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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 2008, 11:36 pm Thread Starter
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Tall BMW windscreen for K1200GT

Anybody try this windscreen but didn't keep it on your bike? I noticed that with the stock screen all the way up, I have no buffeting or pressure but huge wind noise in my helmet (worse than my old bike with no screen at all). I noticed that if I duck just about 2" (I'm about 6' tall), then it disappears completely. I'm thinking about trying the tall screen if anyone has one they'd like to sell.

Thanks in advance from a brand new K1200GT owner!
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Hmm! I'm pretty sure that the tall windscreen comes standard in the new K1200GT.
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It may for '08, but in '06/07 twas an option.
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It may for '08, but in '06/07 twas an option.
You are corrrrrect, Sir! When he said "brand new" I assumed it was an '08, but of course it could well be a brand new '07.
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Tall v. short GT

I'm 5'11" & don't like looking through a shield. However, I like riding in cold weather, or I love riding too much to not ride when it's cold. That said, I don't like the taller BMW shield. Unless it's down, it makes for booming turbulence on my helmet - the kind of booming that a cage's open sunroof can cause at certain speeds. Doesn't much matter which helmet I'm wearing.

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I'm 5'11" & don't like looking through a shield. However, I like riding in cold weather, or I love riding too much to not ride when it's cold. That said, I don't like the taller BMW shield. Unless it's down, it makes for booming turbulence on my helmet - the kind of booming that a cage's open sunroof can cause at certain speeds. Doesn't much matter which helmet I'm wearing.
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Thanks for the input. Others have mentioned the same problem with the tall shield. Then again, some folks have no problem with the tall. I ordered my '08 with the short shield. If it doesn't work I'll try a Calsci shield.
http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/K1200GTprod.html

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You are corrrrrect, Sir! When he said "brand new" I assumed it was an '08, but of course it could well be a brand new '07.
Sorry for the confusion. I just bought an '07 demo with 600 miles. Brand-new to me! Thanks!
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I've used a CalSci shield and was happy with it. It's a good, sporty shield with a lot less turbulence than stock. My only complaint was that it scratches rather easily, so you have to be extra careful cleaning it. They do supply a bottle of cleaner and some micro-fiber rags with the shield which helps.

It does still let a fair amount of air around the sides and up your arms though (like they pretty much all do). Which is why I eventually went with the AeroFlow plus AeroGards combination.

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Mine came with the tall screen and it was OK, but a little buffeting when adjusted to some of the higher settings. I replaced it with a VStream windscreen and am completely happy with it. smooth airflow at any setting, no buffeting of back pressure (feel it pushing on the back of the helmet when stock screen was all the way up), and a quieter ride.

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