I tried a Cee Baily on my GT and returned it. It buffetted like hell at 75mph and the mount finish quality left a lot to be desired.mooks005 said:I just bought a 2004 K1200GT in gray green metallic. I was planning to buy a taller windshield at Cee Bailey's. I'd like thoughts on whether to stick with clear or go with the light green tinted.
I use the stock screen in the low position, I would sooner deal with some wind blast to help relieve pressure on the wrists, and avoid the "windsail effect" of an oversize screen. BMW did a pretty good job with the base screen. I have also heard great reports about the Z-technik.PeterPost said:Just a question: why go for a bigger screen? I have spent lots of Euros on previous bikes for alternate (bigger) screens in the quest for a quieter ride.
My experience is, that no matter how big the screen, there is always turbulance (equals noise) and buffeting. What I also found out, is that riding without screen offers a really quiet ride. But then again the sum of all evil always remains the same: then you suffer from cold and/or lots of windpressure when riding fast.
On my RS I found the solution in the form of the Z-technik lower-then-OEM screen. For me (being 6'2'') it offers good windprotection, while keeping the noise down to a reasonable level. Mind you, I never ride without my formfitted earplugs!
Colour is of course of secondary importance. I chose the dark tinted version, which blends nicely with my black RS. (you can see it on my pictures on the GPS-pages)
I also installed the Z-technic lower shield (tinted). It puts me in clean air and looks good. I did 7,700 miles last July through hot and cold weather. The wind in the hot weather was much appreaciated and in the cold I plugged in the electrics. I'm 5'11".mooks005 said:I just bought a 2004 K1200GT in gray green metallic. I was planning to buy a taller windshield at Cee Bailey's. I'd like thoughts on whether to stick with clear or go with the light green tinted.
It is for the RS but can also be used on the GT....be aware that it doesn't follow the lines of the GT fairing...you may/may not like the look....the BMW RS tinted screen looks good on the GT.UncleRemus said:Hijack: I'm interested in Ztechnik's tinted short sport screen for the GT, but it's not listed on their website any longer.
Discontinued? Other sources?