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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-May-2007, 12:22 PM (723) Thread Starter
 
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My first post. Hello and thanks for your help. I use my GS mostly on long trips to areas where I then go off-road, so the majority of time is spent riding at speed on the road. The stock windscreen causes buffeting. I am 5' 10" tall and use a Schuberth C2 helmet. The C2 is quiet, but the buffeting tends to negate the positive affects of this fine helmet. Is there consensous amongst you as to which aftermarket windscreen best negates this affect but doesn't look lke something I made in shop class?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-May-2007, 02:14 PM (801)
 
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Hi Peebster...problem with a tall fixed screen is that it's not a good solution for when you do finally go off road...the ideal solution is a variable screen such as the wunderlich vario screen or the Touratech desierto III...

Can't say that I care much for the looks of the wunderlich screen and whilst the desierto III looks great...it's pricey...

others will probably have alternative solutions.

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My first post. Hello and thanks for your help. I use my GS mostly on long trips to areas where I then go off-road, so the majority of time is spent riding at speed on the road. The stock windscreen causes buffeting. I am 5' 10" tall and use a Schuberth C2 helmet. The C2 is quiet, but the buffeting tends to negate the positive affects of this fine helmet. Is there consensous amongst you as to which aftermarket windscreen best negates this affect but doesn't look lke something I made in shop class?
I believe that the current hot tip is the Givi screen + the GSA winglets. I'm currently running the standard screen + Laminar Lip + Adventure winglets but that might be too "made in shop class" for your tastes.

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I have the adventure winglets, which definitely help the buffeting. I tried the CeeBaileys +2"+2" screen and noticed a further, albeit minor, improvement in buffeting, but not in wind noise.. I have since switched back to the stock shield (+winglets). I'm going to try it on a reasonably long trip this weekend and will let you know how it works out.

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Less is more

Instead of more screen, try less. A dremel tool or a band saw works wonder it cutting down the stock screen which then puts clean air around your head. The windglets might be a nice addition, but preclude the use of tank panniers which I couldn't live without.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-May-2007, 08:30 AM (562) Thread Starter
 
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Replacement Windscreen

Thanks. The "less is more" idea warrants a try. When I ride my son's Dakar, the lack of wind protection creates clear air (pretty much) in the face, and the C2 handles that pretty well. I think I will remove the stock windscreen first, do some highway riding and see if that works. Much cheaper than buying something without testing.

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I believe that the current hot tip is the Givi screen + the GSA winglets. I'm currently running the standard screen + Laminar Lip + Adventure winglets but that might be too "made in shop class" for your tastes.
That's what I use for cold weather riding.





Then I switch to the TT dash cover for summer.





It has much smoother air than my cut-down screen had.

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