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Electric windscreen

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Anyone modify their windscreen from manual to electric? I understand the knob adjustment is easy, I'm just curious.

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I never adjust my windshield. Once it is where I want it, I put a rubber ball behind it to keep it upright and stable. In early winter, I'll put the Puig Touring windshield on my GSA and leave it in place until warm weather arrives.
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I've got the Puig windscreen on my '16 R1200GSA. Love it, should have came with an electric adjustment. I use it to lower the screen off road, and to raise it up depending on how fast I'm going freeway speed wise. Pretty slick unit.
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I never adjust my windshield. Once it is where I want it, I put a rubber ball behind it to keep it upright and stable. In early winter, I'll put the Puig Touring windshield on my GSA and leave it in place until warm weather arrives.
I like to see a picture of that and what type ball. Sounds like a good simple idea instead of a metal brace.
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Anyone modify their windscreen from manual to electric? I understand the knob adjustment is easy, I'm just curious.

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puig sells an electric windscreen! its about 500-600 Euros I think
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I've got the Puig windscreen on my '16 R1200GSA. Love it, should have came with an electric adjustment. I use it to lower the screen off road, and to raise it up depending on how fast I'm going freeway speed wise. Pretty slick unit.
Thanks for that, this is the kind of info I'm looking for. I saw the Puig kit online and watched the installation video (above my pay grade). It's expensive but I have the need to move my screen up and down regularly and think it might be worth the money so am glad to hear it works well. My bike goes in for the 600 mile service next week I'll see at what my dealer says about the install.
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I commute daily 50 miles or so each way on my motorcycle, year round, some highway and some stop and go NYC roads and streets. I need to be able to raise and lower my screen on the go when it starts to rain and when I get cold. If the rain stops before I get where Iím going, I prefer the screen at its lowest position. I hate having to pull to the shoulder or to stop in traffic to adjust my windscreen, and doing so is sometimes not particularly safe especially when itís dark and rainy. The windscreen adjustment knob that came with the bike is not easy or safe to use on the fly. To complicate its use, my phone and radar detector are mounted on the right hand side of the bars making it difficult to reach the adjustment knob without knocking into them. I installed the Puig electric windscreen adjustment unit on y R1250GS. It works great. Problem solved. Worth the money....for me.
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I commute daily 50 miles or so each way on my motorcycle, year round, some highway and some stop and go NYC roads and streets. I need to be able to raise and lower my screen on the go when it starts to rain and when I get cold. If the rain stops before I get where Iím going, I prefer the screen at its lowest position. I hate having to pull to the shoulder or to stop in traffic to adjust my windscreen, and doing so is sometimes not particularly safe especially when itís dark and rainy. The windscreen adjustment knob that came with the bike is not easy or safe to use on the fly. To complicate its use, my phone and radar detector are mounted on the right hand side of the bars making it difficult to reach the adjustment knob without knocking into them. I installed the Puig electric windscreen adjustment unit on y R1250GS. It works great. Problem solved. Worth the money....for me.
How much USD?
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How much USD?
Here you go:

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...1200gs-r1250gs

There's stuff on eBay but like this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Electric-Li...oAAOSwEppb9Qyf
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Thanks for that, this is the kind of info I'm looking for. I saw the Puig kit online and watched the installation video (above my pay grade). It's expensive but I have the need to move my screen up and down regularly and think it might be worth the money so am glad to hear it works well. My bike goes in for the 600 mile service next week I'll see at what my dealer says about the install.
I've had mine installed for a while now, about June 17th - the installation was *really* easy. If you can turn a screwdriver, you can install this in less than 30 minutes. I think that was the extent of the skill needed. I ended up mounting my buttons on the right handlebar side, since the left was too heavily occupied, but really just followed the instructions. It was a quick after work evening install with no hiccups.

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