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Old 12-31-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:01 AM   #2
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Bigger is not always better. For me, stock screen as low as possible gives the smoothest wind flow, and quietist.

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Old 12-31-2012, 12:41 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:27 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:05 PM   #5
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Here is what works for me (Touratech model and the windshield is at it's highest point):



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Old 12-31-2012, 05:10 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:27 PM   #7
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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..
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:53 PM   #8
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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. :)
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:06 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:31 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:26 PM   #11
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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
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:40 PM   #12
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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)
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:32 AM   #13
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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:

http://www.ceebaileys.com/bmw/1200gsepws.html

Good luck,

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Old 01-03-2013, 10:04 AM   #14
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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 .

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Old 01-03-2013, 11:54 AM   #15
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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?
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