Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > GS Boxers
User Name
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-31-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
AviatorTroy OP
Beastly Adventurer
AviatorTroy's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Cincinnati OH/Stuart FL
Oddometer: 1,661
For those with windshield spoilers...

I got the Wunderlich wind deflector for Christmas. I had a laminar lip but it was really flimsy and ended up cracking in half just from fatigue.

Now this new one, I can't seem to get it adjusted to save my life. Everything I tried seems to actually increase turbulence.

You all got any suggestions on how you mount it (or the Touratech one)? Straight up, laid back? Big gap or small? Windshield up or back? (stock windshield)

Pictures say a thousand words as well.

Really, I want to like this thing, they aren't real cheap.
AviatorTroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 10:01 AM   #2
"Cool" Aid!
JimVonBaden's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2005
Location: Alexandria, VA
Oddometer: 54,507
Bigger is not always better. For me, stock screen as low as possible gives the smoothest wind flow, and quietist.

JimVonBaden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 12:41 PM   #3
Gnarly Adventurer
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: Northwest PA
Oddometer: 195
I had one and never found a windshield/deflector position combination I was happy with. It seems that with windshields, there's no one-size-fits-all solution. For me, it was the Givi AF330 and Adventure winglets.
2007 R1200GS
Member in good standing, Mud and Blood Race Team: Annoying the Neighbors Since 1973
mtbenson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 02:27 PM   #4
Beastly Adventurer
trc.rhubarb's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Concord, CA
Oddometer: 2,049
For me, 6'2 with 30" inseam on a GSA. Corbin seat in high position.
Cut off the tabs on the adjuster and put windshield at full height, then put touratech spoiler. Still well below line of sight and no turbulence at all.

Windshield all the way down with no spoiler works too but not as well unless I want more air.
2007 BMW GS Adventure / 2000 Ducati 900ss / 2010 Harley Ultra Limited / 1975 BMW R90/6 / 2006 DRZ400S
Follow me here
trc.rhubarb is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 05:05 PM   #5
Studly Adventurer
WindSailor's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Somewhere out West
Oddometer: 757
Here is what works for me (Touratech model and the windshield is at it's highest point):

WindSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 05:10 PM   #6
Studly Adventurer
aGremlin's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: New Zealand!
Oddometer: 517
12GSA with screen in high position, Touratech non-lockable spoiler on top and clamped on. 6'3 with seat front on high, back on low. Works for me, but doesn't eliminate turbulence. Instead of the wind hitting the helmet on the top of the visor (and giving me a hellish headache) it's now on the top of the helmet, which is fine.

The trick is finding out what's most comfortable for you, on your bike. The CB900 I use for work stuff had a biggish screen on it, but had huge turbulence. Removing the screen altogether made it much smoother, but obviously the wind hits me full on, which is fine. You need to find your sweet spot, and how much air you want hitting you etc.
Warning: My post quality varies according to my mood. If I sound sane give it a few minutes and I'll be back to normal
aGremlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 05:27 PM   #7
BigShow's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Salt Lake CIty
Oddometer: 264
I have the same deflector and I had to tighten it to whereI could still move it a bit. Then got on a long straight road and moved it around until I felt the air flowing over my head. Note with different helmets I had to adjust accordingly. Right now the bike is under 2 foot of snow so I can't show you any pictures. Maybe if it getsup aove freezing in the next few days..
aka Big Show
I see dumb people

BigShow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 05:53 PM   #8
AviatorTroy OP
Beastly Adventurer
AviatorTroy's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Cincinnati OH/Stuart FL
Oddometer: 1,661
Nice guys, I figured. The ADV winglets helped a TON but I'm working on fine tuning. Without the spoiler, with the windshield straight up, there was little turbulence but the wind was extremely loud like it was being directed right to my ears. Now with the spoiler it is quiet but now I have a lot of turbulence again. I just can't seem to come to terms with this windshield thing. In the summer I ride with a windshield I severely chopped down and it feels great, but is obviously not that good for day to day commuting or longer trips.

I really am trying, but I think I'm more of a naked bike kind of guy. Although I rented an RT once, and I'll never be the same. :)
AviatorTroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 04:06 PM   #9
Mind is not for rent
'05Train's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Maryland
Oddometer: 1,086
6'2", 34" inseam, Touratech "High" seat with front up, back down. I've got my windshield one position lower than all the way up and a Touratech spoiler (which isn't adjustable). It's about as good as one can expect without losing all airflow.
2005 FXSTB/I
2014 K1600GTL
2014 KLR650 NE
'05Train is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 08:31 PM   #10
Gnarly Adventurer
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Guatemala, Central America
Oddometer: 166
Originally Posted by WindSailor View Post
Here is what works for me (Touratech model and the windshield is at it's highest point):

I installed a GS windshield on my GSA because it gives me more pleasure riding while being a bit exposed to the wind. However, when weather gets chilly or I'm out on a long tour I clip on the Touratech spoiler pictured here, it works amazingly well.

Looks very nice in my opinion too.
My ego has been writing checks my body can no longer cash.
CHAPIN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 09:26 PM   #11
Studly Adventurer
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Crystola ,Colorado
Oddometer: 877
I started out with a Givi tall , then a stock . Then a stock with a TT spoiler. At this point I am at a stock shield . It works best for me since Ido A lot of offload and want to see what I am riding on. The Givi was great for highway / pavement
Pikes Peak BMW Riders
2001 R 1150 GS 1978 R 100RS 1976 XT-500 1964 CL-72
1955 CJ-5 1975 F-250 Highboy
Snowbound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 09:40 PM   #12
Resident Raggamuffin
oalvarez's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: CA HWY 2
Oddometer: 2,677
Have tried multiple windshields, have owned different upright bikes.

I'm 5'10/30", Arai Signet Q

GSA windscreen with a Wunderlich wind deflector.

Best position: upright and in front of the windscreen but it is in my line of sight

Compromise position: facing downwards and in front of the windscreen

Much better than without it.

(For me of course)
2016 Aprilia Tuono Factory | 2012 Vespa 300 Super
past: Ducatis, Aprilias, Moto Guzzis, a Husky, KTM 1290 SDR, and some BMWs as well

oalvarez screwed with this post 01-03-2013 at 01:39 AM
oalvarez is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 08:32 AM   #13
Gnarly Adventurer
BMW JEEP's Avatar
Joined: May 2012
Location: Folsom, CA
Oddometer: 178
Cee Bailey fan here

I'm on my second CB and for me the European cut light grey with matching Winglets works great. Set to about 2" below eye level and pretty quiet ride with no noticeable turbulence.

Wunderlich is pretty big and might work with you on a return, worth a try?

Here's a link to the GSA version:

Good luck,

2013 R1200GS K25 (Camhead) Triple Black
2007 F650GS Dakar

“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.” ― John Lennon
BMW JEEP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 10:04 AM   #14
R1100GS adict
Murkidi's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Caracas, Venezuela
Oddometer: 229
this is home made and works great , I have a shoei Hornet DS and I have no problem at 150km/h

as you can see it has 2 position .

'95 R 1100 GS
Murkidi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 11:54 AM   #15
Schickmeister's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Your Mom's House
Oddometer: 2,682
I'm not dismissing this as a non-issue, but these threads always made me chuckle...or at least make me think that I'm doing it wrong.

I've never adjusted any windscreen...I just get on and ride. Anyone else?
'11 Flying Banana
Schickmeister is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015