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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 2006, 12:11 am Thread Starter
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Which windscreen for 6'0" rider?

For my upcoming 5,000 mile cross-country trip I'd like to replace the stock fairing with something that's both tinted to make viewing of the instrument console easier in the bright sun, and that "lifts" the wind up over my helmet so that there is no helmet buffetting.

I had previously used the Laminar Lip but I since uninstalled it because of the way that it looked (fugly) and because it lifted the wind up off of my chest and right in to my helmet!

I'm 6'0" tall without shoes or a helmet, so what I want is a windscreen that will account for my height WITH FULL GEAR and that will get the wind over my helmet. I've read the threads that I found after doing a search both here and on i-bmw.com, but I didn't find a direct comparison for my height.

Has anyone with similar physical stature done the research or tested multiple screens (or found one that works)? I think that the Corbin will definitely get the job done but the CF look of it is fugly, IMHO. The MRA screens seem to be good, but which one (if any) will bring the wind up over someone of my height? The vario? The touring? The sport? Lastly, will Zero Gravity work not as well, as well, or better than the MRA screens? They don't make a DoubleBubble for the K12S, but they do make their Touring screen. Anybody tested these yet?

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 2006, 9:20 am
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I'm exactly 6'0 and use the MRA Sport. Wind hit's the top of my helmet.

It's apx. 2 inches taller than the stock one.

If you want to completely get rid of the wind, I'd opt for the Touring version.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 5th, 2006, 9:26 pm
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MRA screens

I'm 5'11 so maybe this is close enough for you to consider - I first tried the MRA touring screen since I liked its looks much better than stock - installed it and I was instantly disappointed - wind seemed to hit me LOWER than the stock screen. Can't explain it but knew I didn't like it. The MRA race screen looked like it'd be worse but I took a chance and it was way better. Sold touring screen on Pirate's site quite easily, no fee. With race screen wind seems to be right at top of helmet wen I can feel it. It's VERY calm back there. High speed run (170+ on speedo) permits great tuck behind and no funny stuff. Gauges may be a bit easier to read too, but not much.
BTW 4 little rubber grommets a pain in the butt to push through holes - I bought a spare set from dealer and keep them on stock screen for quick (5-minute) screen changes, although I haven't taken the MRA off since I put it on.
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