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Old 11-17-2012, 08:25 AM   #1
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GS to GSA Windshield Conversion

Overpriced, but my brain insists on that OEM look.

What's my best bet for buying the parts? Any dealers out there have a discounted kit?

A&S has the only kit I found @ $586. Ouch.

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Old 11-17-2012, 08:42 AM   #2
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Look around for a used setup. I just sold one a a couple months ago for a little over $100 if memory serves. That was OEM GSA screen and proper mounting kit. Personally it created way too much buffeting for me.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:58 AM   #3
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SLV is right, patience may be your best bet I just converted mine, and what makes it so expensive is that gosh darn support bracket; c'mon BMW, $225++ for that thing????

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Old 11-17-2012, 09:27 AM   #4
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Overpriced, but my brain insists on that OEM look.

What's my best bet for buying the parts?
OEM look gets you OEM comfort. You can do better for less. Cee Baileys makes a GS "Adventure" windscreen, including identical brackets (which can be purchased seperately) that work with the OEM screen. That leaves you needing only the screen itself from BMW (or used) if you choose not to go with thier better and less expensive screen

My 2-piece GIVI Airflow AF330 don't look anything at all like OEM, but performance is everything to me.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:49 AM   #5
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all great ideas above from fellow riders.

I scored my GSA screen and bar from another inmate. It came good as new - and was less than 50% of what the Canadian BMW dealer was asking.

I did add a little extra (Wunderlich) deflector on top to take the wind right over my head when riding (I'm 6' 2" - and the stock GSA screen was designed I think, for someone who might sit just a tiny little bit lower in the saddle).

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...10024-025.html

All in all - a worthwhile upgrade - from stock GS set-up to GSA. I would NOT pay full dealer price though on the parts required. Scout around and find used......

good luck.


PS - I found that the side deflectors did little to change the ride 'feel' for me - but they did detract from the looks of the bike. Your results may, as they say, vary....
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:45 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. Yeah, I don't know why I want to spend $$$ on a screen that will only be a bit better. I guess I just don't like the melted plastic look of the aftermarket screens.

I will keep watching for used ADV screens, BMW of Denver does has a 20% off of $500 or more sale so I might move on that if nothing shows up.

If anyone has an ADV screen they want to part with, ping me.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:04 PM   #7
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unfortunately you won't know how good, great, ok, bad, terrible the screen is until it's mounted on YOUR bike.

other's opinions surely help, but it really is the only way to tell whether or not a screen will work for you.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:15 PM   #8
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^ For sure.

What I REALLY wish were available at a realistic price is the tinted screens for both the GS and GSAs.
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