Stock Windscreen Performace K1200GT - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2014, 1:44 pm Thread Starter
Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New York, NY, USA
Posts: 676
Stock Windscreen Performace K1200GT

Wow, I'm in Florida (90F today) and I took the Aeroflow windshield and Aeroguards off the bike so I wouldn't faint from the heat, hoping to get some more air on my body.

I took the bike out today for some testing and realized why I had added the Aeroflow right after I bought this bike back in 08.

The bike with the stock screen is torture to ride, even at 50 mph. Gusty wind, turbulence, noise, buffeting, and it flexes too.

I am getting a lot of air, but it is so turbulent that I don't think I can ride it this way.

2008 K1200GT, Custom Paint, Vivid Black, Aeroflow WS & Aeroguards, Givi E52 Maxia Topcase w/AdMore Lighting, Zumo 660, Suburban Footpeg Lowering, Sargent Seat

2009 R1200GS Adventure, Magnesium Grey/Black, Adventure Cases, Zumo 660, Touratech Unobtanium Accessories

1974 Norton Commando 850 Soon to be a restoration project
lhendrick is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2014, 6:09 pm
IBR# 366
 
Meese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oxnard, CA, USA
Posts: 3,140
Uh, you know you can just lower the windscreen and get more airflow, right?

Yeah, I had to do a short ride with the stock screen on my K13GT, and it flat sucked. I rode it straight to AeroFlow and got the full setup installed . . .

Ken
Pacific NorthWet
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles and counting...
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#145, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032

All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .

Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
Meese is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 2014, 7:34 am Thread Starter
Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New York, NY, USA
Posts: 676
I guess I have to choose between roasting behind the Aeroflow or dancing behind the stocker....

2008 K1200GT, Custom Paint, Vivid Black, Aeroflow WS & Aeroguards, Givi E52 Maxia Topcase w/AdMore Lighting, Zumo 660, Suburban Footpeg Lowering, Sargent Seat

2009 R1200GS Adventure, Magnesium Grey/Black, Adventure Cases, Zumo 660, Touratech Unobtanium Accessories

1974 Norton Commando 850 Soon to be a restoration project
lhendrick is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 2014, 11:25 am
IBR# 366
 
Meese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oxnard, CA, USA
Posts: 3,140
I know that some guys remove the AeroGards in the summer, and put them back on in the winter.

I've found that I have better luck with using a good jacket that allows for some airflow, yet can be zipped up to be fully waterproof when needed. And drinking lots of water . . .

With the excessive humidity in Florida, and the ever-present threat of random rain showers, it's a tough environment to cover all possibilities.

Ken
Pacific NorthWet
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles and counting...
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#145, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032

All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .

Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
Meese is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 2014, 11:44 am
Senior Member
 
robday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posts: 132
Thanks For The Reminder!

It's been pretty hot here in Los Angeles the last few days, and I was about to do the same thing - go back to the stock screen. Then I read your post, and also remembered why I bought the Aeroflow system in the first place.
The silence is great, but it's freakin' hot behind the Aeroflow.
As Meese mentioned, removing the Aerogards (or even just the lower half of them) allows a lot more air to flow onto your torso. A good mesh jacket helps.
I also use a cooling vest occasionally, but I'm not sure how well this would work in Florida's humidity.
robday is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ZTechnik Short Windscreen for K1200GT BRBMW Accessories 0 Feb 19th, 2013 10:28 pm
2004 K1200GT Windscreen 2004GT K1200RS/GT (Classic) 3 Sep 2nd, 2011 12:19 pm
Tinting stock windscreen budcarrigan K1200RS/GT (Classic) 15 Aug 24th, 2009 1:13 pm
tall windscreen for 2004 K1200GT 04GTRider Accessories 2 Nov 20th, 2008 10:26 am
Tall BMW windscreen for K1200GT cbdane K12/1300GT (Next Gen) 21 Apr 10th, 2008 2:27 am

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome