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Thread: F750/850GS Specific aftermarket windscreens

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    Hello Richard,
    I took delivery of my F750GS blast July in Austria.
    so far have done 5000 Km on it.
    Iam amazed how good the Standard screen works at all Speeds - 160kmh on the Autobahn is no Problem.
    I have done several longer trips, 6 Hours in the saddle without any real aches and pains - bye the way I am 79 years old.
    If I wanted to put on any extras IO would be thinking of the like a a scott oiler.
    Maybe but just maybe, the screen from the F805GS.
    Other than that the TFT Display is great, the Cruise Control is just what the doctor ordered.
    I can't compülain about vibrations - Nothing more or less than on other bikes - although there are some heavy weight exception like Harely and Co.
    The fuel consumptiojn is excellent. In my time I have had several different models of the R1200GS, 3 years ago I bought the F800GT prtimarily because of the weight and the Belt drive. My 750 is my first Chasin Drive bike. No I lie, way back in 1956 my first ever bike was a Triumph Tiger 110.
    But when I got back into bikes again I strarted of with a BMW R1200RT and have stuck with BMW since then.
    Take care and stay upright.
    Bevan

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    ^^ Good to know you are still going strong at 79! As for the screen, I guess we all have different opinions because we are all different shapes and sizes, and we all have different expectations.

    Sounds like you are happy with the bike - just as I am with mine. I've done about 1250 miles (2000 km) since the beginning of November, although I am currently frustrated by the weather.

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    So...

    Still in pursuit of a less-turbulent ride, I decided to try yet another screen. Some of you probably think I'm mad, and it would be hard to argue... but I'm new to this and the only way to find the best solution is to keep experimenting.

    I bought an MRA Vario Touring screen (the 850 model), just to see if it improves on the WRS. I am still experimenting with the position of the spoiler, and in some scenarios it is definitely better. However, having done a 230 mile motorway trip at the weekend, I have not completely overcome the high speed buffeting - and perhaps I never will.

    Anyway, a couple of pics for those that are interested:






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    !!! Richard I just got my WRS screen delivered hoping that it’s the answer to all the wind noise and buffeting to my head. Perhaps these companies should have left the R&D to you! I’ll try to post some pictures up when it’s installed but it looks very similar in size to the 850 original screen (tbd) although it has a significant lip at the top forcing air higher. This might work at my height.?

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    Givi AF5127 as I have mentioned many times and you can ride at 80mph with your visor up. The Madstad set up will be excellent also.

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    Hi Stonehenge, from my perspective I’m trying to add a marginally larger screen without the need of the full size touring screen. An improvement to what I currently have without progressing to the full airflow or madstad screen. Like Richard, I suspect we will probably be on an expensive journey to find the right solution rather than accept the inevitable.

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    Hi Stonehenge, from my perspective I’m trying to add a marginally larger screen without the need of the full size touring screen. An improvement to what I currently have without progressing to the full airflow or madstad screen. Like Richard, I suspect we will probably be on an expensive journey to find the right solution rather than accept the inevitable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kameloil View Post
    Hi Stonehenge, from my perspective I’m trying to add a marginally larger screen without the need of the full size touring screen. An improvement to what I currently have without progressing to the full airflow or madstad screen. Like Richard, I suspect we will probably be on an expensive journey to find the right solution rather than accept the inevitable.
    You either want turbulence free or not basically. Of the two basic types of screen; air disturbance (MRA type with spoiler) or air directed (Givi / Wunderlich / PUIG etc). I have used the MRA type screen with good effect previously but mostly like the screens that direct air away from the rider. A PUIG Touring screen on my R1200GSA worked very well. The Givi Touring screen with Madstad bracket on a Suzuki V Strom worked well and the best for the R1200GS Air Cooled and F750/850 is the AF screens from Givi. They are also fairly well priced for what you get (I paid around £115 for mine). However, the F750GS standard set up is very good with minimal turbulence but you get the full force of the wind; which in summer will be excellent. So for me AF5127 for Winter / Touring mode on a F850GS mount. And Standard 750 screen for the summer to maximize cooling air on hot days.

    Also, you have to put 1" spacers under the mount to move it away from the cockpit to allow air underneath the screen. This helps smooth airflow and without this even the AF5127 has a little buffeting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kameloil View Post
    Hi Stonehenge, from my perspective I’m trying to add a marginally larger screen without the need of the full size touring screen. An improvement to what I currently have without progressing to the full airflow or madstad screen. Like Richard, I suspect we will probably be on an expensive journey to find the right solution rather than accept the inevitable.
    Yeah, I am looking for an acceptable compromise between buffeting and appearance - and I'm afraid to say I'm not crazy about the look of the large Givi or Madstad screens. I'd probably choose a standard looking screen (e.g WRS) with a height adjusting bracket (e.g. Madstad or BMW Adventure), but I'm not willing to pay the crazy price of the Madstad mount and I haven't seen the BMW Adventure for sale yet.

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    Alright I give in. Before I end up stripping the front end of the bike completely can someone put me out of my misery. Once the screen is off how far and what do you have to dismantle..... and how the feck do you get the black plastic grommets off. Generally I should stick to tasks no more complex than fuelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kameloil View Post
    Alright I give in. Before I end up stripping the front end of the bike completely can someone put me out of my misery. Once the screen is off how far and what do you have to dismantle..... and how the feck do you get the black plastic grommets off. Generally I should stick to tasks no more complex than fuelling.
    Large flat blade screwdriver and lever off. You won't damage the cover.

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    Yep, once you get the cover off, all becomes obvious.

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    Got it done eventually, slipped a cord behind the plastic plugs and yanked them free...and then yes it becomes obvious. Shame it was midnight when i finished off, would have like a test ride...something to look forward to.

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    Folks quick overview of my screen wars with the new F850GS. Tried the Powerbronze screen and this was better but purchased a Givi Aeroflow screen for more protection and have done around 400 miles with this screen so far.
    I am 6ft tall and to date all I can say is this screen is a nightmare for me, despite positioning it in all locations it creates a very uncomfortable vortex of air at the top of the helmet and is as noisy as F&%K. I have yet to try it but I think the vortex is eliminated if you put something between the screen and the sliding aeroflow section. I will try and report back. I am so tempted to go back to the standard screen, at least there was no buffeting but protection was minimal.

    Interested to hear how you get on with the MRA screen, always had good results on other bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F8GS View Post
    Folks quick overview of my screen wars with the new F850GS. Tried the Powerbronze screen and this was better but purchased a Givi Aeroflow screen for more protection and have done around 400 miles with this screen so far.
    I am 6ft tall and to date all I can say is this screen is a nightmare for me, despite positioning it in all locations it creates a very uncomfortable vortex of air at the top of the helmet and is as noisy as F&%K. I have yet to try it but I think the vortex is eliminated if you put something between the screen and the sliding aeroflow section. I will try and report back. I am so tempted to go back to the standard screen, at least there was no buffeting but protection was minimal.

    Interested to hear how you get on with the MRA screen, always had good results on other bikes.
    Correct. The screen mount needs a spacer to lift the screen away from the cockpit and allow air flow equally at the back and front of the screen. The air is hitting the AF5127 and causing turbulent air. It sounds like you are being slapped on the head! This is due to the different air pressures combining. You need to equalise the air pressure both sides.

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    A couple of photos. The screwdriver is resting on one of the spacers I use which are door stops from a local DIY store. The second picture shows four spacers that are going to be fitted. They are slightly larger and will give a bigger gap.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZqLJNSfKpvNdzirHA

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