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Old 05-02-2013, 08:35 PM   #1
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Not hating stock windscreen on F700GS

Am I the only one that doesn't hate the small stock screen on the F700GS? I'm 5'9", 30 inch inseam, with the low seat option, and the wind seems to hit my chest with only mild turbulance and my helmet is mostly in fairly smooth air up to the 100kph area and a little above? It seems pretty acceptable so far. Buffetting with the standard screen on my previous bike (FZ6R) was unbearable and demanded a windscreen upgrade, but I'm seriously thinking this standard screen on my 700 might be ok as is . . or maybe just add a deflector (MRA, Wunderlich, BMW) and be done with it. We've all seen a lot of complaints about the standard screens, and I have been in that boat too, but is anyone else starting to think like I am here???
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:56 PM   #2
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I took delivery of my F700GS last Saturday, and after >350 mostly freeway miles, I'm SHOCKED at how acceptable the bike's fly screen is.

Of course, I'll want something bigger in the winter or for the long haul, but again, I'm SHOCKED at how well that little stab of plastic works.

(I'm 5'10" but slouch badly.)
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:03 AM   #3
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:04 AM   #4
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I dont have a problem with it, however, I dont go on really long trips.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:45 AM   #5
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Being hit in the chest with 40F air at speed, factoring in the wind chill, is really cold (26F @ 50 mph). That's my issue with the short windscreen. Now, if I lived in a balmy region, then perhaps I'd like that blast.

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Old 05-04-2013, 01:57 PM   #6
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Agreed . . I used to live in Winterpeg (that's actually Winnipeg but you get the idea) Manitoba, Canada so I know 'wind chill factor'!
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:32 PM   #7
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Agreed . . I used to live in Winterpeg (that's actually Winnipeg but you get the idea) Manitoba, Canada so I know 'wind chill factor'!
I see your area has temps in the 70's! Oh wait. Its May. I've been in the mountains too long.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:18 AM   #8
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I also like the stock windscreen. It's small but effective, and my helmet stays in "clean air" with less turbulence than the much larger screen on my previous motorcycle.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:37 AM   #9
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Some good input on the small F700 windscreen. Unexpectedly effective. Perhaps for a long distance tour there are better screens but for most anything else, based on these opinions/reports, the small standard screen seems to work surprisingly well.
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