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Old 09-20-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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R1200GS windshield for 6'2"?

I'm 6'2" (ok, 6'1.5"). The factory windshield would be perfect if it would just send the wind about 3 inches higher. Is there some way of achieving this if I don't want to have to look through a windscreen? I tried the Moose Racing +4" screen (measures 18" from top to bottom down the center) and it requires me to look through the screen.
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:21 AM   #2
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I installed a Laminar Lip on my GSW. Works great and good price performer.
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:35 PM   #3
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I have the givi af330. Adjustable and awesome. Recommended.
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:17 AM   #4
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I have the givi af330. Adjustable and awesome. Recommended.
+1. Im 6'1" and have the Givi on my 2011 GS. Has all the adjustability you could want and works well. And FWIW the Givi is far superior to the stock screen IMHO.
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:19 AM   #5
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That looks like a pretty tall screen though. Do you not find yourself looking through it or through the top edge of it at all?
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:50 AM   #6
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The Wunderlich Vario Ergo on my camhead and it worked well. I'm 6'2"

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Old 09-21-2013, 03:27 PM   #7
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I'm 6'4" and run a Givi DT-330 with a
Touratech spoiler.

It works well for me, but not as well as the tall Parabellum I use to have.
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:40 PM   #8
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I'm 6'2" (ok, 6'1.5"). The factory windshield would be perfect if it would just send the wind about 3 inches higher. Is there some way of achieving this if I don't want to have to look through a windscreen? I tried the Moose Racing +4" screen (measures 18" from top to bottom down the center) and it requires me to look through the screen.
Same height as you. Ride a 2012 GS. I have an adventure screen with a touratech spoiler. Stopped most of it, so then put winglets on and that fixed the buffeting.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:05 AM   #9
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:56 PM   #10
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Try it without a windshield before you get to wound up. Windshields, on all bikes, create buffeting air flow. I have a new GS on the way, in the meantime I ride a 1972 R75/5, no windshield and I love it! Just sold a 2008 R1200 RT and I thought I'd miss the shield and fairing. I don't one bit. When my new bikes arrives, I may just remove the shield altogether. Everyone has an opinion and you gotta go with what you like. Enjoy


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Old 09-23-2013, 07:33 PM   #11
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Based on my experience with the Moose Racing screen, a 17" screen would be perfect for me, which is way shorter than the Givi or the Wunderlich appear to be. Anybody try either the wunderlich or touratech spoiler? If so, does the touratech support provide enough strength to counter the extra weight and pressure?

My other thought is to go to an adventure screen, since that seems to be the perfect size. I'm assuming if I buy the support bar it all fits?
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:49 AM   #12
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I am 6'2" 32" inseam. I went with the Aeroflot short and sport fairing.

No buffeting and it's perfect. I have the extra tall and it is too tall. I just leave the short on all the time.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:53 AM   #13
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My other thought is to go to an adventure screen, since that seems to be the perfect size. I'm assuming if I buy the support bar it all fits?
Yep, that's what I did with my GS. Found a New Take Off GSA screen cheap and bought the Cee Bailey's Adv support bar. Seems to work great for me. (I'm 5'11" with a long torso...)

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Old 09-24-2013, 08:15 AM   #14
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Try it without a windshield before you get to wound up. Windshields, on all bikes, create buffeting air flow.
I agree, partly. On my naked R100R turbulence or buffeting never was an issue. On my R1150GS turbulence was deafening! However, with the screen removed I was buffeted left to right and back again; it felt unsafe. I ended up installing tobinators, shortening the windshield and tilting it backwards (= to the rear of the bike) to the max compatible with free movement of the handlebars. On my new R1200GSA I mounted a Touratech spoiler and that really does the trick. This never worked on my R1150GS, though.

Bottom line: the best remedy varies with rider size and bike and seems unpredictable.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:40 PM   #15
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Tall Windshield

I am 6'4"... short legs long torso.

I have the tall C Bailey's. works really well. I run it in the lower(down) position.
I had their tall one on my RT and in the lower position, the MPG was better and so was the air flow.

Quality---- I have one on my 2003 LT since 2004. Still in great shape.
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