.

I'm 6'2" and it's more for just getting wind pressure off the body.
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Might it be possible to scan the drilling template for those of us whoa re trying to find a second hand deflector to mount...
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PM me your email and I'll send you the PDF file of instructions and template
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:50 PM   #15
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'81 r80g/s windscreen help

PM on the way.
Many thanks to all of you for the responses. Drilling holes in a perfect piece does make me wonder. Once I have the instructions in hand I will decide if I am going to do that.
The windscreen I have has some scuffs and holes from the PO. I paid $50 for it and about $20 more for screws and spacers.
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