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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 2012, 10:05 pm Thread Starter
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Anybody like the stock Windshield?

I've got the Aeroflow touring shield and it blocks too much for summer riding. Bike (2003 K1200GT) came to me with the Aeroflow so I have nothing to compare it to. Thinking of ordering the OEM for summer.
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The stocker is much quieter and gives a better balance on your wrists at high speeds, due to the increase in wind force on your upper torso. Some have even cut down the stocker a bit.

You should get no helmet buffeting with the stock screen and just need ear plugs to quieten smooth air wind noise. The downside is rain, which will hit your riding jacket just below the shoulders.

I have stuck with their 'comfort' screen which whilst not as good as the bigger aftermarkets, does get near the stock in the low position and pushes rain a little higher when raised. I kept my stock screen and once you have done it a couple of times, switching between two BMW screens is not that difficult for Summer/Winter riding.

Why not try taking off your present screen and see how the bike rides? I suspect the stocker will not be that much different.



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Problem is I do not have a stocker windshield on hand. I will have to order it new and go from there.

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Beemer boneyard should have one. I cut 100 mm off mine and it made a huge difference to the wind buffeting and noise associated with it. You can experiment by removing it all together and going for a ride at you usual highway speed to see what the sound and air flow feels like. Then re install it and do the same. Next, try sitting up high and see if the noise lessens. If so, cutting down the screen will achieve the same result as sitting up, and the bike looks way cool too
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Come to BC I'll let you try any of mine. Cut down stock, stock RS or stock GT. Having said that I like the stock GT or what they call the "Comfort" for the RS, same screen.

There is one on FleaBay right now:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2003-BMW-K12...sories&vxp=mtr

I see some are bidding on it, you may want to learn the "sniping game" there so you don't end up in a bidding war.

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I agree the 'comfort' screen is by no means perfect but suits me as a fair compromise.

When choosing screens you also need to consider whether you want to stay 'lean forwards' or more 'straight up' with bar risers.

I have the oem comfort risers and I think the comfort screen is still the best looking for a slightly larger screen on a sport bike. It will never be an LT screen, but if I wanted that I would have bought the LT.

It is a few years now since I bought my oem comfort screen new. I bought new so I could enjoy a sparkling screen without scratches and dullness from bad cleaning. At the time, the oem price was not that horrendous and it made the bike look like new. I had a Laminar Lip on the comfort screen but did not like the helmet buffetting at high speed and it has been off the bike a while now.



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